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As Muslims Celebrate Ramadan, Islam Grows in Brevard

As Muslims Celebrate Ramadan, Islam Grows in Brevard

2014-06-28
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Nearly 30 years ago, being Muslim in Melbourne meant quietly gathering in the living rooms of apartments for a moment of prayer or having to explain what sounded like a foreign, exotic religion to strangers. There were no masjids — worship cen...
US Muslim Kids Trained for Ramadan

US Muslim Kids Trained for Ramadan

2014-06-28
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Awaiting the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the family of Noor Khan have been preparing their kids to take part in fasting the holy month to taste the month’s high spirituality and share the needy their feelings all through the year. “My...
Chinese Products Flood Walled City this Ramadan

Chinese Products Flood Walled City this Ramadan

2014-06-28
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With the holy month of Ramadan beginning June 30, the Walled City has been flooded with products made in China. Though some articles from Syria, Malaysia and Indonesia are also seen, the Dragon is undoubtedly the king. One of the main products is th...
“Tyrant” Stereotyping Worries US Muslims

“Tyrant” Stereotyping Worries US Muslims

2014-06-20
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The release of a new FX Networks series about an Arab Muslim who returns to his home country with his American wife and children after 20 years in the US has sparked concerns of US Muslims, expressed worries about potential Islamophobic stereotyping ...
UK Hijab Murder Sparks Hate Crime Fears

UK Hijab Murder Sparks Hate Crime Fears

2014-06-20
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Members of the British Muslim community have warned that the murder of a Saudi student in Britain has sparked fears that hate crime is on the rise amid ‘widespread’ Islamophobia in the UK. “In recent months and weeks, an increasing...
 Denmark's First "Real" Mosque Opens

Denmark's First "Real" Mosque Opens

2014-06-19
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Denmark’s largest purpose-built mosque, including the country’s first minaret, opened on Thursday in Copenhagen’s northwest district after receiving a 150 million kroner ($27.2 million) endowment from Qatar. After years of wranglin...
Woman Chairs US Largest Muslim Group

Woman Chairs US Largest Muslim Group

2014-06-19
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America’s largest Muslim advocacy group has picked Ohioan female Muslim lawyer Roula Allouch as its new acting national board chair replacing previous chair Omar Zaki who stepped down after two years in his post. "I would like thank Omar Zaki ...
UK Muslim Actor Abused by Fan in Brazil

UK Muslim Actor Abused by Fan in Brazil

2014-06-19
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Travelling thousands of miles to offer support to his country’s team in World Cup 2014 Brazil, British Muslim actor Riz Ahmed has claimed that he was racially abused during England’s game against Uruguay when another fan silenced him whil...
Islamic Relief Launches Ramadan 'Pound for Pound' Campaign

Islamic Relief Launches Ramadan 'Pound for Pound' Campaign

2014-06-19
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Donations to Islamic Relief in the UK this Ramadan will be matched pound for pound by additional funding from the UK Government it has been announced. The charity’s new partnership with the Department for International Development is being ann...
Two Jailed Over Bacon Mosque Attack

Two Jailed Over Bacon Mosque Attack

2014-06-19
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Douglas Cruikshank, 39, and 18-year-old Chelsea Lambie threw bacon at the window of Edinburgh's Central Mosque and wrapped the meat around door handles on January 31 last year. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard they and a third offender were associated ...

England’s Muslim Leaders to Media: Don’t Inflame Sunni-Shiite Tensions

2014-06-19
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LONDON — Senior leaders of England’s estimated 2.7 million Muslims have called on religious scholars and political commentators in the media not to inflame sectarian tensions involving Islam’s two main sects — the Sunnis and S...
Teacher Donates One of His Kidneys to a Muslim Student

Teacher Donates One of His Kidneys to a Muslim Student

2014-06-13
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A schoolgirl today told how her teacher has changed her life after he gave her one of his kidneys. Alya Ahmed Ali, 13, was on dialysis three times a week. Today she said she had been given a new lease of life after teacher Ray Coe donated his kidney...
Ramadan Seen to Affect Muslim World Cup Players

Ramadan Seen to Affect Muslim World Cup Players

2014-06-13
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This year’s World Cup is the first time since 1986 that Ramadan has fallen during the tournament Staff writer, Al Arabiya News The football World Cup - which coincides with the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan - will likely affect Muslim footba...
Highest Mosque in Russia to Be Built in UFA

Highest Mosque in Russia to Be Built in UFA

2014-06-13
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Minarets of the Russia's largest mosque was crowned with cupolas. According to the project construction of the mosque will be completed in three years. The general sponsor of the construction is the Charity Fund "Ural". "The building will include fo...
Alberta Young Muslims Impress Society

Alberta Young Muslims Impress Society

2014-06-13
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ALBERTA – Young as they might be, Muslim students from Fort McMurray Islamic School in Canada’s Alberta district have succeeded in impressing the whole community by their special awareness day in which they highlighted Islamic beliefs, ac...
Hijab Ban Threatens Basketball Phenom

Hijab Ban Threatens Basketball Phenom

2014-06-12
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MEMPHIS – A basketball phenomenon, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir has always dremed of a flourishing future as a professional basketball player who has reserved the title of the best player in the state during her high school years. "As of right now I'm ...
Muslim Community Cracking Down on Fake Halal Foods

Muslim Community Cracking Down on Fake Halal Foods

2014-06-06
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Canada’s growing  Halal food industry has made it an attractive target for fraud – something that leaders in Canada’s Muslim community hope to end. “Halal is really important to uphold a Muslim&r...
Russian and Poland Muslims Signed Cooperation Agreement

Russian and Poland Muslims Signed Cooperation Agreement

2014-06-06
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At the opening of the V Moscow International Halal Exhibition Moscow Halal Expo 2014 an official signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the Council of Muftis of Russia and the Islamic Religious Council of Poland w...
Hundreds of Christians Convert to Islam in Turkey

Hundreds of Christians Convert to Islam in Turkey

2014-06-06
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According to the information reported in the Turkish press and from the General Secretariat of Religious Affairs in Turkey, 779 people residing in the Country have converted to Islam since the beginning of 2014.  The overwhelming majority of th...
Iceland's First Mosque Faces Uproar

Iceland's First Mosque Faces Uproar

2014-06-06
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REYKJAVIK – Plans to launch the construction works of the first mosque in Iceland have been causing lots of uproar in the Nordic island, amid increasing hate speech on the social networking websites against the religious minority. “The c...
Oklahoma Muslims Give Blood

Oklahoma Muslims Give Blood

2014-06-06
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A leading American Muslim civil rights group organized a blood donation drive on Friday, June 06, at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City’s mosque, showing their pride in their state and giving back to their community. “We are ...

Boys & Girls Club Helps Send Mecca Teens to College

2014-06-06
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With graduation season under way in the valley, 15 students who never imagined heading off to college will have the opportunity to, thanks in part to Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), a Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley college readiness pilot prog...
British Muslims Get New TV Channel

British Muslims Get New TV Channel

2014-06-06
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LONDON – A few days ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, British Muslims have announced the planned launch of a special TV channel which will join a growing number of specialized channels broadcasting to the growing Muslim minority. “In s...
Islam 2nd Largest Religion in 20 US States

Islam 2nd Largest Religion in 20 US States

2014-06-05
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New data released from the US census authority has found that Islam is the second largest religion in twenty American states after Christianity that appeared as the dominant faith across the country. The new data was released by the Association of S...
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