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Muslim volunteers plant 300 trees in Peel

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BRAMPTON — In partnership with Credit Valley Conservation, volunteers from Mississauga’s Muslim Welfare Centre planted 300 trees Sunday to preserve the wooded areas in the Peel region. More than 100 young volunteers from the centre took part in the one-day drive and planted hundreds of trees along the Wanless Channel, located at south of Wanless Dr. and west of Chinguacousy ... Read More »

What next after Karachi Airport terrorist attack – something big in China?

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A spokesperson of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Shahidullah Shahid, confirmed that the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) provided the manpower for the attack at Karachi Airport on Sunday night, and it was a joint action of the Taliban and IMU. TTP and IMU statements confirm that militants living in tribal areas of Pakistan have enough potential to strike anywhere they wish ... Read More »

Hajj registration commences in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz clerics and devout believers are hoping that new changes will increase the likelihood of an unbiased process in the selection of pilgrims for this year’s Hajj. Muslim pilgrims in Mina, Saudi Arabia, October 17 recite prayers after performing the ‘Jamarat’ ritual symbolising the stoning of Satan. Kyrgyzstan is hoping for an orderly and transparent Hajj selection process. [AFP Photo/Fayez ... Read More »

South East Asia – Muslim role model?

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My journey has taken me through Malaysia, southern Thailand and Indonesia, with short stops in Bangkok, Manila and Singapore. It is a region of great energy, colour and diversity. Some Muslims look to it as a possible role model – living proof that Islam and modernity are compatible. So, can South East Asia fulfil its potential? It seems to me ... Read More »

Islam in Southeast Asia

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Asia is home of 65 percent of the world’s Muslims, and Indonesia, in Southeast, is the world’s most populous Muslim country. This essay looks at the spread of Islam into Southeast Asia and how religious belief and expression fit with extant and modern polictical and economic infrastructures. It is difficult to determine where Islamic practice begins or ends in any ... Read More »

The evolving worldview of South Asian Muslims

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South Asia is home to about 40 per cent of the world’s Muslim population. Ever since the Muslims arrived here, first as Arab traders to Malabar in the 7th century and then as Central Asian conquerors in the later centuries, Muslim thought has been in a state of flux. Because of their exposure to different cultures and pluralistic religious societies, ... Read More »

Ottoman Turkey, Atatürk, and Muslim South Asia

THE dismemberment of the Ottoman empire and the abolition of the caliphate two years later in the 1920s evoked an emotional wave of anger among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent that turned into a movement for the restoration of the caliphate. This movement was also joined by the Hindu communities and supported by almost all political parties, but in ... Read More »

Meet the Muslim cyclists riding for peace – and to combat Islamophobia

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A group of Muslims are riding from Glasgow to London to raise money for charity – and offset the negative attitudes and stereotypes of Islam, visiting mosques and war memorials along the way. One of the cyclists, heart specialist Dr Tauseef Khan, describes the humbling kindness the group have encountered along the way. Last weekend I travelled up to Glasgow ... Read More »

Pilgrims pour in undeterred by MERS fears

Makkah: Muslims pilgrims from around the world are pouring into the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia, undeterred by the spread of the MERS virus which has killed 284 people in the kingdom. The mysterious Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is considered a deadlier but less transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and infected ... Read More »

Kyrgyzstan opens Islamic research institute

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The Scientific Research Institute for the Study of Islam, which opened in Bishkek in May, is the country’s first secular Kyrgyz institution to focus on that topic. “We will apply scientific methods to study Islamic issues in Kyrgyzstan, the process of proselytisation and radicalisation of certain groups, the popularisation of alien religious ideas and views amongst us, and the change ... Read More »