Friday , 24 March 2017

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Untouchability Among Muslims

A recent study provides empirical evidence of presence of untouchability among Muslims A recent study by the Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow, confirms that it does. The study based on a survey of 7,195 households located across 14 districts in four regions of Uttar Pradesh shows that despite Islamic sacred text’s claim of equality, the Muslim society in Uttar ... Read More »

Invest in Islamic, qualitative education, Muslim parents admonished

Muslim parents have been implored to invest in Islamic and qualitative education of their children. Delivering the September Usrah lecture of the Companion in Lagos at the weekend, the Executive Director, Finance of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) , Alhaji Jumat Babatunde Ali Oluwafuyi, challenged Muslim parents to prioritise Islamic education of their children from early life to enable them internalise ... Read More »

Robbers attack Johannesburg mosque during prayers

Armed men stormed a mosque run by the Dawat-e-Islami in central Johannesburg late Friday and robbed worshippers who were performed Tarawih, special nighttime prayers performed during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. “Armed men entered when worshippers were praying Tarawi and disrupted prayers ordering worshippers to lay on the floor,” Shaheed Garda of Dawat-e- Islami told Anadolu Agency on ... Read More »

7 Year Old English Girl Memorises the Entire Qur’an

I was overwhelmed and extremely emotional to think Allah gave me the patience to see this through. It wasn’t easy. Maariya from Luton, England has completed memorising the entire Qur’an. She started aged 5 when she memorised Surah Yasin in a charity challenge in order to raise money for Syria. Shortly after, she completed memorising the last Juzz of the Qur’an ... Read More »

Ban on multiple wives: Do not violate the Quran – Islamic cleric, Daurawa warns Sanusi

An Islamic cleric and Kano State Commander-General of the Hibah Board, Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, has reacted to the plan by the Emir of kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, to propose a law that restricts poor men in the emirate from marrying many wives. Recall that Sanusi had divulged his plans, saying he would ensure that the law would be passed by ... Read More »

Muslims stand guard as Hindus mark Maha Shivaratra

PESHAWAR: In an outstanding display of inter-faith harmony, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Muslim residents stood next to their Hindu compatriots as the three-day Maha Shivaratri celebrations kicked off at the Hindu Dargah in Peshawar’s old city on Friday night. The extraordinary display of inter faith harmony that took place for the first time last year province’s local Muslims– was all the more meaningful this year ... Read More »

Saudi traveler completes walking tour of Gulf

RIYADH: Saudi traveler Nasser Al-Qahtani has finally ended a long journey which involved walking to the capitals of all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Al-Qahtani’s trip began in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, and saw him walk to Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman in several stages. The last stage of the tour ended at the ... Read More »

Turkey lifts military ban on Islamic headscarf

Army was final Turkish institution in which women were prohibited from wearing headscarves Turkey will lift a ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country’s armed forces, according to state media. The military was the final Turkish institution where women were prohibited from wearing the headscarf, after reforms by the Islamic-rooted government under Recep Tayyip ... Read More »

Amazing clock inventions from the Islamic world

Knowing the correct time of the day for daily affairs is important and it is the inventions from Muslim scientists who have impacted current clock technologies. From the earliest days of Islam, the importance of timing was never underestimated. The Islamic heritage has left today’s Muslims with an ancient heritage of clocks. Using the most advanced technology of their time, ... Read More »

Muslim women’s group demands complete ban on Shariah courts

A Muslim women’s group on Tuesday demanded a complete ban on Sharia (religious) courts, saying they can’t be allowed to function as a parallel judiciary in the name of mediation, conciliation, speedy and less expensive justice. In an affidavit, the Muslim Women’s Quest for Equality, which has petitioned the Supreme Court against arbitrary triple talaq, also demanded that organisations such ... Read More »