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India's Kolkata Gears Up for `Eid

Last Modified:  28 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


KOLKATA – `Eid is coming, every corner in Kolkata told the same fact with shops being over crowded with last minute shoppers for clothes and jewelry, food stalls preparing for special `Eid sweets and enthusiastic Muslims awaiting the moon sighting to detect the newborn moon. “Every year for 3 or 4 last Ramadan days, I move to an `Eid baz......





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Last Modified:  02 Jan 2013 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - A British primary school has been taken to court over refusing to allow a female pupil to wear hijab (Muslim headscarf).“The school is being taken to the High Court by parents of a Muslim girl,” Kate Magliocco, hea ...



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PARIS - A French satirical magazine published Wednesday, January 2, a comic book biography about Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him), a move expected to fuel anger in the Muslim world. There is no need to pou ...



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December 25, 2012The world famous Paris museum Louvre said its new Islamic art wing helped cement its position as the world's most-visi ...



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CAIRO - Nearly two-thirds of Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly approved the country's new constitution, official results showed Tuesday, December 25. I hope all national powers will now start working together now to buil ...



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LONDON - Extending a hand of help their society, Muslims in the United Kingdom have launched a nationwide campaign for blood donation, a move seen as helping promote the Islamic values of giving.“By donating blood we have ...



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CAIRO - An Indian court has ruled that polygamy is not encouraged by the Noble Qur'an, but only allowed under certain circumstances, saying the practice does not fit modern democracies, The Indian Express reported Tu ...



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CAIRO - A new fatwa by a leading Islamic seminary banning the use of multimedia cell phones on its campus is inviting uproar over the right of students to get access to advanced technology.“Such features (cameras and video ...



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CAIRO - Preparing for the festival without their beloved ones, families of Palestinians detainees in Israeli jails have decorated their Christmas trees with images of their relatives, praying for God to end their misery soon. ...



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BISHKEK - As many world countries are welcoming the New Year with celebrations and fireworks, Muslims-majority states in Central Asia are divided on marking the occasion with Western-style festivities.“This is not an Islam ...



Last Modified:  31 Dec 2012 05:18  GMT

DELHI - Amid public grief over the death of a gang-rape victim, a leading Muslim group has called on faith leaders to dedicate their religious sermons to fighting atrocities against women.“I urge the religious leaderships ...



Last Modified:  31 Dec 2012 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - As Egyptians await the official results of a referendum on Egypt's constitution, the status of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, is sparking a new controversy between opponents and supp ...



Last Modified:  31 Dec 2012 01:18  GMT

CAIRO - Watching the horrifying news about the death of 20 school children in a shooting rampage, Huma Yasin, a Connecticut Muslim mother, decided to step in and invite religious leaders in her community to solace the victims ...



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11 June 2012 Australia has gone from the second most hated country among Indonesians to the second most loved, according to ann ...



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08 April 2012 The world's first air travel prayer time calculator has been launched to help Muslims know their prayer times alo ...



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26 February 2012 The Islamic Fashion Festival (IFF), a Southest Asian fashion event established in Malaysia in 2006, was hosted ...



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18 February 2012 Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have launched an ideological campaign amid ...



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Jeddah: Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested a liberal writer on the charges of insulting the religion Islam last week as he posted some objectionable comments on his account of a popular social networking website, Twitter. By Farhan Iqbal



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MALE - A proposed bill requiring political parties in the Maldives to have a minimum number of registered members is drawing fire as an attempt to dissolve the country's only Islamic party.“This is a big political and lega ...



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TORONTO - Highlighting the Islamic teachings of giving and contribution, a leading Muslim intellectual has called on the Muslim community in Canada to play a positive role in promoting the welfare of their society.“The ver ...



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CAIRO - An Islamic center in North Texas is sponsoring a new campaign to encourage Muslims to foster kids and overcome difficulties children might face if they were raised in a non-Muslim house.“It's a service to humanity, ...




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