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Dublin Imam Issues Fatwa Against Female Genital Mutilation

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

A fatwa against female genital mutilation (FGM) “in all its forms” has been issued by Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, head imam of the Islamic Centre of Ireland at Blanchardstown in west Dublin, making it “religiously impermissible (haram) and sinful.” The fatwa calls “on all Muslims to speak against this practice, stop it if they are […]

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Florida Shooting – Muslim Groups Raise Funds to Help Victims

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A Muslim charity in Florida, USA, has raised thousands of dollars for the victims of the high school shooting in Parkland and their families. Three Muslim groups rallied together under the South Florida Muslim Federation, Inc. banner to launch an online crowd funding site. The group aims to raise $10,000 (£7,100). It will pass on […]

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Muslim World League and Vatican Tackle religious violence

Muslim World League and Vatican Tackle religious violence

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jeddah: The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin met the secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, in his office.  Parolin praised the Muslim World League, which has its headquarters in Makkah. He also praised the efforts of the secretary-general for enhancing cooperation with the Vatican, especially after the historical […]

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Boy Donates Savings to Mosque

Boy Donates Savings to Mosque

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

When 7-year old Jack Swanson heard that the Islamic Center of Pflugerville in Texas (USA) had been vandalised, he decided to donate all of his savings – $20 dollars – to the mosque. Vandals had torn pages of the Qur’an, covered it in faeces and left it outside the entrance of the mosque. Jack’s mother told […]

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To Learn an Appropriate Lesson

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A Lebanese judge ordered three Muslim young men who insulted Christianity to memorize verses from the Quran’s Al-Imran surah which glorifies Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. Instead of handing down a prison sentence over their contempt of religion, Joceline Matta ordered the men to memorize the verses, to be released. While reading out the verdict […]

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‘Two-State’ Solution – Only Way to Resolve Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: UN

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United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has emphasized that the two-state solution is the sole way out of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, warning that the “negative trends” unfolding in the region could endanger the bid. “There is no Plan B. A two-state solution is the only way to achieve the inalienable rights of the […]

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“Dialogue and Respect to Combat Religious Intolerance”: UK Minister

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‘Why it matters to be intolerant of intolerance’ was the title of a conference held at Rome’s Gregorian University last month, highlighting the need for closer cooperation in the fight against violent extremism. Key speakers at the event were Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, head of the Congregation for Oriental Churches and Tariq Ahmad, a British government […]

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Surviving Yemen’s War in a Rubbish Dump

Surviving Yemen’s War in a Rubbish Dump

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

A garbage heap has become a source of food for hundreds of Yemenis as the three-year war threatens millions with famine. After relentless Saudi-led air raids near their home in northwest Yemen, the Ruzaiq family packed up their belongings and fled to the relative safety of Hudaida port on the Red Sea. But with no money […]

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“Watu Wote” Nominated for Oscar Award

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A Kenyan-German short film called “Watu Wote,” which depicts the real life story of Muslim passengers risking their lives to save Christians on a bus when Islamist radicals attacked in 2015, has been nominated for an Oscar award. The full list of Oscar nominations was released recently, with “Watu Wote” up for Best Live Action […]

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UK Muslim Group ​Awarded by Jewish Organisation​

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Muslim worshippers from a new mosque in the UK won one of the Jewish community’s top awards honouring good deeds recently. Members of the new Islamic centre in the old Golders Green Hippodrome were recognised at a recently-organised Mitzvah Day awards for taking part in an interfaith blood donation drive. Acknowledging the joint blood drive as […]

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