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US Muslim Charity Clinic Treats Needy People

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

In San Bernardino, one the poorest cities in California, USA, a group of Muslim doctors runs a medical clinic that provides health-related services to poor residents of the city. The Al-Shifa Clinic was founded in 2000. Al-Shifa is an Arabic word for “cure.” A majority of the patients are non-Muslims. “We are Muslims and we […]

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Turkey’s Religious Body to Appoint Women Clerics

Turkey’s Religious Body to Appoint Women Clerics

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The head of Turkey’s religious affairs has said that they will select and appoint female deputy muftis in all provinces across Turkey. Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) head, Ali Erbaş said they are taking steps to include more women in the directorate. “We will select and appoint female deputy muftis in all our provinces as […]

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Saudi Women Granted Custody of Children after Divorce

Saudi Women Granted Custody of Children after Divorce

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Justice and President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Sama’ani, has directed all courts in the country to automatically guarantee divorced Saudi woman custody of their children in the case where there is no dispute with the former spouse. As a result, Saudi mothers are now free to handle their child’s […]

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Afghanistan has nearly 1 Million Female Drug Users

Afghanistan has nearly 1 Million Female Drug Users

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Opium cultivation and the use of drugs have become widespread in Afghanistan in recent years Kabul: Laila Haidari, a volunteer from Bamyan province in central Afghanistan, helps to treat female drug addicts in Kabul. She used to spend what she earned from her restaurant and carpet factory on addicts. “The majority of the children of […]

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Religious, Cultural Diversity Must Be Respected By All, says MWL Chief

Religious, Cultural Diversity Must Be Respected By All, says MWL Chief

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jeddah: We live in a world that lacks awareness, neutrality, initiative and cooperation, the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, said when he met with US counter-extremism officials in Washington recently. The answer, he said, lies in the true values of Islam, which call for coexistence, tolerance and peace.  […]

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Saudi University’s Tourism Faculty Opens its Doors to Female Students

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jeddah: King Abdulaziz University’s faculty of tourism is expected to set up a women’s campus by next year. Ibrahim Alsini, head of the university’s hospitality department, told Arab News: “Female student intake will begin in the coming academic year. We have received great interest from current students who want to change their major to tourism. […]

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Indonesia to Build  International University

Indonesia to Build  International University

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Indonesian President, Joko Widodo announced plans to build the Indonesia International Islamic University at a meeting in Jakarta recently. Indonesia is set to build a university later this year in what its president and observers say is an attempt to counter Islami​​st​ extremism at home and spread peaceful Muslim values throughout the world. Construction of […]

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Pakistani Clerics Issue Fatwa against Suicide Bombings

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book says. The country has for years been plagued by violence by Islamist militants who often use suicide bombers. Seeking to curb terrorism that has resulted in tens of thousands of casualties since the early 2000s, the clerics declared suicide bombings to be forbidden, or […]

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Pakistan to Send Transgenders as  Haj Volunteers

Pakistan to Send Transgenders as Haj Volunteers

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Islamabad: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, transgenders will be part of a team of boy scouts being sent to Saudi Arabia to serve as volunteers during 2018 Haj pilgrimage. “Efforts for sending transgender youth to Saudi Arabia to serve as Khuddamul Hujjaj (volunteers during the annual Haj) are underway,” IPC Sindh […]

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Saudi Arabia Accused of Human Rights Abuses in Yemen

Saudi Arabia Accused of Human Rights Abuses in Yemen

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A UN report on human rights abuses related to foreign intervention in Yemen, details the extensive civilian casualties inflicted by the Saudi-led coalition’s air attacks. The United Nations panel examined 10 air attacks in 2017 that killed 157 people, and found that the targets included a migrant boat, a night market, five residential buildings, a […]

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