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Shari`ah-Compliant Loans Split UK Muslims

Last Modified:  18 Apr 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – A proposal to introduce Shari`ah-compliant loans for UK Muslim students has stirred mixed reactions among students amid rising tuition fees that are not affordable for many Muslim families. “My religion has to be more of a priority to me than my education,” Annesa Maryam from Manchester, who is among 40 case studies collated in......





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CAIRO – Top UN commissioner for refugees has warned that thousands of Central African Republic Muslims are facing the threat of being slaughtered by anti-balaka Christian militias, calling for an urgent relocation of the religious minority to safer spots. “We fear for the lives of 19,000 Muslims in those locations,” Fatoumata Lejeune-K......



Last Modified:  02 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – A senior British Conservative lawmaker has warned that the British government’s decision to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood could backfire if the organization was wrongly proscribed for having links to terror. “A misapplied policy could drive its followers into the arms of al-Qaeda,” Crispin Blunt, a former justice ministe......



Last Modified:  02 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Top UN commissioner for refugees has warned that thousands of Central African Republic Muslims are facing the threat of being slaughtered by anti-balaka Christian militias, calling for an urgent relocation of the religious minority to safer spots. “We fear for the lives of 19,000 Muslims in those locations,” Fatoumata Lejeune-K......



Last Modified:  02 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

MOMBASA – Threatening revival of angry Muslim protests, a prominent Kenyan Muslim scholar has been shot dead in Mombasa on Tuesday, April 1, in the latest attack targeting Muslim imams on the Kenyan coast. Our brother Abubakar Shariff Makaburi has left us. He is dead, a preacher at a mosque in Kisauni, a Muslim-dominated area near Mombas......



Last Modified:  02 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Abiding by an important Islamic tenet to help the less fortunate, a growing number of British Muslim charities are catering for diverse communities across UK, joining a field largely dominated by church-affiliated groups for decades. “It's been a real eye-opener,” Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and regular volunteer ......



Last Modified:  02 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – A Swedish Muslim woman has reported falling under attack after a security staff working at a small northern airport pulled her hijab, forcing her to remove it in public. “The female guard asked me ‘What's on your head’,” Saama Sarsour, a state employee, told the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper about her treatment at Arvid......



Last Modified:  02 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – An increasing number of British Muslims have been joining the British military recently, achieving about 40% increase in the Muslim recruits who choose to defend their country and correct misperceptions about their faith. The increasing number of Muslims in the armed forces is a natural change, because society is becoming more tol......



Last Modified:  01 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

ROME – Introducing new investment opportunities to pull Europe out of crisis, World Halal Food Council has held a conference in the Italian capital to promote the production, logistics and commercialization of new investments according to Islamic standards. We are willing to invest in Italy, which we want to see become the hub of the Hala......



Last Modified:  01 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

AL-QUDS – Citing Israel's latest incursions in the holy city, Palestinians are raising alarm over the growing numbers of Jewish synagogues around Al-Aqsa compound that changed the demographics of Al-Quds in a bid to impose a misleading reality . “Surrounding Al Aqsa Mosque with Jewish synagogues has been an old Israeli policy to impose ......



Last Modified:  01 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

LONDON – British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered a review of the Muslim Brotherhood following reports that suggest that members have moved to London to escape the crackdown in Egypt. The prime minister has commissioned an internal government review into the philosophy and activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and the government's ......



Last Modified:  01 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

LONDON – Addressing the plight of British Muslim Women, Inspire, a UK based human rights organization led by Sara Khan, has launched a new initiative to shed light on domineering males in their society and demand women rights granted by Islam hundreds of years ago. “Our long term goal is to work towards developing a zero tolerance attitu......



Last Modified:  01 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

NAIROBI – Six months after Westgate mall attack, Kenya's capital Nairobi came under attack after three consecutive explosions occurred on Monday, March 31, leaving six killed and dozens injured. “We are here at a crime scene. Of course we suspect it is a terrorist attack,” Benson Kibue, Nairobi police commander, told Agence France Pre......



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24 February 2013 The Great Mosque of Córdoba, was for centuries a symbol of diversity and tolerance in the souther ...



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Australia's Long-Awaited Islamic Museum opens its Doors 3 March 2014



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SRINAGAR – A video showing Kashmir’s only woman minister asking man to take an oath on Qur'an to vote for her party has gone viral on social networks, amid accusations of breaching the election code of conduct in the Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir district. “Recite the ‘Kalima Toiba’- Hazrat Muhammad is messenger of Allah- a......



Last Modified:  01 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

KABUL – As the clock is ticking for next week’s presidential elections, three Afghan women are competing as vicep-residential candidates in a bid to preserve some of the few rights granted to women over the past decade. I'm persuading women to vote for me so they can recognize they are part of the political power, Habiba Sarabi told Re......



Last Modified:  01 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

AL-QUDS – Citing Israel's latest incursions in the holy city, Palestinians are raising alarm over the growing numbers of Jewish synagogues around Al-Aqsa compound that changed the demographics of Al-Quds in a bid to impose a misleading reality . “Surrounding Al Aqsa Mosque with Jewish synagogues has been an old Israeli policy to impose ......



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24 March 2014 Under ground-breaking guidance produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic ...



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09 February 2014 A young team of people largely working pro bono have helped to complete the first Islamic Museum of Australia ...



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09 February 2014 Mob violence in Central African Republic's capital has escalated to the point where crowds slay Muslims and mu ...




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