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LAGOS – Nigerian Muslim scholars have rejected suggestions that early marriage has any negative effects on the couples involved, insisting instead that breakdown in communal values and failure to adhere to divine rules account for much of the problems. “There's no problem with early marriage. As far as Islam is concerned, it does not sup......





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Last Modified:  24 Apr 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Nigerian Muslim scholars have rejected suggestions that early marriage has any negative effects on the couples involved, insisting instead that breakdown in communal values and failure to adhere to divine rules account for much of the problems. “There's no problem with early marriage. As far as Islam is concerned, it does not sup......



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JERUSALEM – World leaders have hailed Palestine's historical reconciliation agreement that ends the longstanding schism between rivals Fatah and Hamas, amid hopes to bring unity after seven years of separation. “We welcome the agreement between the Fatah and Hamas delegations on April 23 for the establishment of a unity government and to......



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LONDON – British Police's appeal to Muslims women to dissuade young Muslims from joining fight in Syria has been raising concerns in the multi-faith society, where a “mistrust” of police forces is widely spread in some sectors of the Muslims community. “There is mistrust with the police; there isn't enough engagement with the communi......



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CAIRO – A new documentary film due to be screened at the 9/11 Memorial Museum has been stirring criticism from interfaith leaders, seeing it a blurring differences between the militant group and the majority of world Muslims who reject terrorism. “The screening of this film in its present state would greatly offend our local Muslim belie......



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VIRGINIA – Enthusiastic Muslim students at Virginia Tech university have set up an information booth at their university’s Squires building, offering skeptic students better information about their faith and tackling misconceptions from its roots. “We noticed that there is a need for more information about Muslims, Islamic traditions a......



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CAIRO – Muslim students are facing a deeply rooted discrimination in Indian elementary schools, denying them right to education amid lack of accountability for the violators, according to an international human rights group. “Whenever the teachers are angry, they call us Mullahs,” Javed, a 10-year-old Muslim boy from Delhi, said in the......



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ABUJA ­– Almost two weeks on their abduction, the ongoing disappearance of more than 200 young schoolgirls is infuriating Nigeria's leading Muslim groups, who called for prayers and intensified efforts to release the innocent girls from Boko Haram militants. “We sympathize with the victims and their teachers and families,” Nigeria’s......



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GENEVA – Switzerland’s first Islamic research center has opened its doors to promote the moderate values of Islam in the European country and offer Swiss Muslim a rare Islamic education in Deutsche. The institute board of trustees groups scholars tasked with preparing the curricula on sound academic bases as adopted by accredited Islami......



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CAIRO – Parades of happy Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams’s “Happy” song has reached Washington, where groups of DC Muslims met to shoot their own version of the videos that went viral on social media, seeing them as a tool to offer a true image of Muslims. “It sort of happened in a grass-roots sense — a couple of days ago I ......



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BENTIU, South Sudan – Hundreds of unarmed civilians from South Sudan and abroad have been brutally killed inside a mosque, church and a hospital after rebel forces captured the city of Bentiu, the capital of oilp-roducing Unity state. We believe that at least 400 people were killed in Bentiu in the past week, Toby Lanzer, the top United ......



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MOUNT PLEASANT – Muslim students in Central Michigan University have organized a special event to allow non-Muslim students a rare trial of Islamic headscarves, offering them a difference cultural experience about Islam. “The reactions (to the hijabs) were great,” Mishari Alkhuwaiter, a Saudi Arabia graduate student and president of Mu......



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CAIRO – A Canadian bus driver could not believe his eyes when he was a generous Muslim man taking off his shoes to give them to a barefoot bus rider, choosing to walk home barefooted. “It made my heart melt,” Surjit Singh Virk, a Coast Mountain Bus Co. driver, told QMI Agency, Toronto Star reported. “He just took his shoes and soc......



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Australia's Long-Awaited Islamic Museum opens its Doors 3 March 2014



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SYDNEY – An Australian far-right group has escalated its hate campaign against the Muslim community, urging its supporters to take photos of veiled Muslim women in public and using them in hateful posts online. “I was in my way to work as I usually do,” a mother of three who was photographed on the train and then humiliated in a series......



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LONDON – Prime Minister David Cameron's remarks that assert Britian as a Christian country have stirred mixed reactions in the multi-faith society, amid rising complains from liberals criticizing them as fostering “alienation and division”. Nobody could deny the UK remained a largely Christian country with “deep historical and struc......



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CAIRO – Scholars from 67 prominent Indonesian Muslim organizations have met in Cikini, Central Jakarta, to urge the country’s five Islamic parties to unite in a coalition ahead of the July presidential election. “We are calling on leaders of Islamic-based parties to accomplish the mandate and responsibility by fulfilling the hope of Mu......



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08 April 2014 A new project launched by the the Schoolchildren's Eyes group of the organization called Muslims in the Czech Re ...



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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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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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