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Swiss Muslims Get First Academic Center

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GENEVA – Switzerland’s first Islamic research center has opened its doors to promote the moderate values of Islam in the European country and offer Swiss Muslim a rare Islamic education in Deutsche. The institute board of trustees groups scholars tasked with preparing the curricula on sound academic bases as adopted by accredited Islami......





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Last Modified:  14 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

BHOPAL – Just like every year, around one million Muslims from worldwide countries have flocked to the Indian central city of Bhopal to mark the annual Aalmi Tablighi Ijtima, the third largest gathering in the world after hajj and Bishwa Ijtima in Bangladesh. “I am here to learn about Islam,” Yusuf Khan, one of the participants from Ch......



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CAIRO – A French government report has proposed ending the ban on Muslim headscarves, teaching Arabic and emphasizing the 'Arab-Oriental' dimension of French identity, sparking an outcry among conservative opposition politicians and unease among the governing Socialists. “It will no longer be up to immigrants to adopt French culture but ......



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NEW DELHI – A leading Indian Muslim organization concluded on Saturday, December 14, a two-day conference on world peace, unifying world Muslim scholars’ word against terrorism. In 2008, 6000 Ulemas and Muftis had come together to sign the fatwa against terrorism issued by Darul Uloom Deoband,” prominent Muslim scholar and politician ......



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BANGUI – A Bangui mosque turned into a makeshift morgue on Thursday, December 12, after Muslims' mutilated bodies were lined up inside the mosque, adding to the anger of Central Africa Republic religious minority. “Be patient. Islam is not an instrument of death, Imam Al Wassila Tidjani appealed for angry Muslims who were calling for re......



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DHAKA – At least four people were killed after clashes broke out Friday, December 13, in Bangladesh following the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes, intensifying a crisis that has gripped the country for weeks. “He has been executed at 10.01pm,” a jail official told the media as he emerged from inside Dhaka Central Jail, Gu......



Last Modified:  13 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – An international human rights group has accused Nigerian authorities of largely ignoring mass killings in the nation's religiously mixed central region, cataloguing horrific sectarian violence which left more than 3000 people dead since 2010. “Witnesses came forward to tell their stories, compiled lists of the dead, and identifie......



Last Modified:  13 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – When Felixia Yeap received an offer to take photo shoots while donning Islamic hijab, according to her, the occasion gave her unprecedented feelings of protection, happiness and safety.. “I realized that I was looking forward to cover up (my body) more,” Yeap told Malaysia Star on Thursday, December 12. “When someone grows......



Last Modified:  12 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

BANGUI – As sectarian violence continues to cast new victims, Muslims in Central Africa Republic have asserted their hopes to restore peace in their country, where Muslims and Christians lived in harmony for decades. “We have always lived with Christians in harmony and we wish the sectarian violence here ends soon and we return to our no......



Last Modified:  12 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

HALIFAX – A group of Canadian homosexuals have announced their plans to open a “unity” mosque in Halifax city in the eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia, where gays, transgender and women Imams would worship openly. “It's not so much that they're not welcome, but they can't affirm that aspect of their identity,” Syed Adnan Hus......



Last Modified:  12 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

SAADNAYEL, South Lebanon – In the face of fierce winter weather, Syrian refuges have found informal tented camps made of plastic sheeting nailed to wooden frames as the only barrier that protected them in Saadnayel area in southern Lebanon. I'd rather die a million times than live through this humilation, Faisal, a 48-year-old, told Agen......



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TORONTO – Rushing to offer help to devastated Filipinos, Canadian Muslim organizations have come together to announce a donation of $80,000 towards the Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. “Masjids and Islamic organizations in Ontario have donated towards the relief fund in the amount of $80,000 so far and came together tonight, at this reception......



Last Modified:  12 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Exploring the rich history of Muslims in Bermuda, a US Islamic institution is preparing to open a three-day conference this weekend, honoring Muslim and non-Muslim community leaders for their contributions in the American society. The event represents “the largest group of Muslims to convene in Bermuda,” the spokeswoman of the ......



Last Modified:  12 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

BANGUI – As thousands of Muslims were forced to flee their homes in Central Africa Republic to escape militia attacks, a mosque has been set on fire in the capital city of Bangui after Christian militias looted it. “They burned part of it, including burning down the home of the imam, and they were really dismantling it stone-by-stone,”......



Last Modified:  12 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – In a conference held to defend Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the head of the Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques has honored a Dutch politician who has been a staunch anti-Islam critic before reverting to Islam. “This again reflects the greatness and truthfulness of Islam as a divine religion,” said Fuad Kawther, an eng......



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Last Modified:  11 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

NEW DELHI – Indian Muslims have welcomed supreme court ruling to criminalize homosexuality, seeing it a step to preserve the Indian ‘traditions and culture’. “The Supreme Court has given this verdict to maintain the culture of this country,” Zafaryab Jilan, All India Muslim Law Board member told the Business Standard on Wednesday, ......



Last Modified:  11 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Facing huge opposition on social media websites, Bangladesh decided to halt the execution of Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah for the second time on Wednesday morning, after lawyers won a late reprieve that saved his life hours before he was to be hanged. “Abdulkadir Mullah's death has been postponed, the decision w......



Last Modified:  11 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

LAGOS – Speaking out their fears for the first time, Muslims across Nigeria have said they are victims of ‘suppression, blackmail and undeserved intimidations’ in their quest to practice their faith, adding that the recent concerns raised by the Shari`ah Council of Nigeria was just a tip of the iceberg. “The allegations by the Sharia......



Last Modified:  11 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

26 May 2013 News outlets around the world reported this weekend that Angola had banned Islam and had begun to dismantle mosqu ...



Last Modified:  11 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – A new documentary film in America is discussing problems American Muslim younger generations face within mosques, finding themselves at odds with many places of worship that copy the culture of their parents’ homelands. Where is the young generation? asks Imam Shamsi Ali, Huffington Post reported on Monday, December 9. They......




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