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California man arrested for trying to join Islamic State

A California man has been charged with trying to travel to Libya to join Islamic State, New York federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. In a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court, prosecutors said that Bernard Augustine, 21, travelled to Tunisia in February 2016 and from there attempted to reach Islamic State-controlled territory in Libya. Augustine, of Keyes, California, has been ... Read More »

Imam asks mosques to delay namaz so ‘Hindu brothers’ can play Holi

“We understand that the festival comes once in a year for our Hindu brothers. Thus, to ensure that our Hindu brothers can play Holi and we can also offer namaz, we have decided to change the timings. Many people I have spoken to so far, have agreed” The Imam of Aishbagh Eidgah in Lucknow on Tuesday said he has urged ... Read More »

International Conference on Islamic Affairs Concluded in Cairo

The 28th International Conference on Islamic Affairs, organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf in Cairo, concluded here today. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da’wah and Guidance Dr. Tawfiq bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudairi. The final statement of the conference stressed that confronting terrorism is responsibility and duty of every individual in ... Read More »

Contributions to society: Women Islamic scholars urged to extend outreach online

A two day international conference on “contribution of women to various discourses of Islamic studies in contemporary times” began at the Faisal Masjid campus of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Tuesday. It covered topics such as Islamic intellectual thought and social welfare services, scholarships of Islamic studies in different regions, study of Holy Quran and Hadith, spreading of ... Read More »

“International Conference on Imam Reza & Interfaith Dialogue” kicked off in India

The first preliminary meeting of International Conference of Imam Reza and Interfaith Dialogue hosted by the University of Hamdard, India, was held at noon Thursday in the city of New Delhi. In this meeting, the topics of “Dialogue and rationality in religions by emphasizing on the teachings of Imam Reza (A), explaining the status of dialogue in religions, the method ... Read More »

Women should not have to dress modestly

It is the women of Iran’s 2018 protests and refusal to wear their headscarves and not the women-dressing-in-black movement in the west of #MeToo solidarity that is the political voice of female refusal to be objectified right now. Why speak of the two in the same breath? Because in the west the protest is assuming the most conservative attire imaginable, ... Read More »

Muslims from disputed new London mosque donate blood at synagogue for Jewish day of action

Thousands of people across the UK took part in the interfaith day encouraging good deeds  Muslims planning to open a new mosque in a traditionally Jewish north London community have joined people at their local synagogue to give blood as part of a national drive to help those in need. Plans to turn the Hippodrome in Golders Green into a ... Read More »

As a Muslim, I wish people would stop telling me that I can just ‘pray away’ my mental health problems

I’ve lost count throughout my life how many times I’ve been told that any doubts and difficulties I encounter are due to a weakness in my faith “But why don’t you just pray?” There isn’t a problem in the world for your typical South Asian Muslim family that cannot be cured by the power of prayer. Growing up as a ... Read More »

German politician quits far-right AfD party role after converting to Islam

Party claims Islam is incompatible with the German constitution A politician from the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party, known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric, has quit his leadership role and converted to Islam. Arthur Wagner stepped down from his post in the eastern Brandenburg state but remains a member of the party. AfD claims Islam is incompatible with the German ... Read More »

Iran’s Supreme Leader accuses Saudi Arabia of committing ‘treason’ against Muslims with US alliance

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei brands President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital ‘a big mistake’ and one ‘doomed to fail’ Iran’s supreme leader has accused Saudi rulers of committing “treason” against Muslims by aligning themselves with the United States and Israel. Addressing parliamentary representatives from Islamic countries gathered in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the US decision to recognise Jerusalem ... Read More »