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US-North Korea talks should be a model for India and Pakistan, says Nawaz Sharif’s brother

Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) chief and prime ministerial candidate Shehbaz Sharif said the Kashmir dispute should be brought back to the negotiating table. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) chief and prime ministerial candidate Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said the historic negotiations between the United States and North Korea should be a precedent for India and Pakistan. Shehbaz Sharif is the former ... Read More »

Make your children well-rounded citizens through Arabic, Islamic education’

MUSLIM parents in the South West have been requested to ensure their children acquire Arabic and Islamic education in order to make them well-rounded citizens. The request was made by the coordinator of Apapa/Iganmu zone of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO), Alhaji Sanni Ogidan, at the organisation’s annual Qur’an recitation competition and Ramadan lecture at Sari Iganmu, ... Read More »

Scholars call for reforming Islamic religious education

A group of scholars and thinkers from the Arab and Muslim worlds called for reforming Islamic religious education and developing an educational model that would restore the nation’s glory and its civilised role, warning at the same time of the dubious calls that seek to strip the nation of its religion. They pointed out during the third session of the ... Read More »

For PIME missionary, grassroots education can counter Islamic extremism in Mindanao

Manila plans to supervise the curricula in the country’s Muslim schools. For Fr Sebastiano D’Ambra, some schools get money from abroad and escape the controls of the Department of Education. They also promote radical ideas. The Bangsamoro Basic law is “a good thing,” but “Muslim community is divided.”  There is a need for an education that starts from the grassroots, ... Read More »

Austria closes mosques, expels Islamic leaders

Austria’s government said Friday that it is closing seven mosques and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on “political Islam” and foreign financing of religious groups. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the government is shutting a hardline Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques. The actions by the government ... Read More »

Hindu family’s collection of Islamic manuscripts a major attraction in Srinagar

At the exhibition in Srinagar, Abrol has displayed – for the first time – 40 Islamic calligraphic images, a 24 feet long family tree of Muslim prophets and a miniature Quran written on cloth. The exhibition also showcases the oldest Quranic manuscript in valley written some seven hundred ago.  Quranic verses, written in golden letters on vellum, that adorn the ... Read More »

Saudi Islamic affairs body launches Endowment Investment Funds project

The project contributes to renewing endowments’ developmental role through a creative investment endowment product that plays a part in achieving the financial sustainability of non-profit and endowment bodies These endowment investment funds have an unlimited duration and suspended and non-current units available to be traded by the public JEDDAH: The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) launched its ... Read More »

Zakat: The Islamic obligatory charity

Every year, especially during the month of Ramzan, Muslims in large numbers all over the world pay an obligatory charity called Zakat, the root of which in Arabic means, “purity”. Hence, Zakat is seen as a way of cleansing and purifying one’s income and wealth from what may be at times worldly and impure ways of acquisition, in order to ... Read More »

Islamic finance industry assets surpass $2tn-mark

The new Islamic Financial Services Industry Stability Report 2018 released by the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) in Kuala Lumpur on June 8 confirms earlier forecasts that the global Islamic finance industry now has surpassed the $2tn-mark in assets across its three main sectors: Banking, capital markets and takaful. Total assets were valued at $2.05tn as of the end of ... Read More »

How Yankees might pull off a long shot and sign Bryce Harper

First they minimized him by acquiring Giancarlo Stanton in a Hot Stove sneak-attack trade. Then they mauled him with a one-two combo of painful baseballs to the body. Either the Yankees don’t want Bryce Harper around next year, or they’re borrowing from the playbook of a 5-year-old boy who repeatedly trips the girl he likes. The Nationals’ superstar Harper endured ... Read More »