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Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


TEL AVIV – TEL AVIV – In what many experts see as a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers have halted flights to Israel, citing concern over  Hamas rockets fired from Gaza and hitting an area near Ben Gurion airport, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushes for a Middle East truce in his visit to Israel on Wednesday,......





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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,......



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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......



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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......



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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, ......



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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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CAIRO – As the humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to escalate, a leading British Muslim humanitarian group has announced a “walk, fast and pray for Syria” event next July to raise funds to millions of Syrians who lost their homes and livelihood over the past three years of unrest. “Muslim Hands is working tirelessly to help those......



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ANDALUCÍA – In a bid to get a larger share of the thriving industry, Europe will host the first-ever halal tourism conference next September to showcase the lates......



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CAIRO – Australian Muslims are planning to invite Sydney community to attend the first ever Ramadan festival planned later in July to share the festivities of the holy month and break barriers inside the community. This is the first time we're organizing the Ramadan Festival in Sydney, Sarwat Hassan, one of the event organizers, told Bla......



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CAIRO – UK’s largest Muslim organization has issued an explicit guidance for the first time to condemn female genital mutilation as “un-Islamic”, asserting that the practice risks bringing their religion into disrepute. We at the MCB are pleased to address this very important issue of female genital mutilation,” Dr Shuja Shafi, se......



Last Modified:  23 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Inciting anti-Muslims sentiment and racism in the UK, a British far-right group has been training its followers to fight British Muslims on the streets as part of its Christian crusade campaign against Islam. “They have been booking mixed martial arts gyms so they can fight among themselves, training for confrontations with Mus......



Last Modified:  23 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO — The holy fasting month of Ramadan will start in Europe on Saturday, June 28, according to astronomical calculations, the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) has announced. The moon of Ramadan will be born on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 08:08 GMT (11:11 am Makkah time), the Dublin-based council said in an Arabic statement ......



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CAIRO – A Brazilian ex-gangster has reverted to Islam, taking the shahada (Islamic declaration of faith) and sharing his stor......



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KARACHI – Bulund Khan Dawar was planning to go to nearby Mir Ali town of restive North Waziristan to buy groceries for the holy month of Ramadan, which is barely one week away, but a sudden military operation to root out Taliban from the region, shattered his plans. “I was all set to go to Mir Ali Bazaar to buy groceries in bulk for Rama......



Last Modified:  23 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A few days after burning copies of the Noble Qur’an in front of a Dearborn mosque, a national campaign is planned on Monday, June 23, to fight hate crimes that target Muslims and Arab-Americans in the US mid-western city of Detroit. “This campaign will inspire real social and policy change that addresses the perception of and h......



Last Modified:  23 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Ramadan celebrations’ committee has launched a new initiative to educate Muslim youth about the significance of the holy month, using new media tools and social networks to attract them. Those who do not understand Islam or have inadequate knowledge of it may have a different mindset and might not be “giving t......



Last Modified:  23 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games will get the chance to hear the adhan, or Muslim call to prayer, every evening from Glasgow Central Mosque, following a decision by the city council to cater to hundreds of Muslims visiting the city during the holy month of Ramadan. The mosque is situated in the Gorbals, a stone's throw......



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.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO - Ghana Muslim star Sulley Muntari has provided one of the most heartwarming moments of the World Cup, after handing out money to the d......



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LONDON – Amid increasing hostile atmosphere surrounding the British Muslim community, British deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has released a statement to the country’s largest Islamic group to support patriot Muslims and assure the religion’s compatibility with British values. I am writing following the recent developments in schools......



Last Modified:  23 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

ACCRA – Reviving the Islamic spirit of the holy month, Ghana announced plans to launch its first annual Qur’an memorization competition that is due to be aired on Television during Ramada. “The Quran speaks to your mind, your heart and your soul, as it appeals to your conscience, feelings and you respond to it simultaneously”, Sheikh......




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