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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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World Science Forum 2017 in Jordan

World Science Forum 2017 in Jordan

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members adopted a unanimous declaration in which they pledged to make sustained efforts to preserve and promote the potential of science. By Sameen Ahmed Khan The Eighth World Science Forum (WSF), the world’s largest biennial science event on global science policy, was held at Dead Sea, Jordan, during 7-11 November 2017 (http://worldscienceforum.org/). As Dead Sea […]

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Conference Highlights Muslim Contribution to Science

Conference Highlights Muslim Contribution to Science

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates organized a three-day event, “Third International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Sciences”, recently, under the theme, “The Arabic & Islamic Scientific Heritage: Innovation, Acculturation, and Coexistence.” The conference was held under the patronage of Shaykh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohamed […]

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Private Museums Open in Madinah

Private Museums Open in Madinah

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Madinah: Since the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) began issuing licenses to private museums, several have opened in Madinah. In Dar Al-Madinah Museum, visitors and researchers can learn about the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Islamic civilization and Madinah’s urban culture. It is “the first and largest specialized museum […]

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Two Scientists Get Iran’s Mustafa Prize

Two Scientists Get Iran’s Mustafa Prize

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The science and technology award, which is being handed out for the second time this year, is given to Muslim researchers and scientists, as well as non-Muslim scientists residing in Muslim countries. Iran has awarded the 2017 Mustafa Prize to two computer science experts, Turkey’s Sami Erol Gelenbe and Iran’s Mohammad Amin Shokrollahi. The Mustafa […]

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Rare Qur’an Editions in Madinah Exhibition

Rare Qur’an Editions in Madinah Exhibition

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Madinah: The Qur’an exhibition held in Madinah, in cooperation with Samaya Holding, aims to introduce the content of the Qur’an accurately, according to a system of techniques which follows a museum exhibition style. The exhibition involves the participation of the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an, the General Presidency for the […]

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