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Religious countries likely to perform worse in science and maths, study finds

Research also finds women generally more religious than men Students in religious countries are likely to perform worse in science and maths than their more agnostic or atheist counterparts, new research has found. “Countries that are more religious score lower in educational performance,” the study’s co-author, Professor Gijsbert Stoet, told The Independent. As a result he advised that “governments that might ... Read More »

Couple arrested in the United Arab Emirates for ‘having sex outside marriage’

Woman detained for further examination after doctor discovered she is pregnant A couple have been detained in the United Arab Emirates for having sex outside of marriage, according to a relative. The South African man and his Ukranian fiancee were reportedly arrested after a doctor in Abu Dhabi who treated Ms Nohai for stomach cramps discovered she was pregnant. Emlyn Culverwell‚ ... Read More »

King Faisal International Prizes 2017 Awarded

The King Faisal Foundation has announced the winners of King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017. Professor Ridwan Al-Sayyid of the Lebanese University bagged the distinction in the Islamic Studies category for his research publications in the field of Islamic jurisprudential and political heritage. The Arabic Language Academy of Jordan was unanimously declared the winner in the Arabic Language and Literature ... Read More »

The man who brought Islam to South Africa – Sheikh Yusuf

The story of Sheikh Yusuf, who went to Arabia at a tender young age never to return to his homeland, turning these far lands into his ‘own Macassar’, has a lot of deep wisdom “Sheikh Yusuf is commonly known in South Africa as the founder of Islam”. This is the first sentence that will appear in any references when someone ... Read More »

Facebook adds 200 flags to its profile frames, including Pakistani flag

Nearly 200 flags, including the Pakistani flag have recently been added by Facebook to its profile frames feature in an effort to bring nations together as a global community. “We should be coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community.” says Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the popular social networking website. The profile frames was ... Read More »

The Women Who Veil

“Hijabis”, as the term has now been coined, are Muslim women who cover their heads out of obedience to Allah and respect to their Islamic faith. The hijab is more important today as a symbol of womanhood than as ever before in history, especially in these times of Islamophobia when the evil and mean spirited such as Donald Trump attempt ... Read More »

Syrian refugees ‘not being schooled in Turkey’

More than 400,000 Syrian refugee children of school age living in Turkey were not attending school, the Human Rights Watch said in a report. The report interviewed 50 families and found that, on average, their children had lost two years of school. The main issues facing the children are language barriers, financial difficulties and integration problems. There are around two ... Read More »

Catholic Education Service refuses to teach Islam for GCSE RE

The organisation which represents Catholic schools in the UK was adamant over its decision of choosing Judaism over Islam as its second GCSE RE subject. The government recently stipulated that schools must now teach two, rather than one, religion for the GCSE RE course. Other religions must still be taught in RE lessons. The Catholic Education Service (CES) has been ... Read More »

Tory policy ‘negatively affects’ Muslims – report

Government policies, including those linked to security and extremism, are “negatively impacting” Muslims in Britain, an established Muslim rights group has reported. The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said that its reported has revealed that more than 60 per cent of the 1,782 respondents do not feel their politicians care about them enough. 56 per cent reported that they had ... Read More »

EU plan for military intervention against refugees, says Wikileaks

WikiLeaks, the secret information publisher, has released two classified EU documents, that outline the planned military intervention against refugee boats travelling from Libya to Italy. The more significant of the two documents was written by the combined military defence chiefs of the EU member states. And the plan was formally approved by representatives from all 28 countries, on 18 May ... Read More »