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Arab American group urges boycott of White House Iftar dinner

Arab American group urges boycott of White House Iftar dinner

2014-07-20
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The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) urged all Arab and Muslims in the United States to boycott the Obama administration's celebration of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, arguing the president has condoned the killing of Palestin...
Brazil: 19 People Converted to Islam during World Cup

Brazil: 19 People Converted to Islam during World Cup

2014-07-20
1160 Views
Aziz Allilou Aziz Allilou is a student at the Higher Institute of Media and Communications (ISIC) and Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat. Rabat – Answering the call of Islam, 19 football fans converted to Islam after meeting team Mis...
Shia-Sunni communities attended Iftar banquet of Dallas mayor

Shia-Sunni communities attended Iftar banquet of Dallas mayor

2014-07-20
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This was the first from any Dallas Mayor. The dinner which was sponsored by renowned city businessman Amir Rupani, Arman Rupani and Mohsin Mandavia and others. A large number of religious leadership of Shia, Sunni and Ismaili community were in att...
Belgian Woman Helps 1000 Reverts to Islam

Belgian Woman Helps 1000 Reverts to Islam

2014-07-20
1204 Views
A Belgian young Muslim revert to Islam has helped 1000 people to accepts Islam after turning her home into Islamic center for Belgian Muslims seeking to learn more about their religion. Influenced by her Muslim friends and researching into the rel...
British MP: ‘Media publishing complete lies about Muslims’

British MP: ‘Media publishing complete lies about Muslims’

2014-07-13
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Reports and comments on Muslims by the media and politicians bear the hallmarks of the portrayal of Jews in Nazi Germany, a British MP has said. Reports and comments on Muslims by the media and politicians bear the hallmarks of the portrayal of Je...
UK Muslims face 'rampant' abuse online

UK Muslims face 'rampant' abuse online

2014-07-13
859 Views
More needs to be done to tackle online anti-Muslim hatred, says a report. There is an urgent need to examine the rise of online anti-Muslim hate that has become rampant, says a report by Birmingham City University on online hatred towards Muslims a...
Spanish Islamic Community asks employers to make it easier for their Muslim workers during Ramadan

Spanish Islamic Community asks employers to make it easier for their Muslim workers during Ramadan

2014-07-13
642 Views
More than 1.7 million Muslims living in Spain have started Sunday, the Ramadan. In this context, the Union of Islamic Communities in Spain (UCIDE) calls on employers to provide, where possible, its practitioners workers to fulfill this task. “...
Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition

Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition

2014-07-13
1200 Views
This weekend marks the beginning of Ramadan. Nearly one-fourth of the world will observe the annual fast and eight million Muslims in the United States will abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. A gruelling task at...
British Muslims Unite To Condemn 'Evil' ISIS

British Muslims Unite To Condemn 'Evil' ISIS

2014-07-11
1652 Views
In a meeting in the Palace Of Westminster, leaders from Sunni and Shia denominations from cities across the UK agreed that the Islamic State was "un-Islamic". In a joint statement they also expressed "grave concern" at the repeated attacks by ISIS...
Canada Muslim Athletes Take Ramadan Test

Canada Muslim Athletes Take Ramadan Test

2014-07-10
1131 Views
HAMILTON – Abstaining from food and water for 15 hours a day, Hamilton Muslim basketball players are taking the challenge of observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan while keeping their high performance in basketball local tournaments. &ldq...
Halal Tourism Growing in Japan as Country Tries to Attract Muslim Visitors

Halal Tourism Growing in Japan as Country Tries to Attract Muslim Visitors

2014-07-10
795 Views
Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travelers. For a largely homogeneous country with only around 100,000 practising Muslims, that m...

Civil Rights group: More Advocacy Needed to Stem Anti-Muslim Bigotry

2014-07-10
863 Views
While Muslims have found greater mainstream acceptance in Metro Detroit and nationwide, more work is needed to address persistent discrimination and intolerance in workplaces, at school and elsewhere, a civil rights advocacy group said. “Ameri...
Turkey Shiite Mosque Burned in Arson Attack

Turkey Shiite Mosque Burned in Arson Attack

2014-07-09
1080 Views
Muhammadiyah Shiite mosque, located in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul has been attacked, Turkish Sabah newspaper reported on July 8. A Molotov cocktail was thrown into the mosque on July 8 early in the morning, which caused a fire, according to...
Imam Hassan’s (A) Birth Anniversary to be Celebrated in Hamburg

Imam Hassan’s (A) Birth Anniversary to be Celebrated in Hamburg

2014-07-09
988 Views
On the occasion of birth anniversary of Imam Hassan Mojtaba (AS), a ceremony will be held on July 12 by the Islamic Center of Hamburg. The center aims to commemorate the noble status of the second infallible Imam (AS) and promote his virtues. S...
Europe-to-host-first-ever-international conference on Halal Tourism

Europe-to-host-first-ever-international conference on Halal Tourism

2014-07-05
1137 Views
Europe is hosting the first-ever international conference on halal tourism to look at how the industry can capitalise on one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. The Halal Tourism Conference, which is being held on 22 and 23 September 2014...
Greek court rejects appeal to block Athens mosque construction

Greek court rejects appeal to block Athens mosque construction

2014-07-05
861 Views
The general assembly of the state council in Greece has rejected an appeal to prevent the construction of a mosque in the capital Athens. Construction of Athens's only mosque is due to start soon after plans were approved eight months ago. The m...
European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face vei

European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face vei

2014-07-05
1277 Views
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a French law banning the wearing of the full-face veil, the niqab. The Strasbourg-based court was ruling on a case brought by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued that the ban on wearing the veil in ...
Ramadan Quranic Competitions Planned at Islamic Centre of England

Ramadan Quranic Competitions Planned at Islamic Centre of England

2014-07-03
1151 Views
Islamic Center of England plans to hold a Quran memorization and recitation competition on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. According to IQNA’s branch in Europe, the two-day competition is one of the special programs of the center ...
DEARBORN: Community commended for ignoring string of anti-Islamic events

DEARBORN: Community commended for ignoring string of anti-Islamic events

2014-07-03
853 Views
Sayed Hassan Al-Qazwini, leader of the Islamic Center of America, told The Arab American News that he is proud of the behavior of the local Muslim community, despite all that transpired in the last week. A string of events targeting the local Musl...
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