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Mosques as Temporary Shelters

Mosques as Temporary Shelters

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) announced that a dozen mosques across the State of Georgia plan to serve as temporary shelters for Georgia and Florida residents fleeing Hurricane Irma. Mosques as far north as Marietta, as far east as Savannah, and as far south as Macon are encouraging travelers, evacuees […]

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First Islamic Summit on Science and Technology

First Islamic Summit on Science and Technology

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Astana: Moroccan Energy and Nuclear Physicist Rajaa Cherkaoui El-Moursli was honored for her contribution and noteworthy achievements in science and technology, during the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) First Islamic Summit on Science and Technology, held in the Kazakh capital of Astana on September 10 and 11. Distinguished by her scientific achievements in the field […]

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US-Muslim Dialogue Stresses Cross-Cultural Communication

US-Muslim Dialogue Stresses Cross-Cultural Communication

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

New York: The World Muslim League (MWL) recently hosted a conference in New York city focusing on the cultural communication between the United States and the Muslim world, with the participation of the United Nations, and the presence of 450 scholars and thinkers representing 56 countries under a forum titled, “Civilizational Communication between the United […]

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‘Mary, Jesus’ Mother’ is New Name for UAE Mosque

‘Mary, Jesus’ Mother’ is New Name for UAE Mosque

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Al Mushrif, a district in Abu Dhabi, was recently renamed ‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’ — Arabic for ‘Mary, the mother of Jesus’. The change was ordered by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to “consolidate bonds […]

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Bookstore on Wheels in Baghdad

Bookstore on Wheels in Baghdad

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Sinan Salaheddin Ali al-Moussawi, the owner of a mobile library truck, arranges his books on a street in Baghdad, Iraq. The mobile bookstore is the latest in a series of efforts by the 25-year-old to share his passion for reading and revive a love for books in Baghdad, which was once the literary capital […]

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Archeologists Uncover 17 Mummies in Central Egypt

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cairo: Egypt has unearthed an ancient burial site, replete with at least 17 mostly intact mummies. It is the latest  in a string of discoveries, that the country’s antiquities minister described as a helping hand for its struggling tourism sector. The necropolis, uncovered eight meters below ground in Minya, a province about 250km south of […]

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Turkey’s Diyanet Unveils Strategy to Tackle Islamophobia

Turkey’s Diyanet Unveils Strategy to Tackle Islamophobia

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ankara: Turkey’s top religious affairs body has formulated a two-pronged common strategy to address Islamophobia in Europe. Diyanet head Mehmet Gormez said the new strategy would gather Muslim pioneers in Europe, and arrange meetings with people from other faiths and communities. Gormez said that Diyanet would organize the first meeting on May 22-25 in Turkey’s western […]

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Qatar Islamic Bank Wins Global Finance’s Product Innovator Award

Qatar Islamic Bank Wins Global Finance’s Product Innovator Award

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Doha: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has received the ‘Product Innovation Award’ under the Islamic Finance category from the Global Finance Magazine for the bank’s efforts in introducing innovative Shariah-compliant products, including long-term deposits with flexible profit payment options. The long-term deposits with flexible profit payment options and higher expected yields allow customers to choose how they […]

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IDB Launches Innovation Forum to Empower Youth

IDB Launches Innovation Forum to Empower Youth

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jeddah: Cultural barriers, lack of adequate investment in research and development, and a low rate of graduates in scientific fields are among the greatest challenges faced by Islamic Development Bank (IDB) member countries in fostering innovation. Finance leaders attending Innovation Forum, hosted by the IDB Group deliberated on these pressing issues. The forum brought together […]

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Bahrain’s Gulf University Holds Media Forum

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Manama: The Bahrain-based Gulf University held its first media forum under the theme of “Media and Arabian Gulf Challenges” recently. The participants debated on security and economic challenges facing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, in the light of international political and media shifts. Gulf University President Dr. Muhannad Mashhadani stressed the importance of the forum, […]

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