Monday , 18 December 2017

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Muslims in China’s Xinjiang told to ignore Ramadan customs


Officials in China’s restive western region of Xinjiang have told Muslims to ignore religious customs during the holy month of Ramadan, an indication of what rights groups say is discrimination targeting the Uighur minority group. The fasting month follows a series of attacks around China, centred on Xinjiang, that Beijing has blamed on Islamists they say are seeking to establish ... Read More »

The Blessed Month of Ramadan Has Arrived


The lunar month of Ramadan has come. It is the blessed month in which the Qur’an – the Muslim Holy Scripture — was revealed: “The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia: Sprinklers ease Ramadan hardship


Madinah, (Arab News): Temperatures in the courtyards of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah can reach up to 46 degrees Celsius but worshippers and those observing the fast are able to enjoy the spiritual atmosphere thanks to the efforts and services provided by the authorities there. More than 500 giant fans equipped with sprinklers have been installed on the pillars of ... Read More »

Ramadan To Start on Sunday in Most Muslim Countries


The holy month of Ramadan will start on Sunday in most Arab countries. The noon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt, where they announced that the Ramadan would start on Sunday. Like every year, the non-sighting of the moon in most Arab countries will create confusion among Muslim living in Europe and ... Read More »

US flying armed drones in Iraq

Predator drone aircraft

Pentagon says flights are to protect US military contingent that is assisting Iraqi forces in fight against Isis.The US has confirmed it is flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect US troops who recently arrived to assess Iraq’s deteriorating security. The military for more than a week has been flying manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq, averaging a few dozen ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia will expel non-Muslims who disrespect Ramadan

Saudi authorities threatened Thursday to expel non-Muslim foreigners who eat, drink or smoke in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins this weekend. The interior ministry urged non-Muslims to “respect the feelings of Muslims by refraining from eating, drinking or smoking in public places, streets and at work.” “They are not excused for being non-Muslim,” said the ... Read More »

‘Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant would love Islam’

In a recent episode of “The Deen Show,” a conversation with Imam Abu Taubah about polygyny in Islam evoked references to Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant, two megastar athletes whose squeaky-clean images were both soiled by marital infidelity. While having a second (or third) wife isn’t for me, polygyny is allowed in Islam, and Taubah presents a thought-provoking argument: Source: ... Read More »

11 Muslim players to watch at the World Cup


Muslim players have been an integral part of the fabric of soccer — ahem, football — for as long as the game has been the international pastime. It’s only natural that the world’s most popular sport and the world’s second-largest religion would intersect, but it seems only recently has mainstream Western media acknowledged the impact Muslim players are having on ... Read More »

Muslims shut their shops in Sri Lanka’s

Colombo: Muslims shut their shops in Sri Lanka’s capital on Thursday to protest recent attacks by hard-line Buddhists and demand that the government punish those responsible. More than a thousand shops were closed for the day across Colombo, said Ibrahim Nisthar Miflal, president of the Muslims Rights Organization, which called the protest. He said they were not satisfied with the ... Read More »

Muslims ‘could be banned’ from becoming UK school governors

A set of rules aimed at promoting “British values” in schools could ban conservative Muslims from becoming governors, a religious rights group says. The new regulations follow allegations of a “Trojan Horse” plot to Islamisize schools in the UK. UK bans teaching of creationism theory in free schools The Department of Education has introduced a new set of rules governing ... Read More »