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US Muslims Pass Activism Torch to Youth

Last Modified:  01 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT


DETROIT – Passing on the flame of a successful, active generation, the annual Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) convention has kicked off with a hope of empowering a new generation of young Muslim leaders to carry the message for generations to come.. “We are all one, so we need to make sure each of us protects the ship going to s......





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Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Nigerian Muslims have been urged to shun all vices even after the Ramadan fast, as possible return to bad old ways suggests deliberate waste of the gains made during the holy month. “We urge our Muslim brothers to avoid going back to anything contrary to the doctrines of Islam: be it alcohol, lying, false testimony and all such b......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

UTTAR PRADESH – For majority of Muslim woman refugees, getting married in a relief camp in communal violence-hit Muzaffarnagar district in northern India state of Uttar Pradesh has turned out to be a nightmare. 20-year-old Ruksana is one among several girls who were married in haste in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts after riots broke o......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW YORK – Encouraging Muslims to spell out their woes, a leading American Muslims group has launched a new social media campaign to promote speaking against ongoing anti-Muslim oppression in several parts around the world. “Intimidation and censorship have become our reality, but we can change that,” the Muslim Public Affairs Council ......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

ISTANBUL – With more than 95% of votes counted, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey's presidential elections with 53% of votes, as millions of Turks turned to pick their president for the first time in a public vote, Mustafa Sentop, deputy chairman of the ruling AK Party, said. The chairman of the AK Party and the prime minister of Turkey......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Malaysian non-governmental organizations launched on Sunday, August 10, a month-long boycott campaign for three giant American and British businesses in a strong reaction to their stand on the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza strip.   “As a rule, we don’t want boycotters to vandalize, hurt the feelings, or do things that will b......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

ISTANBUL – Thousands of Turks flooded voting polls on Sunday, August 10, to pick their presidents for the first time through a direct poll with Recep Tayyip Erdogan poised to become the country’s first elected president. God willing a new Turkey will be established ... a strong Turkey is rising again from the ashes, Erdogan said on Sat......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

DETROIT – Looking forward to empower a new Muslim generation in the US, preparations continued ahead of the launch of the 51st annual Islamic Society of North America’s annual convention from Aug. 29- Sept.1 in Detroit, Michigan, planning discussions for some of the challenges of shaping Islam’s future in North America. “The baton is......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

RAKHINE – Deprived of basic human rights, thousands of Rohingya Muslims kids are facing a dim future after being forced to abandon education and world from an early age in the southeast Asian country. “One day I’ll try and save money to get an education,” Ko San, 15, told Anadolu Agency on Saturday, August 9. “It’s been so lon......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Malaysian non-governmental organizations launched on Sunday, August 10, a month-long boycott campaign for three giant American and British businesses as a punishment for their support to Israeli war on besieged Gaza strip. “As a rule, we don’t want boycotters to vandalize, hurt the feelings, or do things that will backfire,” ......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Egyptian court ordered on Saturday, August 9, the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, which secured the largest share of votes in five consecutive ballots after January 2011 revolution. The decision was issued on Saturday by Egypt's High Administrative Court which has also ordered the liquidation......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The construction of the world’s two highest minarets at the Grand Mosque in Makkah has ignited debates after experts warned that the new constructions could dry up Zamzam water resources. The new minarets, constructed by the Saudi Binladin Group, would be 420-meter high as part of the ongoing Grand Mosque expansion. The first ......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As world media focused on the deportations of Iraq Christians from Mosul, a group of Muslim volunteers from Islamic Relief have been working silently to provide essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable families forced from their homes by conflict in Iraq. “Families in the Ninewa districts of Al-Hamadanya and Ba’sheqa benefitted......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

ACEH – Believing that the age of miracles was over, an Indonesian family has been bestowed with a miracle after being united with their daughter who was swept by tsunami floods ten years ago. “God has given us a miracle,” Jamaliah, the child’s mother, told Agency France Presse (AFP) on Friday, August 9. “When I saw her, my heart......



Last Modified:  08 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The construction of the world’s two highest minarets at the Grand Mosque in Makkah has ignited debates after experts warned that the new constructions could dry up Zamzam water resources. The new minarets, constructed by the Saudi Binladin Group, would be 420-meter high as part of the ongoing Grand Mosque expansion. The first ......



Last Modified:  08 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – Deadly Israeli air strikes engulfed Gaza on Friday, August 8, killing a Palestinian child and injuring scores after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a three-day truce in a month-long war that took the lives of more than 1800 Palestinians. “Today I am fleeing again, back to displacement,” Beit Hanoun resident Yamen M......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A slight majority of Germans have rejected a famous statement by former President Christian Wulff that “Islam is now part of Germany”, with a similar percentage viewing anti-Islam actions as equally deplorable as anti-Semitism. The poll found that 52 percent of the people surveyed by Forsa opinion institution for Stern magazine......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – With all eyes fixed on looming Turkish presidential elections next Sunday, staunchly secular Turks are seeing a lost power amid expectations of a decisive victory for the long-serving Islamist-inspired Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Etrdogan. “I will boycott these polls,” Ibrahim Hakverdi, 37 years old, during a visit with his wif......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to toughen “counter- terror” laws has angered the Muslim community who described it as “deplorable” and provoking deterioration of relations between the minority and the Australian community. “These measures will only force the Muslim community further offside [and] will c......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

PUTRAJAYA – Malaysian authorities have praised efforts excreted by Amsterdam Muslims to offer due Islamic rituals in the funerals and burial of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was downed over Eastern Ukraine last month. “When the remains arrive here, Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and I will manage the ......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Some 55.8 million registered voters will begin casting their votes in Turkey’s first direct elections on Sunday, August 10, that are expected to bring an easy win for the 60-year-old Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has ruled the country for 12 years. Erdogan’s main rival on......




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