Thursday , 21 June 2018

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Calls for Birmingham war memorial for Muslim soldiers who fought for Britain

Cllr Majid Mahmood said city is the ‘ideal’ location for a National monument to First and Second World War heroes  A councillor has called for a national memorial in Birmingham recognising Muslim soldiers who died in the first and second World Wars whilst serving in the British Army. Cllr Majid Mahmood (Lab, Hodge Hill) stated the second city is the ... Read More »

The Hague: Mosque vandalized

No group has claimed responsibility for act of vandalism in port city The Hague. A mosque in the Dutch port city of The Hague has been vandalized late Friday. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the act of vandalism, in which a Turkish flag was crossed with red paint with slogans against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also ... Read More »

$1.2m fund to pay Denmark’s veil fines

Algerian businessman vows to pay Danish face veil fines.  An Algerian businessman has said he would pay all the fines faced by women in Denmark who choose to wear full-face veils, as the Danish government on February 6 proposed a ban on full-face veils in public spaces. The measure has yet to be approved. Speaking to Anadolu Agency in front ... Read More »

Egypt’s Speaker of House of Representatives visits Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Ali Abdel Aal, Speaker for the Egyptian House of Representatives and his accompanying delegation have visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, as part of their visit to the country. The top parliamentarian, accompanied by Abdulaziz Al Zaabi, Second Deputy Speaker of the FNC, visited the mausoleum of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which is adjacent to Sheikh ... Read More »

French Muslims urge Macron not to interfere in Islam

Macron said he is considering a profound reorganisation of the way in which Islam is funded and its preachers schooled.  A leading representative of French Muslims has urged Emmanuel Macron not to interfere in the organisation of the country’s second-largest religion, days after the president said he would try to redefine relations between Islam and the state. The statement came ... Read More »

Islam Teaches Us That Life Is a Test. So Is This President.

Donald Trump’s inauguration took place on a Friday, the weekly holy day for Muslims. I’d been dreading it: We would have a new president, one who had threatened to shut down mosques and bar Muslims from entering the country. I knew I had to say something to make people feel better about it. I’m an imam at the Islamic Institute ... Read More »

Saudi scholar: Women need not wear abaya robes

Women should not be obliged to cover up in public with long garments, senior religious figure says.  A senior religious scholar in Saudi Arabia has said women should not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to cover up their bodies in public. Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars – the highest religious body in ... Read More »

Islam in America

A decade ago, we travelled across the US to explore the roots and influence of Islam in pre-Trump America. Ten years ago, Rageh Omaar embarked on a unique journey across the United States to reveal the truly surprising, counter-intuitive, and little-known world of Islam in America. From the major conurbations of New York City and Chicago, to the small town ... Read More »

Experts work toward creating national curriculum

Currently, Australian Islamic schools use approved curriculum for core subjects such as maths, science and English, but there is no cohesive religious studies or Arabic program. In an attempt to change that, leading experts in Islamic education from around the globe are meeting in South Australia to look at creating a standardised national Islamic studies curriculum that would become the ... Read More »

Muslim father ‘ordered’ by judge not to impose Islam on his children

A Muslim father whose three children are being cared for by a Christian foster family was told by a judge he must not “pressure” them about Islam. The unnamed 53-year-old has two sons and a daughter aged under 16, who have been living with the foster family since 2011. During that time, he has only seen them twice. In 2015, ... Read More »