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How Islamic are ‘Islamic’ Countries?

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A study conducted by Prof. Hussain Askari of George Washington University entitled “How Islamic are the Islamic Countries” showed that most of the countries that apply “Islamic Principles” in their daily lives are not ones that are traditionally Muslim. New Zealand ranked 1st, Luxembourg 2nd, Ireland 3rd, Iceland 4th, Finland 5th, Denmark 6th, Canada 7th. […]

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Austria to Shut Seven Mosques

Austria to Shut Seven Mosques

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vienna: Austria has planned to shut down seven mosques and expel dozens of imams. The country’s coalition government termed the move as a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups under the premise of legislation introduced in 2015 banning the foreign funding of religious groups. According to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, authorities would […]

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Pope Francis Appeals for Peace in the Middle East

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has once more expressed his deep concern at the worsening violence in the Middle East. “I am very concerned at the escalation of tension in the Holy Land and in the Middle East, and the spiral of violence that is moving away further from the path of peace, dialogue and negotiation,” he said […]

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Vatican and Jordanian Institute Colloquium

Vatican and Jordanian Institute Colloquium

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies of Jordan and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue discussed the dignity of human life during their colloquium in Amman, May 9-10. The Vatican and a Jordanian institute dedicated to inter-faith studies have issued a statement urging for the protection of and respect for human life, especially that of […]

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Bahraini Girl Reaches Everest Base Camp

Bahraini Girl Reaches Everest Base Camp

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 13-year-old girl has become the youngest Bahraini to reach the Everest Base Camp. Juwan Abdulkhaleq, an eighth-grade student, made Bahraini history by reaching the South Base Camp in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres. Juwan was a member of an expedition that included 20 other women, aged between 23 and 47, coming from […]

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Marawi Catholics Welcome Ramadan with Muslims

Marawi Catholics Welcome Ramadan with Muslims

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marawi City: Philippines: Catholics in the battle-scarred southern Philippine city of Marawi have joined the predominantly Muslim community in welcoming the start of the month of Ramadan. A thousand Catholic and Muslim residents participated in the start of the “Duyog Ramadan” celebration spearheaded by the Catholic prelature in the city’s Datu Saber district on May […]

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Christian Expat’s Ramadan Gift  for Workers

Christian Expat’s Ramadan Gift for Workers

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fujairah (UAR): A Christian expat, who landed in the UAE with just a few hundreds of dirhams in 2003, is gifting a mosque to hundreds of workers this Ramadan. Indian national Saji Cheriyan, 49, has built the mosque for Muslim workers living in a worker accommodation that he rented out to 53 companies in Fujairah. […]

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American Jewish Community Honours ‘Righteous Muslims’

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Conference of Presidents, an umbrella organization that represents over 50 US Jewish organizations, hosted Mohammed al-Issa, the secretary general of the Saudi-based Muslim World League, as the featured guest. During his keynote speech, Al-Issa discussed the state of Jewish-Muslim relations and highlighted the importance of Holocaust education in the Muslim world. In January, Al-Issa […]

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Learning Must be a Serious Goal

Learning Must be a Serious Goal

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

What hinders learning in Schools? The recent World Development Report 2018 throws lights on factors that result in poor outcomes in schools in developing countries. Schools are meant for learning or transfer of knowledge from teacher to the students. But schools without learning could be a terrible waste of precious resources and of human potential. […]

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‘Love A Muslim Day’ In Response to Hate Letter

‘Love A Muslim Day’ In Response to Hate Letter

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

London: The man who created a ‘Love a Muslim Day’ list in response to letters promoting hateful acts hopes his idea will “bring people together”, the BBC reported. It was sparked by reports that ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters had been sent out in several cities, calling on people to verbally and physically attack Muslims. […]

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