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Prayers Fight Indonesia’s Adultery

Last Modified:  17 Apr 2014 03:47  GMT


JAKARTA – Aiming to curb adultery in the world's most populous Muslim nation, an Indonesian province has enforced a law that obligates government employees to attend congregational prayers and religious sermons. “I have heard so many reports of married civil servants cheating. They have one girlfriend or boyfriend one day, and another th......





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VARANASI- Varanasi town in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is going to witness one of the most important and high profile contests in 2014 general elections in India, where an intriguing and closely watched contest is shaping up in the ancient, 5000-old sacred city. “This city is known for Hindu-Muslim brotherhood,” Varanasi......



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CAIRO – A recent census showing that the number of Muslims in British prisons has doubled over the past decade has prompted calls for ministers to investigate whether police and courts are treating Muslims more harshly. “It is astonishing and a huge concern that one in seven prisoners is Muslim. This is compared to just one in 20 of the ......



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CAIRO – Billboards promoting that Jesus is a Muslim and the Muslims love Jesus too has been causing uproar around Columbus, Ohio, as a number of Christians planned protests on Saturday, March 29, at the location of the billboards. Although we support the Islamic community's right to free speech, as well as their right to post messages on ......



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LILONGWE – A government plan to promote the use of contraceptives to cut down the increasing number of Malawian population has angered the Muslim community and other faith groups, rejecting it as against the dictates of creation. “As Muslims, we resist this campaign in totality, because it’s against the teachings of the Qur’an,” Dr......



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



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25 November 2013 The southern African nation Angola has ordered the closure all mosques, effectively illegalising the practice ...



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SULTAN KUDARAT — Ending a four-decade conflict, joyous Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) celebrated the signature of a deal that would create a new, autonomous Muslim homeland in the southern Philippines. The comprehensive agreement on the Bangsamoro is the crowning glory of our struggle, Muslim rebel leader Al Haj Ebrahim Murad was q......



Last Modified:  28 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

VARANASI- Varanasi town in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is going to witness one of the most important and high profile contests in 2014 general elections in India, where an intriguing and closely watched contest is shaping up in the ancient, 5000-old sacred city. “This city is known for Hindu-Muslim brotherhood,” Varanasi......



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NAIROBI – The decision by the Kenyan parliament to approve a law legalizing polygamy has sparked intense national debate that now seems to have turned into a battle of the sexes. “This law is highly unfair to women because she has no say in a decision that will impact significantly on her marriage and children,” Ruth Aura, chairperson ......



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KANDAHAR – As elections knock the doors in one of the world’s most destabilized countries, tribal rivalry in the Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar over the name of the coming president is threatening an increase of violence in Taliban’s birthplace. “If Kandahar is peaceful, Afghanistan is peaceful, provincial governor To......



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KUWAIT CITY – In a bid to reach a unified stance after two days of disagreement, leaders of the Arab countries meeting in Kuwait city have asserted an earlier position against the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. “We express our total rejection of the call to consider Israel as a Jewish state,” Arab leaders said in a statement ......



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CAIRO – Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected president, has announced he is leaving military, declaring his candidacy on Wednesday, March 26, for a presidential election he is expected to easily win. I am here before you humbly stating my intention to run for the presidency of the Arab Republic of......



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SUNBURY, Surrey – Though badly affecting Surrey and Middlesex, Thames floods this year have uncovered a unique unity between Surrey’s faiths after a group of Muslim volunteers from Muslim Aid joined hands with flood volunteer group from the southern English city, offering help to the affected citizens. “We started off visiting Somerset......



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LAGOS – The discovery of a forest where human beings are slaughtered for rituals (black magic) has created an atmosphere of fear for residents of Ibadan in Nigeria's southwest, as Muslim scholars condemned the murders as reflecting the fast arrival of the end of time. Although the security issue has always been of concern, the discovery o......



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CAIRO – As search for flight MH370 debris continues, religious leaders have rejected to hold funerals for the victims unless bodies are found or confirmed dead to perform the last prayers that will lay victims’ souls to rest. “In these challenging times, we should work together and pray for the best so that the aircraft will be found s......



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21 January 2013 European Union foreign ministers on Monday unanimously approved a joint military force to assist French and Afr ...



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20 March 2014 Ethnic Tatars in Crimea will be asked to vacate their land for resettlement elsewhere in the region, a top Crimea ...



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13 March 2014 An interesting initiative has been launched in Komotini to help the earthquake victims on the island of Cephaloni ...



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BRISTOL – Taking the decision to revert to Islam at the age of 18, Kelly Ziane, a while British girl did not expect the huge wave of assaults and insults hurled at her only for being a Muslim. “I converted to Islam 19 years ago. I grew up in Bedminster and over the last ten years it's got a lot worse,” Kelly Ziane, 36, mother of three,......



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CAIRO – Applying Islamic ethics in everyday life, US Muslim organizations in St. Louis, Missouri, are planning the first Walk+Run event to raise money for the needy and the homeless in the eastern American state where almost a quarter of population live in poverty. As American Muslims, our faith teaches us that feeding others is a right t......




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