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Archive for September, 2015

Mind Your Feet, Forget Your Heart – An Illustration of the Predicament of Muslims

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How many times has anyone had the experience of being advised before the start of the prayer to focus his thoughts on the prayer and avoid being distracted by the many things that occupy his head most of the time? By Louay Fatoohi Like any collective activity, the Muslim congregational prayer (salāt al-Jamā’a) must have […]

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Urdu-Kannada-English Dictionary Released

Urdu-Kannada-English Dictionary Released

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The monumental work was carried out by Urduphile Raghottam Rao Desai over a period of 10 years. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Bengaluru: The trilingual Kannada-Urdu-English Dictionary published by the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL), Delhi, was released here at a function held at the Karnataka Urdu Academy in Kannada Bhavan on August […]

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Unveiling Contours of Pluralism

Unveiling Contours of Pluralism

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The Quest for Meaning Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism Tariq Ramadan Publisher: Allen Lane, UK 212 pages, 14.99 pounds Reviewed by Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Coming as it does from Tariq Ramadan, a descendant of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwanul Muslimoon), the book under review has not evoked positive response from reviewers in the […]

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Call for Moderation in  Issuing Fatwas

Call for Moderation in Issuing Fatwas

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Cairo: Wrapping up of a two-day conference here, leading Muslim clerics called for moderation in issuing religious edicts (fatwa), in their bid to counter extremist fatwas that permit to perpetrate atrocities. The muftis and clerics from several countries agreed on providing training to Muslim scholars and coordination on issues of Islamic law. “You do not […]

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Senegalese Imam Declares ‘Green Jihad’ To Protect Environment

Senegalese Imam Declares ‘Green Jihad’ To Protect Environment

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A Senegalese Imam has called for a “Green Jihad” against pollution, urging his country’s parliament as well as the entire Muslim community to engage in what he regards a clear Islamic duty to protect the environment. Pointing to Islam’s environment-related principles, Imam Youssoupha Sarr said in an interview with al-Jazeera English network that he cannot […]

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Muslims, Most Diverse Religious Group in America

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Washington: A 2014 study by the Pew Research Center (PRC) showed Islam to be among the most diverse religions in America, just behind Seventh Day Adventists. In a recent research that examined 29 different religious affiliations and five racial and ethnic groups, Hispanics, non-Hispanic whites, blacks, Asians and a category of mixed-race Americans and other […]

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Jewish, Muslim and Christian Kids Camp for Peace

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Washington: Jewish, Muslim and Christian kids from the US and Jerusalem came together at a Seattle summer camp. At a summer camp in Mount Vernon, Washington, the campers do plenty of classic camp activities. But Kids4Peace has a deeper purpose. The camp brings Jewish, Muslim and Christian 12 year olds from Washington State together with […]

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Australian Students Learn About Islam

Australian Students Learn About Islam

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Langwarrin: (Australia): Students from Padua College, Mornington, Australia, had a glimpse into the world of Islam during a visit to a mosque in Langwarrin, Mornington Peninsula News reported. For the second year in a row, the college students had visited the Bait-ul-Salam Mosque where they were delivered a talk about the basic teachings of Islam […]

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First Woman Licensed to Perform Marriages in Palestine

First Woman Licensed to Perform Marriages in Palestine

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Ramallah: Holding the young couple’s identity cards in one hand and the Quran in the other, the Palestinian Justice of Peace pronounces Thaer and Rawan, man and wife. It is an everyday scene at the Islamic Shariah law court in the West Bank city of Ramallah except for one glaring difference, the justice is a […]

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Historical Moscow Cathedral Mosque to Re-open

Historical Moscow Cathedral Mosque to Re-open

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Moscow: Preparations are underway for the opening of the Cathedral mosque in Moscow. “I think the top officials of Muslim countries will undoubtedly attend. The leaders of the countries that are friendly to us and whose attitude to Russia remained unchanged both at peaceful times and in crises will definitely be invited,” says Damir Gizatullin, […]

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