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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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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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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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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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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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