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Curfew Stifles Kenya Muslims’ Ramadan

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LAMU – Muslim leaders have vehemently criticized imposing a 12-hour curfew during the last week of Ramadan in Kenya's Lamu County over security precautions, deeming it a setback for the freedom of worship in the restive African country. “The Inspector General should have considered the religious obligations Muslims have on the holy month......





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Last Modified:  13 Nov 2013 04:47  GMT

LONDON - Award-winning Muslim signer Maher Zain has raised almost US $5m through charity concerts for Human Appeal, which works in Syria, in the largest fundraising concert of its kind to hit the UK. “I am really happy I got the chance to be one of this,” pop star Zain told the BBC at the backstage at his concert in London, BBC reported ......



Last Modified:  13 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

RAMALLAH – Israeli forces have cracked down on a Palestinian gathering in the neighborhood of Ras al-Amud in the holy city of Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem), preventing them from marking the ninth memory of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.. “Al-Quds is an Arab-Islamic city, and we succeeded to commemorate the ninth annive......



Last Modified:  12 Nov 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Marking another victory for hijab in Turkey, a supreme court has reversed a headscarf ban for female lawyers, granting them the right to register at the Turkey Bar Association (TBB) with a photo wearing hijab. “These limitations [on rights] cannot contradict the spirit of the Constitution, the secular republic and democratic soci......



Last Modified:  12 Nov 2013 04:47  GMT

SKOPJE – A decision by Aerodrom municipality to erect a 33-metre-tall Christian cross in the Macedonian capital, to be viewed by the predominantly Muslim parts in Skopje, is raising criticism from both Muslims and non-Muslims as ignoring their needs. “There are enough churches and mosques,” Adem Ahmet, an elderly ethnic Albanian reside......



Last Modified:  12 Nov 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – The scene of veiled girls beating drums, playing trumpets and singing at the top of their lungs anti-military slogans to support deposed President Mohamed Morsi was becoming more familiar in the streets of Cairo in recent weeks. “We are here to help the women make themselves heard,” Aya Alla Hosni, an activist in the ‘Women a......



Last Modified:  12 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Moved by images of destruction and desperation in Philippines deadliest natural disaster, world Muslims have rushed to offer help to survivors, urging donations to several humanitarian organizations. “Islamic Relief has provided an immediate grant of £50,000 and launched an emergency appeal to provide shelter, food and other ess......



Last Modified:  12 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Egyptian players flashing a Rabia sign after each victory has become a regular scene in sports fields, the latest of which is when a player flashed the famous salute after scoring for his side Al-Ahly in the second leg of the African Champions League final in Cairo. “I was expressing my support to victims of Rabia deadly crackdow......



Last Modified:  11 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Egyptian players flashing a Rabia sign after each victory has become a regular scene in sports fields, the latest of which is when a player flashed the famous salute after scoring for his side Al-Ahly in the second leg of the African Champions League final in Cairo. “I was expressing my support to victims of Rabia deadly crackdow......



Last Modified:  11 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – A hijab ban in a nursing secondary school in Prague has forced two Muslim girls to quit the school, ending their dreams of a bright future in the Czech Republic. The principal summoned me and told me: 'If you want to be in the school, you must not wear the scarf, Nasra, one of the two girls, was quoted by Czech Television (CT), P......



Last Modified:  11 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

LONDON – About one million British Muslims will wear a poppy on Monday, 11 November, to mark Remembrance Day, in a clear sign that Muslims feel deeply connected to the British History and in protest against antip-oppy preacher Anjem Choudary. “The centenary of World War I provides an opportunity to tell young Muslims that we are all in t......



Last Modified:  11 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

SRINAGAR – Escaping death on the hands of extremist Buddhists in their homeland, thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees are facing humiliation after being forced into cheap laboring in Indian-controlled Kashmir. “Since we left our homeland, we have not been accepted anywhere as if we are not humans,” Ahmad Irshad, a Rohingya refugee, to......



Last Modified:  11 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

SOFIA – In an effort to protect the religious minority, Bulgaria’s police forces have stepped up security in streets nearby Sofia’s Banya Bashi mosque, after a young Muslim was brutally attacked near the landmark mosque. The decision came after anonymous men attacked a 28-year-old man of Turkish origin, beating him up in Sofia on Satur......



Last Modified:  10 Nov 2013 09:35  GMT

Review written by Adam Deen Recognizing the ancient scientists and inventors of the Muslim World. In August this year, an exhibition celebrating the scientific achievements of Muslim Civilization was simultaneously launched in Europe and Asia. Part of a global movement to raise public awareness of the men and women whose underappreciated accomplishments made it possible for Europe to enjoy its Renaissance, the 1001 Inventions brand has a global reach of more than 60 million people, and ha ...



Last Modified:  10 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Pleas for mercy from an elderly 94-year-old paralyzed Daw Aye Kyi could not save her when a Buddhist mob stabbed her six times after they stormed through a rice-farming village hunting for Muslims. “For a culture that has such great respect for the elderly, the killing of this old lady should have been a turning point, a moment o......



Last Modified:  10 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Seeking redemption and peace in a new life, an Australian superstar rugby play has reverted to Islam with the help of a Muslim boxer, joining a caravan of players who found Islam in the past few years. He's just looking forward to changing his direction in life,” Anthony Mundine, an Australin boxer who was photographed praying w......



Last Modified:  10 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Facing protests over a chapter on Muslim civilizations in sixth grade curriculum, education officials at Florida’s Volusia County have confirmed that the high school textbook is the second half of the state’s world history curriculum, after an earlier book included chapters on Christianity and Judaism. “The Florida Department......



Last Modified:  10 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

TEHRAN – Citing decades-long prosecution, a leading international human rights group has urged Iranian government to meet its promises of guaranteeing freedom of worship to its religious minorities, especially Sunni Muslims. “Iran's Sunnis should be allowed to practice their faith freely, as do their Shiite counterparts,” Sarah Leah Wh......



Last Modified:  10 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Criticizing its message and content as 'criticizing' Islam, Pakistan private schools federation has banned Malala Yousafzai's book ‘I am Malala’, stirring mixed reactions from students who deem the young girl as a symbol of their struggle for education. “She is a hero and an inspiration,” Yumna Afzal, 16, of Lahore's exclus......



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2013 09:03  GMT

The democracy and human rights icon of Burma has finally broken her silence on the country’s rising anti-Muslim violence, only to take sides with Burma’s ultra-nationalists.



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2013 04:48  GMT

SANAA – In a country of contradiction and extremes, Yemen stands like two faces of a coin on the one side it aspire to transform itself into a modern civil state and the other a remote tribal country plagued by honor killing associated with cultural and tribal laws, which often contradicts with the teachings of the Qur’an. “Honour kill......




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