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Israel Shells Dozens of Gaza Mosques

Last Modified:  22 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


GAZA CITY – Amid international efforts to end the two-week conflict in Gaza, Israel shelled five mosques in the besieged strip on Tuesday, July 22, killing at least seven Palestinians and injuring dozens. “Israeli air, naval and ground attacks have killed 590 Palestinians in Gaza, including 160 children and 77 women,” Health Ministry s......





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Last Modified:  27 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO - Hours ahead of Friday's moon sighting, Makkah daily quoted Saudi astronomers saying that Ramadan is most likely to start Sunday. “It will simply not be possible to sight the crescent on Friday because on that day the moon will completely disappear from the skies before sunset,” said Khaled al-Zaaq, member of the Arab Union for Sp......



Last Modified:  27 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO — Mosques and Islamic centers in Greater Toronto Area will go on a mission on Friday, June 27, to look for the birth of the new moon which will accordingly declare the start of the holy month of Ramadan. “I hope that we all fast together, but there are very slim chances that the moon will be sighted in or east of Toronto,” Yunus ......



Last Modified:  27 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Making ends meet during Ramadan has never been a problem for Yasmin Khan, a single mother of two, thanks to the stuffed Islamic food banks that serve the less privileges during the holy fasting month. “I know I’ll have the basic items, I know my children won’t starve,” Khan, of Miramar, told Miami Herald. “As a mom it......



Last Modified:  27 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – When Ramadan moon appears in the Nigerian sky, thousands of less privileged Muslims in the west African county are certain that quality feeding is guaranteed as the rich, politicians and governments try to outdo one another giving out foods, money and other welfare packages. At least 84 feeding centers have been established across......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Recording their first world cup win, Bosnia team beat Iran 3-1 in their Group F finale on Wednesday , appearing at a major tournament for the first time as an independent nation and restoring some of the happiness they lost in long years of war. The win against Iran is scant consolation, but I congratulate my players for a display......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

PARIS – France has cautioned its citizens against engaging in any business in the Palestinian occupied territories, saying that illegal Israeli settlements breach the international law. “Due to the fact that the settlements are illegal in international law, the performance of financial activity in the settlements such as money transfers,......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Switzerland’s Muslim Xherdan Shaqiri scored three times on Wednesday, June 25, against Honduras, securing the Swiss a place in the second round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “We knew that we were going to show great football today,” Shaqiri, a Bayern Munich winger, was quoted by the Daily Breeze after the match. “For ......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Preparing to welcome Ramadan, Muslims in California’s Tri-City area are anticipating various challenges that will test their faith throughout the holy month’s long fasting hours and how to balance their life between work and worshipping. “It will be harder this year because of the long days,” Zain Ali, who worships at the A......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muslims from Manchester’s large city of Oldham have come up with an innovative idea to invite non-Muslim neighbors to share Ramadan fasting and iftar for one day with a Muslim family to drive out misconceptions about the faith and holy month. “This is to give people a bit of awareness,” Hushiyar Ali, a Muslim who lives in Old......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

STRASBOURG – Almost three months after Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula, Crimean Tatars have announced plans to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over violations of their rights under the Russian regime. “Human rights violations in Crimea will be moved to the ECHR,” Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev w......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Touring world countries to offer the true image of Islam, an Omani travelling exhibition on the tolerant message of Islam reached Sao Paulo on Wednesday, June 25, to exhibit the role of religion in life. “It is an international exhibition. It is very important to see the role of religion in life,” Khalid Salim al Jaradi, Oman's......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

ABIDJAN – As Ramadan knocks the doors, Ivory Coast President has chosen to welcome the holy month by spreading feelings of generosity and sharing with the country’s Muslim community, consolidating harmonious interfaith relations in the West African country. “It’s a traditional gesture that the president makes each year before Ra......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

JEDDAH – Visitors to Makkah’s Grand Mosque from around the world will find it easy to get access to the Noble Qur’an in their language after the mosque authorities expanded the number of Qur’an translations to 72 different languages ahead of Ramadan. “The number of shelves inside the Grand Mosque has been increased to 4,000 shelves......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

MADRID – Barcelona’s famous bullring might be converted into Europe’s biggest mosque that can host tens of thousands of worshippers if the city council approved a seven figures purchase offer from the Emir of Qatar. Locals would have to be proud that Muslims transformed the pain of the bulls into a spiritual center, Mowafak Kanfach, ......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the clock ticks towards the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, a US advocacy group is calling on mosques across the United States to open doors to their neighbors of all faiths and backgrounds for interfaith iftar to share the spirituality of the holy month and enhance Islam understanding in the country. “For Muslims,......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Islamic authorities have been mulling imposing new post-marriage courses for Muslim couples in addition to the current pre-marriage courses to cut increasing divorce rates. The proposal seeks among others, to compel Muslim married couples to attend the three-day, two-night course which focuses on domestic issue......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A ruling by a federal judge that found US no-fly list violating the constitutional rights of American Muslims has been praised by the Muslim community and civil rights groups who have been arguing for years to scrap of the unfair code. “We welcome Judge [Anna] Brown’s ruling as a strong affirmation of the constitutional pri......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW YORK – Israeli military operation to crush the occupied West Bank, killing Palestinians and detaining hundreds more after the disappearance of three Israelis has been widely condemned by the United Nations as alarming. “The rising death toll as a result of Israeli security operations in the West Bank is alarming,” Jeffrey Feltman, ......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Several press reports have claimed that judge Raouf Abdel Rahman who sentenced former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to death in 2006 has been captured and executed by Sunni rebels as they march towards Baghdad. Iraqi revolutionaries [Isil militants] arrested him and sentenced him to death in re......



Last Modified:  24 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the World Cup tournament goes on, a growing number of Brazilians have answered the call to Islam, choosing to accept the message of the world’s fastest growing faith after meeting with da`wah teams in the land of samba. “In Sao Paulo, Cesar, who was very interested in Islam had been coming to speak to us at the dawah table e......




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