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IRIC participated in 29th International Conference of Islamic Unity

IRIC participated in 29th International Conference of Islamic Unity

2015-12-31
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29th Islamic Unity Conference with the theme of “Present Crises of Muslim World and Ways to End Them” was held on December 27-29, 2015, in Tehran and IRIC participated in it and presented an exhibition of its products in the dedicated pavilion.
The Qur'an: Text, Society & Culture, 2016

The Qur'an: Text, Society & Culture, 2016

2015-12-27
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The 9th SOAS Conference on the Qur’an Date: November 10-12, 2016 Venue: SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG,UK Organizer: Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS, University of London Conveners: ...
The regional convention of Muslim Americans; Building Bridges in Atlanta

The regional convention of Muslim Americans; Building Bridges in Atlanta

2015-12-27
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ATLANTA, Georgia – “Working on building bridges is the need of hour for all Americans” said Abdulrauf Khan, Chair of the largest convention of American Muslims in the Southeast. Organized annually by the Islamic Circle of North Amer...
Jesus & Muhammad : Legacies of Light

Jesus & Muhammad : Legacies of Light

2015-12-25
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10-Speaker Webcast by Celebrate Mercy In the month of December and Islamic month of Rabi' al-Awwal, many in the Christian and Muslim worlds are remembering the lives of both Prophets. Celebrate Mercy hosted a 10-speaker educational webinar to explo...
US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight to visit Disneyland

US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight to visit Disneyland

2015-12-21
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A British Muslim family heading for Disneyland was barred from boarding a flight to Los Angeles by US authorities at London’s Gatwick airport amid concerns of an American overreaction to the perceived terrorist threat.  US Department of H...
Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended

Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended

2015-12-20
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Wheaton College students, faculty and others held a sit-in to support Professor Larycia Hawkins who, as part of her Christian Advent devotion, wore a hijab to show solidarity with Muslims. Her explanation for the gesture didn't sit well with the...
2nd International Conference on Shi’i Studies

2nd International Conference on Shi’i Studies

2015-12-20
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7-8 MAY 2016 LONDON, UK CALL FOR PAPERS Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015 Deadline for Completed Papers: April 1, 2016 The Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies in conjunction with The Islamic College and the Institute of Islamic ...
U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

2015-12-20
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U.S. Muslim Leaders Announce Campaigns to Enhance National Security, Address Rising Islamophobia WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today announced ...
The Virginia Graduate Colloquium in Theology, Ethics, and Culture: “Religion and Media”

The Virginia Graduate Colloquium in Theology, Ethics, and Culture: “Religion and Media”

2015-12-19
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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MAY 6-8, 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2016 Keynote Speaker:  Talal Asad   The 2016 Virginia Graduate Colloquium invites creative submissions by graduate students on ...
Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

2015-12-18
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New York, United States – Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric tells one story about the modern day US. But, students painstakingly learning Arabic’s right-to-left script in classro...
America Needs More Imams

America Needs More Imams

2015-12-17
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A lack of training and funding is creating a Muslim leadership vacuum in the U.S. That’s bad for everyone. One of many ugly patterns since Sept. 11, 2001, is that those who say they are worried about Islamic terrorism often fight to keep mosqu...
German TV helps Muslim refugees understand secular law, religious freedom

German TV helps Muslim refugees understand secular law, religious freedom

2015-12-16
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The first Arabic-language television talk show in Germany aims to help foster the integration of refugees from Arab countries with a simple message: “Follow the rules!” Germany is bracing itself for more than one million asylum seekers t...
Georgetown’s Interfaith Gathering

Georgetown’s Interfaith Gathering

2015-12-16
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The Georgetown University’s Interfaith Gathering for Solidarity, Understanding, and Peace was held on December 16, 2015 to promote understanding through faith leaders’ reflections and through music and prayer. Imam Talib Shareef, preside...
Most Americans say more scrutiny of Muslims is not warranted

Most Americans say more scrutiny of Muslims is not warranted

2015-12-15
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A new Pew Research Center survey gauges Americans’ views on a variety of questions related to Islamic extremism and Muslims.  Among the key findings are that a majority of U.S. adults (61%) say U.S. Muslims should not be subject to additi...
In American mosques, growing safety concerns — and more armed guards

In American mosques, growing safety concerns — and more armed guards

2015-12-14
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From the suburbs of Los Angeles to the outskirts of Washington, D.C., mosques around the United States are warily stepping up security in the face of growing fears about reprisals on American Muslims. The increasing safety concerns described by Amer...
Francis Ford Coppola Defends Islam in a Touching Way

Francis Ford Coppola Defends Islam in a Touching Way

2015-12-06
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Speaking during a press conference held at the 2015 Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday, Francis Ford Coppola quoted the Holy Qur'an and defended Islam in a touching way.  He quote the Qur'an, specifically Surah Al Fatihah emphasi...
Dutch Pranksters Trick People with ‘Quran’ Passages from Bible

Dutch Pranksters Trick People with ‘Quran’ Passages from Bible

2015-12-05
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Dutch YouTube channel Dit is Normaal (This is Normal) has exposed how much of people’s views on Islam are based on prejudice in its latest episode, “The Holy Quran Experiment.” Dit is Normaal travels to random Dutch ...
CAIR, NJ Muslims, Interfaith Leaders, Officials Condemn Donald Trump’s False 9/11 Claim

CAIR, NJ Muslims, Interfaith Leaders, Officials Condemn Donald Trump’s False 9/11 Claim

2015-12-04
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined leaders of New Jersey’s Muslim community, interfaith partners and public officials at a news conference in Jersey City, N.J., to condemn leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump&rsq...
Criticism towards Islamic associations in Germany

Criticism towards Islamic associations in Germany

2015-12-03
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The head of the German Green party Cem Özdemir and the speaker for religious affairs Volker Beck have drafted a position paper rejecting the recognition of Islamic associations as religious corporate bodies under public law. Özdemir and Bec...
France likely to close more than 100 mosques

France likely to close more than 100 mosques

2015-12-03
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France is likely to close up to 160 mosques in the coming months as part of a nationwide police operation under the state of emergency which allows places of worship that promote radical views to be shut down, one of the country's chief imams has sai...
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