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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:  03 Nov 2012 05:18  GMT

ABUJA - The floods that ravaged Nigeria's Muslim-majority north, which have caused prices of livestock to shot up, and fears of attacks by the militant Boko Haram have spoiled the joy of `Eid Al-Adha, one of two major Muslim ...



Last Modified:  03 Nov 2012 01:18  GMT

CAIRO - Receiving an unlikely offer to help deal with the damage caused by the deadly superstorm Sandy, the United States officials have turned down an offer to help from one of their country's five most wanted Islamist milit ...



Last Modified:  02 Nov 2012 05:18  GMT

TBILISI, Georgia - The Georgian President urged calm in the village of Nigvziani, in the Western Lanchkhuti region of Georgia on Friday, November 2, following two-day anti-Muslim protests seeking a ban on Muslim prayers in th ...



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SYDNEY - The New South Wales State Parliament has launched a panel discussion on the Australian media coverage for Muslim protests against the US-made anti-Islam film, following accusation of being biased and unfair.“Somet ...



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CAIRO - A British anti-discrimination rights groups has been accused of discriminating against the country's Muslims and black after the non-departmental public body excluded members representing both minorities from its empl ...



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CAIRO - A suggestion to recognize Islamic holidays and religion lessons at schools is stirring controversy in Florida's Broward County with supporters seeing it as a chance to surpass vocal slogans to actual support for diver ...



Last Modified:  02 Nov 2012 01:18  GMT

CAIRO - Thousands of Syrian civilians have “disappeared” after being taken away by security forces and militias loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad over sympathizing with opposition forces, a practice that aims at quelling the ...



Last Modified:  01 Nov 2012 09:18  GMT

CAIRO - A mosque in the southeastern state of Tennessee, which has been the center of public opposition, is seeking a permit to build a cemetery for Muslim worshipper, a move likely to spark a new uproar.“We have older mem ...



Last Modified:  01 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:  01 Nov 2012 01:18  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:  01 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 ...



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



Last Modified:  31 Oct 2012 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - A shortage of plots and high costs of burials are leaving poor Muslims in the eastern Australian city of Sydney in an endless dilemma of how to bury their beloved ones. We need support from the community,” Osman Iq ...



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CAIRO - The family of a US Muslim imam killed in an FBI raid near Detroit in 2009 has filed a lawsuit challenging the official story of the religious leader's death, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday, October ...



Last Modified:  31 Oct 2012 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - As millions across north-eastern America stricken by Sandy superstorm are seeking to resume their normal lives Wednesday, October 31, Muslims have rushed to help residents affected by the hurricane.“Islamic Relief ...



Last Modified:  31 Oct 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 ...



Last Modified:  31 Oct 2012 01:18  GMT

KARACHI - An unexpected decline in prices of animal hides over the crippling economic crisis in European markets is casting a shadow over operations of Islamic charities to help poor people in Pakistan.“We do not have suff ...



Last Modified:  31 Oct 2012 11:14  GMT

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



Last Modified:  31 Oct 2012 11:14  GMT

08 September 2012 The Foundation for Islamic Art, which boasts oneof the world's most important collections of Islamic Art at i ...



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02 August 2012 The work of a master Chinese calligrapher is wowing Harvard in an exhibit titled “Arabic Isl ...




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