The Muslim World

Makkah Gate, a magnificent structure that spans the width of the Jeddah-Makkah highway, has been welcoming visitors of the holy city for 34 years. Many asked the question of who built it, and it was announced recently by the governor of Makkah, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, that the names of all those who contributed to building […]

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Malaysian Muslim pilgrims set an example in Makkah after they celebrated the Cleanliness Day on July 31 by picking up the brooms, cleaning rags and garbage bags. The session was an extension of last year’s successful cleanliness campaign, which had earned praise from the local authorities in Makkah and Madinah, informed Malaysian Hajj Delegation head, […]

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Saudi Arabia will allow women to obtain passports and travel abroad without approval from a male “guardian”, the government said on August 2. After a historic leap of relaxing the guardianship law that allows the women to travel abroad without permission, a few other momentous decisions regarding women have come about in Saudi Arabia. With […]

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The academic dominance of the Muslim world has declined after its ancient scholars rejected the pursuit of secular knowledge, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad has said in his opening speech to a higher education council in Ankara (Turkey). The rejection, Dr Mahathir said, came following a fatwa, or religious decree by those scholars, deeming secular knowledge […]

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Australia’s La Trobe University will be supporting the Islamic Museum of Australia’s annual Muslim artists exhibition as a major sponsor, offering a $15,000 Art Prize. The university’s Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said the partnership reinforces the University’s commitment to connecting with all communities and transforming lives through education. The museum is located in suburban Thornbury, […]

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It was a sleepy afternoon in Saudi Arabia, just days before schools were due to start after summer vacation. Fifty years ago today, Saudis joined the world in gathering around TV sets to watch a live broadcast of what was once thought impossible: American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took man’s first steps on […]

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The conference of the Muslim World League (MWL) held at Makkah in Saudi Arabia recently has issued a declaration calling for co-existence, pluralism and religious tolerance in the world. Hussein Madavoor, state vice president of the Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (KNM), who attended the meeting, said the ‘Makkah Charter’ issued at the conference is a historical […]

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