Friday , 22 February 2019

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Sight of moon means start of month of abstinence


Muslims in New Zealand will this year be fasting just 11 hours during Ramadan while their counterparts in the Northern Hemisphere will be going without food for over 20 hours. Zain Ali, head of the University of Auckland’s Islamic studies research unit, said this was because the Islamic holy month will fall during mid-winter when the days are shorter. Islam ... Read More »

When Islam came to Australia

The white lines are faint but unmistakable. Small sailing boats, picked out in white and yellow pigment on the red rocks of the Wellington Range in Arnhem Land, northern Australia, tell a different story from the one most Australians accept as the history of their nation. They are traditional Indonesian boats known as praus and they brought Muslim fishermen from ... Read More »

Australian and British jihadists urge Muslims to join jihad in Syria and Iraq in new video

6-21-2014 10-12-06 AM

Five Islamist fighters identified as Australian and British nationals have called on Muslims to join the wars in Syria and Iraq, in a new video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The online footage, titled “There is No Life Without Jihad”, showed the five militants sitting in a rural area and holding rifles with Al ... Read More »


WHERE DO WE LACK BECOMING NOBLE LAUREATE Islam is the only religion where Allah revealed the first word as “Iqra” which means read. Islam has given a lot of importance for acquiring knowledge. Islam was at peak in knowledge and discoveries earlier but most unfortunate part, we became lethargic, giving importance to money rather knowledge. I remember and the reminiscence ... Read More »

Muslims must respond to Australia’s latest affront

The Arab world, if indeed there is still an entity as such, and Muslims around the world must respond in a meaningful manner to the latest affront coming from Australia. This week, the Australian Attorney-General George Brandis said in a speech that his country ought to stop viewing East Jerusalem as an occupied city. Brandis is notorious for his racist ... Read More »

Militants close in on Baghdad

Iraqi forces clashed with militants advancing on the city of Baquba, just 60km north of Baghdad, as an offensive spearheaded by jihadists drew closer to the capital. Security forces are said to be battling insurgents on the outskirts of Muqdadiyah, 35km north-east of Baquba, police and army officers said. The militants have already captured two provincial capitals this week – ... Read More »

NZ should attract more Muslim tourists

New Zealand has the potential to tap into a rapidly growing Muslim tourism market, a tourism expert says. Also known as “halal tourism”, Kiwi operators and hospitality providers are being encouraged to supply services that comply with Islamic beliefs and practices. Around 50,000 Muslim tourists from Indonesia and Malaysia travel to New Zealand each year, but experts say there’s still ... Read More »

Aussie educators speak at Zaytuna College Conference


TWO LOCAL Muslim educators, Dylan Chown and Gregor Shepherd, who recently travelled to the United States to speak at the Inaugural Zaytuna College Conference have spoken of the success of their trip. Dylan and Gregor delivered their presentation paper, The Islamic Education Experience: What Can Higher Education Institutions Learn From Schools? at the conference in Berkeley, California, on April 5. ... Read More »

Muslim numbers to rise 80pc in 20 years

This trend is even more dramatic in New Zealand, where there will be a 150 per cent rise in residents who adhere to Islam. The projections, by the Pew Research Centre’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, have been calculated using fertility, mortality and migration rates. But while the study confirms the continued spread of the Islamic faith — Muslims ... Read More »