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India's Kolkata Gears Up for `Eid

Last Modified:  28 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


KOLKATA – `Eid is coming, every corner in Kolkata told the same fact with shops being over crowded with last minute shoppers for clothes and jewelry, food stalls preparing for special `Eid sweets and enthusiastic Muslims awaiting the moon sighting to detect the newborn moon. “Every year for 3 or 4 last Ramadan days, I move to an `Eid baz......





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Last Modified:  06 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – A loss for all humanity was the way the leading Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) described the news about Nelson Mandela’s death, asserting that the South African leader will remain an example to those fighting for human rights. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela served as an example of strength in adversity to......



Last Modified:  06 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

JOHANNESBURG – Struggling with a prolonged lung infection over the past months, South African first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died peacefully in a Johannesburg hospital on Thursday, December 5. Fellow South Africans, our beloved Nelson Rohlihla Mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation, has depa......



Last Modified:  05 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

MOSCOW – After years of legal debates, Russian Muslims have finally restored the 15th century Khan Mosque in Kasimov town, east Moscow, deemed as the oldest mosque in central Russia. The news was announced on Wednesday, December 4, by the spiritual directorate for Russian Muslims (The Muslim Spiritual Directorate (MSD) system in Russia), R......



Last Modified:  05 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a bid to normalize, regulate and control the Halal market in Spain, the Cordoba-based Halal Institute has cooperated with the Spanish standardization authority to develop new regulations related to the growing halal market. “This is the first time that a Technical Committee on Standardization, addresses technical and religious......



Last Modified:  05 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

BANGUI – Twelve Muslims, including 10 children and a pregnant woman, have been hacked to death north of Bangui in the Central African Republic after a Christian militia attacked the Muslim herders. Among the victims were children and a disemboweled pregnant woman, a military source told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Wednesday, December 4......



Last Modified:  05 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Australian Muslims woke up on Thursday, December 5, to the horrible news of the death of a Muslim man who was stabbed along with two other Muslim worshippers inside a Melbourne mosque. “Three men were stabbed during the incident and one of those men has since died,” a police statement was quoted by Guardian Australia. “The......



Last Modified:  05 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

SYDNEY – Reflecting on the important role of Muslims in Australia, the annual award ceremony has been held to celebrate the remarkable achievements of 2013 role models in their community. “These awards celebrate the important role that Australian Muslims have played in Australia’s past and present and will continue to play in the futur......



Last Modified:  04 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

ACCRA – An interfaith Ghanaian forum has launched a new campaign to educate Muslims on the marriage acts, hoping to ensure that Muslim marriages are registered properly in the West African country. “It has created a situation where the various Islamic groupings issues different marriage certificate which is not recognized by the state, ......



Last Modified:  04 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Experts have fired back against Britain’s plans to crackdown on “Islamist extremism” to tackle radicalized crime influenced by “hate preachers”, saying it risks backfiring by fuelling anti-Muslim prejudice and driving hardliners underground. “There has to be parity and not a feeling that Muslims are being singled out,......



Last Modified:  04 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

SYDNEY – Reflecting the important role of Muslims in Australia, the annual award ceremony has been held to celebrate the remarkable achievements of 2013 role models in their community. “These awards celebrate the important role that Australian Muslims have played in Australia’s past and present and will continue to play in the future,......



Last Modified:  04 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

OSLO – Granting Muslims an access to one of the tastiest meat in the world, Norway is planning to produce the first-ever halal reindeer meat to accommodate Muslims' needs during Christmas celebrations. “It is going to be exciting to see how Muslims receive the novelty of reindeer,” Mehtab Afsar, General Secretary of the Islamic Council......



Last Modified:  04 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A recent visit by the German President to one of the largest centers for teaching Islamic theology has reignited a religious battle over who is entitled to decide who and how the religion is  taught. It's a great sign of appreciation, Mouhanad Khorchide, director of the University of Münster's Center for Islamic Theology, t......



Last Modified:  04 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Igniting memories of the outgoing authoritarian regime of Hosni Mubarak, videos and testimonies of Egyptian youth being tortured by police forces have appeared on social media, amid denials from Egyptian security officials. I was being beaten from all directions, even with batons. Whoever entered the room to do anything was told I......



Last Modified:  04 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

LONDON – A British Muslim organization has launched an award scheme to encourage mosques to become eco-friendly, educating them to participate in environmental beneficial activities. We see in the Qur’an how elevated the natural world is, compared to our traditional costp-rofit conceptions of it, and this awareness of the divine nature ......



Last Modified:  04 Dec 2013 04:48  GMT

GENEVA – UN investigators have collected data referring to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar al-Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes for the first time since the outbreak of the Syrian uprising in 2011. The UN's commission of inquiry into Syria has produced “massive evidence... [of] very s......



Last Modified:  04 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:  03 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A recent visit by the German President to one of the largest centers for teaching Islamic theology has reignited a religious battle over who is entitled to decide who and how the religion is  taught. It's a great sign of appreciation, Mouhanad Khorchide, director of the University of Münster's Center for Islamic Theology, t......



Last Modified:  03 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A pair of two Muslim students in Oregon University have been campaigning to win the approval of the first group specifically for female Muslim students to allow them to study their religion and educate the university community about their faith. “It’s really our job to create that sense of ummah and unite us,” Fahmo Mohammed,......



Last Modified:  03 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

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



Last Modified:  02 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

TEXARKANA, Texas – Members of outlaw motorcycle gangs are coming together throughout the Bible Belt where bikers who once thrived on sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and even a life of crime are now looking for calmness of Bible study and prayer meetings. “Churches like this gather misfits,” Matthew Butler, who became the church’s pastor in......




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