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On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa explains why Muslims, too, must never forget the Holocaust. Jeddah/Dubai: For decades after they marched into the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland on Jan. 27, 1945, Soviet soldiers had nightmares about what they found. They liberated more than 7,000 prisoners, most of them ill […]

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By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj  Bengaluru: The booming job opportunities that Karnataka’s capital provided for well over the last quarter century had won it the sobriquet of ‘a land of opportunities’. But of late, the city has also emerged as the prime destination for fraudsters, mostly mobilizing money from gullible techies through Ponzi schemes. A host of […]

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Thousands gather from across the world at Parliament of the World’s Religions.Toronto, Canada, one of the most diverse city in the world, was recently host to the seventh Parliament of the World’s Religions. The first such parliament dates to Chicago in 1893. After a century’s delay, parliaments were held again in Chicago in 1993, Cape […]

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Islamic Fiqh Academy, Al-Azhar Emphasize Legality of Polio Vaccines Group on Polio Eradication (IAG) held its fifth annual meeting here recently. During the meeting, the OIC-affiliated International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and Dar Al-Ifta Al-Massriyyah stressed the legality of polio vaccines. They urged parents and affected countries to facilitate the work of medical […]

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Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi have been respectively declared ‘Man of The Year 2019’ and ‘Woman of The Year 2019’ by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, Jordan. This centre publishes every year a list of what it considers as the world’s 500 most influential Muslims. “Twenty-five years […]

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The court’s decision comes after an Austrian national  held two seminars in 2009, in which she defamed the holy Prophet. Strasbourg: The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against defamation of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) and said such activities exceed the permissible limits of freedom of expression, Anadolu Agency reported last fortnight. Upholding a lower court’s decision, the ECHR […]

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A sobering new study reveals that Indian Muslims are the biggest losers in the intergenerational mobility index. By Seema Chishti As rising aspirations of India’s demographic dividend shape social and political discourse, comes a sobering new study: Looking at education and income, there is little inter-generational mobility (upward mobility from parent to child) in India. […]

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Fact-finding mission names military chief Min Aung Hlaing and five generals over atrocities against Rohingya, minorities. By John Zaw Mandalay: Senior military officials in Myanmar must be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities, a U.N. fact-finding mission has said. The mission, established by the U.N. Human Rights Council […]

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