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Displaced Christians from Mosul welcomed by Imam Abbas Holy Shrine

 2014/08/10

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Secretariat General of the holy shrine of Imam Abbas (PBUH) announced preparations to host the Christian families who were displaced from their houses in Nineveh province.Many Christian families were forced to depart their houses under gun...


Muslims mark start of Ramadan

 2014/06/29

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Int’l Book Fair Opens in Karbala

 2014/05/30

The 10th edition of international book fair of Husseini holy shrine in Karbala was opened on May 28.
According to Al-Kafeel website, the exhibition has been organized in cooperation with the custodianship of the holy shrines of Imam Hussein (AS) and Hazrat Abbas (AS).
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Nigeria Muslims Pray for Peace

 2014/05/30

Bewildered with the recent Boko Haram and bombing attacks, Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto has invited prominent Muslims leaders from across the country to a national day of prayer for peace and to overcome security challenges.
The "National Muslims Prayers for Peace...


Jews Against Islamophobia hold protest against 9/11 museum film

 2014/05/30

The NYPD removed 30 mostly Jewish demonstrators carrying signs such as “Islam does not equate terrorism,” from the 9/11 memorial park Wednesday.
The group protested what they called the interchangeable use of “Arab,” “Muslim” and “terrorist” in a 9/11 Museum film....


Glasgow Games Prepare for Fasting Athletes

 2014/05/27

As world athletes prepare for the looming Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 chefs and caterers have been working round the clock to find a unique dietary system to be served to all practicing Muslim athletes who will be fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
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Far right group's 'invasion' of East London Mosque 'thwarted by parking ticket threat'

 2014/05/22

An 'invasion' of one of London's largest mosques was today dramatically thwarted - by the threat of a parking ticket.
Members of Britain First targeted the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, where they are alleged to have handed out bibles and...


UK Halal Hysteria: It’s Just Islamophobia, Not Animal Welfare

 2014/05/21

Here’s a controversial statement: the recent anti-halal hysteria has nothing to do with the welfare of animals. It’s just good old-fashioned Islamophobia.
This is not to say that some people don’t have sincere concerns about the way in which animals are...


Islamic Calligraphy Int’l Center to Open in Malaysia

 2014/05/21

An International Center of Islamic Calligraphy is planned be opened in late 2014 in Terengganu State of Malaysia.
According to Al-Yawm Al-Sabe news agency, the center costs approximately 7 million Dollars will be opened at the Islamic Civilization Park of the state.
Sidhwan...


Islam Considers Backbiting A Great Sin

 2014/05/21

Backbiting is such a common evil that even though the whole world is destroyed and luckily three persons survive, the other two will move aside and backbite about the third one.
 Backbiting is perhaps the most frequently committed sin of the tongue. Regardless of...


Muslims Rush for Bosnia Relief

 2014/05/20

Moved by images of destruction and death that have hit Bosnia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began 120 years ago, world Muslims have rushed to offer help for civilians, urging donations to the devastated country.
 
“Islamic Relief, which...


Dutch Exhibit Explores New Muslims’ Life

 2014/05/20

Offering a deep insight into the lives of Dutch reverts to Islam, a new exhibition is held in the Amsterdam Museum which puts a spotlight on increasing number of reversions and elaborates upon the spiritual process as well as the practical aspects of this change.
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Facebook bans page of Hamas information office in Lebanon

 2014/05/18

The Facebook administration has removed the page of Hamas Information Office in Lebanon, which was established several months ago to publish the Movement's positions in Lebanon.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Hamas Movement strongly condemned the measure taken by...


Italian photographer hold Ashura photo exhibition in Rome

 2014/05/18

An Italian photographer held a photo exhibition of Iran's Ashura mourning ceremonies in Rom.
Ms. Claudia Borja who had traveled to Iran last year, during month of Muharram, portrayed parts of Iran's Ashura mourning rituals in this exhibition.
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Islamic art exhibition to be held in Kazan Kremlin

 2014/05/18

May 21, an exhibition of Islamic art “V & A Jameel Prize” will start its work at the "Hermitage-Kazan" exhibition center in Kazan Kremlin. Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A, London), the world's leading museum of art and design, for the first time hold...


Saudi Arabia blames camels for spread of fatal MERS virus

 2014/05/12

Health experts say camels are the most likely animal source of infection for the disease, which the Saudi health ministry on Saturday said that seven more people had caught.
First reported two years ago in Saudi Arabia, MERS is a corona­virus...


'Journey through the Quran' to Be Held in London in Ramadan

 2014/05/12

British Academy of Quranic Studies (BAQS) presents its double weekend intensive course on 'Journey through the Quran' – an overview of the whole Quran in 4 days during Ramadan.
The course will be held on Sat 5th – Sun 6th &...


Islamophobic Complains Hit British TV Adhan

 2014/05/10

Amid an incredibly positive reaction from the Muslim community, British TV Channel 4’s Ramadan season, especially the Muslim call to prayer, has received the highest number of complaints in 2013, reflecting an increasing Islamophobic atmosphere in the UK.
 
"The level of Islamophobia...


Muslim Woman Set to Run For US Congress Seat

 2014/05/10

Cheryl Sudduth is set to become the second Muslim woman to run for Congress in the United States.
 
Seeking to enter the House of Representatives to represent the 11th congressional district of California, she hopes to improve the public education system, and...


Chelsea Player Funds Construction of Mosque

 2014/05/10

A Senegalese footballer playing in Britain's Premier League has funded the construction of a mosque in his parents' hometown in Senegal.
Demba Ba, a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League side Chelsea and the Senegal national team, provided the money...


“Status of Islam and Muslims in Eastern Europe” to Be Investigated

 2014/05/07

 The status of Islam and Muslims in Eastern Europe will be investigated at a scientific forum to be held today, May 7, by the Research Center for Studies of Contemporary Islam in Tehran. According to the office of relations and international affairs of Al-Mustafa...


Malaysia Confab Empowers Muslim Women

 2014/05/05

Addressing daily challenges that face Muslim women, an international women conference would be held next June in Malaysia with a sole mission of empowering Muslim women.
 
“Being ME (Muslimah Empowered) brings together thousands of women from different walks of life, countless communities,...


Guide Book for Muslim Fans in 2014 World Cup

 2014/05/05

A special guide book has been published in Brazil for Muslim fans in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Titled “Salam (hello) Barazil”, the 32-page booklet has been published by the Union of Islamic Associations of Brazil in cooperation with the Omani embassy in the...


Islamic World to Establish Common Market

 2014/05/05

Iran has organized the first meeting of the “Union of the Islamic World Merchants”;
The main goal of the event is said to promote unity among Islamic countries and further economic and trade cooperation among the Muslim businessmen.
Businessmen from almost 20 countries...


French Muslim Union Slams Egypt’s Mass Death Sentences

 2014/05/02

The Union of Islamic Organization of France (UOIF) has condemned the move by courts in Egypt to sentence hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death.
Issuing a statement, the UOIF described the sentences as cruel, saying they were issued by the military regime of...


“Journey of Faith”, 1st Int’l Islamic Conference in Kenya

 2014/05/01

The conference was meant to address issues of spreading Islam awareness, greater peace and coexistence, and fostering unity between various communities in Kenya and throughout Africa.
Over 2000 Muslims and non-Muslims from various parts the country attended the event. The two-day...


Rituals of the Night of Wishes

 2014/05/01

It is related that the person who recites prayer -Lailatul Raghaib will be saved from the terror of the grave.
The first Friday night of Rajab is known as Lailatul Raghaib. Prophet Mohammad (pbuhh) used to fast on the first Thursday...


UK: Halal Food Park Opens in Birmingham

 2014/05/01

A halal food park has opened in Birmingham, with processing companies JKY Food Solutions and Asia Halal Meat buying up enough space for up to 10 halal businesses.
The halal food park, at 126 Leopold Street in Birmingham, is now operational after opening two...


Reporter of Channel 4 of London TV: I was impressed by the Splendor of Imam Rezas (A.S.) Shrine

 2014/04/30

Channel 4 reporter of London TV said, "I was impressed by the beauties and splendor of Imam Reza's (A.S.) shrine. Ned Bulting stated in the sideline of holding Asia Men's Sitting Volleyball Championships in Mashhad, "I am boxing reporter in Channel 4 of London TV....


UK: Pork DNA found in halal chicken burgers

 2014/04/30

Pork traces have been found in halal chicken burgers in Birmingham after tests were carried out by Birmingham City Council.
According to the council, pork DNA was discovered in packs of 20 Humza brand chicken burgers with the best-before date of...


OIC to Establish Global Halal Standard

 2014/04/29

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the international body representing all Muslim countries of the world took the initiative to establish Halal standard throughout the world, Halal Association of Pakistan (HAP) General Secretary Asad Sajjad said.
“OIC has given the mandate to Standards and Metrology...


Don a Hijab at First ‘Walk with Modesty’ Walkathon

 2014/04/29

Hijab, the religious head-covering worn by Muslim women, is often seen as a strange, oppressive symbol by those unfamiliar with its significance.
However, to the women who wear it, it is a normal part of their everyday dress.
“Modesty is a universal thing,”...


2nd Meeting of Muslim World Quranic Radios’ Directors Kicks off in Mauritania

 2014/04/29

The second conference of the directors of Muslim world’s Quran radios started Tuesday morning in Mauritania.
The gathering has been organized by the Union of Islamic Radios in cooperation with Mauritania Radio, Mauritania’s official news agency reported.
The two-day conference is underway at...


Far-Right Mayor Moves to Block Mosque Project in Paris

 2014/04/29

Cyril Nauth, a newly elected far-right mayor in the Mantes-la-Ville district of Paris, has set out to deliver on one of his election campaign promises by blocking a project to build a new mosque.
 
The Socialist-led city council prior to Nauth's election...


Little Safe Haven Left for Bangui’s Muslims

 2014/04/27

For the Muslims living in the Central African Republic’s besieged PK12 neighborhood, the boundaries are clear.
Don’t go past the French troops guarding the road to the south, nor too far up the main road heading north.
Danger lurks behind the wrecked houses...


Algeria Demands Quran Copies Available for Its Players in World Cup

 2014/04/27

Algeria has demanded that the organizers of the 2014 World Cup provide copies of the Holy Quran for the Algerian team’s players and officials.
With less than two months to go before the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, a Brazilian daily...


Models Feature Scientific Miracles of the Quran

 2014/04/27

Students of Al-Tawfiq International School Jeddah held an exhibition recently that focused on scientific phenomena explained in the Qur’an 1,400 years ago.
The two-day event showcased models based on the Quranic information under the slogan, “Scientific miracles of the Quran.”
Principal Najah Khan...


Indian Muslim children suffer discrimination in their classrooms- Teachers force them to clean toilets

 2014/04/24

Some Indian teachers force children from lower castes and minority religions to clean toilets and sit separately from their classmates as part of "persistent" discrimination in classrooms, a rights group said on Tuesday.
Human Rights Watch said pupils from marginalised communities...


Paper Money Carries Thousands of Types of Bacteria

 2014/04/24

Researchers found that dollar bills from a Manhattan bank carried 3,000 types of bacteria. Most were the kind found on people's skin, while others were similar to those found in mouths and even in vaginas, ABC News reported.
While most of...


Swiss Muslims Get First Academic Center

 2014/04/24

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...


Haj exhibition in Paris will open on Tuesday

 2014/04/22

Foreign Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah will open a Haj exhibition in Paris on Tuesday.
King Abdul Aziz Library and the Paris-based Institute of Arab World are jointly organizing the event, which will run for three months. Faisal bin Muammar,...


Importance of water in Islam

 2014/04/22

 One of the most important elements in nature is water and as is mentioned in the holy Quran it is the main part of all living creatures. In Ayah 45 of Surah Al-Noor, Allah (SWT) said: And God created every living creature from water or...


Muslim Scholar Urges Women to Take Centre Stage in Islam

 2014/04/21

Women need to once again lead the Islamic community, or ummah, and produce thinkers and leaders, a leading Muslim scholar said at this year’s Dubai International Peace Convention.Sheikh Said Rageah, a Somalia-born academic who live in Toronto, Canada, said: “Understand that Allah has...


Pork slices and letter found in letterbox of Paris mosque

 2014/04/21

A mosque in the French capital Paris on Friday launched a complaint after slices of pork paté and a threatening letter was found in its mailbox.The letter is said to have praised the recently elected far-right National Front candidate to the suburb of...


Czech Schools Open Children’s Eyes to Islam

 2014/04/20

‘Islam through the eyes of children’ – this is the name of the first school project run by the Czech government to encourage the inclusion of Muslims.
 
Co-financed by various international organizations, Muslimové aims to eradicate stereotypes and prejudices surrounding Islam, which...


Tatarstan Ready for 1st Halal Agricultural Fair

 2014/04/20

Preparation for the first halal agricultural fair which will take place in agroindustrial park "Kazan" began in Tatarstan.
 
Various agricultural products will be brought to Kazan by rural producers of Tatarstan of all forms of ownership.
Representatives of Muslim clergy requested...


Muslims in New York City Unite on Push to Add Holidays to School Calendar

 2014/04/20

The meeting opened with a pledge from the podium to try to end, God willing, by the hour of the evening prayer. Clusters of colorfully veiled women kept watch over jittery young children. Rows of men conversed in a jangle of languages.
 
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Too Much Time on Facebook Can Be Bad for Young Women’s ‘Selfie-Esteem’

 2014/04/17

The more young women are exposed to ‘selfies’ and other photographs on the social networking site, the more at risk they are of developing an eating disorder.
As their time browsing the profiles and photographs of classmates increases, they pay more...


Al-Azhar Sheikh Invited to Address Opening of Soccer World Cup

 2014/04/17

Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff has officially invited the grand imam of al-Azhar to address the opening ceremony of the 2014 Soccer World Cup.
She invited Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed al-Tayyeb to deliver a speech on “Peace and the Need for Tackling...


Azerbaijan to construct Caucasus` largest mosque in Baku

 2014/04/17

A mosque being built in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku will be the largest one in the Caucasus, relevant authorities have said. The temple under construction will accommodate four thousand worshippers and will be built according to traditions of Shirvan.
An initiative by the...


Fatemi Encyclopedia to Be Unveiled on Eve of Hazrat Fatemeh (SA) Birthday

 2014/04/16

On the eve of the auspicious birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA), the Fatemi Encyclopedia will be unveiled o Saturday.
The unveiling ceremony is to be held in the holy city of Qom on Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., IQNA reported.
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French Tours the World to Defend Islam

 2014/04/16

Combating misconceptions about Islam, a French Muslims globe trotter has started a five-year-tour form the Far East to his home country to capture a film series that aims to show the true-face of Islam.
 
“I was in Malaysia when the controversial film...


New York Police Scrap Muslim Spy Unit

 2014/04/16

New York's police department has disbanded an undercover spying operation against Muslims which rights groups said was baseless and unfairly targeted people solely because of their religion.
Civil liberty groups on Wednesday welcomed the disbandment of the "Demographics Unit" while the mayor of New...


“Modernity in Islam” Forum to Be Held in Geneva Int’l Book Fair

 2014/04/14

A forum on “modernity in Islam” will be organized on May 2 on the sidelines of the 28th international book and press exhibition in Geneva.
Elmoudjahid website reported that the program will be held with the participation of Malik Shabal, expert in Islamic issues...


Grabbing a Slice of Halal Market

 2014/04/14

The global halal market, valued to be worth more than $2 trillion, is one of the fastest growing consumer segments in the world. Its food sector alone is reaching a yearly value of about $700 billion.
These huge numbers keep growing. So it’s no...


Far-right Opposes Oslo's 1st Islamic School

 2014/04/13

A long-awaited approval of Norway’s first Islamic school has been facing fierce criticism from far-right and anti-immigration parties, arguing that it would damage children integration in the Scandinavian country.
 
“I see that there is a legitimate discussion over how separate schools for...


French Muslim Singer Releases “Pardon Me O! Muhammad (PBUH)” Album

 2014/04/13

A French director and singer has released his new album titled “Pardon Me O! Muhammad (PBUH)”.
Speaking to Radio Tunisia, Chirstian Bel, who converted from Christianity to Islam 13 years ago, said the album contains songs with religious themes, mosaiquefm website reported.
He...


Halal Market Sees 21% Growth This Year

 2014/04/13

he 11th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas), the global halal marketplace, targets sales revenues to grow 21.65 percent to RM500 million, roughly equivalent to P6.5 billion from RM411 million, or roughly P5.64 million last year.
This year’s Mihas theme, “Energizing Halal Growth,” is focused...


Egypt steps up campaign to control mosques

 2014/04/12

The Egyptian government has stepped up a campaign to curb Muslim Brotherhood influence over mosques, saying it has licensed more than 17,000 state-approved clerics to give Friday sermons to stop places of worship falling "into the hands of extremists".
The military-backed...


Istanbul hosts Islamic exhibition for Prophet's birthday

 2014/04/12

In commemoration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, Turkey's Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture and Tourism Ministry has opened an exhibition about his life at Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum.
Named the 'Ask-i Nebi' (Love of the Prophet) exhibition, Turkey's...


Does Spirituality and Religion Guard Against Depression?

 2014/04/12

UK Mulling 'Shariah-Compliant' Student Loans

 2014/04/10

The country’s University and Sciences Minister David Willetts announced plans to develop the Sharia-law compliant student loan during a speech in London on Thursday.
The proposed system will allow those who hold religious beliefs forbidding them from accumulating interest to be...


Junk food diet causing laziness

 2014/04/09

Dallas Museum Exhibits Islamic Art, Objects

 2014/04/09

The exhibit titled “Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World” opened over the weekend at the Dallas Museum of Art. Nur is the Arabic word for light.
The Dallas Museum of Art will be the only venue outside...


Halalywood: The Rise of the Islamic Entertainment Industry

 2014/04/09

We’ve all heard of Hollywood and Bollywood. Some of you may have even heard of Lollywood (the Pakistani version) and Nollywood (the Nigerian version). But what about Halalywood? No? Well, as of 2014, you probably will. American actor and comedian Omar Regan, who has appeared...


Amazing Dog Detects Breast Cancer in Owner

 2014/04/09

Many dogs are experts at knowing when someone in the house is about to have a snack. Even before their owners head to the kitchen, they will come running from all directions with the hope that some table scraps will make their way to the...


The Countries With The Highest Religious Diversity Are Mostly In The Asian-Pacific

 2014/04/07

It won't come as any surprise that Vatican City is the least religiously diverse 'country' in the world. More than 99% of inhabitants are Christian.
What might be more surprising is that of the 12 most religiously diverse countries in the...


India Polls: Game Changer For Muslims?

 2014/04/07

Leading Muslim imam Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari in Delhi’s Jama Masjid has announced his support for the ruling Congress party in looming elections, giving the beleaguered party a big boost of Muslim votes.
"For the...


Diet Supplement Causes Nearly 100 Hepatitis Cases

 2014/04/04

A popular diet supplement has caused an outbreak of severe liver disease, sickening nearly 100 people in 16 states since it was first reported in Hawaii last year, according to a new paper. The publication calls for a better system to remove dangerous supplements from...


Eating Canned Tuna Fish

 2014/04/04

Q: Canned tuna fish is sold in western countries and usually represent a perfect solution for many Muslims there when they fail to find ḥalāl meat. Question: Is it allowed to eat tuna fish cans when it is impossible to know whether it died after...


Turkey Unblocks Twitter After Free-Speech Ruling

 2014/04/04

Turkish officials announced that the country has lifted the ban on Twitter on Thursday, according to news reports.
Government officials confirmed that they lifted the ban a day after the country's highest court ruled that the Twitter ban was illegal, ordering...


Probe into 'Islamic plot' to take over schools expanded following fresh claims from headteachers

 2014/04/03

 Education chiefs probing an alleged plot by Muslim extremists to take over Birmingham schools have been 'inundated' with fresh reports from headteachers.
It is understood Birmingham City Council is set to draft in extra staff to examine claims hard-line Islamists schemed...


Muslim woman's headscarf pulled off by Sweden airport staff

 2014/04/03

A Muslim woman has said that she was attacked by airport staff in Sweden and forced to remove her headscarf in public. Saama Sarsour was travelling from the Arvidsjaur airport in northern Sweden when she aroused suspicion after she caused a metal detector to beep....


Blood Red Moon on April 15, 2014 will Start an Uncommon Tetrad

 2014/04/03

A total lunar eclipse, also called as ‘Full Pink Moon’ or ‘Blood Red Moon’ or ‘April’s Full Moon’ is expected to occur on April 15 at 3:42 a.m. GMT. The eclipse will be visible in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and...


Is Walking Just as Good as Running?

 2014/04/01

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My First Summer as a New Muslim Woman

 2014/04/01

Summer is a time to feel a bit free and to have a chance to do all the things you didn't have time to do during the year.
For many people it is a time for sea, sun, and surf, or...


An ancient virus may be the reason human stem cells can transform

 2014/03/31

Skin cancer: Genetic mutations 'warn of risk'

 2014/03/31

Marriage linked to lower heart risks in study of more than 3.5 million adults

 2014/03/31

People who are married have lower rates of several cardiovascular diseases compared with those who are single, divorced or widowed, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. The relationship between marriage and lower odds of vascular...


Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

 2014/03/29

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has presented two tales of modern technology.
The limitations of tracking and communications devices allowed the plane to vanish from sight for nearly three weeks. But satellites' advanced...


a+ for effort: rigging education system to favour iraq’s shia students

 2014/03/28

 Iraq’s Ministry of Education has decided qualifications achieved by students who passed Shiite religious exams are equal to qualifications held by students who passed ordinary exams. Teachers are outraged; they say students will simply drop out and take the easier religious courses. And political analysts...


Al Qaeda bomb The mosque of Ammar bin Yassir and Oweis al-Qarni in eastern Syria: activists

 2014/03/27

Islamist fighters from an al Qaeda splinter group bombed a large Shi'ite Muslim shrine in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on Wednesday, activists said. The mosque of Ammar bin Yassir and Oweis al-Qarni was once a destination for Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims from Iran, Lebanon...


Muslims Want Halal Food in NYC Schools – Kosher Not Option

 2014/03/27

Proposed legislation was introduced into New York City Council to require that the city’s public schools provide Islamic-compliant food – halal – as an option in the cafeterias. The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined forces with council member Rafael...


Scientists create Mars on Earth simulation for human mission

 2014/03/27

The Mars Curiosity Rover is definitely not the last mission to Mars that Earth’s space agencies will undertake—plenty more will come. And product testing for those missions is well under way in Spain, where researchers from three institutions in Madrid are jointly subjecting models of...


Islam Cultivates Malawians Life

 2014/03/25

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.
Despite its minority status, the influence Islam...


World’s Largest Quran Being Made

 2014/03/25

A Syrian man is using wood and hammers to make the world’s largest Quran, which will cost nearly $1.12 million and weigh 33 tonnes.
Riad Nawaf Madi started his project in Syria in 2005 but work was disrupted by the war, which forced him...


No Muslim tried to leave religion over past decade

 2014/03/25

Not one Muslim applied to convert out of their faiths in the Shariah Courts over the past decade, a minister said today, laying to rest previous claims of apostasy repeatedly made by religious hardliners.
To the contrary, Minister in the Prime...


What is the proper Hijab? (Part three; last part)

 2014/03/23

 In this section some of the narrations from infallibles regarding Hijab will be mentioned.
Fazeel ibn Yassar in Volume 5 of the book “Forooq Kafi” said: I asked Imam Sadeq (AS), are the elbows of a woman part of her beauty...


Dutch Anti-Islam Politician Faces Crisis Over Comments

 2014/03/23

More members of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders' party abandoned his party on Saturday amid an unprecedented storm of protest after he vowed "fewer Moroccans' in the Netherlands.

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Lack Of Sleep Kills Brain Cells, New Study Shows

 2014/03/21

If you’re burning the midnight oil, you may be burning out brain cells, too, new research shows. A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience found that staying awake too long destroys brain cells in mice, and may do the same in humans.
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Human nose can detect at least 1 trillion odors — far more than thought, says study of smell

 2014/03/21

Although our universe of aromas seems infinite, new research shows how many odors our noses can actually detect: at least 1 trillion. The results of the experiment exceeded the most commonly reported guess — 10,000 smells — by a factor of a hundred million.
...


Varsity Football Team Wears Hijab To Support Player

 2014/03/19

A high school girls’ football team from Denver, Colorado shows the world the meaning of team spirit. Afia R Fitriati has the story.
Sometimes a small act of kindness goes a long way.
Samah Aidah is a varsity football player for Overland High...


Quran Competition Underway for Children with Disabilities

 2014/03/19

An international Quran competition is being held in the Saudi Arabian city of Abha for children with disabilities.
This is the 18th edition of the international contest which started on Monday, March 17, Watanonline website reported.
Children from Saudi Arabia and a number...


Conn. Schools Approve Muslim Holidays

 2014/03/19

A US advocacy group has welcomed the decision by Connecticut’s New London Public Schools to recognize two Muslim holidays in its calendar for the coming year.
“We welcome the inclusion of Islamic holidays in the school calendar because it will serve to enhance the...


Malaysia Flight 370: The 10 big questions

 2014/03/18

Every day brings new details and new questions surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard that went missing on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Here are 10 questions surrounding...


Woman gives birth to baby with two heads

 2014/03/18

Urmila Sharma, 28, gave birth to a baby, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces, with two heads in northern India Wednesday. According to the New York Daily News, the mother was too poor to afford an ultrasound and had no idea she was carrying conjoined twins.
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First Shia genocide awards ceremony held in Quetta

 2014/03/18

On 13 March 2014, an awards presentation ceremony was held in Quetta. Its sole purose was to honor those Takfiri Deobandis who have dedicated their lives in promoting and justifying the Shia genocide in Pakistan. To all intents and purposes, it was the First Shia...


London Hosts Islam Awareness Week

 2014/03/18

Attracting visitors from around Britain, London hosted the opening ceremony of the 21st year of Islam Awareness Week on Sunday, March 17, concentrating on the concept of charity and what it means in Islam, in a bid to promote social cohesion rather than dwelling on...


Italian Shia Cleric: Fiqh Can Offer Solutions for Muslim World Challenges

 2014/03/16

 Director of Italian-based Imam Mahdi (AS) Institute said Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) can offer practical solutions for the challenges the Muslim world is facing.
Speaking at the international conference on ““Role of Muslim World in Global...


London: Mother claims husband is ‘grooming their children for jihad’

 2014/03/13

A mother of seven has asked a high court judge to intervene after claiming her estranged husband was trying to ‘radicalise’ two of their sons.
The Londoner has accused her Libyan-born spouse of ‘negatively influencing’ the elder boy, aged 12, with...


UK: Awareness Week Dispels Negative Image of Islam at Windsor University

 2014/03/13

The Islamic Awareness Week at the University of Windsor will be held on March 11-15 at the CAW Student Centre.
 Displays, literature and presentations will be on offer through the week as the Muslim Students’ Association presents Islamic Awareness Week in...