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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


“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...


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...


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...


Does Spirituality and Religion Guard Against Depression?

 2014/04/12

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...


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

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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

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...


Skin cancer: Genetic mutations 'warn of risk'

 2014/03/31

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...


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...


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...


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.
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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...


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...


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...


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...


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: Young children of Muslim Shia Ithna-Asheri Madressa of Essex raise money for hospice

 2014/03/11

In the month of Muharram, MSI Jamaat of Essex conducted various projects to inform general population to inform them about the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (AS). SI Madressa of Essex students could not stay behind and took...


Muslim Women Battle Discrimination

 2014/03/11

Marking the international women's day, the European Forum of Muslim Women has issued a statement to condemn discrimination against Muslim women based on their faith and gender.
''The voice of women remains too often neglected, and this is all the more...


Halal Meat Ban Angers UK Muslims

 2014/03/11

A proposal by Britain's leading vet to ban halal and kosher slaughter in UK has sparked angry condemnations from the Muslim and Jewish communities, arguing that any such ban would endanger their religious freedoms.
“Zabiha is a humane method of slaughter...


Muslims Educate Arizona Students on Islam

 2014/03/09

Dispelling misconceptions surrounding their faith, Muslim students in the University of Arizona have organized a series of interactive events during Islamic Awareness Week, testing students’ information about Islam and giving them a chance to get a better understanding of the faith.
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New Exhibition Celebrates Golden Age of Islamic Science

 2014/03/09

The Ontario Science Centre is aiming to promote diversity with an exhibit which celebrates scientific and technological breakthroughs made during the golden age of Islamic science.
The "Sultans of Science" exhibition -- which opened Friday just in time for March break...


Minn. Bank Shuts Muslims’ Accounts

 2014/03/09

A leading Muslim civil rights group has expressed concerns over the moves by a Minneapolis-based bank to close accounts of American Muslims without reason, demanding an explanation for the unjustified move.
“All of the clients are American citizens,” Saly Abd Alla,...


Turkish president rejects Facebook, YouTube ban over wiretaps

 2014/03/08

Turkey's president on Friday ruled out any ban on Facebook and YouTube after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said the sites could be shut to stop his foes anonymously posting audio recordings purportedly exposing corruption in his inner circle.In the latest recording, released on...


Group Defends CAR Vulnerable Muslims

 2014/03/05

“They destroyed our homes and looted our property,” Abakar Sabone, the former tourism minister, told Anadolu Agency on Monday, March 3. 
“They said they didn’t need us; that we’re not from CAR. 
“What should we do?” Sabone...


Turkey building biggest mosque in Central Asia

 2014/03/05

Turkey's Religious Affairs Ministry is working to complete what will be the biggest mosque in Central Asia, in the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek.
Work on the 70 meter-high mosque began in March 2012, and is now approaching completion. Built on...


Quran Memorization Contest Planned in Armenia

 2014/03/04

On the occasion of birth anniversary of Hazrat Zeynab (SA), a Quran memorization contest is planned to be held by the Islamic Association of Iranian Students in Armenia.
The Blue Mosque in Yerevan, the capital city, will host the competition on...


UK Football Fan Fined For Ripping Qur’an

 2014/03/04

A Middlesbrough fan has been fined for ripping up pages of the Noble Qur’an during a football game last December, as a Birmingham court found him guilty for the religiously aggravated public order offence.
“Incidents of this kind are considered extremely...


London Students Discover Islam Message

 2014/03/03

Inviting their colleagues to know more about Islam monotheism, London Imperial College Islamic Society opened the annual “Discover Islam Week” to clear misconceptions about Islam and give skeptics true answers about the growing faith.
“Discover Islam Week is here to answer...


60-Day Quran Memorization Program to Start in Belgium

 2014/03/03

An Islamic institute in the Belgian capital is planning to hold a program in which the participants memorize the entire Quran in two months.
The El-Hikma Islamic Institute in Brussels is organizing the program, which is to begin in the near...


First Ever Vatican, Islamic Museum Joint Exhibit

 2014/03/03

Sharjah Museums Department has announced a unique and unprecedented collaboration between the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and the Vatican Ethnological Museum, resulting in an exhibition on the material culture and arts of Muslim cultures from around the world this March.
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Russia: Boutique of Muslim women clothing opened in Yekaterinburg

 2014/03/03

Muslims living in the Urals make up more than 8 % of the population of the Urals. There are many nationalities such as Tatars, Bashkirs, Kirghiz, Azerbaijanis and many others, who live in the Urals and practice Islam.
According to Shariah...


Islam Flourishing in Belgium

 2014/02/28

A leading Islamic academy in the city of Ghent, Belgium, has celebrated its 25th anniversary, marking a quarter century of success in teaching the Holy Quran and Islamic education.

UK: Legoland cancels private Muslim event after receiving threats

 2014/02/28

Legoland in Windsor has cancelled a private event for a Muslim foundation after receiving threatening phone calls, emails and social media posts.
The Muslim Research and Development...


UN Warns against Rising Anti-Muslim Prejudices in Belgium

 2014/02/26

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has warned against rising cases of anti-Muslim prejudice in Belgium.
The committee has issued a report, criticizing the Belgian government (for its failure to take the proper actions), levif.be website reported.
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Pakistan International Airlines starts flights to Mashad for Shia pilgrims

 2014/02/26

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started twice-a-week flight operation to Mashad, Iran, with direct flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

New Islamic Center at Fort Collins

 2014/02/26

 Islamic Center of Fort Collins will host an open house Saturday to introduce a new building and reintroduce the area’s Muslim community.
The 18,000-square-foot Turkish-style mosque and Islamic Center, 925 W. Lake St., opened in late 2013 as a beacon of...


Instill Love for Quran among Children through Animation

 2014/02/24

Love for the Quran could be instilled among children through various ways including television animation series, comics and digital information.

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Danish slaughter ban unites Jews and Muslims

 2014/02/24

 Representatives from Denmark's Muslim and Jewish communities spoke to the country's food minister on Saturday about new slaughter laws that are contrary to their religious practices.
Earlier this week, Denmark passed a new law forbidding the animal slaughter of live or...


Andalus Muslims Demand Spanish Citizenship

 2014/02/23

 Struggling to keep the memory of Al-Andalus alive, a Muslim advocacy group has urged the Spanish authorities to grant Muslims, expelled from Spain in 1609, the citizenship, putting them on equal footing with Jews who recently gained similar rights.
“The Spanish...


Islam Is Ireland’s Fastest Growing Religion

 2014/02/23

The Republic of Ireland may be intimately associated with the Roman Catholic Church, but the fastest-growing faith on the emerald isle is Islam -- at such a rapid rate that Muslims are projected to replace Protestantism as the second-most popular religion by the year 2043.
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London Jews Host Islam Awareness Week

 2014/02/23

 “It seemed appropriate to use JW3 as a venue to launch Islam Awareness Week this year,” Julie Siddiqui, executive director of Islamic Society of Britain, told Jewish News on Wednesday, February 19.
“The Jewish community have done a brilliant job at...


Birmingham restaurant ordered to pay out £8,900 over false halal meat claim

 2014/02/20

A Birmingham restaurant has been ordered to fork out £8,910 in fines and costs after falsely claiming all the meat it served was halal.
There was no evidence The Real China, at Star City, was even selling halal meat when it...


Malaysia: Meat resembling pork found at mosque entrance

 2014/02/19

The assistant imam of the Cherok Tok Kun Atas Mosque in Machang Bubok here spotted what looked like pork at the entrance of the house of worship on Sunday, according to the police.
Saad Arop, 78, found the meat, as large...


Russian Muslims donated blood for children suffering from cancer

 2014/02/19

Charity campaign "Become a donor - Gift of Hope" was held on February 15, the International Day of children, who suffering with cancer. The event was organized by Russian Muftis Council. 
Donated blood was transferred to the Russian Children's Clinical Hospital...


Seminar Calls for Reflecting on Quran

 2014/02/17

A scientific seminar titled “Inviting to Reflect on Quran” was held in the holy city of Karbala earlier this week.
According to Noon news agency, the event was organized with the cooperation of the Youths Center affiliated to the Astan...


Rise of Islamic Schools in India

 2014/02/17

Ashraf Ali Khan is the Director of one of the growing number of Islamic schools seeing a developing trend in the city of Bangalore, India.
Muslim children, he says, go to schools mostly run by non-Muslims, and are detached from the religion as a...


Islam 2nd Largest Religion in Italy

 2014/02/16

Members of the Italian Muslim community have come together to discuss problems facing the religious minority, highlighting Muslim contributions to the Italian economy and complaining about lack of official status for the second largest religious group in the country.
Figures from...


120 Islamophobes Arrested in Bulgaria

 2014/02/16

Bulgaria’s security forces have arrested 120 individuals who were trying to set fire to a mosque.
The group of Islamophobes held a rally in the city of Plovdiv, south of the country, on Friday before attempting to burn the city’s mosque,...


Red Cross doctor in Austria rejects blood donations from Muslims

 2014/02/16

A doctor working for the Red Cross in the Austrian city of Linz has caused outrage by criticizing a blood donation campaign by an Islamic charity, claiming that Muslims who come from Muslim countries have bad blood.
The IRG foundation has...


French firm bans Muslim headscarves at work

 2014/02/14

From Tuesday onward the 4,000 workers at recycling company Paprec, based in the Parisian suburbs will no longer be allowed to demonstrate their religious faith by wearing items like the Yarmulke/Kippah (the Jewish skullcap), Christian crosses and Muslim head or face covers.
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Swiss Muslim Institutions Oppose Inauguration of Salafi School

 2014/02/14

Islamic institutions in Switzerland have warned against issuing permission for inauguration of a school belonging to Salafis.
The Islam Society Supporting Social Development, representing a number of Islamic institutions in Switzerland, warned against permission for the school, 20min website reported.
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University Michigan leads Islamic studies virtual program

 2014/02/14

University of Michigan is leading a distance-learning program focusing on Islamic studies that includes other Big Ten schools and the University of Chicago.
The Ann Arbor school announced Tuesday that its International Institute and Islamic Studies Program will administer the Islamic...


US Muslim Students Fast to Feed Hungry

 2014/02/14

A group of Muslim students at the University of Pittsburgh have organized an event to fast a day, championing an initiative to raise money to feed the hungry and donate clothes to Syrian refugees.
"What is hunger? How many times do...


UK cops snoop on Muslims at prayer, school and job centre

 2014/02/12

The government is ramping up its surveillance and repression of Muslims in Britain, according to a new report published on Monday of this week.
The report by Cage, formerly Cageprisoners, is called the Prevent Strategy:...


German Archeological Visits the Museum of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine in Karbala

 2014/02/12

A German archeological delegation visited the museum of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine in order to be familiar with the antiquities and how they are protected.
Dr. Mekriti –from the German Institute of Archeology said, "My visit to Karbala comes to...


Many Germans live on social assistance

 2014/02/12

Our correspondent in Berlin says about 330,000 people are also homeless in the country.
Cansel Kiziltepe, a Social Democratic Party (SPD) lawmaker, told us, “I want the government to bear the expenses for existence of a social culture for homeless, for...


Islamic Bank to Open at Oxford

 2014/02/10

Salah Jaidah, Chairman of Islamic Finance and Vice Chairman of MENA at Deutsche Bank and Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Qatar, will be inaugurating the Oxford Islamic Banking and Finance Society at Oxford Union on February 12, 2014.
He will...


Students give flowers, aim to help public understand Muslim religion in Washington

 2014/02/10

Washington; A group of local Muslim students distributed roses with short quotations from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Westlake Saturday afternoon. This is part of a worldwide campaign started last year titled, "Muhammad: A prophet of mercy.'

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Islamic School Among UK's Top 100

 2014/02/10

After quarter a century of hard work, a British Islamic high school has been recognized as one of the top 100 schools in UK after achieving excellent GCSE results in summer. 
“We were very pleased with our GCSE results in the...


Canada Muslims Spread Flowers For Peace

 2014/02/08

Spreading a message of peace and love, a group of young Muslims have stood outside a Montreal square, handing flowers to passersby in a plea for greater acceptance and a gesture of Muslims’ goodwill.
“We want to show to the world...


First Muslim Fraternity Expands Across US

 2014/02/08

Created a year ago at the University of Texas, the US first Muslim fraternity is gaining national attention as two chapters have been created at the University of California, San Diego and Cornell, and plans are being made to establish chapters at Pennsylvania, San Diego...


Islamic museum plan for Venice gets mixed reactions

 2014/02/08

The Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has announced his plan to establish an Islamic museum in the historic city of Venice.
During a trip to Doha, Letta said that the Italian government ''made a commitmentto explore the opportunity to build an...


Calif. Muslims Rejoice Rain After Prayers

 2014/02/05

A few hours after Muslims prayed for rain to relieve the drought affecting California, the Bay Area finally got some rain on Sunday, February 2, soaking parched parks, brown hillsides and thirsty gardens. 
“Amazing coincidence? Muslims in the Bay Area went...


1st Specialized Quran Website in Russian Launched

 2014/02/05

Aiming to disseminate Quranic teachings, the first specialized Quran website in the Russian language was launched by the Islamic Studies Foundation in Russia.
The website presents the full text of the Holy Quran, along with recitation of the verses, translation and...


Swedish Diplomat Visits Imam Ali (AS) Holy Shrine

 2014/02/05

Swedish Ambassador to Iraq, Jörgen Lindström, described Imam Ali (AS) as one of the most important figures in history.
He made the remark during a visit to Imam Ali’s (AS) holy shrine in Najaf, the website of the holy shrine’s Astan...


Australia’s Muslim Students Make History

 2014/02/02

The first group of Muslim students has completed masters in Islamic studies from Australia’s Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilization of Charles Sturt University, expressing joy and excitement over the accomplishment.
“By God throughout this course, which has been organized by...


Turkish ministry sponsors religious journey of Shiite elders

 2014/02/02

Turkey Culture and Tourism Minister's project aims for reconciliation between Turkey's Sunni and Shiite communities.
 
Turkey will sponsor a group of 100 Alawite (Shiite) elders' religious journey to Najaf and Karbala, Iraqi cities revered by Shi'a muslims, and an Umraht pilgrimage to...


Paris is set to host a “Hall Summit” on February 5-6

 2014/02/02

The Reed Expositions France company, one of the organizers said the exhibit will host all the companies producing Halal products and halal foods as well as companies specialized in packing Halal products or distributing them.
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World Against Violence and Extremism” Seminar in Malaysia

 2014/02/01

The seminar has been planned in line with the Iranian president’s proposal passed by the United Nations General Assembly.
De Palma Hotel in Kualal Lumpur will host the program to be attended by scholars and religious figures from Iran and Malaysia.
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Billboards Raise Islam Awareness in US

 2014/02/01

We want to make sure that we work on the commonalities that there may be between Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and other faiths," Dr. Sabeel Ahmed, the director of the Gain Peace campaign, told Public News Service on Tuesday, January 28.
"If...


UK: Cardiff University Digs for True Islam

 2014/01/29

A Welsh center for the study of Islam has announced plans for a series of lectures to be organized at Cardiff University to introduce the true image of Islam and Muslims over the coming two months.
“Islam is the second largest...


Women Lead Way for First Mosque for Natives in Panama

 2014/01/29

The people of the Central American Republic of Panama have began construction work on the country’s first ever official mosque for natives, as more and more Panamanians turn to Islam.
The first bricks of the Al Haqq Mosque are now being...


Islamic Art Workshop to be Held in France

 2014/01/29

An educational workshop on “Islamic art” will be held for children on January 29 and 30 in La Courneuve, France.
According to pageshalal website, the two-day workshop has been planned by Oukhti Islamic Association with the aim of getting the children...


Muslim woman refuses to remove veil to give evidence to jury in court

 2014/01/29

A Muslim woman has refused to give evidence in court after being told she would have to remove it.
The barrister representing Rebekah Dawson, 22, said she would not speak in court as...


Vienna Exhibition Features Scientific Miracle of Quran and Sunnah

 2014/01/27

An exhibition was held last week in the Austrian capital of Vienna featuring the scientific miracles of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
The exhibition was mounted by the Islamic Center of Austria in cooperation with the...


Turkey publishes Islamic Encyclopedia on the internet

 2014/01/27

The Turkish Religious Affairs Foundation’s Islamic Encyclopedia, arguably one of the most important collections of Islamic knowledge published in contemporary times, is now available on the internet.
The encyclopedia project, which was first started in 1983 and released its first volume...


Japanese Universities Offer Halal Food

 2014/01/27

A growing number of Japanese universities are offering halal meals in their menus to cater to the needs of the growing number of Muslim students.
''I'd been making my own meals until now, so this is helpful,'' a 21-year-old student from...


UK: Residents oppose plan to expand Dorking Muslim Centre by 600%

 2014/01/27

A DORKING mosque could increase to more than six times its present size, if a planning application is given the go-ahead.
The Dorking Muslim Community Association has submitted an application to add a dome to the top of the centre in...


British Muslims Walk for Gaza

 2014/01/25

Thousands of British Muslims and non-Muslims answered the call of a British-based international relief and development NGO to walk for Gaza, demonstrating their support to the Palestinian cause and raising funds to help the war-stricken strip.
“Saving Gaza children is essentially...


UK Muslims Denounce Prophet’s Cartoons

 2014/01/23

UK Muslims have waged war against an offensive website that publishes cartoons depicting Prophets Muhammad and Jesus (peace be upon them), demanding discharging Muslim Politician after republishing these cartoons.
The images were "extremely offensive to believers" of the two faiths and...


Tajik Muslim clerics to be paid salaries by state

 2014/01/23

Tajikistan's Muslim clerics are to wear uniforms and be paid salaries by the state, the head of the country's top Muslim authority said on Wednesday.
"As of February 1, the imam khatibs [chief clerics of mosques] will receive their first official...


Muslim women plan World Hijab Day

 2014/01/21

February 1st, 2013, marked the first annual World Hijab Day in recognition of millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab and live a life of modesty.
This movement was the brainchild of a New York resident, Nazma Khan,...


California Muslims Pray for Rain

 2014/01/21

With arms up and eyes glued to the sky, Muslim residents of the San Gabriel Valley in California have resorted to Allah asking him for rain as unprecedented draught hits their west coast state.
The special prayers are aimed at relieving...


TV Hostess Insults Muslim Holy Book

 2014/01/21

A female presenter has insulted the Holy Quran in a live program on Al-Haq Christian TV network.
The woman in Islamophobic remarks called on Muslims to burn their holy book, Al-Misriyun daily reported.
In her insulting remarks, she claimed that the Quran has...


Egypt’s Quran Manuscripts Collection Added to UNESCO Memory of the World Register

 2014/01/20

The National Library of Egypt’s collection of Quran manuscripts have been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
The registration was celebrated in a ceremony held Sunday night by Egypt’s National Library and the Islamic Treasure Society, Al-Dastour daily reported.
 The...


Religious Intolerance Increases in Indonesia Watchdog Says

 2014/01/20

Democracy and human rights watchdog organization Setara Institute, recorded an increase in the violation of religious freedom. Based on the Institution's observation, the number of province with cases of religious intolerance increased from 13 in 2012, to 20 in 2013.
"Violation...


Toronto Muslims Help Needy during Prophet’s Birth Celebrations

 2014/01/18

Reviving the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Toronto Muslims are commemorating the Islamic month of Rabi al-Awwal by organizing soup kitchens in local mosques and delivering meals to the needy.
“This month marks not only the birth of...


England: Preston Pub to become Islamic School

 2014/01/18

 Members of the city’s planning committee gave the go-ahead for the now defunct New Deepdale Hotel, a favorite haunt with football fans for decades, to open as a Islamic school providing cultural learning for a total of 60 to 70 boys aged 14 to 20.
...


Indian academician urges Muslims to strictly follow ideology behind “Muslim Unity Week”

 2014/01/16

Professor Basir Ahmed Khan former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in Delhi said: “Although the impacts of “Muslim Unity Week”, designated by Imam Khomeini (RA) on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), have awakened the Muslims...


UK Drunk Driver Reverts to Islam

 2014/01/16

A British young woman, who was caught driving while drinking, has told the court that she plans to stop drinking alcohol altogether after deciding to revert to Islam.
“I am going to change my life and I am going to get...


“Love Mohammad” event held in London to mark birth of Holy Prophet

 2014/01/16

On Sunday, January 12, Wembley Stadium  hosted an event entitled “The Prophet of Mercy” organized by the Love Muhammad Campaign to mark the auspicious anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth.
The Love Muhammad Campaign was founded in 2013 by the World...


Residents of West Midlands village raised objections to Muslim cemetery

 2014/01/14

Plans for a large, Muslim-only cemetery to be built on a plot of rural land have upset residents, who have publicly objected to the new development.
People from Catherine-de-Barnes, near Solihull in the West Midlands, have objected to the 'major development',...


Montenegro Bosniaks Wish to See Muslim Symbols on Flag

 2014/01/14

Suljo Mustafic, the deputy prime minister of Montenegro and leader of the country’s Bosniak Party, has called for Montenegro to include symbols representing its native Bosniak Muslim community in its national flag.
“Adherents of Islam are indigenous inhabitants here, they have...


Arsenal Muslim Player Wishes Muslims Happy Milad Un Nabi

 2014/01/14

Arsenal Muslim player Mesut Ozil has sent a warm message to world Muslims in Arabic, English and German congratulating them on Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.
“I wish the Islamic world a blessed and happy celebration,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
...


85% in Muslim countries support the headscarf

 2014/01/13

The findings of a study surveying the opinions on women’s dress in seven predominantly Muslim countries has found that an astonishing 84.6% agree that women should wear the headscarf.
Having collected the opinions of respondents in Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia,...


UK Muslims mark “unity week” with Love Mohammad event

 2014/01/13

It was with the sound of the Quran - that all Muslims believe to be the words of God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that this event began. 
At a time when division between Muslims is being stoked, organisers hoped...


One in every 10 babies in England is Muslim

 2014/01/13

Almost one in every 10 babies in England and Wales is Muslim, according to new analysis of census figures published Friday, illustrating the growth of the minority community.
Some 317,952 children aged...


Rabee’ Al-Risalah Int’l Festival Planned in Karbala

 2014/01/12

The 8th edition of the international festival titled “Rabee’ Al-Risalah” (spring of mission) will begin on January 18 in the holy city of Karbala.
According to Al-Kafeel website, the festival will be held with the...


Muslims Gift Quran to Dutch King

 2014/01/12

A group of Muslims in the Netherlands have gifted two copies of the Holy Quran to the country’s king.
King Willem-Alexander and his wife received the copies as part of the plan by the Know Islam Society to distribute Quran copies among non-Muslims.
...


Was A Muslim Scholar The First To Discover America?

 2014/01/12

For centuries, the world has given Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus to be the man who discovered the Americas (never mind the people who already lived there).
However, new research shows that Central Asian Muslim scholar Abu Raihan al-Biruni discovered the continent centuries before Columbus....


Nigerian Footballer Reverts to Islam

 2014/01/12

A retired Nigerian World Cup footballer Emeka Ezeugo has reverted to Islam, saying he reached his life-changing decision after reading about the life of Islam Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
“I am always a curious person and studied different religions when I found...


Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot

 2014/01/10

For the first time, German public schools are offering classes in Islam to primary school students using state-trained teachers and specially written textbooks, as officials try to better integrate the nation’s large Muslim minority and counter the growing influence of radical religious thinking.
For...


Calligraphy Exhibition on Unity Week Planned in Moscow

 2014/01/10

On the occasion of Islamic Unity Week, an exhibition of calligraphy and illumination will be held on January 14 in Moscow.
According to IQNA’s branch in Europe, the State Library of Moscow, formally known as Lenin Library, will host the exhibition...


Religion Relieves Work Stresses: Study

 2014/01/10

Underscoring the crucial role of religion in people's lives, a recent study has found that practicing a faith combats work stress, keeping employees less vulnerable to sick leaves and depression.
“My research shows that religiosity in the workplace may act as a resource, making...


Int’l Forum on Tabari Planned in Tunisia

 2014/01/08

 An international forum on Jarir Tabari, the great historian and interpreter in the Muslim world, will be held by Iranian Cultural Center in Tunisia.  According to IQNA’s branch in Africa, Tunisia’s Supreme Council of Culture and Art will cooperate in holding the...


Muslim Families in London Encouraged to Adopt Children

 2014/01/08

 Muslims living in the UK capital London are being encouraged by the local authorities to adopt children. The local council in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets, which hosts a large Bangladeshi Muslim community, is urging Muslims, particularly from the Bangladeshi community, to step...


Film Explores Detroit Muslim Students Lives

 2014/01/08

 Giving a deeper look into the Muslims’ life in the US, an American cable network aired a short-film on Monday evening, January 6, that highlights bigotry and hate Muslim students face at Detroit schools due to their faith. “They say Muslims are dirty...


Saudi Shias Attend Mourning Ceremonies on Final Days of Safar

 2014/01/04

Safar is the second month on the lunar Hijri calendar. People in the Shia majority city of Qatif took part in the ceremonies held on Wednesday to mourn the demise anniversary of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH), Al-Awamiya News website reported. 
...


UK: First female Muslim police officer in Queen's honours

 2014/01/04

A Guildford woman has become the first female Muslim police officer to be included in the Queen’s honours.
Nikki Hubbard, a detective constable with the Metropolitan Police in Westminster, was appointed MBE for her services to charity in the New Year...


‘Fashionable’ Hijabs Appeal to Indonesians

 2014/01/02

Attracting a growing number of Indonesian women, fashionable and colorful Islamic headscarf is gaining ground in the southern Asian archipelago, seeing hijab not only as a religious commitment, but also a fashion statement.
“The hijabs are all cute and I can’t...


Google Blocks Anti-Islam Dutch Politician 'Geert Wilders'

 2014/01/02

 Google has deactivated the mail account of Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders following complaints that the anti-Islam politician was using it to spread anti Islam initiative.
...


Ghana Muslim Mission Holds 55th National Conference

 2014/01/02

The Ghana Muslim Mission (GMM), an Islamic organization set out to propagate Islamic teachings and principles, over the weekend held its 55th national conference to discuss ways to contribute positively to national development.
The conference also aims to raise funds for the construction of...


“West, Islam, Cultural Challenges” Int’l Conference: Paper Submission Deadline Extended

 2013/12/30

The deadline for submission of papers to the international conference on “West, Islam and Cultural Challenges” was extended by January 5, 2014.
Hadi Hashemi, secretary of the executive committee of the conference told IQNA that the call for the international program was announced on...


Islam to be Ireland's Second Religion by 2043

 2013/12/30

Based on birth rate and immigration alone, the population of Muslims in Ireland is expected to rise from 49,000 to 100,000 by 2020.
As construction work begins on Ireland’s biggest mosque in the capital Dublin, statistics have shown that Islam will become Ireland’s second...


Ongoing Investigations in Saudi Arabia for Identifying Those Desecrating Quran

 2013/12/30

Police in the city of Taif, Saudi Arabia, say investigations continue to identify those behind desecration of the Holy Quran.
People found dozens of copies of the Quran discarded in the city’s street sewerage canals last week.
Later in the week, 10 more...


Airports in Japan Becoming Muslim Friendly

 2013/12/28

International airports in Japan are striving to become friendlier to Muslims amid a steep increase in visitors from the Islamic world following the Japanese government’s relaxation of regulations for issuing visas.
An increase in private prayer rooms for Muslims, who pray...


Islam Finds Home among Latino Americans

 2013/12/28

For Jaime Fletcher, an American of Colombian origin, Islam came to him at a much unexpected moment in his life. 
“One night that I was with a friend of mine who I’d grown up with, after leaving a club and drinking,...


Paris mosque sparks fury over separation of sexes

 2013/12/28

Female worshipers at the Great Mosque of Paris, the oldest and most prestigious in the country, are demanding the right to pray alongside men following the mosque’s decision to separate the sexes.
After a ruling earlier this month, women must pray...


Muslim Staff at Marks and Spencer Can Refuse to Sell Alcohol and Pork

 2013/12/25

Muslim staff working for Marks & Spencer have been given permission to refuse to serve customers buying alcohol or pork products
Its policy decision has highlighted a split among the big food retailers over whether religious staff should be excused certain jobs.
In...


ISESCO calls for protection of Muslims in Central African Republic

 2013/12/25

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) called on the government of the Central African Republic to protect Muslim citizens from brutal prejudice at the hands of extremist Christian factions.
ISESCO in a communiqué released today warned against the barbaric treatment by radical...


Muftis Council Paving Way for Halal Industry Boom in Russia

 2013/12/25

With the rise of the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society of cosmopolitan cities and states, values and beliefs are not long limited to the borders of any given country.
 Perhaps, it could be argued, that 50 years ago non-Christian and non-Jewish religions...


5th Annual Arbaeen Medical Mission Serves in Karbala

 2013/12/22

For the fifth year in a row, Imamia Medics International (IMI) is coordinating a medical mission in Iraq for this Arbaeen.
IMI’s plans at Arbaeen this year include medical services in Karbala through 2 medical camps, one at Babel Qibla and the other in...


Karbala Incident Featured in New Vol. of Mali Shia Magazine

 2013/12/22

The 34th volume of “Sakina-Ashura” Magazine published by Shia Students Association in the Republic of Mali has been specified to discussions on Karbala incident in the French and Arabic languages.

Faiths Come Together to Celebrate Christmas

 2013/12/22

People of all faiths joined Friday prayers at the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford to celebrate the festive season.
Centre director and Imam Dr Taj Hargey dedicated friday’s prayers and sermon to mark the arrival of Christmas.
Organizers claimed it was the first...


Special Program on Demise Anniversary of Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Manchester

 2013/12/21

Islamic Center of Manchester plans to hold a special mourning ceremony on the occasion of the demise anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on January 1, 2014.
The martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hassan (AS), on the 28th day of Safar Month,...


US Muslim Children Harassed in Schools

 2013/12/21

A leading US Muslim advocacy group has released a new study showing that a high number of Muslim students in the US western state of California fall victims of bullying from classmates, teachers and administrators.
"I was bullied when I was in middle school,"...


No More Danish Muslims: Far-right Party

 2013/12/19

A far-right Danish party has announced plans to vote against a law that grants hundreds of Muslims the Danish citizenship, declaring that no more Muslims were welcomed in the Nordic country. 
“We think that too many people from Islamic countries and...


Martial Arts Attract Indian Muslim Girls

 2013/12/19

 A growing number of Indian Muslim girls has been joining self-defense programs to develop their marital skills, eyeing more opportunities for employment in the future.
 "I think every girl should learn the art of self...


Central Africa Republic Muslims, Christians Sow Peace Hopes

 2013/12/19

As sectarian violence rips Central Africa Republic, some regions in the capital Bangui remain as oases for coexistence and hope for an inclusive future for Muslims and Christians in the war-torn country. 
"Here, we have a mixture of populations that do...


Eminent Egyptian Quran Reciter Dies

 2013/12/17

According to a report published by the website of the Supreme Quran Council, Akasha died at the age of 65 in Egypt.
Born in 1948, he was a graduate of Al-Azhar Islamic University in the field of Islamic theology.
...


Pig’s head stuck on a spike outside Portsmouth Islamic school

 2013/12/17

The attack on the Madani Academy in Fratton has been branded ‘a despicable incident’ by the Islamic community.
The consumption of pork is forbidden for Muslims because it’s seen as an unclean animal.
Luthufur Rahman, who will...


English Premier League Fans Desecrate Quran

 2013/12/17

Two Middlesbrough fans have been suspended from matches after facing accusations of ripping up the Noble Quran during game against Birmingham city, as police announced an investigation on the alleged hate crime.
“We can confirm that, at this point, two individuals...


Islam in 2014 FIFA World Cup

 2013/12/14

Taking advantage of the media attention of the global event, Muslim organizations in Brazil are coordinating efforts to introduce the true message of Islam to millions of visitors during next year’s football world cup.
“Muslim associations are seeking to form a...


Hijab Liberated Me: Phillippinian Model

 2013/12/14

When Felixia Yeap received an offer to take photo shoots while donning Islamic hijab, according to her, the occasion gave her unprecedented feelings of protection, happiness and safety.
...


Aussies Denied Passports over Jihad ‘Fears’

 2013/12/13

Twenty Australian Muslim men have been denied their right to travel abroad after their country’s intelligence services canceled their passports over “fears” of having jihadi mentality.
"It is a 10-page letter saying I had a jihadi mentality ...  I have never been approached by...


Campaign Aims To Find the Seven Wonders of the Islamic World

 2013/12/13

From the Grand Mosque in Mecca to the Alhambra in Spain and the Imam mosque of Isfahan, Iran, the Muslim world boasts exquisite architecture reflecting the culture, message and history of Islam.
A campaign is now aiming to find the most stunning examples –...


Islamic Arts Museum Rolls Out Sprawling Calligraphy Show

 2013/12/13

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur celebrates its 15th anniversary with the Nun Wa Al Qalam – Contemporary Muslim Calligraphers exhibition that showcases a selection of over 100 artworks from the museum’s vast collection.
The ambitious and sprawling exhibition features the works...


UAE: 125 exhibitors for Sharjah halal expo

 2013/12/12

More than 125 of the world’s leading halal manufacturers and distributors from over 35 countries are set to take part in an upcoming halal exhibition and congress in Sharjah.
The second OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition & Congress will be held...


Texas Cowboy Finds Islam

 2013/12/12

“No one in Iraq believes me when I say I am a Muslim,” Allen, a an urban cowboy from Texas who turned Muslim, told The Islamic Monthly magazine on Monday, December 9. 
“They want proof so I recite Sura Fatiha,” he...


US Documentary Explores Mosque Problems

 2013/12/12

A new documentary film in America is discussing problems American Muslim younger generations face within mosques, finding themselves at odds with many places of worship that copy the culture of their parents’ homelands.
"Where is the young generation?" asks Imam Shamsi...


6 Palestinian Brothers Memorize Quran in 2 Months

 2013/12/10

According to Ma’an news agency, all of them memorized the Holy Book separately at the age of 10 and it took them just two months to learn it by heart.
Suleiman, 19, Ibrahim and Abir 18, Harun 16, Issa 14 and...


Michigan Students Try Hijab for a Day

 2013/12/10

Non-Muslims students at a Michigan university have been offered a chance to try hijab for the first time when their Muslim counterparts marked the university's hijab day earlier this month.
 
“It was pretty cool to meet people that wanted to try the...


1 dead, 2 injured in Australia mosque stabbing

 2013/12/09

Three elderly Muslim worshipers were stabbed outside a mosque in Australia’s Melbourne after attempting to prevent a young man, who was seemingly ‘agitated’, from entering the mosque.
One of the men, a 68-year-old Turkish national, was killed, while the other two...


Look At What Fox News Is Calling "Sharia Law"

 2013/12/09

Fox News incited Islamophobic fears in its reporting on a weekly swim class at a YMCA facility that ensures the privacy of Muslim girls learning to swim, framing it as evidence that "Sharia law is now changing everything." 
In October, a...


Canadian Imams Against Women Abuse

 2013/12/09

Building on two-year successes, Muslim imams have sent a strong message to Canadians during the Friday sermon that violence against women is unacceptable.
“Violence against women in the wider society is a reality and the Friday sermon brings the issue to...


Fire breaks out at Shiite mosque in Tanzania

 2013/12/07

At around 3am on Tuesday 26 November 2013, a fire broke out on the second floor of the Shia Ithna Asheri mosque in Kiponda Zanzibar, Tanzania. 
This area is usually used in the month of Ramadhan  for Quran recitation and amaals....


World Muslims Pray For Mandela

 2013/12/07

World Muslims worldwide have paid tribute to the late international icon Nelson Mandela, as South Africa Muslims called for prayers for the former president, his family and friends.
“The greatest gift one can give to a human being is freedom and...


Mosque leader appeals for calm after attack in Hull

 2013/12/07

Police have appealed for information about the attack on Imam Hafiz Salih. 
The leader of the Hull city mosque has appealed for his congregation not to take the law into their own hands after he was attacked by a man who...


Islamophobia on the Internet: Major new report exposes online hate targeting Muslims

 2013/12/05

The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI), an Australian charity dedicated to the growing problem of online hate, has announced the release of a major new report into the targeting of the Muslim community.
The report, Islamophobia on the Internet: The growth...


Man steals $1,500 from mosque in Boonton

 2013/12/05

According to police, the suspect apparently used a crowbar to get into the center. Once inside, he opened several donation boxes, removing a quantity of money – about $1,500 in cash.

British Mosques Go Green

 2013/12/04

"We see in the Qur’an how elevated the natural world is, compared to our traditional cost-profit conceptions of it, and this awareness of the divine nature of creation implies that we should protect it," political journalist and academic Myriam Francois-Cerrah told E2B Pulse, the UK...


Norway plans to create a HAM that Muslims can eat

 2013/12/04

Muslims in Norway will be able to follow local Christmas food traditions this year, after a butcher unveiled the country’s first halal reindeer meat.
Harry Dyrstad, owner of specialist wildlife abattoir Vilteksperten, north of Trondheim, enlisted the help of a certified...


Halal tourism more developed in non-Muslim countries

 2013/12/04

During the recent Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013, experts observed that the Halal travel and tourism industries in non-Muslim countries are doing much better than in Muslim countries and consequently asked the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to concentrate their focus on the potential of...


Islamic Media Finds Heart for US Muslim

 2013/12/03

Used for years as an excellent tool for Dawah activities, Islamic websites and social media have been proved as a perfect tool to gather support for the needy, after a successful campaign went viral to offer help for a Muslim heart transplant patient.
...


UK: Keighley Mosque in First Ever Open Day

 2013/12/03

Many youngsters and adults attended the event in Emily Street’s Markazi Jamia Mosque last Wednesday.
The gathering formed part of Interfaith Week, and was arranged by the Keighley Muslim Association (KMA) with support from Bradford Council’s Children’s Services through the Diversity...


US Muslims holds clothing drive campaign to help homeless

 2013/12/03

As the winter approaches, different Muslim groups across the US have launched special clothing drives to help the needy and homeless in different American states.
...


Annual Meeting of Strasburg Great Mosque Planned

 2013/12/02

According to mosquee-strasbourg website, “Religious Speech: Realities and Perspectives” will be the theme of this year’s three-day meeting.
The program will be attended by eminent figures from different parts of the world, particularly European countries.
The participants will discuss social and cultural aspects...


Hancock College Library to Unveil Islamic Culture Exhibit

 2013/12/02

The exhibit, a Muslim Journey Bookshelf that includes 25 books and four DVDs, will be featured in an Islamic cultural event Tuesday at the library.
Leslie Mosson, a librarian, said an endowment from the National Endowment for Humanities and the American Library Association will...


Malawi Christians Embrace ‘Healthy’ Halal

 2013/12/01

A growing number of Christians in Malawi have turned to use halal food, claiming it falls in line with the teachings of the Holy Bible which emphasizes on strict hygienic standards for “healthy living,” and opening a niche market for Muslim products.
...


Sri Lanka: Moratuwa university bans face veil

 2013/12/01

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. A.K.W. Jayawardane told the Colombo Gazette that two Muslim girls had made a request to be allowed to wear the face veil, which covers the face except the eyes.
However he said the students...


French veil ban upheld in controversial court case

 2013/12/01

A French court has upheld the controversial sacking of a childcare worker who wore a headscarf to work, as the European Court of Human rights begins to examine another woman’s challenge against France’s Islamic veil ban.
In a case that has...


Norway Food Safety Authority tightens halal control

 2013/12/01

Meat is classed as being halal after it has been blessed by a Muslim during the slaughtering process. The Council is pleased the FSA is helping them make sure the meat they are consuming is definitely halal.
The market for halal...


New Hostel to Open For Homeless Muslim Women in UK

 2013/12/01

The charity has said that around 100 Muslim women, aged between 18 to 72, have contacted them since their two other hostels in London and Birmingham opened last year. They will now open one in Manchester.
The entirely Muslim funded charity...


Int’l Quran Competition Concludes in Libya

 2013/11/29

The Libyan entrant, 20-year-old Abdul Warith Al-Yunsi, from Tajoura, won the first prize of LD 100,000.

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Scot Muslims Educate Pupils on Islam

 2013/11/29

A Muslim women resource center in Scotland has toured scores of classrooms around Scotland after being contacted by a Dundee school to correct students’ misconceptions about Islam.
“We want to build bridges to make children see we are not that different.” Safa Yousef, a...


Islamabad Islamic University to Hold International Conference on ‘Women Role in Muslim Societies’

 2013/11/29

Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue (IIIRD) of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), in collaboration with Riphah International University and International Muslim Women Union, is going to organize a two-day international conference on “...


Islamic Fashion Industry to Expand

 2013/11/27

Muslim consumer expenditure in the clothing/ fashion sector will soar to $322 billion by 2018, from an estimated $224 billion in 2012, said a report.

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Renowned Canadian Professors Don Hijab in Muslim Solidarity

 2013/11/27

Showing solidarity to the Muslim minority, two renowned Montreal professors have donned hijab in a protest against the proposed ban on religious symbols in the Parti Québécois' secular charter.

Edmonton Police Looking At Hijab Prototypes

 2013/11/25

Canadian police services are in the early stages of developing a hijab prototype for female police officers.
Although not approved at this time, the early police plans have looked at two prototypes for officers.
The first design is a black hijab with snaps...


Sideline Forums of Imam Sajjad (AS) Int’l Congress Planned

 2013/11/25

Secretary of Imam Sajjad (AS) International Congress announced that six forums have been planned on the sidelines of the program to be held with the participation of foreign scholars in different cities of Hormozgan Province.
Speaking at a press conference today, November 25, Ali...


Islamic Finance Int’l Conference Planned in Morocco

 2013/11/25

An international conference titled “fundraising by means of Islamic finance” will be held on December 12 and 13 in Morocco.
According to aufaitmaroc website, the program will be held with the participation of more than 100 executives and senior managers from 20 countries.
...


Oxford to Host Quranic Conference in August

 2013/11/25

The Fifth International Conference on the Quranic Studies is scheduled to be held in Oxford, Britain, on 4th August 2014.
Organized by the Oxford Quran Institute, the conference propounds topics of universal interest with an eye on more pressing areas in the modern times,...


Husseini Online Library Launched in Washington

 2013/11/20

An online library titled “Husseini Library” was launched in the first ten days of Muharram by the Islamic Center of Washington.

Maryland Muslims Denied `Eid Holidays

 2013/11/20

Muslim students in Montgomery County in the US eastern state of Maryland have lost their dreams of celebrating their feasts freely, after the county adopted a calendar for next school year that excluded Islamic holidays.
...


Sweden’s Azan Mosque Vandalized

 2013/11/20

In an unprecedented attack in tolerant Sweden, pig's trotters have been thrown into a mosque south of Stockholm after shattering windows of its main door.
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Iranian researcher presents new technology on electronic recording, replay of human touch

 2013/11/19

Researchers at Californian University along with an Iranian researcher Alireza Kargar have demonstrated a breakthrough in technology that could pave the way for digital systems to record, store, edit and replay information in a...


“Heart of the Quran” Translated into Urdu

 2013/11/19

Hojat-ol-Islam Mohammad Abdullahiyan, director general of the institute, said that the book “Heart of the Quran” has been translated into the Urdu language following the request made by Indian seminary students and scholars.
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UK Queen Hires Muslim As High Sheriff

 2013/11/19

The eye-catching nomination, yet to be announced, went to Charles 'Abd al-Mateen' John Pelham, the 8th Earl of Yarborough.

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Pakistan: Social Media including Facebook, Twitter to be checked over Shia-Sunni hatred fanning

 2013/11/18

After continuous fanning of hatred online ane offline after sectarian conflict in Rawalpindi, Federal government has decided to take action against spreading hatred on Social Media.

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Shia Muslims in London mark Ashura with special events

 2013/11/18

Following the commemoration of Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the Shia Muslim community in London has held a series of Events to raise awareness about his message and to counter negative perceptions of Muslims in...


Martyr Motahari Conference hold in London

 2013/11/18

Islamic Student Association of London with collaboration of the Islamic Centre of England and Shahid Motahari Institute carry out Shahid Motahari Conference on 17th November at Kanoon Towhid in London.

Quran radio, Most Popular in Morocco

 2013/11/16

This is according to statistics revealed by the Mitri Radio, Tanja7 website reported.

Based on the figures, Radio Quran has the most number of listeners among the radio stations in the North African...


Shiites in Holland Promoted Ashura Culture in Intresting Way

 2013/11/16

The youth of "Kawthar Cultural Institution" in an interesting way, began to promote Shiism and Ashura incident by distributing bottled water. 

They wrote about the story of Imam Hussain's...


Holy Quran Memorization Contest Begins in Dubai

 2013/11/15

The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai has inaugurated the 4th session of Holy Quran recitation and memorization contest at the licensed memorization centers.
Adel Juma Matar, Head of the Islamic Institutions Department, said the contest is part...


Iran designs nano-drug for anti-inflammatory, heart diseases

 2013/11/13

Iranian researchers have designed curcumin (original extract of turmeric) nano-drug at Mashhad Medical Sciences University which is to be mass produced in next three months.
The most important biologic effects of curcumin are its anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-oxidant effects.
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IUS organises blood donation campaign in Muharram

 2013/11/13

This week marks the start of Muharram and a time of remembrance of the ultimate sacrifice made by Imam Hussain. It is an inspiring time as we reflect on how we too can give back to our community. The annual Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign,...


Muslims Aid Typhoon-Hit Philippines

 2013/11/12

“Islamic Relief has provided an immediate grant of £50,000 and launched an emergency appeal to provide shelter, food and other essentials as the people of the Philippines struggle to rebuild their lives in the wake of what threatens to become the country’s worst natural disaster,”...


Visitors to Int’l Book Fair in Algeria Gifted Copies of Quran

 2013/11/12

Awqaf Minister Bu Abduallh Ghulamullah said more than 3000 copies of the Holy Book were distributed among the visitors, letempsdz website reported.

“Seerah Nabawi and Medicine” Int’l Congress: Paper Submission Deadline Extended

 2013/11/12

Hojat-ol-Islam Abdul Reza Mahmoudi, dean of the Islamic Teachings Department of Medical Sciences University in Shiraz, told IQNA that the international event is being planned in cooperation with different...


Kashmir Hosts Conference on Karbala

 2013/11/11

The conference is named after Karbala where Imam Hussein (AS) and 72 of his companions were martyred while fighting against tyranny in the year 680 A.D.
The conference was attended by a galaxy of academics, students, and scholars from different Islamic schools of thought.
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Symposium on Islamic Art, Culture in Palermo

 2013/11/11

Scholars from around the world are exploring the role of light in Islamic art and culture during the Fifth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, which started yesterday in Palermo, Italy.
Widely considered the pre-eminent conference regarding Islamic art and culture, the...


Rugby Star Embraces Islam

 2013/11/11

The 23-year-old announced his conversion in a mosque in Sydney but gave no further details, ajib website reported.

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Online Special Magazine on Ashura Published in Russia

 2013/11/10

A special magazine titled “School of Ashura” was published online by the Iranian Cultural Center in Moscow, Russia.

The e-magazine
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US loses voting rights at UNESCO over Palestine

 2013/11/10

Under UNESCO rules, the US had until Friday morning to resume funding or submit an explanation for its arrears.

 Neither happened and the US was losing its vote automatically, according...


Mecca' disco changes name amid Muslim protests

 2013/11/10

The Muslim community in the southern Italian city of Isernia has pressured owners of "The Mecca" nightclub to rename itself out of religious respect. Since critics took their complaints to the city council and the mayor, the club has...


US: Muslim workers say they were fired for praying

 2013/11/08

For more than three years, Mohamed Maow worked at DHL Global Mail in Hebron, Ky. He said he earned $11.57 an hour to sort mail and was paid time-and-a-half for overtime.

Teen Poet Sparks New Debate on Islam in Denmark

 2013/11/08

Yahya Hassan was about 10 years old when cartoonist Kurt Westergaard attracted passionate criticism from Muslims world-wide with his insulting cartoon. It ran in a Danish newspaper.
Hassan – the 18-year-old son of Palestinian immigrants who are Muslims – is now...


Missouri Muslims Fight World Hunger

 2013/11/07

Celebrating thirty years of helping the poor and vulnerable in Missouri, an Islamic center has distributed 30,000 packaged meals to children in need overseas to help end world hunger.

French smartphone app targets Islamophobia

 2013/11/07

The Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en France (the Collective against Islamophobia in France) on Monday launched a smartphone app to enable members of the French public to report anti-Muslim acts and speech.

Thousands Russian nationalists protest against Muslims

 2013/11/06

Thousands of Russian nationalists marched in Moscow on Monday in an annual show of anger against the presence of Muslim migrants, news agency STT reported quoting AFP and Reuters.
 
Police detained around 30 marchers for wearing masks or forbidden Nazi symbols, and...


World's First Underground Mosque in Turky

 2013/11/06

The first underground mosque has been constructed in Turkey’s Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, the building that has won the first place in the World Architecture Fest competition for religious places.
''Mosques are places to contemplate and pray,'' Mehmet Narin, the Mufti...


UK: Boy finds name of 'Allah' on last Crunchie chocolate biscuit in the packet

 2013/11/06

A schoolboy was stunned to find the word 'Allah' on the last chocolate biscuit in the packet.
Little Imran Abdur-Rahman, seven, spotted the Arabic letters in his Cadbury's Crunchie biscuit he was about to scoff.
Dad Mohammed,...


Top Papers of Velayat Int’l Forum Awarded

 2013/11/05

Gholamreza Farrokhimanesh and Jasem Musapur from Ahvaz, Mohammad Edris from Pakistan and Amin Mo’menzadeh Shushtari from Ahvaz were the first to the fourth-rank winners respectively.
Mohammadreza Pakbaz from Iran, Zahra Sheikhvand from the holy city of Qom, Seyyed Asef Kazemi from Afghanistan, Ahmad Savari...


Islamic Economy Workshop Planned in Senegal

 2013/11/05

According to aps.sn website, over 100 managers from the country's financial institutes and banks will get acquainted with principles of Islamic economy in the workshop, which will continue until November 8.
Coordination among financial institutes and banks in Senegal in order to provide services...


Kashmiri Shia Muslims want lifting of ban on Muharram processions

 2013/11/05

As the month of Muharram approaches, Shia Muslims in Indian-controlled-Kashmir are intensifying their campaign to demand the lifting of a ban on religious processions. The ban has been in place for more than two decades now, and forbids the Shias from...


New Zealand: First Maori Koran published

 2013/11/05

A Muslim elder in Auckland has launched the first Maori translation of the Koran, the holy book of the Islamic religion.
Shakil Ahmad Monir, 81, told Fairfax Media it took him six or seven years...


Los Angeles billboard ad to stay despite offending Muslims

 2013/11/04

A sleep aid company has attracted criticism for a billboard advert erected around the U.S. city of Los Angeles featuring a US soldier and a burqa-wearing Muslim woman intimately embracing each other.
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American soldier in the Vietnam War: "Islam gave me peace, happiness"

 2013/11/04

Life was good for Jay. He was living the American dream. He had served his country well as a young soldier in the Vietnam War. Now he was a mechanical engineer with a highly successful private firm. Happily married...


Islamic hotline to open in Mexico

 2013/11/04

WHY-ISLAM?, a hotline set up by Muslim volunteers in the United States to offer Islamic advice, information and support is now extending its service to the people of Mexico. The group also runs a website and distributes free literature....


Iran offers most thorough copy of Nahjul Balagha to UN Secretary General

 2013/11/04

Iran has offered an exquisite collection of the Nahjul Balagha, entailing speeches, letters and quotations by Imam Ali (PBUH), to Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.
The copy is provided by Sadegh Mousavi who spent about 20 years of...


Nigerian Movie Star 'Lizzy Anjorin' Reverts to Islam

 2013/11/04

Jolting millions of her fans, Nigerian screen diva Lizzy Anjorin has officially embraced Islam, a religion she said had always been her favorite from childhood but which she could not practice in deference to her father who was a Christian.
“I...


"Islamic Geometric Design” book published in UK

 2013/11/03

Following the successful release of his first book, “Islamic Geometric Patterns,” Eric Broug has published his second book, “Islamic Geometric Design,” which includes more than 800...


Turkey historic Blue Mosque minaret shifts for 5 centimeters

 2013/11/03

One minaret of the historic Sultanahmet Mosque in Istanbul, popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior, will be dismantled and rebuilt after it was discovered that the minaret had shifted five centimeters.
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London Muslim Students Pray in Rain

 2013/11/03

A London university Muslim students have raised concerns after being forced for the second week to pray in the rain in protest against inadequate resources for Muslim prayers on their campus.
"We really believe it's the university's responsibility," Queen Mary Student...


Islamic Finance Can Save the World

 2013/11/01

The UK's planned $323 million issue is largely a political move, meant to establish London as a major Islamic banking center. In an article for the Financial Times, the UK finance minister, George Osborne, wrote of the British government's desire to become "the first sovereign...


Nur Exhibition Shines Light on Islamic Art

 2013/11/01

Appropriately for a region that was once home to a Muslim polity that remains famous for its advances in art and learning, the southern Spanish area of Andalusia has begun showcasing a collection of Muslim art from across time and across the continents.
“Deriving...


Exhibition of Rare Islamic Objects Opens in Spain

 2013/10/31

 Appropriately for a region that was once home to a Muslim polity that remains famous for its advances in art and learning, the southern Spanish area of Andalusia has begun showcasing a collection of Muslim art from across time and across the continents.
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Hijab Row Returns to Turkish Parliament

 2013/10/31

Reviving a decade old debate, three Turkish lawmakers have announced their plans to attend parliament sessions in hijab, sparking secularists’ uproar and calls to protect the country’s ‘secularism’.
“I have completed my hajj duty and returned to Turkey wearing a headscarf,"...


Southern California Mosques Open Doors To Fight Islamophobia

 2013/10/30

Mosques from San Diego to Los Angeles opened their doors to people of all faiths on Sunday.  Now in its 12th year, Open Mosque Day is sponsored by the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California....


Islam and Shia Studies in French Academic Societies to Be Investigated

 2013/10/30

The program will begin at 1 p.m. local time at the center affiliated to the Supreme Council of Religions in Tehran with the participation of Yahya Bono, Shia French Islamologue. 
The center has announced that it is one of its main...


UK: Muslims Add Over £31 Billion To UK Economy

 2013/10/30

British Muslims contribute more than £31 billion to the UK economy and wield a spending power of £20.5 billion, a new report has found.
The paper from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) was published to highlight Muslims’ growing contribution to...


Muslim Fair in Brussels attracts thousands

 2013/10/29

A fair organized by Muslims in Belgian capital Brussels has attracted thousands of visitors at its stands mainly theming clothes, accessories, halal food and natural cosmetics as well as Rabia movement.

British PM Backs London Islamic Forum

 2013/10/29

He promised to show an expected 1,800 visiting politicians, financiers and businesspeople from 115 countries that the UK is a "first-class destination for trade and investment from the Islamic world and beyond". 
Among national leaders expected to attend this week's gathering...


Legislation on Halal Items Urged

 2013/10/28

In a statement, the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said the government must assist the schools of thoughts engaged in carrying out research and awareness about Halal products.
A four-member delegation from Thailand’s...


Islam Gave Me Happiness: NZ Rugby Star

 2013/10/28

"I wouldn't be half the man I am today without my faith," New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams said in a BBC video.
Four years in union, including a World Cup win, six professional victories as a boxer, William’s conversion to Islam...


German researcher calls for better understanding of Quran in Europe

 2013/10/26

The German researcher of Quran has said that the book is a magnificent literary work which has not yet been viewed as a cultural work. She said the book is of great significance to Germany and other European countries given the large number...


US Muslims invite non-Muslims to tour mosques

 2013/10/26

In an ongoing effort to dispel misconceptions about Islam, 23 mosques will open their doors Sunday to the non-Muslim community.Visitors will get a peek inside a mosque, meet Muslims and eat cultural food, but “most importantly of all, figure out ways in which...


Large mass grave found in Bosnia, mostly Muslims

 2013/10/26

 A large mass grave, believed to hold the ethnic cleansing victims of Srebrenica massacre during the 1995-1992 war, has been found in Bosnia, officials say.According to Bosnia's Institute for Missing Persons the mass grave was discovered in the village of Tomasica...


Ukraine: Unique Copy of Quran Found in Volyn

 2013/10/26

Media reported that employees of Ostrog Museum found the discovery in their museum where it was stored for 20 years, until academics became interested in manuscript. As it turned out, the copy of the Quran is extremely valuable. According to experts, the manuscript...


British Kids Should Be Forced to Learn about Religious Beliefs

 2013/10/24

The Council said in a report that it should also be made compulsory for older kids to learn how to enter discussions about more philosophical issues such as ‘does God exist?’ and ‘where did the universe come from?’. This requires primary school children to visit...


First Calgary Muslim Mayor Naheed Nenshi Wins Reelection Bid

 2013/10/24

Official reports showed that 41-year-old Nenshi easily won a second term with 74 percent of the vote in Monday’s civil election in Calgary.
“The secret of our success in this community is very simple. We’ve learned a basic truth that evades...


New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

 2013/10/23

New York City is likely to start giving students time off to observe Muslim holy days Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha starting next year in honor of the estimated 13 percent of Muslims among its...


“Fitna” Producer Performs Hajj After Converting to Islam

 2013/10/23

Accepting Islam several months ago, Arnoud van Doorn, a former anti-Islam activist who produced a derogatory film wrongly portraying Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said he has found peace and tranquility while performing hajj this year. “I found myself among these faithful hearts. I...


1,000 women to work in Grand Mosque

 2013/10/22

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, head of the General Presidency of the Holy Mosques Affairs, has instructed officials to hire 1,000 female guides to help out women visitors at the Grand Mosque.
The Director of Women Guides Department, Sheikh Adel Al-Hamdan, said the presidency has given...


German Translation of “Imam Ali’s (AS) Mystical Life” Published in Frankfurt

 2013/10/22

A German translation of the book “Imam Ali’s (AS) Mystical Life” was unveiled earlier this month at the International Book Fair in Frankfurt.
The book was translated...


Lessons on Muslim unity can be learned through Hajj: the head of the Islamic Centre of England

 2013/10/21

Hujjat al-Islam Abdol-Hossein Moezi, the representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, in...


Americans performing Hajj attacked by Salafi extrimists

 2013/10/21

A group of Americans visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj were threatened and attacked earlier this week on Oct. 16 by a...


Pakistani man walks 6,387 km to reach Mecca for Hajj

 2013/10/19

 A Pakistani Muslim, hoping to deliver the message of peace, has walked 6,387 kilometres to reach the holy city of Mecca to perform Hajj.

Malaysian court rules against non-Muslims’ use of 'Allah' word

 2013/10/19

A Malaysian court has ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to God, overturning a 2009 lower court ruling, according to BBC News.

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Malaysia: Star Cruise opens Halal restaurant for Muslims

 2013/10/19

Holidays aboard a cruise ship are hardly new in the tourism industry, but somehow, it has yet to attract much attention from Muslim tourists, particularly from Malaysia.

Moscow's Large Muslim Community Faces Violence, Suppression

 2013/10/18

MOSCOW — Moscow is now home to 2 million Muslims - more than any other city in Europe.
 
So when the faithful gathered Tuesday for the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday, tens of thousands of men unrolled their prayer mats on...


Quranic Sciences, Main Theme of Books Presented by Iran at Frankfort Book Fair

 2013/10/18

Managing Director of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute Mohammad Azimi made the remark in an interview with IQNA, adding...


Study: Wearing Hijab Helps Body Confidence

 2013/10/17

The research, conducted by Dr Viren Swami from the University of Westminster and colleagues...


Nigerian Pastor’s Daughter Finds Islam

 2013/10/17

The conversion of a pastor’s daughter in Nigeria’s mainly Christian South-eastern region has ignited a row between Nigeria’s...


Islamic Websites Hacked In Russia

 2013/10/15

The Council of Russian Muftis says its websites have been attacked by hackers just as Muslims around the world celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday, which marks the end of the hajj. 
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US: Muslim families pushing school holidays for Islamic holy days

 2013/10/15

Muslim students in Montgomery County are being urged to stay home on Tuesday, October 15 and instead celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of Islam's holiest days.
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Ireland: New Islamic Cultural Centre opens in Cork city

 2013/10/15

The centre was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Catherine Clancy. An open day followed which enabled locals to tour the centre and learn more about its work. 

Internet makes religious sacrificing in Indonesia easier

 2013/10/14

Thanks to technology, Muslims all over Indonesia can now perform their religious obligations on the Islamic Day of Sacrifice, or Idul Adha, in much simpler ways.

25,000 British pilgrims expected to perform Hajj this year

 2013/10/13

About 25,000 people from the United Kingdom are expected to perform the hajj pilgrimage this year.

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US students simulate Hajj journey

 2013/10/12

 “Congratulations… You've just arrived in the holy city of Makkah," Mahmoud Gomaa, vice principal of the American Youth Academy, told students of First graders standing under a model airplane. 
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Crimea authority prohibited to photograph for passport in headdress

 2013/10/12

Crimean Muslim League "Insaf " urged the authorities to contribute to solving the problems of the ban on pasting pictures in a headscarf in passport and driver 's license.

Pakistan Muslims Protect Churches

 2013/10/11

Muslims linked their arms to from a symbolic human shield around the church to express their “defiance to the extremist forces and solidarity with the minorities,” the Express Tribune reported on Sunday, October 6. 
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Malaysia to Host 8th Islamic Tourism Exhibition in Nov

 2013/10/11

Selangor Matta Chairman Datuk Helmi Daud said the target was based on the 20,000 visitors expected to visit the exhibition and sign up for the umrah package during the exhibition at Anggerik Mall here. 
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New Jersey Banks Remove Posters Banning Hijab

 2013/10/10

The posters had an image of a woman wearing hijab (head scarf), along with images of a woman in sunglasses, a man in a hard-hat, and a man wearing a cap. 

French Campus Trains Muslim Imams

 2013/10/10

 “It will become the standard for Islam in France and Europe,” Saban Kiper, socialist councilor in the Strasbourg municipality told Libération, ANSA reported on Tuesday, October 8. 

Nahj-ul-Balaqa in Serbian Unveiled in Belgrade

 2013/10/10

The information website of the Majlis, Ali Larijani who is in Serbia unveiled the translation in a ceremony on October 7. 

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Eid Al-Ghadir to Be Celebrated in Germany

 2013/10/08

The ceremony will be organized in Mainz city with the participation of representatives from about 80 Shia centers of the country. 

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UK Schools Failing in Religious Education

 2013/10/08

According to a study by the schools watchdog Ofsted, six in ten schools are failing to teach the subject properly as they are not “realizing” its full potential. 

Moscow bans alcohol sales during Eid al-Adha holiday

 2013/10/07

Moscow government prohibited the sale of alcohol near Soboraya and Istoricheskaya mosques during the celebration of Eid al-Adha holiday, RIA Novosti news agency reports with reference to the representative of the Prefecture of the Central...


Muslim-Run Women’s Gym Causes Stir in France

 2013/10/07

France hosts the biggest Muslim minority in Europe, with 5 million living within its borders. With municipal elections approaching, immigration issues look set to increase the popularity of the far-right. 

Iran Ready to Ink MoU with US on Starting Direct Flights

 2013/10/05

 Iran's Civil Aviation Organization is ready for signing an MoU between the two countries, Pahlavani said on Wednesday.

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China: 20 tons of pig meat sold as halal to Muslims

 2013/10/05

 Muslims in the Shaanxi province of China are furious after discovering that what they believed were halal beef products were actually pork.

Council on American-Islamic Relations offers advice for US Hajj pilgrims

 2013/10/04

US-based advocacy group the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it is offering guidance for US travellers taking part in the pilgrimage to Mecca or Haj taking place in mid-October.

Germany: Islam to be recognized officially in Lower Saxony

 2013/10/04

Following the suit of Bremen and Hamburg, the government of Lower Saxony in Germany has recognized Islam as an official religion in the district, confirming that Muslims were a key part in the society.
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Mr. Bean converted to Islam

 2013/10/04

The world-famous British comedian Rowan Atkinson, who is the creator of an amazing figure of Mr. Bean, have converted to Islam. 

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Hosts Exhibition of Pages of Quran

 2013/10/02

Drawing upon the MFA’s rich collection of loose pages from Qurans dating from medieval to modern times, this exhibition showcases 25 examples, illustrating their significance as masterful and sacred works of art and exploring how...


Quranic Courses in French Mosque

 2013/10/01

According to the Pageshalal website, the mosque’s board members said the courses will be held in the near future. 

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Turkey Ends Hijab Ban

 2013/10/01

 “It is not a rational to expect this package to meet all the problems of the country, although we wish we could do this,” Erdoğan said at a press conference in Ankara, Hurriyet Daily News...


London Conference Highlights Destruction of Islamic Heritage Sites

 2013/10/01

Takfiri militants fighting President Bashar al Assad have repeatedly threatened to destroy the Damascus Shrine of Sayedah Zaynab, the granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad.

Azerbaijani Bank Launches Europe’s 1st Islamic Credit Card

 2013/09/29

During the presentation of the card on Wednesday, IBA Islamic Banking Department head Behnam Gurbanzade said the card will be released into circulation in the near future. The cost of the card is 40 manats,...


Religious Cinema, Best Means to Confront Islamophobia in West

 2013/09/29

Abdullah Jacques Chartier, head of the French Society of Shia Muslim Converts, added that speeches by politicians, scholars and even Muslim thinkers in Europe are helpful in reducing Islamophobic activities but arts, especially religious cinema, can play a much more effective role. 
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Halal Food Festival Begins in London

 2013/09/29

As the Muslim community who resides in the United Kingdom increases with each passing day, a three day consumer food show dedicated to mainly halal foodies launched in ExCel, London's international exhibition and convention centre, with the attendance of more than 100 exhibitors from all...


Germany gets first Muslim MP

 2013/09/25

BERLIN: A Senegal-born chemist has become Germany’s first black federal lawmaker, and a woman of Turkish origin has become the first Muslim elected to Parliament from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party, officials said on Monday.Although nearly one...


Fewer Dutch Muslims head for Mecca

 2013/09/25

The number of Dutch Muslim pilgrims planning to make a trip to Mecca this year has almost halved because of the economic crisis, Trouw reports on Wednesday.

The 16...


Iran President Rouhani Skips UN Luncheon over Alcohol

 2013/09/25

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has skipped a lunch banquet hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon because alcohol was served at the tables.The announcement has been made on Tuesday by Iranian officials who are accompanying the Iranian...


Imam Khamenei Reiterates Iran's Opposition to N. Weapons

 2013/09/18

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei once again underscored Iran's firm and steadfast opposition to the possession, production and use of the nuclear weapons, and stressed that Tehran doesn’t pursue such weapons, not for the...


A British biggest college lifts ban on Muslim face veils

 2013/09/18

One of Britain’s biggest colleges on Friday dropped a ban on Muslim face veils after thousands of people signed a petition against the rule.Birmingham Metropolitan College said on Facebook it would change its policy to allow ''individuals...


UK Prime Minister would support a ban on Muslim veils at his children's school

 2013/09/16

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said that Mr Cameron supports the right of schools to set their own uniform policies following a row over a Birmingham college’s decision to ban veils.

Germany’s court enforces Muslim girls to swim with boys

 2013/09/12

 In Leipzig Germany, the highest court of the country has given decision that Muslim girls must be given swimming lessons along with fellow male classmates. 

Imam Khamenei Considers Syria Crisis as Chapter of Western Domination Attempts

 2013/09/12

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei considered that the Syrian and the Bahraini crises are part of the Western attempts to dominate over the region.

Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance kicks off in Istanbul

 2013/09/10

The 9th Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance has today kicked off in Istanbul. Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan told APA that two-day event is being held by the...


Hijab Exhibition for Children and Teenagers in Russia

 2013/09/10

The Office for Muslims’ Affairs in the province will organize the exhibition with the aim of encouraging the younger generation to use the Islamic wearing. 

Halal Food Served in Japanese Airport

 2013/09/07

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Now they can eat noodles with everyone else. In July the kitchen at The U-don,...


Inauguration of First mosque in Dundee, Scotland

 2013/09/07

University of Dundee has inaugurated a mosque to promote dialogue among various religions and enlightenment of Islamic culture in the society.

Mirza Al-Shaiq the head of academic board...


Scotland Mosque Promotes Understanding

 2013/09/05

"I am delighted that the mosque has been completed,” Mirza Al-Sayegh, a member of Al-Maktoum Foundation’s board of trustees and chairman of the college board, told The BBC on September 2. 
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Mohammed most popular name in Milan

 2013/09/05

The name of holy prophet of Islam, Mohammed, has become the most popular name for small business owners in the Italian city of Milan.

Int’l Conference on “Holy Prophet (PBUH) and World of Islam” in Malaysia

 2013/09/03

An international conference about the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and future developments in the world of Islam will be held on January 16, 2014 by Iranian Cultural Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mosque Kitchen Open Doors to Scots

 2013/08/31

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Setting up a unique model, a Scottish mosque has opened the doors of its restaurant, planned...


Rare Islamic Manuscripts Stolen from Al-Azhar Library

 2013/08/29

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, the sheikh of Al-Azhar, has held the Mirath (heritage) Library’s officials responsible for the incident and given their name to Egypt’s prosecutor general, Al-Misriyun daily reported. 

Thousands to Rally in London, Edinburgh Today to Protest at Military Action against Syria

 2013/08/29

The event is set for 5 to 7 pm local time on Downing Street, Westminster.

Prayer Rooms in Moscow Airports

 2013/08/29

The airports’ officials have made the decision after receiving requests from a large number of Muslim passengers. 
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Muslim Charity Top Ranked in US

 2013/08/26

 "This is a proud moment for all American Muslims." President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Naeem Baig said in a statement, congratulating Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD)...


Malawi Muslims Mobilized for Politics

 2013/08/26

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Anticipating the looming elections, a leading Islamic organizing has been encouraging Malawi Muslims to participate...


Irish Muslim Harassed For Praying in Park

 2013/08/26

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - "We were praying peacefully. We were not chanting or causing any disturbance to the public,”...


Kids’ Islamic Books Offer Rare Education

 2013/08/24

"My passion was teaching children, but I realized there was no coordinated material and lessons were just written for general audiences," Husain A. Nuri told Times of Oman on Tuesday, August 20. 
“I knew I needed to do something.” 
...


“Divine Words” Course to Be Held at London University

 2013/08/22

Tajweed, the art of reciting the Quran with articulation is an essential science derived from the Quran that has sadly become something of a lost tradition especially in the UK. Many Muslims were not taught to recite the Quran with the correct rules of Tajweed...


Quran Reading Competition among Blind to Be Held in Grozny

 2013/08/22

It will be conducted on 24 August at the Russian Islamic University named after Kunta-Haji Kishiev. 

Malaysian Man and Woman Charged Just for Possessing Shiite Books

 2013/08/22

Two Malaysian people, including a homeopathy practitioner, were charged under the Perak Criminal (Syariah) Enactment 1992 for alleged involvement in banned Shia teachings.
Dr Nur Azah Abdul Halim, 41, and Mohammad Ridzuan Yusof, 31, were charged at the Lower Syariah Court...


Prophet Muhammad’s Life on American TV

 2013/08/20

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - “As major polls by Gallup, Pew, and others have reported, astonishing numbers of Americans, as well as Europeans, are not only ignorant of Islam but have deep fears and prejudices towards their Muslim populations,” said John Esposito, professor of Islamic...


Swedish stand in solidarity with Muslim women

 2013/08/20

An attack on a pregnant veiled Muslim woman last week in Stockholm has triggered calls on Swedish women of all religious affiliations to don hijab on Monday, August 19, in a show of support to Muslim rights.
“We want people to...


Australian Islamic schools booming

 2013/08/18

The number of Islamic schools in NSW has tripled over the past 15 years to 22. And, while the number of students in the state’s public schools dropped slightly over the past decade, the student population of Islamic schools has doubled to more than 10,000.
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Grand Ayatollah Makarem: We are concerned about the future of Egypt

 2013/08/18

(Ahlul Bayt N

Int’l Islamic Tourism Exhibition Planned in Tunisia

 2013/08/18

The country’s Tourism Ministry will organize the exhibition in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on April 23-26, 2014, kapitalis website reported. 
Tunisian Tourism...


Muslim leaders in France fear surge in attacks

 2013/08/18

Anti-Muslim incidents have risen steadily in recent years in France, home to Europe’s largest Islamic minority, according to the Committee against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), which blames anti-Muslim rhetoric by far-right politicians.
A far-right activist said such violence had been provoked...


Encyclopedia of Fatemi Culture" to Be Unveiled

 2013/08/16

 A six-volume "Encyclopedia of Fatemi Culture" will be unveiled in the near future by Research Center of Islamic Culture and Thought.

Mursi Loyalists in Egypt Call for New Friday Rallies

 2013/08/16

Mursi supporters called for marches to begin after the Muslim Friday prayers at noon (around 1000 GMT) as the nation rested on the second day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Int’l Halal expo to be held in Dagestan

 2013/08/14

Organized by the Dagestani Muslim Spiritual Board and Government of the Republic, "Caspian Halal Expo 2013" International exhibition, will be held in Dagestan.

Bahrainis to protest outside UK PM office and Hyde Park

 2013/08/14

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Mohammad most popular name in London in 2012

 2013/08/14

Muhammad is now the most popular male newborn name in London and the second most popular baby boy name in Britain, figures from Britain’s Office for National Statistics (NOS) show.
There were a total 1292...


British Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned recent attacks targeting mosques and Muslims

 2013/08/12

Seeking to calm worried Muslims, British Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned recent attacks targeting mosques and Muslims, announcing that a high-level taskforce against extremism is set focus on violence against Muslim at its next meeting.
“I condemn these attacks absolutely,...


Serial car bombs kill nearly 70, injure 200 in Iraqi capital

 2013/08/11

Sixty-nine people have been killed and 200 others wounded in a series of car bombs in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, while Iraqis were celebrating Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Iraqi authorities said some nine blasts rocked mostly Shia neighborhoods on...


Serial car bombs kill nearly 70, injure 200 in Iraqi capital

 2013/08/11

Sixty-nine people have been killed and 200 others wounded in a series of car bombs in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, while Iraqis were celebrating Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Iraqi authorities said some nine blasts rocked mostly Shia neighborhoods on...


India Prayers flow to Swalath

 2013/08/07

Hundreds of thousands of India Muslims are expected to flow to Swalath Nagar in Malappuram district of Kerala on Sunday, August 4, to mark laylat ul-qadr (the Night of Power) with special prayers, deemed the largest in the world after Makkah and Madinah.
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Islam Grows in Multicultural Pittsburgh

 2013/08/06

A growing number of Pittsburgh residents from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds are reverting to Islam, saying Islam agreed with them on a deep, intuitive level.

President Rohani urges West to stop using language of sanctions with Iran

 2013/08/05

 “I say candidly that if you want a proper response, speak to Iran not with the language of sanctions but with the language of respect,” Rohani said in his inauguration ceremony in...


Islam Flourishes in Mexico

 2013/08/05

 “It’s growing fast, incredibly fast,” Said Louahabi, a Moroccan national who arrived in Mexico City in 1994, told Fox News Latino. 
...


Muslim Charity Feeds Paris Homeless

 2013/08/05

Over the past two decades, an Islamic charity has been serving a special meal for Muslim and non-Muslims during the holy fasting month of Ramadan where volunteers serve thousands of Paris poor and...


Indonesian People, Staunch Supporters of Quds and Palestinians

 2013/08/01

 This is according to Ali Al-Reza who is in charge of Indonesia’s pavilion in the Quran and Culture of Nations Section of the 21st International Holy Quran Exhibition. 

Imam Khamenei: West Unable to Derail Islamic Movement

 2013/08/01

Ayatollah Khamenei, during a meeting with Iranian students in Tehran on Sunday, referred to the Islamic Awakening in the region as a "very important issue that cannot be ruined by the West's antitheses".

Islam Shaped US Character: Obama

 2013/07/30

"As the Qur’an teaches, whoever does an atom's weight of good will sees its results," Obama said in remarks before the iftar and cited by The Hill congressional newspaper. 

Qadr Night Ceremony Held in Frankfurt

 2013/07/30

On the occasion of Qadr Nights, a ceremony was held on July 27 in Frankfurt, Germany, by the Islamic Center of the city.
The program included Quran recitation by Hassan Sadeqi, a speech presented by Hojat-ol-Islam Mohammad Hussein Azimi and congregational...


150 People Killed, Thousands Injured in Rival Clashes across Egypt

 2013/07/28

The casualty figures were released by Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian medical sources. 
The clashes broke out after Morsi's supporters gathered in Cairo’s Nasr City district on Friday, demanding his reinstatement. 
Mass rallies were held in response to...


Sunnis and Shiites hold Iftar get-together in capital of Russia

 2013/07/28

Shia community in Russia hosted Iftar get-together on Thursday, the 26th July-2013 in Moscow.
"The purpose of this event is to maintain the unity between Sunnis and Shiites," the head of the Shia community in Russia said.
...


US Companies Make Ramadan Easier

 2013/07/26

Making life easier for Muslim employees, a number of Washington companies are making efforts to accommodate the religious minority prayers and iftar during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
“When the Muslims who work in our company are having their daily...


Iranian Writer: "My book is a souvenir of peace"

 2013/07/25

Poupeh Mahdavi Nader was the first Muslim female cyclist going around the world with the motto: "In the name of love, friendship and global peace.” 
She started her journey some ten years ago in April, 2003 in order to gather support...


Ramadan connects Nigeria’s faiths

 2013/07/25

Seeking better communication with the government, Nigeria Muslims have launched an enlightenment program during the holy fasting month of Ramadan to enhance healthy interfaith relations in their community.
The program is to “deepen healthy community relations between Muslims and their neighbors...


US Muslims share Ramadan virtues

 2013/07/23

Sharing the spiritual experience of Ramadan fasting, Muslims in the southernmost US state of Connecticut have organized their annual Ramadan iftar, celebrating the holy month’s customs and values with their community of all faiths.
"It's hard, but we're used to it," Anyssa Dhaouadi, a...


Tunisia to Host Forum on Quds and Global Zionism

 2013/07/22

According to the General Office of Public Relations and Information of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), Sadeq Ramezani Golafzani, Iranian cultural attaché in Tunisia said that the program will be held on August 2. 
He said that the forum...


Muslim and non Muslims joins Qur’an festival in London

 2013/07/22

London Qur’an festival makes use of the holy book of Islam to gather prominent Muslim figures from different countries and promote the message of peace and kindness between followers of different religions and those of Islam.
Translation of the divine book...


Islamic Studies Institute Established in Belgium

 2013/07/22

Jean-Claude Marcourt, Higher Education Minister in the region, said the institute is a non-governmental one, rtbf website reported. 
He said it is aimed at preventing radical ideologies from entering the country and pave the way for interactions between Belgium’s Muslims and...


The Quran on Mountains

 2013/07/19

A book entitled Earth is a basic reference textbook in many universities around the world.  One of its two authors is Professor Emeritus Frank Press.  He was the Science Advisor to former US President Jimmy Carter, and for 12 years was the President...


Naming of Muslim student to University of California board stirs controversy

 2013/07/19

The University of California appointed a Muslim American woman as a student member of its governing board on Wednesday in a move opposed by Jewish groups that objected to her pro-Palestinian activism.
Sadia Saifuddin, a 21-year-old social welfare major at the...


RAMADHAN 1434 AH/2013 AT THE ISLAMIC CENTRE OF ENGLAND

 2013/07/18

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Muslims from various nationalities are celebrating the holy month of Ramadhan at the Islamic Centre of England.

Muslims from various nationalities are celebrating the holy month of Ramadhan at the Islamic Centre of England. Hojatul Islam valmoslemin Moezi the Chairman of the...


Calligraphic artworks to go under hammer in Tehran

 2013/07/17

A collection of calligraphy works and Qur’anic art pieces created by Iranian calligraphy masters are to be auctioned at the capital city of Tehran.
The event will be the second auction of calligraphy works after the first edition...


Ramadan blessings shower Moroccan youthc

 2013/07/17

Seeing Ramadan as an opportunity to revitalize their souls, Moroccan youth await the holy month to get closer to Allah and find serenity and inner peace.
“It's a spirit that ought to continue after the...


Egyptian Muslim, Christians have “Unity Iftar” in London

 2013/07/17

Some prominent religious and political figures from Egypt and UK attended the ceremony that was held by Egyptian Coptic Christians to stress the unity among different religions in Egypt. 

Iran: Experts from 27 Countries at ‘Culture of Nations’ Section of Quran Exhibition

 2013/07/15

Islamic experts from 27 countries are present at the Culture of Nations Section of the 21st International Holy Quran Exhibition. 
they provide visitors with information about their culture, and clarify different aspects of Quranic lifestyle in their country. 
...


Canada: Especially Long Days of Ramadan Set to Begin for Ottawa Muslims

 2013/07/15

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Mid-winter is the easiest; by late afternoon a person is free to eat. July is a different story, with days that are both hot and long. Imagine not drinking even water from dawn until almost 9 p.m. 
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US Muslims gather around iftar tables

 2013/07/15

The holy month of Ramadan begins Tuesday in some countries and Muslim-Americans of diverse backgrounds and national origins will be gathering in Islamic centers across the United States to worship and celebrate their faith.
Muslims around the world observe Ramadan with...


UK Muslims share Ramadan with homeless

 2013/07/15

"We want this Ramadan campaign to challenge some of the misconceptions people have about Islam,” Omar Salha, an alumnus of the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), said. 

Canada: Muslim Hand for Hamilton Poor in Ramadan

 2013/07/11

"We know what it's like to be hungry,” Tahirah Seta, a 16-year-old Muslim student, told The Spec newspaper on Sunday, July 7. 
“But we always know that we are going to have food on the table at the end of the...


Two different iftars in Turkey Taksim square

 2013/07/11

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Turkish police allowed thousands of protesters who have been trying to block the redevelopment of a park in Istanbul to break their Ramadan fast on Tuesday before resuming efforts to get them to leave the area.
...


Football Star 'Frederic Kanouté' Helps Disabled Muslim to Fast

 2013/07/11

Former Premier League super striker Frederic Kanouté has volunteered to help a disabled British Muslim man pay his extra care to ensure he can properly observe the holy month of Ramadan.
"I feel very humbled that someone like Freddie Kanouté has...


Ramadhan 1434 LH (2013) Announcement

 2013/07/10

Thursday the 11th of July will be declared as the first day of Ramadhan According to the decree (Fatwa) of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei, in the UK.

In the name of Allah...


Muslim Culture on English Football Pitches

 2013/07/09

"Arsenal would prefer me to not fast, but they understand this is a special moment for me and they try to accommodate things to make me better," Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby, 27, told BBC Sport on Friday, July 5. 
Newcastle United...


Shia, Sunni Scholars Conference: Fatwas which allow Muslim bloodshed have nothing to do with any Sharia origin

 2013/07/06

Chairman of the Levant ( Bilad al-Sham ) Union, Scholar Mohammad Tawfik al-Bouti said that the takfiri fatwas which allow shedding the Muslim blood and instigate sedition among them have nothing to do with any sharia origin, but they came in response to personal malice...


Over thousand Uzbek pilgrims to visit Islamic holy places during Umrah Ramadan 2013 season

 2013/07/06

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Some 1,183 pilgrims from Uzbekistan to visit Islamic holy places during the Umrah Ramadan 2013 season from July 18 to August 10, 2013, the press service of Uzbekistan's Religious Affairs Committee reported on Thursday.
According to...


British TV to Broadcast Call to Fajr Prayer Throughout Ramadan

 2013/07/04

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The plans, which start on the first day of Ramadan on 9 July, have been fiercely defended by the broadcaster, who say that the channel gives "a voice to the under-represented."
The broadcast will be heard...


Largest Ramadan bazaar in Putrajaya - Malaysia

 2013/07/04

The Putrajaya Ramadan Festival is set to be the largest bazaar to be held at the Federal administrative capital.
Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) president Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat said it would be the first large scale bazaar organised by the corporation.
...


Prophet ads show Islam image in Australia

 2013/07/02

 "This is a response to misinformation,” Diaa Mohamed, founder of Mypeace organization, which is working to build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims, said. 
“Not many (Australians) are aware of who the Prophet is and why we regard him so highly and...


Islamic Radio Launched in France

 2013/07/02

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - According to www.islam365.fr, the radio broadcasts programs in French about different aspects of Islam and Islamic beliefs. 

US Muslim Civil Rights Organization Publishes Guidebook on Sharing Ramdan with Others

 2013/06/30

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States has urged Muslim communities nationwide to reach out to their neighbors of all beliefs and backgrounds by encouraging them to organize an interfaith "iftar," or fast-breaking meal, during...


Britain Bans Anti-Islam Bloggers

 2013/06/30

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - “I welcome the home secretary's ban on Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from entering the country,” Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said. 
“This is the right decision.” 
“The...


German aid workers ‘kidnapped’ in Syria

 2013/06/30

German aid group Gruenhelme says three of its members who had been reported missing in Syria for more than 45 days have been kidnapped in Idlib Province.
“It has been 45 days since three members and employees of Gruenhelme were kidnapped overnight on May...


Egypt shocked by brutal killings of several Shia Muslims

 2013/06/25

 An angry mob killed four Egyptian Shias in the town of Abu Muslam, close to the capital Cairo on Sunday. Horrifying images and videos have surfaced on the internet showing an angry mob of several hundred outside a prominent Shia Shiekh's house. The...


Displaced Shias relocated from Indonesia sports facility

 2013/06/25

Officials on Thursday (June 20th) began relocating 160 Shia Muslims who had taken refuge in a sports facility after attacks on their villages forced them from their homes nine months ago in the Sampang Regency of Madura...


Iranian researchers develop non-medical method to treat children with ADHD

 2013/06/25

Iranian scientists at Tehran University have designed a software for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which is able to boost their auditory attention.
Afiyeh Sareli, an MS student in Physical education, has designed and presented...


Muslims Sue New York Police over Spying

 2013/06/23

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - "When a police department turns law-abiding people into suspects because they go to a mosque and not a church or a synagogue, it violates our Constitution's guarantees of equality and religious freedom," Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties...


Million man protest hits 100 Brazilian cities

 2013/06/23

The mounting pressure on the government of President Dilma Rousseff in the face of the biggest street protests the South American country has seen in 20 years prompted her to cancel a trip to Japan planned for next...


French Muslims anxious after attack leads to miscarriage ý

 2013/06/23

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Two years after France passed its so-called “anti-burqa law”, the nation’s Muslim community is rallying around a woman who was beaten by fascists so severely that she suffered a miscarriage. Her attackers tried to pull off her head covering, but it was only...


Japan Satisfies Halal Appetite

 2013/06/23

“Halal foods are currently delivered only within the 23 wards of Tokyo, but we want to expand the delivery area,” a member of the Halal Deli’s staff told The Japan Times on Friday, June 21. 
Halal Deli is one of new...


Thousands of protesters in France after attacks on Muslim women

 2013/06/19

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the town hall in Argenteuil near Paris on Friday of last week. They were enraged and upset after a series of racist attacks against Muslim women.
Rabia, a young woman...


Police Hijab Ban Saddens Indonesia Muslims

 2013/06/19

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - “The opportunity to become a member of the police force should be equal, including for Muslim women who wear hijabs,” Poengky Indiarti, the executive director of rights watchdog Imparsia, said. 
“It’s discrimination if only female members...


Iranˈs election proves religious democracy

 2013/06/19

Chairman of the Islamic Committee of Russia Heydar Jamal told IRNA in a recent exclusive interview that the June 14 presidential election in Iran also proved that claims made by the West saying Iran elections were non-democratic were baseless.
Western states,...


UK: Anti-War Groups Rally against US arms to Syria

 2013/06/18

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Protesters calling for an end to the conflict in Syria have demonstrated outside the US embassy in London. The Stop the War coalition, said the gathering was also an attempt to raise concerns about American plans to arm Syrian rebels....


UK: Three men, police stabbed at Birmingham mosque

 2013/06/18

Protesters calling for an end to the conflict in Syria have demonstrated outside the US embassy in London. The Stop the Three men and a police officer have been stabbed at a mosque in Birmingham in England. The officer was attacked after he...


Ramadan Quranic Course Planned in France

 2013/06/18

According to Saphirnews website, the educational course will be organized by the district's mosque in three stages for men. 
The first stage will include theoretical issues and an introduction to the basic principles of Quran recitation. 
In the second stage, the participants will...


Shiite school of Fudiyyah conducts graduation ceremony in Zaria

 2013/06/18

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The graduation ceremony of the Shiite students of Fudiyyah Primary/Secondary school took place on Saturday 15 June 2013, at the Premises of the School in Zaria. 
The ceremony was attended by students, parents, teachers as well...


UK Muslims: No Israeli Dates in Ramadan

 2013/06/18

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) -  Almost three weeks ahead of the holy fasting month, British Muslims are campaigning against consuming dates produced in Israeli settlements during Ramadan.
"We want to draw everyone’s attention to the 'Check the Label - Boycott Israeli...


UK’s Post office staff set to strike as talks fail

 2013/06/15

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) in hundreds of Crown Post Offices will walkout for half a day on June 20 and all day on June 29.

The union said...


Russia Hosts 4th International Halal Exhibition

 2013/06/15

The exhibition attracts many international visitors and guests, diplomats from Arab and Muslim countries, as well as Russian politicians. It is the biggest annual event of its kind in Russia that brings together more than 140 Russian and foreign companies.
This...


First International Islamic Banking and Development Conference in Mozambique

 2013/06/15

More than 600 banks, financial institutions, government officials and experts will attend this historic conference which will enhance participation in the billions of dollars pouring into Islamic banking products and projects across the developing world and in particular, showcase the impact of Islamic banking on...


US Airport Accommodates Muslim Prayers

 2013/06/14

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - “We are very happy,” Ahmed Algazali, 49, a Muslim driver from Yemen, told San Francisco Chronicle. 
Airport authorities have decided to allocate a place in the garage for Muslim taxi-drivers to perform their prayers. 
...


Anti-Muslim Interview ‘Poisons’ UK Airwaves

 2013/06/12

An interview with the leader of the far-right English Defence League in which he denied any role in attacks on mosques in Britain has triggered uproar in the country for “poisoning” airwaves with anti-Muslim views.
“That interview did not constitute scrutiny....


Islam in 2014 FIFA World Cup

 2013/06/12

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - “Muslim associations are seeking to form a committee from within Brazil to introduce Islam (during the event),” Sheikh Khaled Taky El din, President of the Supreme Council of Imams and Islamic Affairs in Brazil, was quoted as saying...


The book ” A Selection of Precious Words of Imam Reza (A.S.)” was published

 2013/06/12

The Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi published the book “A Selection of Precious Words of Imam Reza (A.S.)” written by Muhammad Taqaddomi Saberi.
The writer has collected some words and wise sayings of Imam Reza (A.S.) which contain worthwhile...


Virtual Library of Islamic Philosophy Published

 2013/06/12

Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - According to the website of the center, the library contains the full text of 210 books on philosophy until the time of Mulla Hadi Sabzawari. 
The books are in 259...


Turkish police break up demo in Ankara, two protesters injured

 2013/06/10

The Turkish police have fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators in capital Ankara.
On Sunday night, at least two people were injured in the clashes between the protesters and the police in downtown Kizilay square in Ankara,...


Russian Muslims Union to provide school hijab models

 2013/06/10

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - “Islamic female clothes do not contradict to the secular nature of the state institutions such as schools. Moreover, modern designers can develop a form for girls, which would be arranged for representatives of all religions and beliefs”, the chairman of...


Latvia to join the 17-nation eurozone from 2014

 2013/06/06

Latvia has won the approval of the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) to enter the eurozone and become the bloc's 18th member on January 1, 2014.
The commission and the ECB gave Latvia the green light for membership on Wednesday, making...


British Speaker rapped for immigration remarks

 2013/06/06

Britain’s House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has bought himself harsh criticism for suggesting eastern European immigrants have more "aptitude and commitment" to work than Britons.
During an official visit to Romania last week, Bercow was asked about the lifting...


UK counter-terrorism police probe mosque fire

 2013/06/06

British counter-terrorism police have started investigations into a fire, blamed on far-right British groups, that razed a Somali Islamic center in London.
The investigations follow the discovery of far-right anti-Islam graffiti reading “EDL” (English Defense League) at the scene of...


Muslims Celebrate Israa' and Mi`raj

 2013/06/04

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Thousands of Muslims from across Fiji islands have celebrated the Israa' and Mi`raj, which refers to the journey of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) to Al-Aqsa Mosque and his ascension to heaven, as Muslims in Britain...


Late Imam Khomeini, cause of Muslim unity: Indian scholar

 2013/06/04

Chaudhary Mateen Ahmed, MLA of Delhi Assembly said Ayatollah Khomeini, a revolutionist who overthrew the US backed Shah’s regime, believed in Muslim unity and solidarity.The Indian leader maintained that the late Imam guided Muslims to be brothers and not be segregated by the pseudo-propaganda...


Greek Government OKs Mosque in Athens

 2013/06/04

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - According to oumma website, it will be the first place of worship in the Greek capital, where Muslims have been waiting for having a mosque for years. The mosque will be constructed in Votanikos district of the capital city,...


American Judge: Google must give customer data to FBI

 2013/06/02

Google must comply with the FBI's demand for data on certain customers as part of a national security investigation, according to a ruling by a federal judge who earlier this year determined such government requests are unconstitutional.
...


NATO Study: Assad Winning War, 70% of Syrians Support Him

 2013/06/02

A NATO data published by World Tribune on Sunday shows that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is winning the war against the foreign –backed opposition, as it stresses that 70 percent of the Syrians support their leader.
...


Am I next?; Shiite children condemn Shia Genocide in Pakistan

 2013/06/02

KARACHI (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Hundreds of Shiite children in Karachi staged protest to condemn ongoing genocide of Shiite Muslims in Pakistan.
The children from different school attended...


Song banned in Athens for “encouraging” Islam

 2013/06/02

 A song composed by Greek composer Manos Hacidakis titled “Kemal” has been banned in Athens following allegations that it serves as Islamic propaganda. 
...


Occupy Wall Street Activists in US Rally in Solidarity with Turkish Protesters

 2013/06/02

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The protesters gathered in Zuccotti Park - the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Lower Manhattan - on Saturday, and marched nearly 5 kilometers (3 miles) to the Turkish consulate, press tv reported. 
...


Canada: Halal Food Fest showcases diverse, exotic taste of halal food

 2013/05/31

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Jivraj, has run the blog HalalFoodie.ca for the past two years, where she reviews halal restaurants around town and connects food lovers to the food makers. The idea for the Toronto halal food festival came to her after she heard...


Damascus welcomes outcome of Tehran conference on Syria

 2013/05/31

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has welcomed the results of a recent conference in Tehran which sought to find a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis in the Arab country. 
...


Religious demands at work rising in French urban areas

 2013/05/30

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Close to half the staff managers at companies in French urban areas have seen problems arising from religious demands by employees and expect them to increase in future, according to a new study issued on Tuesday. 
...


Leader advises candidates to be honest, accurate

 2013/05/30

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on all presidential candidates to be honest with people and tell the truth in their campaigns.
“The words of...


Imam Hussein (AS) Int’l Conference Planned in Lahore

 2013/05/30

The city of Lahore, Pakistan, will host an international conference named “Imam Hussein (AS)” on June 15-16.
According to Buratha news agency, the Minhaj-ul-Hussein center of Pakistan is organizing the international event.
It will be held on...


London Mayor slams govt. for tightening visa controls

 2013/05/30

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has criticised the UK government’s savage measures of tightening the visa situation, which has decreased the number of foreign students in the country.
Johnson’s intervention comes as the number of foreign students fell...


US Muslim Convention Pursues Happiness

 2013/05/28

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - "The objective of this event is to promote dialogue between different cultures and faiths to help contribute to a more peaceful...


Job Bias Targets US Veiled Muslims

 2013/05/28

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Muslim women donning hijab are more likely to face discrimination in the job market in the United States, with employers favoring employees with no religious outfit, a new study has found.
"We conducted a field experiment...


Muslim Aid Builds Oklahoma Bridges

 2013/05/28

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Despite facing tough days under a devastating storm in Oklahom, the Muslim community have rushed to help clear up their central state, in an effort to build new bridges with their neighbors.
"As Oklahomans, we're part...


Thousands of Iraqis hold unity Friday Prayers

 2013/05/25

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Thousands of Iraqis have held unity prayers across the country in a show of unity and solidarity in defiance of attempts to push the country into sectarian strife.
The joint Shia-Sunni Friday Prayers came against...


British Muslims join PM Cameron to censure London attack

 2013/05/25

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - David Cameron described the shocking bloody slaughter of a soldier in Woolwich as “the most appalling crime” as he abandoned a trip to Paris to fly back to London to chair a meeting of the Government’s COBRA emergency...


The Woolwich Attack

 2013/05/23

The Islamic Centre of England strongly denounce such cruel crimes as being far from the teachings of Islam.

In the Name of God...


Study: Female Conversion to Islam in UK

 2013/05/22

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The report was commissioned and produced by the University's Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS), in association with the New Muslims Project, Markfield. The 129-page report brings up some recommendations for the convert, heritage Muslim, and wider British communities, outlining...


Int'l Conference on Islamic Applications in Malaysia

 2013/05/21

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Information Technology and its applications in different aspects of life have had a significant impact in serving Islam and Sharia in all its forms, including the service to the Holy Quran,...


10th Rajab: Birthday Anniversary of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.) / Biography

 2013/05/21

Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.)

The holy tomb of prominent Shiite figure, 'Sheikh Ahmad Qomi' in Ayutthaya, Thailand

 2013/05/20

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Governor of Ayutthaya, mayor of Qom and other officials from Iran and Thailand attended a ceremony in honour of top Shiite figure, Sheikh Ahmad Qomi, in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Sheikh Ahmad Qomi (Qummi) was born in 1543 in...


Nigeria: Muslim Group Condemns Ban on Hijab in Lagos Schools

 2013/05/20

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - In a statement signed by its National President, Prof. Wahab Egbewole and Abdur-Rahman Balogun, National Public Relations officer, the group said such ban was a breach of the fundamental rights of the students to practice their religion. The Lagos...


Ayatollah Sistani's deputy meets author of Imam Hussein Encyclopedia in London

 2013/05/20

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Sayed Jawad Shehristani, the deputy Supreme Religious Authority Sayed Ali Sistani, has met Ayatullah Sheikh Mohammed Sadiq Kerbasi, the author of Imam Hussein Encyclopedia in London – Britain.

They discussed some issues of Muslims generally, and Imam...


Muslim students offer scholarships to spread true image of Islam in USA

 2013/05/17

An association of Muslim students in the United States has taken a unique initiative by providing scholarships to students in order to remove prevailing misconceptions about Islam and to spread the real message of Islam which is of love, peace and tolerance.

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11th Palestinians in Europe Conference to Convene in Belgium

 2013/05/17

The 11th Conference, organized by the General Secretariat of the Palestinians in Europe Conference and The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), will be held in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

The one-day conference will discuss a number of key issues related...


London; Muslim woman punched in racist attack in Barking and Dagenham

 2013/05/17

A woman wearing a hijab veil in Greatfields Park in Barking was repeatedly punched in the head by two white women who branded her a “Muslim terrorist”.

It was one of two racially-motivated incidents reported last week to anti-Muslim attack support service...


Painting of the Holy Prophet’s Footprints to Be Sold at British Auction

 2013/05/15

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Painted during the 18th century Ottoman Empire and richly decorated in gold ink, the painting (Lot 369) is expected to make between £10,000- 15,000 GBP. According to written and oral sources, the Holy Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] left imprints of...


Bayern Munich Build Mosque for Muslims

 2013/05/15

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Helping their players to fulfil their religious duties, German football giants Bayern Munich have decided to build a mosque to help Muslim footballers to perform their prayers.

The German football club agreed to a request to build...


Kadyrov calls for unblocking access to YouTube which insulted Muslims

 2013/05/15

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Chechnya's head of administration Ramzan Kadyrov has called for repealing a ruling by a court in Grozny last autumn to block access to YouTube because of items on the video-sharing website that were declared to be insulting to Muslims.

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Ayatollah Khamenei stresses respect for women

 2013/05/12

[B]SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)[/B][B] [/B]–Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says “strengthening the institution of family” and “respecting and honoring women at home” are two important and immediate needs of society.
In a meeting with hundreds of women in the...


English translation of novel on Prophet unveiled at TIBF

 2013/05/12

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - According to the news headquarters of the 26th Tehran International Book Fair, the English rendition of the book was unveiled in a ceremony arranged in the presence of a number of religion experts and the book’s author and translator. 
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Muslims Fastest Growing in Canada

 2013/05/11

Muslims are the fastest growing religious community in Canada and are proud to be Canadians, a new national survey has found.

“Polling has shown that Canadian Muslims are proud to be Canadian, more so than the average Canadian,” said Ihsaan Gardee, Executive Director of the Canadian...


EU Warns Israel to Respect Freedom of Worship

 2013/05/11

European Union's top diplomat urges the Jewish state to respect right to access to holy places for peaceful worship.

The European Union's top foreign affairs official on Friday called on Israel to respect freedom of worship in holy places.
High Representative...


Islamic converts add to Muslim community in Windsor

 2013/05/10

While many religions are dealing with flat or shrinking memberships in Windsor, the local Muslim community is growing . Numbers are up due in part to converts.

According to Mohamed Mohamed, the Imam at Windsor Mosque, approximately three people come to the mosque every month looking...


Conference of Islamic World Academy of Sciences Held in Bangladesh

 2013/05/10

19th International Conference of Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) was held in Bangladesh to share scientific and technological innovations with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the two-day conference at the Sonargaon Hotel on Monday. Secretary General of...


The grandson of the late African-American human rights activist Malcolm X has been killed

 2013/05/10

He had planned to visit Iran in 2013 to attend the Hollywoodism conference when he was arrested by FBI agents.

The grandson...


Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel

 2013/05/09

Physicist pulls out of conference hosted by president Shimon Peres in protest at treatment of Palestinians

Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel's treatment...


Islamic converts add to Muslim community in Windsor

 2013/05/08

While many religions are dealing with flat or shrinking memberships in Windsor, the local Muslim community is growing . Numbers are up due in part to converts.According to Mohamed Mohamed, the Imam at Windsor Mosque, approximately three people come to the mosque every month...


Imam Khamenei Urges Muslims to Continue Protests at Sacrilege of Sanctities

 2013/05/07

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I’m Muslim, I’m English, and I’m a Westerner

 2013/05/07

I think it’s hard for Muslims if you are brought up within a Pakistani tradition, Arab tradition or Indonesian tradition, you are...


Muslim Dream Comes True in N. Vancouver

 2013/05/07

Fulfilling a long-awaited dream, Canadian Muslims in North Vancouver are preparing for opening their first mosque, breathing a new life in their society and helping their community feel that they are part of the society.

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Qur’an memorization contest in Southern France

 2013/05/07

The third edition of a Qur’an memorization competition will be held in southern France on Sunday, May 6.

According to Oumma website, the contest is held on the sidelines of the annual gathering of Muslims in southern France.
Titled “Muslims’ Presence in Society and Challenges...


Google Brings Up ‘Palestine’ on Homepage

 2013/05/07

Internet giant Google has brought up the name "Palestine" on its search engine instead of "Palestinian Territories," irking the Zionist regime.

"We're changing the name 'Palestinian Territories' to 'Palestine' across our products,” Google spokesman Nathan Tyler said in a statement on Friday.
He added that...


Halal Market Has $1.3tr Export Potential

 2013/05/07

It is ironic to note that most of halal product demand is fulfilled by Non –Muslim countries, whereas Muslim countries have a meager share in this very fast growing market.
The demand of halal products in the western countries is mainly fulfilled by USA,...


1st Muslim female to enter Australian parliament

 2013/05/06

1st Muslim female is Mehreen Farooqi to enter Australian parliament. Mehreen Farooqi became the first Muslim woman, she was chosen by the Green Party of New South Wales, for the position of the upper house of...


"I Learn Islam" Competition to Be Held in Russia

 2013/05/06

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Thousands of African Shias Commemorate Birthday Anniversary of Hazrat Fatima

 2013/05/04

Tens of thousands Shiite Muslims in Zaria, Nigeria commemorated auspicious birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatima at Husainiyyah Baqiyyatullah on Tuesday the 30th April 2013. The Leader of the Shia Islamic Movement highlighted on the...


Rohingya Muslims tempt fate on sea

 2013/02/13

Surviving on handouts and unable to look for work outside refugee camps, Rohingya Muslims are forced by Burmese authorities to take hazardous journeys by sea to flee persecution in their country. Surviving on handouts and unable to look for work outside refugee camps, Rohingya Muslims...


Protesters clash with police in Cairo

 2013/02/12

Egyptian police have fired tear gas and used water cannons at stone-throwing protesters outside the presidential palace as the opposition held rallies to mark the second anniversary of Hosni Mubarak's overthrow....


Veiled Turkish teacher prevented from entering exam hall

 2013/02/11

A university professor in Turkey has prohibited a female teacher from entering an exam hall, where she was a proctor, for wearing a headscarfYetisir cited Duran’s headscarf as the reason for his decision, and also said he would write a report against the veiled Muslim...


Egypt police and protesters clash at presidential palace

 2013/02/11

Egyptian police fired water cannon at stone-throwing protesters outside the presidential palace on Monday as the opposition held rallies to mark the second anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow.

The clashes broke out after several hundred protesters marched to the palace, the site of increasingly frequent clashes,...


Project Chastity: Algeria launches Hijab Campaign

 2013/02/09

An Islamic group in Algeria has mobilized an army of sociologists, psychologists and religious preachers from inside and outside the country in a campaign urging girls as young as 10-years old to wear the religious headscarf, a moved decried by rights activists as irresponsible and...


3rd Seminar of Islamic Banking System in West Africa to be held

 2013/02/07

The third International Seminar of “Economy and Islamic Banking System in West Africa” to be held in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

During this seminar, 15 countries from Western Africa talk about their activities and attempts in the realm of...


The Islamic Revolution, new model of power and security

 2013/02/06

The victory of the Islamic revolution added a new meaning to the concept of security which is not dependent on the eastern or western bloc. This has enabled the Islamic Republic of Iran to take big strides to achieve its goals.

The victory of the Islamic...