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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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27 March 2012 In order to further ensure peaceful co-existence among the two major religions in the country, Muslim women under ...



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DOHA - Marriages between family members are sparking a heated debate in the Arab Gulf region, with some believe that the practice helps securing relationships, while others see it contradicting with modern lifestyles. We'r ...



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KABUL - Photos of US soldiers abusing corpses have invited a storm of anger in Afghanistan, raising questions about the morality and ethics of foreign troops in the Asian Muslim country.“The US soldiers who posed for pictu ...



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CAIRO - Translated copies of the Bible intended to the Muslim world have sparked Christian outcry over claims that the copies miss the essential pillars of Christianity, the Mercury News reported Thursday, April 26. ...



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MOSCOW - A call by a Chechen lawyer for creating Shari`ah courts in Russia is inviting a strong opposition from Muslim religious leaders in the European country. According to the Constitution, religion is separated from th ...



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SANAA - Feeling excluded and robbed of their most basic and inherent rights, a Yemeni activist has launched a campaign to promote a fairer treatment of women in Yemen as enshrined in the Noble Qur'an and Islamic teachings. ...



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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM - A visit by Egypt's Mufti Ali Gomaa to Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem) has sparked fury in the Middle East, amid calls for the top religious scholar to resign. What happened isn't strange among figure ...



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AMSTERDAM - A proposed ban on the wearing of Muslim face-veils in the Netherlands is likely to be dropped following the collapse of alliance between the Dutch government and anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders' party. These ...



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WASHINGTON - America's top military officer has ordered a review of training materials for US troops that espouse the view that the United States is at war with Islam, The New York Times reported Thursday, April 26.“Our co ...



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TORONTO - The fascinating story of the Midnight Sun Mosque, the world's northernmost mosque, is now being made into a documentary film by Canadian filmmakers, Saira and Nilufer Rahman.The film, to be called Ar ...



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02 March 2012 Turkish claims to art works held by the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, and New York's ...



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03 April 2012 Google has just announced a massive expansion of its Art Project, adding collections from a number of museums aro ...



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25 April 2012 Two books for religious educators are in the final states of preparation. One is a book on Catholocism prepared b ...



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17 April 2012 The Associated Press (AP) won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Po ...



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25 April 2012 Opponents of a proposed mosque in Tennessee will get to make their case at a two-day trial that starts today. The ...



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10 April 2012 To address some of the pressing issues in the country, a coalition of Muslims organizations in Nigeria is organiz ...



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17 April 2012 The United Nations expressed alarm on Monday after reports saying that rebels had pillaged and looted the Ahmad B ...



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ABUJA - A Nigerian Muslim woman is gaining national prominence for campaigning to draw public attention to the plight of widows, divorcees and orphans in Africa's most population nation. We intend to focus mainly on the si ...



Last Modified:  25 Apr 2012 12:18  GMT

ISLAMABAD - A new Pakistani policy that allows a husband and a wife who are serving in the public sector to be deputed in the same place is winning praise for saving family life in the south Asian Muslim country. This is r ...



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NAIROBI - Kenyan Muslims are up in arms with their government following the sudden death of two Muslim activists, who had been arrested by people believed to be state security operatives.“We are demanding that the Kenyan g ...




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