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Curfew Stifles Kenya Muslims’ Ramadan

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LAMU – Muslim leaders have vehemently criticized imposing a 12-hour curfew during the last week of Ramadan in Kenya's Lamu County over security precautions, deeming it a setback for the freedom of worship in the restive African country. “The Inspector General should have considered the religious obligations Muslims have on the holy month......





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Last Modified:  02 Mar 2012 05:19  GMT

TUNIS - Seeking to finance its budget deficit following last year's uprising, Tunisia's Islamist government is planning to issue the country's first Islamic bonds (sukuk) this year. The Tunisian government is planning to i ...



Last Modified:  01 Mar 2012 05:20  GMT

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has defended his apology for the burning of the Noble Qur'an at a US airbase in Afghanistan, as the United Nations called for the punishment of those behind the desecration of the Muslim ...



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ABUJA - The demolition of a school mosque in Nigeria's Christian-majority south is inviting a storm of condemnations from Muslim leaders, amid warnings that the destruction deepens Muslim-Christian divide in Western African c ...



Last Modified:  01 Mar 2012 01:31  GMT

LONDON - Despite the boom of Islamic finance in recent years, the shortage of experienced scholars in applying Shari`ah principles is hindering the progress of the industry. The big problem is that there just aren't enough ...



Last Modified:  01 Mar 2012 01:31  GMT

NEW YORK - The United Nations has joined a chorus of calls for the football's governing body to overturn a ban on the wearing of the Muslim headscarf (hijab) on pitch. It would give the opportunity for remarkable female at ...



Last Modified:  01 Mar 2012 01:27  GMT

CAIRO - Abusive comments by army soldiers against Muslims, immigrants and women on a Facebook group are sparking a storm of outrage in Australia.“I am angry, I am disappointed, I am going to do something about it,” Army Ch ...



Last Modified:  01 Mar 2012 01:20  GMT

LILONGWE - Muslim nurses in Malawi were finally granted the right to take on hijab while on duty. You know these are the rights of women, Dinala Chabulika of the Muslim Association of Malawi told Voice of America. As M ...



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Last Modified:  29 Feb 2012 05:22  GMT

ANKARA - Overcoming sensitivities about Islamic finance in the secular republic, Turkey plans to issue the first-ever sukuk (Islamic bonds) this year. It will be like ringing a bell and attracting all the attention, Murat ...



Last Modified:  29 Feb 2012 05:20  GMT

PENNSYLVANIA - A US judge has defended his decision to throw out a case against a Muslim man accused of accosting an atheist dressed as a zombie version of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) in a Halloween para ...



Last Modified:  29 Feb 2012 05:20  GMT

CAIRO - A Muslim study found Wednesday, February 29, that the number of mosques in the United States has jumped over the past decade and that American Muslims are engaged in the society, the USA Today reported. This is a grow ...



Last Modified:  29 Feb 2012 05:18  GMT

CAPETOWN - Almost two years in captivity, the family of two South Africans kidnapped by Somali pirates are seeking mosque help to win their release.Vera Hecht, a sister of Bruno Pelizzari who is held by Somali pirates, tol ...



Last Modified:  29 Feb 2012 01:28  GMT

CAIRO - Strongly condemning the Syrian bloodshed, more than 100 Muslim scholars from around the world have issued a fatwa urging defections to the Free ...DUBAI - Sean Stone, the son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, hopes his conversion to Islam earlier this week would help better understanding abo ...TEHRAN - The son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone reverted to Islam on Tuesday, February 14, in Iran. The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I w ...



Last Modified:  29 Feb 2012 01:23  GMT

KASHGAR - In a new sign of growing ethnic tension in Western China, at least 20 people were killed in a new outburst of violence in the country's Muslims-majority region of Xinjiang. Nine violent terrorists suddenly surged ...



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27 January 2012 Adelaiede's mosques will open their doors to the public for the first time in two family-friendly open days this we ...



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25 January 2012 David Irvine (pictured), chief of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), said during a rare publ ...



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05 February 2012 Canberra's Muslims have decided to continue pursuing the construction of an Islamic Museum, in spite of their bid ...



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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 lar ...



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28 January 2012 A Saudi-based Muslim scholar tops a brand new list of the 100 most influential Arabs on Twitter, as Arabic tweets h ...



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23 December 2011 The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) hosted a conference Friday on Change in Muslim Societies and the ...




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