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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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09 February 2014 A young team of people largely working pro bono have helped to complete the first Islamic Museum of Australia ...



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09 February 2014 Mob violence in Central African Republic's capital has escalated to the point where crowds slay Muslims and mu ...



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24 March 2014 Under ground-breaking guidance produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic ...



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CAIRO – As search continues for the missing Malaysia airline flight MH370, relatives of missing people and religious leaders still hope and pray for any survivors amid prospects of “no happy ending” for the ill-fated jetliner. “So far, even though it is more than 10 days there is still hope,” Dato Woo Ser Chai, president of the org......



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NAIROBI – The Kenyan parliament has issued a new bill allowing men to marry more than one wife, sparking a backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out of the session. “When you marry an African woman, she must know the second one is on the way, and a third wife... this is Africa,” MP Junet Mohammed told the house, AFP reported, citi......



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TOKYO – Fashionable modest Islamic designs have hit the catwalk at Tokyo Fashion Week, stealing the camera lights at the Japanese capital with designs that blend the traditional Muslim headscarf with haute couture. The modest hijab is not actually a restriction in fashion, designer Windri Widiesta Dhari told reporters after her stylish d......



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ANKARA – Facing growing criticism over banning Twitter, Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul announced on Sunday, March 23, that the government would soon lift its ban on the giant social network after negotiations with a lawyer hired for Turkey negotiations. “It is not legally possible to shut down the Internet and such platforms (as Twitt......



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NEW YORK – A leading American Muslim advocacy group has welcomed the ABC Family’s decision to cancel the controversial drama series “Alice In Arabia” after facing increasing criticism that it stereotypes Muslims. We welcome ABC Family channel’s decision to respond to community concerns by canceling plans for a program that had the......



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SRINAGAR – Twenty four years of turmoil have done a bad effect on the social life of Kashmiri Muslims, where matrimonial disputes are ripping the lives of an increasing number of families, reaching a maximum number of divorce cases in the India administered district. “Conflict has badly affected the matrimonial relations of people of Kas......



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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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LUCKNOW – Feeling ignored in makeshift camps for months, thousands of Muslims in Muzaffarnagar are intending to boycott next month’s parliamentary elections, seeing them as bringing no hope to their shattered life. “Time has passed but our wounds are still fresh,” Rahima of Shahpur village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh i......



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LILONGWE – Despite its minority status, the influence Islam has been widening on Malawi’s cultural and socio–economic aspects over the past years, setting a phenomenon and a model to other religions in the largely Christian dominated Southern African nation. “Since its introduction, about two hundred years ago, Islam has over the yea......



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NAIROBI – From humble beginnings, the Islamic financial institutions have been growing rapidly over the past years, attracting increasing attention and interest from both Muslims and non-Muslims, many of whom are being exposed to its principles and practice for the first time. “Islamic banks have now enabled Muslims and other Kenyans to ......



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CAIRO – Defending his mosque’s decision to censor a question about gay Muslims, the chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque, one of Europe's largest, has asserted that homosexuality is not accepted in Islam, same as other social illnesses caused by human weaknesses. There are people with homosexual tendency in Muslim countries but they re......



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LAGOS – Changing unsuccessful five-year military approach, Nigeria’s decision to use ‘soft power’ to tack Boko Haram insurgency has won plaudits, seen as recognition that military alone would not end the bloodshed. “I think the administration has really woken up to the fact that they have lost credibility and trust in communicating......



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CAIRO – Residents of Islamabad’s slums have become a target for repeated police crackdowns and evacuation risk after being accused of sheltering terrorist groups, a charge that added heavy woes to their harsh living condition. “Whenever there is any terrorist incident they blame the katchi abadis [the slums],” Noor Mohammad Khan, a v......



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LONDON – With events organized across British cities and universities, organizers of Islam Awareness Week, launched earlier in March, hope to spark insight and understanding of Muslim efforts to alleviate suffering in the society and present a true image of their faith. Britain as a society is suffering financially … many families have ......



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CAIRO – A new Muslim boxing star has risen recently after young teenager Mohamed Ali launched a promising professional career in boxing by qualifying for the World Youth Championships for the second time. “I don’t say this about most lads but within another three years I think he will go pro,” Mike Jelley, the man who discovered and ......



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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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