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The official title of the event, “Caring for our common future”, raises questions as to the socio-political role and responsibility of world religions. From 20 to 23 August, the southern German town of Lindau will host probably the most important meeting of leading religious representatives in the world this year. Organisers expect 900 participants from […]

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Acclaimed Kannada theatre artist, playwright and poet S Raghunandana has refused to accept the Sangeet Natak Akademi award conferred on him. The awards for 2018 were announced on 17 July. In a statement released after the announcement of the awards, Raghunandana cited the rampant mob lynchings and “violence in the name of God and religion” […]

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The Holy Qur’an has been finally translated into the Asante dialect of the Akan language, the most widely spoken language in the West African country of Ghana.“This important process took me about four years to translate the Holy Qur’an from Arabic to Asante,” announced Sheikh Harun Nkansah Agyekum during a ceremony in Kumasi, the capital […]

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A leading German Muslim group announced on July 1 presenting its “International Courage Award” to two victims of Islamophobic attacks in the country This stance is meant to highlight the growing xenophobic and Islamophobic atmosphere in Germany, Anadolu Agency reported. “The prize was aimed to highlight the sacrifices and pain of the victims of racism. […]

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Muslim history is replete with pioneering inventions and discoveries, many of which are ingrained in modern society, such as: Public Libraries During the early decades of Islam, mosques acted as hubs for intellectual discourse across the Muslim lands. They were not only places of worship, but also housed libraries full of books on religion, philosophy […]

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U.K. weapons exports to Saudi Arabia have been declared unlawful as they have contributed to high levels of civilian deaths and casualties in the bombing of Yemen by Saudi-led coalition forces, Britain’s court of appeal said recently. The ruling was passed down by three senior judges after they accepted the legal challenge from the Campaign […]

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Attacks on interfaith harmony, mutual respect and trust are the “world’s single most important threat,” King Abdullah of Jordan warned. Speaking recently at the International Conference on Cohesive Societies (ICCS) in Singapore, he condemned both “outlaws of Islam and extremist Islamophobes.” “Perpetuators of hate-filled messages are distorting our religion’s great heritage and teachings,” he said. […]

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A photograph of the world heritage monument Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi taken by Mohsin Javed has been selected for an international photo contest. Mohsin is a final year student of Diploma in Electrical Engineering at the Jamia Millia Islamia. The international selection committee chose the picture among 6625 entries, taking into consideration its quality and […]

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