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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:  10 Nov 2012 11:17  GMT

29 May 2012 The Muslim Women Organisation (MWO) in Malawi has asked President Joyce Banda to ensure her government allows Musli ...



Last Modified:  10 Nov 2012 05:19  GMT

MAKKAH - More than three million white-clad pilgrims continued Saturday, October 27, the symbolic stone of devil in the final leg of the spiritual journey of hajj.“I managed to throw pebbles at Jamrat al-Aqaba early in the ...



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2012 09:18  GMT

LEICESTER - Countering negative images about Islam, a University of Leicester's undergraduate Muslim student has launched a successful student's clothing business that spreads positive messages about his faith around the worl ...



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2012 09:18  GMT

TULSA - Claiming that the outfit opposed the bank's policy, a veiled American Muslim woman has been asked to leave a Tulsa bank after refusing to remove her hijab, the policy widely criticized by Tulsa's Muslim and Jewish civ ...



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2012 05:18  GMT

PARIS - Leading French bishop has voiced alarm at rising anti-Muslim sentiments in the French society as well as within the Roman Catholic church, joining Muslims in calls for the French President to speak against the worseni ...



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2012 01:18  GMT

CAIRO - Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has vowed to put an end to religious hate crimes against Muslims during a visit to Manchester's Muslim community, boosting the religion minority as incredibly important for the country ...



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2012 01:18  GMT

TULSA - A veiled American Muslim woman has complained of being singled out at a Tulsa bank for donning hijab, claiming that it opposed the Bank's policy.“I think there's a very clear difference between something like a ski ...



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2012 07:25  GMT

Paris: Islam is the fastest growing and influential religion in the French society, this is what most of the people in France believe who participated in a survey whereas almost half of the participants consider Muslims as a threat to their national identity. By Farhan Iqbal



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2012 09:18  GMT

ZAGREB - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned the Syrian opposition of what she described as attempts by Islamists to hijack the revolution against the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad. There are disturbing ...



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2012 05:18  GMT

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM - The re-election of US President Barack Obama to a second term in office is expected to usher in new troubles for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over criticism of mishandling Israel's main ally. ...



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2012 05:18  GMT

MAKKAH - Seeking forgiveness from Allah, nearly three million Muslim pilgrims ascended Thursday, October 25, Mount `Arafat, east of the holy city of Makkah, in the climax of hajj after spending a night of meditation and intro ...



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2012 05:18  GMT

KARACHI - The re-election of US President Barack Obama to a second term in the White House has been received with shock and agony in Pakistan, amid expectations that the Democrat leader will pursue his policy of drone attacks ...



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2012 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - American Muslims have hailed the downfall of candidates known for their hostile tone against the sizable minority and their religion in Congressional elections this week. These encouraging results clearly show that ...



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2012 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - Brutal tactics and human rights abuses committed by security forces, including unlawful killings and enforced disappearances, are fuelling an insurgency by the militant group Boko Haram, a leading rights group said Th ...



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2012 01:18  GMT

LOS ANGELES - The man behind a US-made film defaming Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) that triggered deadly protests around the world was sent to jail for a year for breaching his probation terms. His dece ...



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2012 01:18  GMT

NEW YORK - UN human rights experts have called on Burma to protect Rohingya Muslims after days of deadly sectarian clashes with the Buddhist majority, warning the government against using the violence to remove the minority f ...



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2012 11:15  GMT

July 2, 2012 After protests by Jewish and Muslim groups, the Dutch Parliament's Upper House (the Senate, pictured) has voted no ...



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2012 05:25  GMT

WASHINGTON - The sweeping turnout among ethnic minorities in the US presidential election is seen as a major factor in the re-election of incumbent Barack Obama to a second term in office. I thought four years ago there wa ...



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2012 02:31  GMT

Kuantan: There should be no interference of political parties in religious affairs in Malaysia as matters of religion are controlled by independent religious institutions which discourages political parties’ encroachment on the authority of Islamic institutions. By Farhan Iqbal



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2012 01:18  GMT

MAKKAH - A sea of white-robed pilgrims from all around the globe began the first leg of their spiritual journey of hajj on Wednesday, October 24, moving to the tent city of Mina ahead of ascending Mount `Arafat.Nearly thre ...




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