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Monthly Archives: July 2014

True jihad lies in books, not bombs, Khairy tells young Muslims


Malaysia is facing a serious threat of jihadist movements actively seeking recruits among the country’s youths, putting the burden on the government to broaden the limited interpretation of jihad adopted by terror cells, Khairy Jamaluddin said today. But the Youth and Sports Minister reminded young Muslims that the “true jihad” lies in bettering themselves as individuals instead of taking up ... Read More »

Mumbai Muslims Protest Gaza by Boycotting Pepsi, Nescafe


Wedged in a haphazard row of shops in Mumbai’s crowded Bhendi Bazar, a predominantly Muslim area, the tiny Shalimar Restaurant exhorts patrons to reject products made by PepsiCo Inc. (PEP:US), Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT:US) and Nestle SA (NESN) to protest Israel’s military operation in Gaza. A poster near the manager’s table lists six Western brands, including the Coca-Cola Co. ... Read More »

DKNY’s Ramadan collection shows that Muslim dress means more than the burqa


Muslim women’s clothes are once again in the spotlight, in a week where the European Court of Human Rights has upheld France’s ban on burqa and niqab. But there’s another controversy taking place around how Muslim women dress themselves, and this time, it’s DKNY’s Ramadan Summer 2014 collection, styled by two Middle Eastern women: Yada Golsharifi, fashion editor of Styles ... Read More »

Kid’s Adorable Note Shows The True Meaning Of Ramadan


Hi my name is Riaz and I’m nine years old and in my religion we have this thing called Ramadan. I thought because it’s a special month I should give supplies to all you people in need,” it said. Commenters applauded the kid’s intentions, writing, “Great kid. But a better upbringing. Alhamdullilah for having such wonderful parents,” and “Good on ... Read More »

Libya’s Mufti calls for Muslims to support Gaza


Libya’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Sadiq al-Ghariani has called for Muslims all over the world to obey the call issued by their religious scholars to support the Gaza Strip, which has been under massive Israeli was for 13 days. In an article he published on his official website, Al-Ghariani said: “It is obligatory for all Muslims in this holy month [Ramadan] ... Read More »

Muslim Student Tops French High Schools


A Muslim student has been ranked as France’s top high school student, presenting a role model of active French Muslims who have been suffering from Islamophobia and negative portrayals in the French media over the past years. “I am so proud of my marks,” Myriam Bourhail, from the Picardy town of Villers-Cotterêts, told The National on Sunday, July 20. “I ... Read More »

Some good news about Muslims in Europe


It is easy to believe that Muslims are having trouble integrating into European societies. Media reports these days are full of stories of young men traveling to Syria or Iraq and coming back radicalized, about acts of violence against military or Jewish targets, or both. Scholarly studies reinforce this narrative by focusing on fundamentalist elements in the Muslim community, on ... Read More »

Huge gathering of Muslims ends in Bangladesh


One of the world’s largest Muslim gatherings has ended outside the Bangladeshi capital with a call for peace and the revival of Islamic tenets. The three-day gathering on the sandy banks of River Turag, just outside Dhaka, ended Sunday. It was not immediately clear how many devotees joined the final afternoon prayer, but organisers had said they expected nearly 4 ... Read More »

World Protests Against Israel Invasion of Gaza


Thousands of protesters in Australia and across the world rallied at the weekend to oppose Israel’s offenses in Gaza, which has left more than 400 Palestinians and 20 Israelis dead. Schoolchildren led thousands of protesters through Sydney’s CBD, yesterday, demanding an end to the violence. A crowd of more than 2,000 protesters marched down George St, waving placards and flags. ... Read More »

Indian MP force-feeds Muslim man on fast


There has been outrage in India after television footage showed a member of parliament from hardline Hindu nationalist outfit, Shiv Sena, trying to force-feed a man fasting for Ramadan, according to reports. The incident took place last week in the capital, New Delhi, when eleven Shiv Sena parliament members confronted catering supervisor, Arshad Zubair, at the new Maharashtra Sadan, The ... Read More »