The Muslim World

The majority of Saudi youth would be more than willing to get involved in volunteer work, according to a survey. The study found that 84 percent of the 1,126 young people questioned were “highly interested” in donating their time to take part in community programmes.Almost half of those quizzed from throughout the country (of which […]

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Ten stolen Buddha sculptures were returned to Afghanistan after they were discovered stashed inside two broken fruit crates at London’s Heathrow Airport. Customs officers seized a statue and nine Buddha heads in 2002 believing they might have been used to hide drugs but further investigations revealed they were stolen 1,500-year-old treasures. Police said the sculptures […]

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The United Arab Emirates has bestowed its 2019 UAE Pioneers Award to SajiCheriyan, a Christian businessman from Kerala who built a mosque for Muslim workers.The winner was recognised, among others things, for promoting the values of a tolerant society and cohesion in the UAE.UAE Prime Minister and Dubai Emir Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum […]

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The office of the Sudanese Prime Minister has instructed various public institutions to accommodate the work hours of non-Muslims to allow them to perform religious rites and ceremonies. The weekly holiday in Sudan is Friday and Saturday. Accommodating Christian’ requests for prayer breaks during the Sunday which is a work-day was at the discretion of […]

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The Sawt Al-HikmaCenter (Voice of Wisdom) at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has reached 54 million people around the world through social media, distributing messages in three different languages: Arabic, English and French. The centre is considered the intellectual branch of the OIC in its fight against extremist speech. It was established in 2016 […]

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Oman recently launched a major initiative, “Towards United Human Values”, to promote religious tolerance, mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence in Jakarta, Indonesia. The initiative, which is also known as the Sultan Qaboos Declaration Project on United Human Values, was launched by Oman’s Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Salmi at […]

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Niger’s President Blames ‘Misreading of Islam’ The President of Niger, in Africa, says a misreading of Islam is to blame for his country’s explosive birth rate. MahamadouIssoufouhas been trying to drive down his country’s birth rate of more than seven children per woman. He has advocated family planning and contraception in the 98% Muslim country, […]

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