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Winds of Change in Al Azhar

Winds of Change in Al Azhar

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Modern Curricula for Modern Times Egyptian and foreign experts collaborated in developing the new curricula and class materials, creating up-to-date content that includes Egypt’s cultural heritage, according to Egyptian Education Minister, Tarek Shawki. In the face of great pressure from the authorities and public outcry and accusations of encouraging extremism, Al-Azhar leaders have accepted the […]

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MWL Joins  Hands with Moroccan League

MWL Joins Hands with Moroccan League

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jeddah: The Muslim World League (MWL) has joined Morocco’s Mohammadian League of Scholars in a joint program to encourage enlightened Islamic speech and combat extremism. A research and data sharing agreement between the two organizations was signed during a visit by Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, MWL secretary-general, to the league headquarters in Rabat, where […]

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Young Indonesian Thinkers in Germany

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jakarta: As part of the project “Life of Muslims in Germany” the Goethe-Institut Jakarta, invited a group of Indonesian intellectuals and academics to take part in a recent study tour to the cities of Berlin, Hamburg and Goettingen. For two weeks, the 14 participants from across Indonesia had the opportunity to learn more about Islamic […]

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‘Green Haj’ Slowly Takes Root in Makkah

‘Green Haj’ Slowly Takes Root in Makkah

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sorted waste collected from the pilgrimage sites will be sold to companies that handle recycling. Thousands of cleaners were busy separating plastic from other rubbish as more than two million Muslims wrapped up a pilgrimage to Makkah that presents a huge environmental challenge for Saudi Arabia. The Mamuniya camp in Mina was dotted with colour-coded […]

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Indonesia Launches New Group to Combat Extremism

Indonesia Launches New Group to Combat Extremism

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jakarta: Moderate Muslims in Indonesia have launched a new civil society group to promote interreligious tolerance in a country where religious and ethnic sentiments are on the rise ahead of a presidential election in 2019. More than 200 people, including religious leaders such as Jakarta’s Catholic archbishop, as well as politicians, attended the Aug. 1 launch […]

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Women Lawyers in Saudi Arabia

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Riyadh: Obstacles facing Saudi women lawyers have become a thing of the past. Female lawyers have now become part and parcel of the Kingdom’s judicial system as they practice the profession alongside their male counterparts. “We don’t face any problems and difficulties in carrying out our duty with responsibility,” said Bayan Zahran, a lawyer. “The […]

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Dubai Summit to Combat Extremism

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The UAE has enacted laws and formed government organisations to promote a culture of tolerance and to clamp down on hate crime, the head of Dubai’s Islamic affairs authority said. The anti-discrimination law, that came into effect in 2015 and criminalises all forms of discrimination on the grounds of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic […]

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ISESCO   Releases  Book on  Literacy Programs

ISESCO Releases Book on Literacy Programs

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rabat: The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has published a new French book titled: “Guide on the Development and Implementation of Literacy Programs for Sustainable Development,” written by Dr. Seydou Sissi, a former expert at ISESCO directorate of education. Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, director general of ISESCO, said that ISESCO’s publications are part […]

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Saudi Women Launch All-Female Ambulance

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saudi female doctors have launched an ambulance service with all female staff to serve women and grant them more privacy. A team of female doctors at a governmental hospital in Khobar, east Saudi Arabia, came up with the idea, which they view as in line with their humanitarian and national duty. Paramedics and drivers of […]

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FGM Declared Religiously Forbidden by Egyptian Dar Al-Iftaa

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Egyptian Dar Al-Iftaa recently declared that female genital mutilation (FGM) is religiously forbidden, adding that banning FGM should be a religious duty due to its harmful effects on the body. The Dar Al-Iftaa also explained that FGM is not mentioned in Islamic laws and that it only still occurs because it’s considered to be […]

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