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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 Oct 2012 08:18  GMT

PARIS - Preparing pilgrims for the spiritual journey, a French agency is offering courses for European Muslims to fulfil the lifetime trip.“The Hajj Academy is a training center whose objective is to prepare pilgrims to un ...



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CAIRO - Building their own mosques and becoming financially strong, Shiite Muslims are gaining a foothold in the United States, finding a full freedom to practice their religious rituals.“They came here as refugees because ...



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TRIPOLI - In an escalation in protests against a US-made film defaming Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him), the US ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car.



Last Modified:  03 Oct 2012 04:19  GMT

CAIRO - A mosque in Sweden has received an initial approval to call Adhan (prayer call) from its minaret, the first such move in the Scandinavian country, the Gatestone Institute reported.“We have lived our whole ...



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KARACHI - Gaining foothold in the south Asian country, hijab is increasingly being donned by public figures, politicians and actresses in Pakistan amid increasing religious trends among the literate women class during the las ...



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ABUJA - Nigeria has resumed flights to Saudi Arabia for the spiritual journey of hajj after a dispute with Riyadh over the expulsion of female pilgrims for arriving unaccompanied by male guardians (mahram). Since the resum ...



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CAIRO - Egyptian protestors stormed into the US embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, September 11, in protest at a movie insulting Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). This movie must be banned immediately and an apo ...



Last Modified:  03 Oct 2012 04:11  GMT

Washington: The United States authorities have arrested the man who has major hand in making of the anti-Islam for violating terms of his probation. By Farhan Iqbal



Last Modified:  03 Oct 2012 12:19  GMT

CAIRO - A planned visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Lebanon is meeting a widespread welcome from Muslim leaders across the Arab country, amid high hopes of strengthening religious co-existence among followers of the two Abrahimic ...



Last Modified:  02 Oct 2012 08:18  GMT

CAIRO - A series of threats against mosques in the Canadian city of Charlottetown is creating panic among the Muslim community.“We feel we are being targeted,” Zain Esseghaier, a spokesman for the Muslim community in Charl ...



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BERLIN - After months of uncertainty in the wake of a controversial court ruling, German Muslims have resumed their operations to circumcise their young boys following new guidelines allowing the ritual practice. There wer ...



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PARIS - Overcoming a history of drug addiction and hallucinations, a French rapper surprised her fans after appearing in a TV interview donning hijab (Islamic veil), telling how she found peace and calm in Islam.“(My) conv ...



Last Modified:  02 Oct 2012 04:19  GMT

CAIRO - A mosque in Sweden has received an initial approval to blast Adhan (prayer call) from its minaret, the first such move in the Scandinavian country, the Gatestone Institute reported.“We have lived our whole ...



Last Modified:  02 Oct 2012 04:19  GMT

CAIRO - Amid calls for calm, a decision by the Australian government to allow far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is notorious for slurs against Islam, to visit the country has disappointed the Muslim community.“ ...



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GAZA CITY - A young Palestinian has died after setting himself on fire in the Gaza Strip in protest at the economic ships in the enclave, which has been under a crippling Israeli blockade. He left to seek work and he did n ...



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CAIRO - Wearing a cream-colored hijab, a veiled anchorwoman has appeared on Egypt's state television for the first time in decades, drawing a wide support in the pivotal Arab country. To be fair, veiled anchors were severe ...



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CAIRO - A crippling economic crisis and highly unpopular austerity measures are helping far-right parties in Greece to solidify their electoral gains and step up campaigns against immigrants in the European country.“We hav ...



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2012 08:22  GMT

AMSTERDAM - In a bid to promote abortion in the Muslim-majority kingdom, a Dutch boat has set sail for Morocco, a move likely to spark uproar in the Arab country.“The ship is on its way, Rebecca Gomperts, the founder of W ...



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2012 04:25  GMT

CAIRO - Setting an example for Muslims worldwide, Indian Muslims have chosen to follow the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) while protesting a US film defaming the prophet.“When the Qur'an is ...



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2012 12:18  GMT

DHAKA - Bangladesh accused Rohingya refugees from neighboring Burma on Monday, October 1, of being involved in attacks on Buddhist temples and houses following the publication of a photo deemed offensive to Islam. The atta ...




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