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Saudi Women Directors Bring Empowerment Message to Venice Female Saudi Arabian directors Haifaa Al-Mansour and Shahad Ameen brought a message to the Venice Film Festival along with their movies: Women must be seen and heard. Mansour’s “The Perfect Candidate” tells the story of a woman doctor facing gender-based challenges while running for municipal council.Ameen’s “Scales” […]

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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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