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London Muslims Promote Tobacco-free Ramadan

London Muslims Promote Tobacco-free Ramadan

2014-05-30
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Muslims in London Borough of Tower Hamlets have launched a new campaign to help smokers quit tobacco before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, offering them counseling and health services. “Ramadan is an ideal time to start healthy habits,&r...
Turks Pray for Aya Sofia Mosque Reopening

Turks Pray for Aya Sofia Mosque Reopening

2014-05-30
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ISTANBUL – Tens of thousands of Turkish Muslims have gathered on Saturday dawn to pray outside historic Aya Sofia mosque, urging Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to reopen the museum to serve as a Muslim worshipping house. “This is a seriou...
Anti-Islam Ad Sparks US Free Speech Debate

Anti-Islam Ad Sparks US Free Speech Debate

2014-05-30
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NEW YORK - The first time Irfaan Noorudin saw the black-and-white ad equating Islam with antisemitism, he was sitting in traffic not far from the US Capitol when a bus bearing the incendiary message rolled past.  “It’s still so jarr...
World Cup 2014 Opens Doors for Brazil to Welcome Muslim Fans

World Cup 2014 Opens Doors for Brazil to Welcome Muslim Fans

2014-05-29
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In a rundown Sao Paulo street, squeezed between a graffiti-covered sports bar and a dilapidated unisex hairdressers, lies a little haven of Islamic tranquillity. Here, while Brazil is rushing to be ready in time for next month’s Fifa Worl...
UK Muslims Highlight Islamic Democracy

UK Muslims Highlight Islamic Democracy

2014-05-29
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A group of young Muslims from the London borough of Newham have launched a new campaign to highlight a forgotten Islamic tenet of supporting democracy, a tradition that goes back to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). “Muslims should take pa...
Brazil Muslims Welcome World Cup Fans

Brazil Muslims Welcome World Cup Fans

2014-05-29
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As Brazil government were adding the final touches on World Cup preparations, a Brazilian active Muslim community was working around the clock to prepare their own welcome for hundreds of thousands of fans expected to arrive soon in the South America...
Irish Muslims Accept Minister’s Apology

Irish Muslims Accept Minister’s Apology

2014-05-29
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A recent controversy over anti-Islam comments in Northern Ireland has come to an end quickly after representatives of the Irish Muslim community asserted that they have received and accepted an apology from First Minister over anti-Islam slurs he mad...
Festival Of National Cuisine Of Muslim Peoples

Festival Of National Cuisine Of Muslim Peoples

2014-05-21
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National Cuisine Festival of Muslim peoples will be conducted within the framework of the Fifth Moscow International Halal Exhibition - Moscow Halal Expo 2014. The event will take place from 7 to 8 June. For two days, the festival program will be fil...
Oscar Goes to Best Muslim Achievers

Oscar Goes to Best Muslim Achievers

2014-05-21
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Celebrating the achievements of Muslims throughout the US, Muslim Oscars will be held later this month to celebrate shinning role models of American Muslim citizens who reflect the true-image of Islam. “All too often, the media is filled with ...
250,000 Quran Translations to Be Distributed in Brazil

250,000 Quran Translations to Be Distributed in Brazil

2014-05-21
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Kuwait's Awqaf Ministry plans to hand out 250,000 copies of Quran translations in different languages in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup. The ministry's Quran Board announced that it has held a tender for the procurement of the copies, Al-Shoruq Al...
Family Fun Day to Raise Funds for East Reading Mosque and Community Centre

Family Fun Day to Raise Funds for East Reading Mosque and Community Centre

2014-05-21
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A family fun day to raise money for a new mosque and community centre in East Reading is set to take place on Sunday. The Aisha Masjid and Islamic Centre will hold the family fair at its new premises in London Road, and families from all faiths and ...
Queensland Rejects Push to Make Muslim Women Remove Burqas

Queensland Rejects Push to Make Muslim Women Remove Burqas

2014-05-21
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Independent MP's bill would have empowered police to require people to remove any face covering to establish their identity

Court Reprieves Mega Mosque Threatened With Eviction

Court Reprieves Mega Mosque Threatened With Eviction

2014-05-21
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The controversial West Ham mega mosque, which was threatened with eviction by Newham Council has won a reprieve from the Master of the Rolls. A council injunction ordering the demolition of the mosque has been suspended until Communities Secretary, ...

AIR Marks Memorial Day with Release of Video Featuring Muslim Veterans

2014-05-21
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today marked the upcoming Memorial Day holiday with the release of a video featuring American Muslim veterans ex...
Islamophobic Complains Hit British TV Adhan

Islamophobic Complains Hit British TV Adhan

2014-05-08
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By airing the adhan, Channel 4 became the first mainstream British television channel to broadcast the call to prayer (adhan) on a daily basis. CAIRO – Amid an incredibly positive reaction from the Muslim community, British TV Channel 4’...
Some Exports of Welsh Lamb Prepared According to Islamic Religious Rules

Some Exports of Welsh Lamb Prepared According to Islamic Religious Rules

2014-05-08
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Certain exports of Welsh lamb are being prepared according to Islamic religious rules, it has emerged. Industry body Meat Promotion Wales confirmed yesterday that some sheep are being slaughtered at Welsh abattoirs according to halal principles. Th...
Muslim Woman Running for U.S. Congress

Muslim Woman Running for U.S. Congress

2014-05-08
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Cheryl Sudduth is making history; she is the second Muslim woman to run for Congress in the United States. A 2014 democratic candidate, she is seeking election to the House of Representatives to represent the 11th congressional district of California...
‘Noah’ Way! Movie Blocked in China, Banned by Muslim Nations

‘Noah’ Way! Movie Blocked in China, Banned by Muslim Nations

2014-05-08
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Production company Paramount Pictures tried hard to cast its “Noah” movie in a secular light, stressing its “environmental message” over biblical truths — but apparently, censors in China weren’t buying i...
Greece Files First Veiled MP for EU Parliament

Greece Files First Veiled MP for EU Parliament

2014-05-07
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"I will exert all my efforts for ensuring that Muslims do not consider themselves as a minority in Greece," Stamou said. ATHENS – A hijab-clad Greek woman has become the first ever Muslim candidate to represent her country at the coming Europe...
UK Faiths Urge Halal Meat Labeling

UK Faiths Urge Halal Meat Labeling

2014-05-07
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According to retailers, the animals, blessed while being slaughtered, were also stunned before slaughtering. LONDON – Responding to a new controversy surrounding meat labeling in UK, British religious leaders have called for labeling halal mea...
Chicago Islamic Groups: Nigerian Kidnappers Not Real Muslims

Chicago Islamic Groups: Nigerian Kidnappers Not Real Muslims

2014-05-07
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Chicago area Islamic groups were coming together Thursday to express their collective outrage at a crime that has horrified the world; the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by a terrorist group in Nigeria. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports th...
IRIC’s Meeting with La Conférence Olivaint's Members

IRIC’s Meeting with La Conférence Olivaint's Members

2014-05-04
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On April 17, a group of IRIC's staff met with a number of La Conférence Olivaint's members at the Encyclopaedia Islamica Foundation.
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