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Having a large GDP per capita means a country is an important economic player in the world. Here are the world’s 10 richest Muslim countries according to Yahoo Finance, released recently. Qatar: The Gulf state with a population of 1.7 million topped the list of the world’s richest Muslim countries. Qatar had booked a probable […]

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Amman: Jordan has opened a Bahrain-funded school in the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border that can take up to 4,000 students. Jordan’s education ministry and the UN children’s fund UNICEF jointly run the school, in which 3,400 Syrian refugees are currently enrolled and taught by Jordanian and Syrian teachers. A $2-million (1.5-million euro) […]

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Manama: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa inaugurated the National Theatre of Bahrain at the Bahrain National Museum last fortnight. The king attended a presentation on the architecture design of the theatre, which was inspired by the literary work “One thousand and one nights.” The National Theatre of Bahrain’s slogan is entitled “Invest in […]

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Kuala Lumpur: The award-winning blockbuster exhibition, 1001 Inventions, about the achievements of Muslim Civilisation in Science and Technology, will be launching a three-year tour of Malaysia in early 2013 for its Asian Premiere. Recognised as the world’s best touring exhibition by the Museum and Heritage Excellence Awards in London last year, the Malaysian tour of […]

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Kuala Lumpur: The Kuala Lumpur-based Islamic Book Trust (IBT) announced that it will print the Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur’an in English and help spread the message of Islam around the world. Haji P.K. Koya Kutty, executive secretary of the non-profit publishing house told Arab News, “This is the first Qur’anic encyclopedia in English in […]

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At least 25% of American Muslim registered voters were undecided about who to vote for in this November’s presidential election, according to a survey released on October 24. The survey also indicates that 91% of registered Muslim voters will go to the polls on November 6. The random survey of 500 registered Muslim voters was […]

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A Bosnian pilgrim who left last December on pilgrimage to Makkah by foot arrived in the holy city last fortnight, after passing through seven countries including wartorn Syria. “I arrived in Makkah. I am not tired, these are the best days of my life,” said 47 year old Senad Hadzic. He said he had covered […]

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The world’s heaviest book, “This is Mohammed”, is currently on display at a mall in Al Ain, the garden city near Abu Dhabi. The Guinness World Records has certified “This is Mohammed”, which weighs 1,000 kg, as the heaviest in the globe. The book was launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler […]

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