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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ban on multiple wives: Do not violate the Quran – Islamic cleric, Daurawa warns Sanusi

An Islamic cleric and Kano State Commander-General of the Hibah Board, Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, has reacted to the plan by the Emir of kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, to propose a law that restricts poor men in the emirate from marrying many wives. Recall that Sanusi had divulged his plans, saying he would ensure that the law would be passed by ... Read More »

Facebook adds 200 flags to its profile frames, including Pakistani flag

Nearly 200 flags, including the Pakistani flag have recently been added by Facebook to its profile frames feature in an effort to bring nations together as a global community. “We should be coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community.” says Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the popular social networking website. The profile frames was ... Read More »

Muslims stand guard as Hindus mark Maha Shivaratra

PESHAWAR: In an outstanding display of inter-faith harmony, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Muslim residents stood next to their Hindu compatriots as the three-day Maha Shivaratri celebrations kicked off at the Hindu Dargah in Peshawar’s old city on Friday night. The extraordinary display of inter faith harmony that took place for the first time last year province’s local Muslims– was all the more meaningful this year ... Read More »

Muslims Are Removed From Flights Based on Appearance

A Muslim American couple was removed from a Delta Airlines plane after a flight crew member complained to the pilot that she had become suspicious over their appearance. The couple was returning home to Cincinnati, Ohio, from Paris, France, on July 26. They immigrated to the U.S. with their immediate families from Pakistan and became U.S. citizens 16 years ago. ... Read More »

The Women Who Veil

“Hijabis”, as the term has now been coined, are Muslim women who cover their heads out of obedience to Allah and respect to their Islamic faith. The hijab is more important today as a symbol of womanhood than as ever before in history, especially in these times of Islamophobia when the evil and mean spirited such as Donald Trump attempt ... Read More »

Germany Commemorates Allied Firebombing Victims Of World War II

The eastern German city of Dresden paid its respects to the victims of the devastating allied bomb attack which was carried out 71 years ago. Memorials were eclipsed, however, by a right-wing march. Some 13,000 people gathered on both sides of Dresden’s Elbe river on Feb.13, where they linked arms in a sign of peace to remember the thousands of ... Read More »

Oil world cautious on Trump’s next moveb

LONDON: Oil bigwigs are trying to figure out strategies to deal with the impact that President Donald Trump’s blizzard of plans to boost the US industry will have on the world market. If Trump keeps his promises on lower corporation tax, oil sector deregulation and tax incentives on exports, it could lead to an influx of US crude oil — ... Read More »

Saudi traveler completes walking tour of Gulf

RIYADH: Saudi traveler Nasser Al-Qahtani has finally ended a long journey which involved walking to the capitals of all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Al-Qahtani’s trip began in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, and saw him walk to Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman in several stages. The last stage of the tour ended at the ... Read More »

Saudi Technical Institute to expand partnership with Japanese college

RIYADH: The Saudi Electronics and Home Appliances Institute (SEHAI) will expand its partnership with Japan’s Nippon College of Engineering in the training and technical curriculum for Saudi youth. Dr. Ismael Muhammad Mufarreh, SEHAI executive director, said the partnership underscores the importance of developing education programs and technical and vocational training, and aims to benefit from international experiences, in accordance with ... Read More »

Syrian refugees ‘not being schooled in Turkey’

More than 400,000 Syrian refugee children of school age living in Turkey were not attending school, the Human Rights Watch said in a report. The report interviewed 50 families and found that, on average, their children had lost two years of school. The main issues facing the children are language barriers, financial difficulties and integration problems. There are around two ... Read More »