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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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31July 2012 The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national Muslim civil rights group that has frequently drawn fire from ...



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21 July 2012 After an infamous two-year battle to open the Murfessaboro Mosque where Islam itself was effectively put on trial, ...



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July 15, 2012 A new program to bring Muslims, Jews, and Christians together has achieved the first-ever enrollment of Jewish se ...



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CAIRO - As preparations are in full swing for next month's election in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Muslims are worried of a new era of marginalization and injustice under the rule of Hindu nationalists.“You can lo ...



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ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani court quashed on Tuesday, November 20, blasphemy charges against a Christian girl, a case that has drawn international condemnations and criticism of the South Asian Muslim country. The court has qu ...



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NAIROBI - A new government bill that allows cohabitating couples to register as married and scraps dowry for brides is inviting a storm of anger from Muslims and Christians in Kenya.“I think that bill is so barbaric and sh ...



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PARIS - A right-winger famed for his aggressive anti-Muslim rhetoric has been elected to lead France's right-wing UMP party after an election that saw both sides trade accusations of fraud and left the opposition in disarray. ...



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06 May 2012 Hussein al-Kharsan, a 25-year-old Iraqi, aims to writie the longest copy of the Qur'an in the world. Kharsan says t ...



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07 April 2012 Some of the world's most recognized and renowned authorites in Islamic Law and Islamic Legal Theory are meeting i ...



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28 February 2012 Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashed Al Maktoum has launched the world's ...



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08 February 2012 A joint declaration on Syria has been issued by 107 leading muslim scholars and intellectuals from nearly ever ...



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22 July 2012 The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is working toward its goal of an Educational Exchange Program that s ...



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18 June 2012 The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in a bid to enhance cooperation and integration with Islamic countr ...



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28 March 2012 Islamic bonds (sukuk) have staged a massive comeback since 2011, after several gloomy years in which even Muslim ...



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CAIRO - Built centuries ago as religious schools for China Muslim women, several mosques in the northwestern provinces of the large Asian country have turned into female only mosques, offering women a unique opportunity to de ...



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CAIRO - A leading human rights group has accused the Ethiopian government of targeting Muslims, arresting and charging them with terrorism offensive for no reason but participating in peaceful protests demanding religious fre ...



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CAIRO - After years of public opposition, court battles and even threats, the Muslim community in the south-eastern US state of Tennessee has finally celebrated the opening of a long-sought mosque to accommodate their religio ...



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CAIRO - American Muslims hailed Monday, November 19, a decision to allow a Muslim Air Force veteran to board a flight to the United States after being denied twice the right to visit his ailing mother.“We welcome the posit ...



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QUEENS, New York - A US Muslim man has been viciously stabbed in front of a mosque in New York by an attacker shouting anti-Muslim slurs, to the shock of the Muslim community.“He had him from the backside, his head - also ...



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12 May 2012 Work on Australia's first Islamic Museum, to be built in Melbourne, will begin in August after a $1.5 million grant ...




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