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Australia-first Islamic Forum a watershed moment

Australia-first Islamic Forum a watershed moment More than 200 educators from across the country have converged on Melbourne for the first Australian Islamic Education Forum presented by the University of South Australia’s Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE). Hosted by Ilim College on February 24 and 25, the forum was supported by Islamic Schools Association (ISAA) of Australia and ... Read More »

Islamic education not backward – Sultan

Islamic education not backward – Sultan The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said that Islamic education is robust and not backward as some people say. Abubakar said this at the centenary celebration of Sheikh Adam Al-Ilory, held at the University of Lagos on Monday. He said, “We cannot allow people to bring our heads down and say ... Read More »

10 footballers you did not know were Muslim

10 footballers you did not know were Muslim Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and footballers are some of the most high-profile public athletes. However, there is still so much we do not know about our favourite footballers. Religion is one of the most sensitive and salient features of a person. While some footballers are ... Read More »

Argentina cancels football match with Israel amid protests

Argentina cancels football match with Israel amid protests BOGOTA, Colombia (AA): An upcoming friendly match between Argentina and Israel’s national football teams in Jerusalem has been cancelled, Argentine media reported Wednesday. The Argentine Football Association said they had informed their Israeli counterparts about the decision. The match, which was slated for June 9, was set to be played in Jerusalem’s ... Read More »

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany

Germany: Footballer Mesut Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany BERLIN (AA): Footballer Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit Germany’s national team has sparked a divisive debate in the country on racism and discrimination. “It is an alarm signal when a great German footballer like Mesut Ozil feels that he is no longer wanted in his country because of racism and not ... Read More »

Hijab in Sports: How Muslim Women Athletes Are Fighting for Acceptance

Hijab in Sports: How Muslim Women Athletes Are Fighting for Acceptance Muslim athletes have helped kickstart a new discussion about allowing Hijab to be worn in competition. In 2016, Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Muslim woman athlete competing for America to wear hijab during the Rio Olympics. As one of the most-talked about Olympians in a group that included names ... Read More »

Pakistan to face India in Hockey Champions Trophy opener today

Pakistan to face India in Hockey Champions Trophy opener today NETHERLANDS: Pakistan will face arch-rivals India in Hockey Champions Trophy on Saturday in Breda, Netherlands. India has never won Champions Trophy title and will be looking to put behind their miserable performance in last Commonwealth Games when they take on Pakistan, who are looking for their fourth Champions Trophy title. ... Read More »

PHF has cleared pending dues of players, says president

PHF has cleared pending dues of players, says president LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Wednesday said that it has cleared the pending dues of players and team management. PHF President Brig (r) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar arranged the funds through his own resources to fulfil his commitment as he had promised the players and management to clear their dues before ... Read More »

‘I wouldn’t be happy either’: Scholes writes off joyless Man Utd

‘I wouldn’t be happy either’: Scholes writes off joyless Man Utd LONDON: Manchester United legend Paul Scholes said the team look unhappy and have little chance of winning this season’s Premier League, warning that Jose Mourinho needs to quickly turn their fortunes around. Scholes said “I wouldn´t be happy either” playing Mourinho´s pragmatic brand of football, in comments that threaten ... Read More »

Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga in record deal, Courtois heads for Real

Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga in record deal, Courtois heads for Real LONDON: Spain´s Kepa Arrizabalaga became the most expensive goalkeeper in history on Wednesday after Chelsea confirmed his 80 million euro (£71.6 million, $92 million) move from Athletic Bilbao. Kepa´s arrival at Stamford Bridge came shortly after Chelsea had agreed to sell Belgian international ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid ... Read More »