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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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Female Preachers in Egyptian Mosques

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cairo: The spokesman for Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments, Gaber Tayie, said the ministry will appoint two female preachers in each mosque nationwide to deliver regular sermons on women, children and family affairs for women worshippers. Tayie asserted that women’s prayer places will not be neglected anymore. Rather, the ministry will do its best to […]

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Indonesia’s Anti-Plastic Drive

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A leading environmental organization used the month of Ramadan as a platform in a campaign against the use of plastic in Indonesian mosques. Greenpeace Indonesia, and the Indonesian Ulema Council, launched the campaign to mark World Environment Day, on June 5, at Pondok Indah Grand Mosque in South Jakarta.  “Plastic waste is a major issue in Indonesia. […]

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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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