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CAIRO – An Islamic initiative to denounce domestic violence during Friday's sermons at Australian mosques has been praised by Muslim women groups, considering the move a “good start” to tackle the problem in the Muslim community. “It’s the religious duty upon men to treat their women folk with kindness, respect and mutual love and ......





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Last Modified:  28 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Islamic initiative to denounce domestic violence during Friday's sermons at Australian mosques has been praised by Muslim women groups, considering the move a “good start” to tackle the problem in the Muslim community. “It’s the religious duty upon men to treat their women folk with kindness, respect and mutual love and ......



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CAIRO – Another rainy season in Gaza has been adding to the woes of Palestinians in the besieged strip where heavy rains and floods jeopardize lives of tens of thousands of homeless citizens. Look! Our life has become miserable! Samira Shamali, Gaza resident, told photojournalists who were trying to capture the floods aftermath, the Wash......



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CAIRO – Though many Muslim women might turn to remove their hijab over fears of falling victims to Islamophobic attacks, a Muslim doctor in Rockhampton in Australia’s Queensland decided to don the Islamic headscarf to stop her religion from being hijacked. I wanted to identify with Muslims, Dr Gul-E-Rana told Daily Mercury on Friday, N......



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STOCKHOLM – Dutch politicians have lashed out calls by a member of the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) to shut down all mosques in the European country, describing them as unacceptable . The extreme Dutch right-wing Party for Freedom had exceeded the limit , Netherlands Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher was quoted by Anadolu Agenc......



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CAIRO –Arriving in Japan fourteen years ago, an Egyptian imam in Osaka is seen as an example of the growth of Islam in the far-eastern country, where preaching the true image of Islam has helped the faith growing deep in the community. “I have witnessed around 600 Japanese citizens converting to Islam,” Mohsen Bayoumy, 55, told The Jap......



Last Modified:  27 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Officials in the Palestinian Islamic Movement have blasted recent declaration that Israeli security officials were pushing a bill that would outlaw the presence of Muslim guards that patrol the al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Al-Quds. It is the occupation that is illegal, and it is the occupation that needs to be removed from Al-Aqsa M......



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MOMBASA – Four mosques that were shut down in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa two weeks ago were reopened on Thursday, November 27, after a government’s decision to put the four houses of worship under stewardship of moderate Muslim elders. The four mosques will be managed by community leaders in respective areas, Mombasa Governor H......



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LONDON – As preparations for special thanksgiving dinner were in full swing in the US and large parts of the world, Muslim communities are facing the recurrent dilemma of whether to celebrate or not to celebrate the national holiday. “It's really not something I feel anything for! We don't have any connection with it here,” one British......



Last Modified:  27 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Arriving in Japan fourteen years ago, an Egyptian imam in Osaka is seen as an example of the growth of Islam in the far-eastern country, where preaching the true image of Islam granted the growing faith deep roots in the community. “I have witnessed around 600 Japanese citizens converting to Islam,” Mohsen Bayoumy, 55, told The......



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SYDNEY – New South Wales police force has appointed a new Muslim chaplain, as the only Muslim to hold the position in Australia since the death of his predecessor in 2011. “I wholeheartedly welcome Sheikh [Ahmed] Abdo to the family of the NSW Police Force,” NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said in a statement released by NSW pol......



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LONDON – New security measures unveiled in the UK by home secretary to tackle “terrorism” have raised Muslim concerns, seeing it as divisive and rushed. For us to live in the same community and work together, we have to fight together. I think these laws will separate us, Fatima Ali, 46, a nurse, told Agence France Presse (AFP) on We......



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DHAKA – A former Bangladeshi minister, who sparked nationwide protests over his rants about Hajj and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), handed himself to police to be jailed on Tuesday, November 25. “He surrendered to police and was produced before a court, Helal Uddin, the head of Dhaka's Dhanmondi police station, was quoted by UCAN......



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LILONGWE – The minority Muslim community in Malawi has said it will oppose any proposed legislation that would limit number of children per family, seen as an attempt to control Muslim population boom in the southern African nation. “We are quite aware of the consequences population boom is having on our country, but as a second largest ......



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CAIRO – The United Nations has warned that about 50% of the Syrian population is in urgent need for humanitarian aid, calling on the Security Council to push for ending the conflict in the Middle Eastern country. This is a conflict that is affecting every Syrian,” Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Coordination of Humanitarian Af......



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CAIRO – The US grand jury’s decision to clear a white police officer over the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager has sparked calls from American Muslims for a “national action” to address issues of racism, in order to calm tensions increasing across the States. The tragedy in Ferguson makes it imperative that Americans of all ......



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SOFIA ­– In an unprecedented attack, a mosque as well as dozens of Bulgarian Muslims’ homes across five cities were raided by security forces on Tuesday, November 25, as a part of the country's so-called operation against “extremism”. “Some 40 addresses have been searched so far and numerous pieces of evidence seized,” the State......



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KOLDING – A Danish Muslim’s invitation for any local resident who will be alone to join him and his family during Christmas has went viral on social media, getting praise from thousands of Danes who appreciated his call to spread the holiday cheer. “As Muslims, we don’t celebrate Christmas Eve. But because I have three wonderful chil......



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ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that women’s delicate nature makes them no equal to men, highlighted biological differences between both sexes and rejecting feminists’ argument. “When we are able to look at human beings from the point of view of justice, then the elimination of discrimination between wome......



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CAIRO – St. Louis has erupted on fire again after a US grand jury decided not to charge a police officer over the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri. “We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions,” a statement by Brown’s ......



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CAIRO – Joining debates on the Nigerian army’s failure to curb Boko Haram advance, Nigeria’s most senior Muslim leader has accused the army’s handling of the military group as unfortunate, worrisome and embarrassing . Soldiers take to their heels and abandon their bases, arms, ammunition and other military hardware on the approach ......




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