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Mosques Closures Alarm Kenya Muslims

Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT


NAIROBI – Kenya faith leaders have expressed anger over the recent threats by the director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to close mosque suspected of offering “radical teachings”, seeing the threat as a pretext to attack, redefine and profile Islam and Muslim. “It is like shutting down Mombasa port because it is frequen......





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Last Modified:  16 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Highlighting youth concerns on their international day, the Lagos state area unit of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, has accused the government of doing little efforts to empower the country’s youth and assure their mental development. “It is a known fact that government of this country has failed the youths of......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Highlighting youth concerns on their international day, the Lagos state area unit of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, has accused the government of doing little efforts to empower the country’s youth and assure their mental development. “It is a known fact that government of this country has failed the youths of......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – As news agencies poured news on the atrocities allegedly committed by the Islamic State in Iraq, Utah Muslim leaders have decided to speak out to confirm the compassionate and tolerant nature of Islam that rejects atrocities against minorities, women and children as violation of its tenets. If they are persecuting minorities, reli......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

WASHINGTON – US civil rights and religious groups have voiced their concerns over federal agencies of anti-Muslim training material, demanding an urgent audit of federal law enforcement training material. “The use of anti-Muslim trainers and materials is not only highly offensive, disparaging the faith of millions of Americans, but leads......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:50  GMT

CAIRO - The dream of Chinese Muslim community in Malaysia’s Penang has come true after getting the green light to start their long-awaited mosque that will deliver sermons in Chinese language in the north eastern state. “The purpose of a Chinese mosque is to show the universal and multicultural root of Islam,” Penang religious affairs ......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:50  GMT

CAIRO – A year after Egyptian forces’ crackdown to clear Rabia Al-Adawiya square from protesters who staged a sit-in against the military removal of Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, the pivotal country is still polarized on the day that saw hundreds of deaths. It feels just like it did at the time, the ang......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:50  GMT

RIYADH – Amid growing fears of Ebola epidemic, representatives of Gulf countries have met to discuss precautions against the killing epidemic ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage to Makkah. The executive bureau of the Gulf Cooperation Council's committee of health ministers met in the light of preventive measures taken by some countries to......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – Rural Muslim communities in Malawi have intensified efforts to reduce rising cases of early marriages among girls to champion the promotion of the education for the girl child, which is said to have suffered much neglect. “Since independence about 50 years ago, Muslim communities have not taken education for girls as necessary......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A year after Egyptian forces’ crackdown to clear Rabia Al-Adawiya square from protesters against the military removal of Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi has left almost no sign of a once vibrant protesting square in Cairo’s Nasr City. It feels just like it did at the time, the anger at the police......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO - Muslims in the south-western Nigerian state of Ondo have reiterated calls for the government to allow hijab in the schools and offer places for Friday payers in the schools as a fundamental human right for Muslims. “This is after the acquisition, compensation and rebuilding of these schools by the government,” the President of th......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – A British Christian organization has attacked the government’s proposals to combat religious extremism in schools by promoting British values, describing them as “flawed and unlawful. This is a classic case of the government over-reacting to a perceived problem, the Christian Institute's chief executive Colin Hart told Po......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

TASHKENT – Students applying for Islamic studies at Tashkent University in Uzbekistan were shocked after finding questions based on anti-Islamic policies, leaving students in a dilemma. Controversies surrounding entry exam spread after an applicant student wrote a letter to Ozodlik radio station complaining that the questions asked were ba......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Spanish researchers in Ciudad Real province have unearthed a 1,000-year-old Islamic cemetery, in the first sign that the rich Islamic civilization has extended to Castilla-La Mancha centuries ago. There is a world to explore, statement published by the Spanish city Alcázar de San Juan town hall was quoted by The Local on Wednesd......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

GAZA – A history of hundreds of years has gone by an Israeli airstrike in a July dawn which destroyed Gaza’s 1300 year-old Omari mosque, leaving the historic site in rubbles and worshippers seeking makeshift mosque to perform their prayers. For the people, it was a blessing and it was important to have such a mosque, Mohammad Alloush, ......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Months after officially announcing his reversion to Islam, famous young Indian composer Yuvan Shankar Raja has opened his heart, revealing why he chose the world’s fastest growing faith to follow. “My father is a staunch Hindu and is so superstitious that even if a glass breaks, he will call a pandit,” Raja told Times of Indi......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

BAGHDAD – The appointment of Iraq’s new prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi, has been welcomed by world leaders who deemed it a positive step to end the sectarian conflict that has surged since the re-election of the former PM Nuri Al-Maliki three months ago. “I wish to congratulate you on your nomination to the post of prime minister and ......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

NAIROBI – Alarm and outrage are rising in the Muslim community in Kenya as the list of Muslim youth kidnapped and made to disappear by suspected police officers grows longer day after another. Why are they doing this to us?, Fatma Omar, the wife of Abdulhakim Abdallah, who went missing on 12th July this year, told OnIslam.net with her te......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

TASHKENT – Students applying for Islamic studies at Tashkent University in Uzbekistan were shocked after finding questions based on anti-Islamic policies, leaving students in a dilemma. Controversies surrounding entry exam spread after an applicant student wrote a letter to Ozodlik radio station complaining that the questions asked were ba......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

GAZA – A history of hundreds of years has gone by an Israeli airstrike in a July dawn which destroyed Gaza’s 1300 year-old Omari mosque, leaving the historic site in rubbles and worshippers seeking makeshift mosque to perform their prayers. For the people, it was a blessing and it was important to have such a mosque, Mohammad Alloush, ......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – In its report issued on Tuesday, August 12, Human Rights Watch described the killing of at least 1,150 demonstrators by Egypt's security forces in July and August 2013, as 'systematic and premeditated', but Egypt's authorities blasted the report as biased and politicized In Rabia Square, Egyptian security forces carried out on......




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