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Erdogan: Muslims Discovered Americas, Columbus Saw Their Mosque


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a man of sanity, integrity, and shoe boxes stuffed with cash, has told a conference of Latin American Muslim leaders gathered in Istanbul that Muslims discovered the Americas more than three hundred years before Christopher Columbus. He pinpointed the date exactly, saying “Muslim sailors arrived in America in 1178.” The Turkish president based his claim ... Read More »

$3.5 billion deals signed to develop oil and gas fields


Haseeb Haider – Principal Correspondent, Abu Dhabi / 12 November 2014Contracts awarded to develop Nasr Full Field Development project      Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company, also known as Adma-Opco, has signed three major contracts for Nasr Full Field Development project with National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Technip, at an approximate total value ... Read More »

Meraas plans to launch initial public offering

Dubai Parks and Resorts, set up by Dubai government-owned developer Meraas Holding, said it would apply to list its ordinary shares on the Dubai Financial Market.    Dubai: Dubai Parks and Resorts, a subsidiary of Meraas Holding, announced on Tuesday that it would launch an initial public offering, or IPO, to raise Dh2.53 billion as it embarks on building a ... Read More »

Pak, China set to ink MoUs for early harvest projects


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to sign agreements for around 17 projects as a part of the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor project during Sharif’s upcoming visit to China, Pakistan Today has learnt. PM Sharif is scheduled to leave for China on November 7 to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Informal Leaders’ Meeting. However, on the ... Read More »

WIEF Dubai: Islamic finance adds up across the world


Over three days of speeches, debate, policymaking, and plain old marketing one theme emerged as dominant from the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum in Dubai: Islamic finance has gone global, both as a concept and as a hard business reality. After two years on the road — last year in London and 2014 in Dubai — the annual forum is ... Read More »

Malaysia’s Bank Islam sets up one billion ringgit Basel III sukuk programme

Malaysia’s Bank Islam, wholly-owned by BIMB Holdings Bhd, has set up a 1 billion ringgit ($307 million) subordinated Islamic bond programme, the latest Asian bank to use the structure to boost regulatory capital. With Basel III global banking standards being phased in around the globe, several Islamic banks have issued subordinated instruments, including those in Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and ... Read More »

History of the Hajj


Hajj literally means ‘to set out for a place’. Islamicly, however, it refers to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Hajj and its rites were first ordained by God in the time of the ... Read More »

Bahrain used UK spyware to hack pro-democracy activists


Leaked internal documents released earlier this month has revealed UK-German surveillance company, Gamma Group International, has sold spy software to Bahrain during the regime’s crackdown on pro-democracy activists. A report by the advocacy group Bahrain Watch (BW) suggests that the Bahraini Government infected 77 computers of the country’s most prominent lawyers, activists and politicians with the malicious FinFisher surveillance software. ... Read More »

HSBC closes some Muslim groups’ accounts


HSBC bank has written to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations in the UK to tell them that their accounts will be closed. The reason given in some cases was that to continue providing services would be outside the bank’s “risk appetite”. The wife and teenage children of a man who runs a London based Islamic think tank have ... Read More »

Mumbai Muslims Protest Gaza by Boycotting Pepsi, Nescafe


Wedged in a haphazard row of shops in Mumbai’s crowded Bhendi Bazar, a predominantly Muslim area, the tiny Shalimar Restaurant exhorts patrons to reject products made by PepsiCo Inc. (PEP:US), Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT:US) and Nestle SA (NESN) to protest Israel’s military operation in Gaza. A poster near the manager’s table lists six Western brands, including the Coca-Cola Co. ... Read More »