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Muslim student at Melbourne school forced to watch offensive cartoon of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Muslim student at Melbourne school forced to watch offensive cartoon of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

2022-11-10
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In a fresh provocation to Australian Muslim community, a Melbourne school has been accused of forcing a Muslim student to watch an offensive cartoon of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The video was one of a series of examples on “hybridi...
French TV star Marine El Himer converts to Islam

French TV star Marine El Himer converts to Islam

2022-11-09
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Marine El Himer, a former French model and reality TV star, has converted to Islam, sharing a video with her fans, showing her taking the shahada or declaration of faith at a mosque. Two days after the announcement, Himer shared her photos in hijab n...
“Race, Faith and Community in Contemporary Britain”

“Race, Faith and Community in Contemporary Britain”

2022-11-08
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The Latest Report by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) The 22nd of September saw the release of the latest report by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) in collaboration with Everyday Muslim Archive and Heritage Initiative (an archive which docume...
Dover petrol bomb attacker said he planned to ‘obliterate Muslim children’

Dover petrol bomb attacker said he planned to ‘obliterate Muslim children’

2022-11-07
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British police said evidence showed an extreme right-wing terrorist ideology had motivated a petrol bomb attack on an immigration center in the southern English port town of Dover on Oct. 30. Far right terrorist, Andrew Leak, from High Wycombe in Bu...
California Univ. Muslim students win basketball tournament, raise funds for orphans

California Univ. Muslim students win basketball tournament, raise funds for orphans

2022-11-02
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The Muslim Student Association of CSUF emerged victorious on Oct. 23 at a basketball tournament to promote unity and fundraise for Muslim youth.
Replica of Prophet PBUH’s sandals displayed at Saudi exhibition

Replica of Prophet PBUH’s sandals displayed at Saudi exhibition

2022-10-31
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Hijrah exhibition at Ithra follows Prophet Mohammed’s migration from Makkah to Madinah
A Muslim woman receives Canada’s Most Powerful Women Award

A Muslim woman receives Canada’s Most Powerful Women Award

2022-10-26
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Nabeela Ixtabalan, a Canadian Muslim woman received the country’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 award, in recognition of her efforts in the society. Nabeela oversees the operations and performance of Walmart Canada's 400-plus stores. She is one ...
Canada: Islamic Heritage Display aims to educate people about Islamic heritage

Canada: Islamic Heritage Display aims to educate people about Islamic heritage

2022-10-22
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As Canada celebrates October as Islamic Heritage month, Cambridge city hall hosted an event this month to spread knowledge about Islamic civilization and foster more understanding inside the community.
UK: Islamic charity donates food bags to students

UK: Islamic charity donates food bags to students

2022-10-22
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Amid expectations of harsh winter months due to rising prices, a British Islamic charity is donating hundreds of food packs to students in the UK, as they plan to feed more students across the October half-term, and Christmas holidays.
OIC information ministers’ declaration to fight Islamophobia

OIC information ministers’ declaration to fight Islamophobia

2022-10-21
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OIC information ministers adopted a declaration, highlighting the need to develop mechanisms by member states to confront disinformation and Islamophobia.
The Ismaili Special Collections Unit has launched an online cultural catalogue

The Ismaili Special Collections Unit has launched an online cultural catalogue

2022-10-19
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The Ismaili Special Collections Unit (ISCU) has launched an online catalogue of special collections housed at the IIS. Featuring information on thousands of items. The catalogue will enable a wide range of audiences, including researchers, to explore...
A French documentary maker who got acquainted with Islam at the age of 32

A French documentary maker who got acquainted with Islam at the age of 32

2022-10-17
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Christiane Zahra Guillaume is a French documentary maker who got acquainted with Islam at the age of 32 and became a Muslim. As a participant of the 7th General Assembly of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in Islamic Republic of Iran, in an inte...
In Qatar, a museum looks back at the breadth of Islam

In Qatar, a museum looks back at the breadth of Islam

2022-10-17
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As the world’s attention shifts to present-day Qatar for the World Cup in late November,2022, the country’s pre-eminent museum is hoping to direct interest to the region’s past.. “MIA is the main museum of Islamic art outside...
Reflecting the problems of American Muslim families in a series

Reflecting the problems of American Muslim families in a series

2022-10-17
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According to Shia News, the third season of the "Ramy" series, which was released on the Hulu network, will last for two weeks. A series starring, directed and written by Ramy Youssef, an American-Egyptian artist who won the Golden Globe Award and wa...
1st Colloquium on Islamic Studies & Islamic Studies Review (ISR)

1st Colloquium on Islamic Studies & Islamic Studies Review (ISR)

2022-08-17
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Faculty of Islamic Studies, University Islam Internasional Indonesia (UIII) successfully held the 1st Colloquium on Islamic Studies & Islamic Studies Review (ISR) Grand Launching with the theme Decentering Islamic Studies: Towards New Approaches ...
Statistics Canada is reporting that Jews remained the religious group most frequently targeted by hate crimes in 2021

Statistics Canada is reporting that Jews remained the religious group most frequently targeted by hate crimes in 2021

2022-08-14
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Jews are the religious group most targeted by hate crimes, according to a Statistics Canada report on police-reported crime statistics, released Aug. 2, 2022. The analysis of police-reported crimes in 2021 showed that hate crimes in Canada increased...
University of Birmingham survey reveals Islamophobia is the posh person's prejudice

University of Birmingham survey reveals Islamophobia is the posh person's prejudice

2022-08-12
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A survey led by the University of Birmingham says people from middle and upper-class occupational groups are more likely to hold prejudiced views of Islam than people from working class occupational groups. The survey, which was carried out in conju...
UK government cuts ties to imam after Muslim film protests

UK government cuts ties to imam after Muslim film protests

2022-08-11
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Cineworld's announcement came after Qari Asim, an imam and lawyer in Leeds, posted on Facebook Monday that the film had "caused much pain and hurt to Muslims". The UK government on Saturday dismissed a Muslim cleric from his role as an official adv...
Report: Discrimination and Lack of Unity between Muslim, Black and White People in the UK

Report: Discrimination and Lack of Unity between Muslim, Black and White People in the UK

2022-08-10
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In July 2022 the report “Discrimination, Prejudice and Cohesion – Intergroup relations among Black, Muslim and White People in Britain in the Context of Covid-19 and Beyond” was published as part of the Beyond Us and Them project, &...
University of Notre Dame to establish consortium of Catholic universities to study Muslim-Christian relations

University of Notre Dame to establish consortium of Catholic universities to study Muslim-Christian relations

2022-08-09
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The University of Notre Dame, in partnership with Catholic universities in Italy and Lebanon, has established a consortium for the study of Muslim-Christian relations. Notre Dame joins the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies in Rome, ...
Taking action against posts that ‘vilify’ Muslims

Taking action against posts that ‘vilify’ Muslims

2022-07-11
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Complaint to Queensland Human Rights Commission accuses platform of not taking action against posts that ‘vilify’ Muslims
UK's anti-terrorism strategy has 'negative effect' on Muslim communities

UK's anti-terrorism strategy has 'negative effect' on Muslim communities

2022-07-11
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A UN special rapporteur has criticized the UK's Prevent Strategy for targeting Muslim communities, highlighting that its implementation is "inconsistent" with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Fionnuala Ni Aolain, the UN special rapporte...
The Balance review – Film about Muslim entertainers treads a fine line

The Balance review – Film about Muslim entertainers treads a fine line

2022-07-10
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The rise of an Islamic arts industry is celebrated by its screen, music and comedy stars, but the view rarely strays beyond a western perspective
1st AMI Graduate Islamic Studies Conference

1st AMI Graduate Islamic Studies Conference

2022-07-10
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The Al-Mahdi Institute held its first-ever Graduate Islamic Studies Conference between the 28th – 29th of May. The conference was aimed exclusively at masters students studying any aspect of Islam or Muslim societies at any university, the firs...
DASI: Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions

DASI: Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions

2022-06-12
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DASI seeks to gather all known pre-Islamic Arabian epigraphic material into a comprehensive online database, with the aim to make available to specialists and to the broader public a wide array of documents often underestimated because of their diffi...
Lady of Heaven: Why has controversial film been banned in certain UK cinemas?

Lady of Heaven: Why has controversial film been banned in certain UK cinemas?

2022-06-11
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A new film has been pulled from cinemas after being accused of “blasphemy”. The Lady of Heaven, directed by Eli King, tells the story of Fatima, the daughter of the prophet Muhammad. It’s billed as the first ever film to do so. Cin...
The need for a Muslim TV Channel

The need for a Muslim TV Channel

2022-06-11
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Muslim Network is the only channel through which America can discover its Muslim neighbors. By bringing a variety of Muslim voices to the fore, this channel will fill in a gap in the national media landscape. There are about six million Muslims in A...
Conflict about the Film: The Lady of Heaven

Conflict about the Film: The Lady of Heaven

2022-06-10
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The film — about the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad — sparked headlines in the U.K. after it was pulled from cinemas following several protests by Muslim groups. An under-the-radar historical feature became headline news in the U.K. t...
New survey confirms Christianity’s inexorable decline in UK

New survey confirms Christianity’s inexorable decline in UK

2022-06-01
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The Savanta ComRes poll of 4,000 adults defined “practising” as someone who attended church at least monthly, but prayed and read the Bible at least weekly. It found that one quarter of those who were practicing Christians were from black...
Islamochristiana 47: Islamic Higher Education

Islamochristiana 47: Islamic Higher Education

2022-05-29
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In the current issue, the editorial staff of Islamochristiana has proposed an ambitious theme: an overview of ‘how’ Islamic universities and Islamic institutions of higher education teach about the other religions. The interesting contrib...
Congratulations to Shaista Gohir OBE on her crossbench peerage

Congratulations to Shaista Gohir OBE on her crossbench peerage

2022-05-28
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We are really pleased to announce that Shaista Gohir OBE of the Muslim Women’s Network UK (MWNUK) has been appointed to the House of Lords as a non-party-political peer. She was selected by the House of Lords Appointments Commission following a...
American Muslim women are finding a unique religious space at a women-only mosque in Los Angeles

American Muslim women are finding a unique religious space at a women-only mosque in Los Angeles

2022-05-19
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The Women’s Mosque of America was founded in 2015 by two South Asian American Muslim women – comedy writer M. Hasna Maznavi and attorney Sana Muttalib. It was conceived as a space to empower Muslim women to take on active roles in their i...
RFI announces the nationwide expansion of the Center for Religious Freedom Education

RFI announces the nationwide expansion of the Center for Religious Freedom Education

2022-05-18
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The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) is pleased to announce the nationwide expansion of the Center for Religious Freedom Education (CRFE), which RFI marked on May 5th with a major event titled, "Source of Fracture or a Foundation? The Role of Educat...
Interfaith Trolley offers inspiration and a whirlwind tour of religion in America

Interfaith Trolley offers inspiration and a whirlwind tour of religion in America

2022-04-30
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A convergence of major religious holidays led the way to a day of interfaith fellowship and education.
First-ever Muslim youth conference held at University of Utah

First-ever Muslim youth conference held at University of Utah

2022-04-30
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The Emerald Project, a non-profit aimed at combatting the misrepresentation of Islam, held its first-ever Muslim youth conference this week. It was held in the Union Ballroom on the campus of the University of Utah. The conference is intended to hel...
Islamic Entrepreneurship Conference convenes global experts

Islamic Entrepreneurship Conference convenes global experts

2022-04-30
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The College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) presented an international conference “Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development and the Halal Economy: Concepts, Framework and Practice” on March 27-28. The conference...
Jewish, Muslim groups voice concerns over Musk Twitter takeover

Jewish, Muslim groups voice concerns over Musk Twitter takeover

2022-04-30
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Muslim and Jewish organizations are expressing concern about billionaire Elon Musk’s impending ownership of Twitter, warning that the aerospace tycoon could roll back moderation policies and unleash a new wave of harassment against religious mi...
UK report warns of impact of Islamist groups in prisons

UK report warns of impact of Islamist groups in prisons

2022-04-30
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Britain's prisons have failed to recognize the dangers of Islamist "gang-type activity" and the impact of Islamist groups has been underestimated for too long by authorities, an independent report into the prison service said. The landmark review on...
Sociologist publishes groundbreaking report on the challenges faced by Canadian Muslim women

Sociologist publishes groundbreaking report on the challenges faced by Canadian Muslim women

2022-04-28
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The author of the study, Toronto professor Sarah Shah, says her report shows what biases and socio-economic pressures women face and will be the basis for a new “data hub” about Canadian Muslims. A new study entitled “Voices That M...
OIC Secretary-General condemns the burning of copies of Holy Qur'an during anti-Muslim demonstrations in Sweden

OIC Secretary-General condemns the burning of copies of Holy Qur'an during anti-Muslim demonstrations in Sweden

2022-04-27
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The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), H.E. Hissein Brahim Taha, condemns the provocative actions of burning copies of the Holy Qur'an during anti-Muslim demonstrations, which have been taking place in Linköping,...
UK Muslim Student Association celebrated 50th Anniversary on campus

UK Muslim Student Association celebrated 50th Anniversary on campus

2022-04-17
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The University of Kentucky Muslim Student Association (MSA) held its 50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet and fast-a-thon on April 16 in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom ABC. This academic year marks five decades of Muslim Wildcats impacting ...
Call for inclusion of Muslims in debate on stem cell ethics

Call for inclusion of Muslims in debate on stem cell ethics

2022-04-12
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Voices of faith communities, especially Muslims, are relatively silent in the global discourse on stem cell ethics, experts in the field of stem cell research say as they call for the inclusion of Muslim perspectives on the issue so that the guidelin...
Morrisons removes Ramadan calendar listing Al-Aqsa Mosque in Israel

Morrisons removes Ramadan calendar listing Al-Aqsa Mosque in Israel

2022-04-11
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The UK’s fourth-largest supermarket chain has withdrawn a Ramadan calendar from its stores that list the Al-Aqsa Mosque as located in Israel. The calendar, which lists world-famous mosques, was being sold on Morrisons’ website ahead of R...
80 U.S. Muslim organizations call for federal investigation into anti-Muslim group’s ‘spying’

80 U.S. Muslim organizations call for federal investigation into anti-Muslim group’s ‘spying’

2022-04-10
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A letter signed by more than 80 Muslim organizations has been sent to the U.S. Department of Justice urging it to launch an investigation into an anti-Muslim group that was allegedly spying on Muslim groups in America. The signatories have urged the...
Study: Christians, Jews and Muslims encounter workplace discrimination differently

Study: Christians, Jews and Muslims encounter workplace discrimination differently

2022-03-24
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Christians, Jews and Muslims encounter workplace discrimination, but they experience it differently, according to a new report by Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program. While Muslims and Jews say they’ve felt targeted by ant...
UN sets March 15 as International Day to Combat Islamophobia

UN sets March 15 as International Day to Combat Islamophobia

2022-03-23
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The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Tuesday setting March 15 as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia. The resolution, adopted by consensus by the 193-member world body and cosponsored by 55 mainly Muslim countries, emphasizes the...
Islamophobia in American Public Schools

Islamophobia in American Public Schools

2022-03-22
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A CAIR report on Muslim bullying details that nearly 50% of Muslims in California schools are being bullied by students, teachers, and other school personnel, and more than 55% of Muslim students feel unsafe as at school. The unfortunate reality is t...
Report: Islamophobia in the Mainstream

Report: Islamophobia in the Mainstream

2022-02-28
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What would you do with $105,865,763? That’s how much money was poured into 26 Islamophobia Network groups between 2017-2019 to spread misinformation and conspiracy theories about Muslims and Islam. Unfortunately, Islamophobia is still an accept...
UK citizenship-stripping powers 'discriminate against Muslims' say UN experts

UK citizenship-stripping powers 'discriminate against Muslims' say UN experts

2022-02-18
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United Nations (UN) human rights experts have told the UK government that its use of citizenship-stripping powers is likely discriminatory and unlawful because of its disproportionate impact on Muslim and migrant communities. In a letter to Foreign ...
Here's what educators will learn about Islam after NJ teacher's 'terrorist' remark

Here's what educators will learn about Islam after NJ teacher's 'terrorist' remark

2022-02-18
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Ridgefield educators will learn about Muslim students' faith in a training session Friday covering topics including religious holidays, misconceptions about Islam and the meaning of commonly used terms. The online training is set to take place four ...
American secularism is growing — and growing more complicated

American secularism is growing — and growing more complicated

2022-02-13
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Its impact on politics and self-identity looms large, experts say
Muslims second 'least-liked' group in UK

Muslims second 'least-liked' group in UK

2022-01-23
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Muslims are the second “least-liked” group in the UK, according to a new study that reveals the shocking extent of Islamophobia in the country. The study, by researchers at the University of Birmingham, found that roughly one in four Bri...
How has Joe Biden’s first year in office impacted American Muslims?

How has Joe Biden’s first year in office impacted American Muslims?

2022-01-19
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From the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan to failing to stop law enforcement from targeting Muslims, Robert McCaw and Ismail Allison, from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, say President Biden’s first year in office has been a mixed ba...
Muslim teacher loses job for wearing headscarf in Canada's Quebec

Muslim teacher loses job for wearing headscarf in Canada's Quebec

2021-12-21
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A headscarf-wearing Muslim teacher in the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec was removed from her position over her religious garment, citing a controversial provincial law. Fatemeh Anvari, a grade three teacher at the Chelsea Elementary Sc...
First Muslim international religious freedom ambassador receives promise of prayer from SBC leader

First Muslim international religious freedom ambassador receives promise of prayer from SBC leader

2021-12-20
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The recently confirmed United States ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom has received congratulations and a promise of prayer from the acting head of a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity. The U.S. Senate voted 85-5 in a Dec...
About three-in-ten U.S. adults are now religiously unaffiliated

About three-in-ten U.S. adults are now religiously unaffiliated

2021-12-19
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The secularizing shifts evident in American society so far in the 21st century show no signs of slowing. The latest Pew Research Center survey of the religious composition of the United States finds the religiously unaffiliated share of the public is...
A new generation of Muslim American media puts women in focus

A new generation of Muslim American media puts women in focus

2021-11-16
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East London-born Rifat Malik was recently appointed as the editor in chief of a new American publication centering the work of Muslim women journalists. “Muslim women are often vilified, obsessed over, become the target of speculation or are ...
US Muslims gave more to charity than other Americans in 2020

US Muslims gave more to charity than other Americans in 2020

2021-11-16
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Muslim Americans gave more to charity in 2020 than non-Muslims, we found in a new study. They are also more likely to volunteer, we learned. Only 1.1% of all Americans are Muslim, and their average income is lower than non-Muslims’. But as we e...
Canadian Online Muslim Dispute Resolution org. expands into Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe and the Middle East

Canadian Online Muslim Dispute Resolution org. expands into Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe and the Middle East

2021-11-15
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Sulha Solutions continues to lead in the Global Muslim Online Dispute Resolution sector. Sulha Solutions is the world's first Global Muslim Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) non-profit organization established in Canada focused on spreading peace and c...
Anti-Muslim hate crimes make almost half of religiously aggravated offences, says Home Office

Anti-Muslim hate crimes make almost half of religiously aggravated offences, says Home Office

2021-11-15
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Muslim organizations are working towards tackling Islamophobia and victims of the offences. Muslims have been the target of almost half of recorded religious hate crimes, according to a Census 2021 report from Home Office. Muslim Council of Britain ...
Muslim Association of Canada to launch digital programs to combat Islamophobia

Muslim Association of Canada to launch digital programs to combat Islamophobia

2021-11-14
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In response to the recent rise of hate crimes against the Muslim community, Ontario announced it will be investing $300,000 into educational programs aimed toward addressing issues of Islamophobia. Stephen Lecce, the Ontario Minister of Education, wi...
Hijab campaign tweets pulled by Council of Europe after French backlash

Hijab campaign tweets pulled by Council of Europe after French backlash

2021-11-14
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The Council of Europe said some campaign posters - such as this one - were taken down. Europe's top human rights organization has pulled posters from a campaign that promoted respect for Muslim women who choose to wear headscarves after provoking opp...
Country's first all-Muslim city council is elected in Michigan

Country's first all-Muslim city council is elected in Michigan

2021-11-09
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A city in Michigan is apparently the first in the nation to elect an all-Muslim city council, reflecting a more racially diverse landscape in local governance. Three candidates — Khalil Refai, Amanda Jaczkowski and Adam Albarmaki — won e...
Michigan attorney is first Muslim Arab American woman to stand before Supreme Court

Michigan attorney is first Muslim Arab American woman to stand before Supreme Court

2021-10-19
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Fadwa Hammoud’s appearance at the Supreme Court is one of several important firsts for Muslims in the American legal system in recent months. Fadwa Hammoud made history this week when she became the first Muslim Arab American woman to argue a ...
University of Bristol exonerates professor accused of Islamophobia

University of Bristol exonerates professor accused of Islamophobia

2021-10-18
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The University of Bristol, which recently sacked the pro-Palestine Professor David Miller, has now exonerated another lecturer accused of Islamophobia. In a ruling that has angered the university’s Islamic society (BRICSOC), the University of B...
Thomas Jefferson’s Quran to visit Dubai Expo 2020

Thomas Jefferson’s Quran to visit Dubai Expo 2020

2021-10-18
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The historic English-language Quran has never traveled outside the United States. A copy of the Quran once owned by former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson will be displayed in the Unites States’ pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020, the world’...
Global religious leaders, scientists join to release “Faith and Science: An Appeal for COP26”

Global religious leaders, scientists join to release “Faith and Science: An Appeal for COP26”

2021-10-17
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Global religious leaders and leading scientists issued a joint statement on 4 October calling on the international community to raise their ambition and step up their climate action ahead of COP26. Almost 40 faith leaders signed the joint appeal, wh...
Ernst Herzfeld Award

Ernst Herzfeld Award

2021-09-29
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Application Deadline: November 15, 2021 The Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft für Islamische Kunst und Archäologie (Ernst Herzfeld Society for Studies in Islamic Art and Archaeology) is pleased to announce the second edition of the Ernst Herzfel...
How the world’s biggest Islamic organization drives religious reform in Indonesia – and seeks to influence the Muslim world

How the world’s biggest Islamic organization drives religious reform in Indonesia – and seeks to influence the Muslim world

2021-09-27
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Nahdlatul Ulama is the world’s biggest Islamic organization, initiating a reform movement, which it is calling ‘Humanitarian Islam.’ Nahdlatul Ulama, or NU, was founded in 1926 in reaction to the Saudi conquest of Mecca and Medina ...
German Elections: Disenfranchised Muslims struggle to belong

German Elections: Disenfranchised Muslims struggle to belong

2021-09-26
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As Germans go to polls to vote in parliamentary elections and elect a successor of chancellor Angela Merkel, Cansel Kiziltepe will defend her Berlin seat as a candidate for the Social Democratic Party (SDP)…Though Germany has the second larges...
Certificate in Muslim Studies

Certificate in Muslim Studies

2021-09-19
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The Graduate Certificate in Muslim Studies is offered by the Pardee School and its Institute on Culture, Religion, & World Affairs (CURA). It can be earned by post-baccalaureate students in any Boston University graduate or professional program w...
France closes Muslim publishing house for ‘legitimising jihad’

France closes Muslim publishing house for ‘legitimising jihad’

2021-09-17
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The French authorities say they will close the Muslim publishing house “Nawa Editions” because it has distributed several books legitimising jihad. The right-wing Interior Minsiter Gerald Darmanin announced the decision in a tweet, sayin...
Newspapers ‘scaremongered about Muslims during COVID pandemic’

Newspapers ‘scaremongered about Muslims during COVID pandemic’

2021-09-15
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Two academics have accused UK newspapers of scaremongering about Muslims during the COVID-19 pandemic. Elizabeth Poole, Professor of Media and Communications at Keele University, and Milly Williamson, a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of L...
CMCS supports the Oxford Interfaith Forum

CMCS supports the Oxford Interfaith Forum

2021-09-02
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Date: September 14, 2021 and October 12, 2021 As we approach the new academic year of 2021/22, we are glad to announce the beginning of a new initiative, the Oxford Interfaith Forum, which CMCS is helping to support. This is an academically oriented...
15th Anniversary - Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester

15th Anniversary - Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester

2021-09-01
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The Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester is holding an event on Sunday 3 October, which will be an opportunity to belatedly mark its 15th anniversary.  The celebration will include an afternoon tea and an array of speakers including local m...
Muslims are a growing presence in U.S., but still face negative views from the public

Muslims are a growing presence in U.S., but still face negative views from the public

2021-08-31
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An unprecedented amount of public attention focused on Muslim Americans in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The U.S. Muslim population has grown in the two decades since, but it is still the case that many Americans know little ab...
Every mosque in France should be worried about its future

Every mosque in France should be worried about its future

2021-08-25
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The president of a French mosque which was threatened with closure by the authorities has warned that every French mosque should be worried about its future. Mohamed Benali, of Gennevilliers Mosque near Paris, was speaking after the Minister of the I...
White House announces new religious affairs leaders, first Muslim religious freedom ambassador

White House announces new religious affairs leaders, first Muslim religious freedom ambassador

2021-08-24
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The White House announced Friday (July 30) a slate of nominations and appointments for top religious affairs roles, including the first Muslim American nominated to be the U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom. President Biden...
Women are becoming more involved in U.S. mosques

Women are becoming more involved in U.S. mosques

2021-08-23
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Women continue to be less involved than men in mosque life in the United States, but the pattern appears to be changing, according to a recent survey of American houses of worship. The share of mosques in which adult women account for more than a qua...
American Muslims are 2 times more likely to have attempted suicide than other groups

American Muslims are 2 times more likely to have attempted suicide than other groups

2021-08-23
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U.S. Muslims are two times more likely to have attempted suicide compared with other religious groups, according to a study published last month in JAMA Psychiatry. Nearly 8% of Muslims in the survey reported a suicide attempt in their lifetime compa...
Protect Duty: Counter-terror officers could be involved in running of mosques

Protect Duty: Counter-terror officers could be involved in running of mosques

2021-08-23
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The government is planning to impose new rules on mosques and madrassahs which would subject them to inspections and would oblige them to report suspected terrorist activities. The plans, which would see counter-terror officers involved in the runni...
Muslim and Jewish Democrats in Congress call for creation of Islamophobia monitor

Muslim and Jewish Democrats in Congress call for creation of Islamophobia monitor

2021-07-20
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Muslim and Jewish Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have joined to call on the Biden administration to create an Islamaphobia monitor position. The proposal in a letter sent Tuesday to Secretary of State Antony Blinken was shaped by Rep....
Anti-Muslim incidents increased in U.S. during Israel’s assault on Gaza, spiked in Canada this year

Anti-Muslim incidents increased in U.S. during Israel’s assault on Gaza, spiked in Canada this year

2021-07-20
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has released a mid-year report documenting the state of anti-Muslim hate incidents in 2021. The national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group says that since the start of the year, it has received h...
EU court rules employers can limit religious symbols

EU court rules employers can limit religious symbols

2021-07-14
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The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that employers may forbid the wearing of visible symbols of religious or political belief, such as headscarves. But the Luxembourg-based tribunal said in its ruling that courts in the bloc’s ...
German spy chief warns of Islamic State's strength

German spy chief warns of Islamic State's strength

2021-07-13
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The head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency, the BND, has given a rare interview specifically to warn that, despite appearances, Islamist terrorism remains a real threat to world order, even 20 years after 9/11. Speaking to the Süddeutsch...
RFI experts join panel discussion at Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit

RFI experts join panel discussion at Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit

2021-06-30
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On June 28-29, 2021, the inaugural Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit was held on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The purpose of the event was to bring together top religious freedom advocates, scholars, and other thought leaders to disc...
Report: Islamophobia on the rise in Scotland

Report: Islamophobia on the rise in Scotland

2021-06-29
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Four-fifths of Muslims in Scotland have directly experienced Islamophobia, according to a new report.
ECCAR to collect best practices on tackling anti-Muslim racism by European cities

ECCAR to collect best practices on tackling anti-Muslim racism by European cities

2021-06-29
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July 1st marks in Germany the Day against Anti-Muslim Racism. It dates back to the same day in 2009 when during a court trial in Dresden Marwa El-Sherbini was stabbed to death by a man whom she was accusing of an anti-Muslim hate crime against her.&n...
Hartford Foundation’s Faith Community Program

Hartford Foundation’s Faith Community Program

2021-06-14
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A collaboration between Hartford Seminary’s Black Ministries Program (BMP) and My People Community Services is among the first grantees in the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Faith Community Grant program. The foundation announce...
Imams ‘made in Germany’: country’s first Islamic training college opens its doors

Imams ‘made in Germany’: country’s first Islamic training college opens its doors

2021-06-14
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Germany has launched a state-backed training center for imams to help reduce the number of Islamic leaders coming in from abroad, but the initiative has been shunned by leading Turkish groups. Around 40 aspiring religious leaders attended their firs...
Just 10% of popular movies had a Muslim character

Just 10% of popular movies had a Muslim character

2021-06-11
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Muslims are very rarely depicted in movies, and when they are, it's usually as a stereotypical terrorist, what Oscar nominated actor Riz Ahmed calls a "dangerous trope." Having spoken out about this issue for several years, he's been looking for hard...
Zahid Quraishi confirmed as America’s first Muslim federal judge

Zahid Quraishi confirmed as America’s first Muslim federal judge

2021-06-11
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The United States has appointed its first Muslim American federal judge. Zahid Quraishi, a historic confirmation that is eliciting mixed emotions from the Muslim community. The Rutgers law school graduate was nominated by Joe Biden and confirmed by t...
Study finds 31% increase in U.S. mosques from 2010 to 2020

Study finds 31% increase in U.S. mosques from 2010 to 2020

2021-06-08
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A new study done in conjunction with the Faith Communities Today project, a research partnership working with the Hartford Institute of Religion Research, found that the U.S. saw a 31 percent increase in mosques between 2010 and 2020. “Undoubt...
Austria's Muslim youth file lawsuit against 'Islam map'

Austria's Muslim youth file lawsuit against 'Islam map'

2021-05-31
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Muslim Youth Austria (MJO) is filing a lawsuit against the country's controversial "Map of Political Islam," the group announced on Saturday. The map, showing the names and location of over 600 mosques and associations in Austria and their possible ...
Report says UK Conservatives seen as insensitive to Muslims

Report says UK Conservatives seen as insensitive to Muslims

2021-05-25
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson helped create an impression that his Conservative Party is “insensitive” to Muslims with a newspaper column comparing veil-wearing women to “letter boxes,” a report into prejudice in Britain’...
The Virtues Symposium

The Virtues Symposium

2021-05-19
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The Virtues Project explores ways that classical traditions of virtue, rooted in the transcendent, might serve as a potent antidote to the plummeting consensus in America on what it means to pursue the common good. Without ignoring or trivializing th...
“Seeking European Imams Desperately”: An Assessment of the Ongoing National and EU Initiatives

“Seeking European Imams Desperately”: An Assessment of the Ongoing National and EU Initiatives

2021-05-19
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The function of imam is often considered the most effective entry point to organize Muslim communities, as Prof. Welmoet Boender, from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, points out in a recent article in the journal Religions. In Europe, imams are oft...
American Muslim groups boycott White House Eid celebration

American Muslim groups boycott White House Eid celebration

2021-05-16
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A number of prominent Democrats and Muslim American groups pushed back against the timing and fanfare of the event, as fighting between Israelis and Palestinians continues to rock the Holy Land. A White House event meant to mark a Muslim holiday att...
Muslims and Catholics in Orange County to unite for Eid al-Fitr prayers

Muslims and Catholics in Orange County to unite for Eid al-Fitr prayers

2021-05-11
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Leaders at the Islamic Center of Fullerton, a growing congregation in Orange County, feared they would go a second year without gathering in person for Eid-al-Fitr prayers that mark the end of Ramadan. Normally, they’d host Eid prayers at a gy...
Muslims to Biden: Fighting Islamophobia requires more than lifting Trump's travel ban

Muslims to Biden: Fighting Islamophobia requires more than lifting Trump's travel ban

2021-04-23
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Muslim groups across the country are calling on President Joe Biden’s administration to name a special envoy to monitor and combat Islamophobia, which a U.N. expert says has escalated to “epidemic proportions.” In the letter, the U...
WCC’s interreligious advisers strengthen awareness of role in international affairs

WCC’s interreligious advisers strengthen awareness of role in international affairs

2021-04-22
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More than 40 interreligious advisors from the World Council of Churches (WCC) gathered for a webinar on 20 April to explore the increasingly important role of interreligious relations in the WCC’s work in international affairs. They explored t...
International colloquium focuses on interreligious solidarity

International colloquium focuses on interreligious solidarity

2021-04-22
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An international colloquium on the theme “Who is my Neighbour?” brought together speakers and participants from around the world to reflect on the World Council of Churches (WCC)-Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) joint...
Likes and Prayers: Facebook tests new ‘prayer post’ feature

Likes and Prayers: Facebook tests new ‘prayer post’ feature

2021-04-21
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Facebook is currently testing a new prayer post feature. The idea for prayer posts grew out of the myriad ways users have connected over Facebook while distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the spokesperson. The function will allow...
Interfaith campus partnerships are building bridges to overcome our divisions

Interfaith campus partnerships are building bridges to overcome our divisions

2021-04-15
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The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and Interfaith Youth Core have launched a partnership in hopes of building new bridges across religious divides. Religious and cultural divides dominate our national headlines. Images of violent...
McGill’s Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec Memorial Award

McGill’s Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec Memorial Award

2021-04-14
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Standing in the face of hate and islamophobia in Quebec, a group of McGill Alumni is raising funds to support and encourage students advocating for a more inclusive and harmonic society. On January 29, 2017, at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Qu&ea...
Importance of Interfaith Collaboration

Importance of Interfaith Collaboration

2021-04-13
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Conversations about faith and religion are often avoided. In the midst of polarized times such topics can be especially daunting. However, as shared by Rev. Brian E. Konkol, dean of Hendricks Chapel, a key to understanding others lies in having these...
OPenn Primary Digital Manuscripts of the Muslim World Available to Everyone

OPenn Primary Digital Manuscripts of the Muslim World Available to Everyone

2021-04-13
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The project offers over 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings that are “mostly unresearched.”
 France targets the hijab again while denying 'Islamophobia' exists

France targets the hijab again while denying 'Islamophobia' exists

2021-03-31
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A dizzying array of anti-Muslim policies is now becoming a regular feature of French politics. The French parliament is set to ban Muslim women from attending their children's school trips while wearing the hijab, a symbol it sees as a threat to all ...
CIS Journal of Islamic Ethics first to be accepted for Scopus-indexing in Qatar and the Middle East

CIS Journal of Islamic Ethics first to be accepted for Scopus-indexing in Qatar and the Middle East

2021-03-31
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First academic journal on Islamic ethics globally now included in prestigious academic database. The Journal of Islamic Ethics, established by the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) at the College of Islamic Studies (CIS), par...
UK Muslim leaders urge ‘respect for Islam’ after school incident

UK Muslim leaders urge ‘respect for Islam’ after school incident

2021-03-28
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British Muslim leaders will warn UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the country “could become like France” amid controversy over a school teacher sharing a picture of Prophet Muhammad with students. The incident took place in Batley Gr...
The Reflection of Distinguished Western News Agencies on the Pope Francis Meeting with Iraq's Top Shiite Cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani

The Reflection of Distinguished Western News Agencies on the Pope Francis Meeting with Iraq's Top Shiite Cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani

2021-03-15
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• France 24: A landmark interfaith meeting in the holy city of Najaf The head of the Catholic church visited the home of Iraq's most senior Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, with a message of peace. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani "a...
UN: Anti-Muslim hatred at ‘epidemic’ proportions

UN: Anti-Muslim hatred at ‘epidemic’ proportions

2021-03-05
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In response to security threats due to horrific acts purportedly carried out in the name of Islam, some states have responded by adopting measures that disproportionately target Muslims, the leading UN expert on freedom of religion said Thursday. Ah...
French government looks for ways to close down more mosques

French government looks for ways to close down more mosques

2021-03-05
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The anti-Muslim climate in France is normalizing a general crackdown on the countries 6 million-strong Muslim community. France’s right-wing Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin in a statement expressed his displeasure at not being able to close d...
French mosque vandalized with Islamophobic graffiti

French mosque vandalized with Islamophobic graffiti

2021-02-23
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French Muslim organizations on Tuesday strongly condemned vandalism of an under-construction mosque in Strasbourg with Islamophobic graffiti. The words, “No to Islam, go back to your village” were sprayed across the fence on the site of ...
Dream of 3 faiths worshipping in one building meets reality in Berlin

Dream of 3 faiths worshipping in one building meets reality in Berlin

2021-02-15
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Three religions. One building. The concept could be profoundly simple or particularly complex. For Berlin’s “House of One,” it’s turning out to be a bit of both. Dubbed “the world’s first churmosqagogue” by o...
Jews, Christians, and Muslims: Allies in Pursuit of Truth, Virtue, and the Common Good?

Jews, Christians, and Muslims: Allies in Pursuit of Truth, Virtue, and the Common Good?

2021-02-10
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To what extent do Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have a shared way of determining truth, and a shared vision of virtue and the common good? Does that shared vision have the potential to help heal society's deep divisions and restore faith in the Am...
7 Muslim-positive TV shows to stream right now

7 Muslim-positive TV shows to stream right now

2021-02-07
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This year’s Golden Globe nominations, in which for the first time three Muslim actors got nods, were a reminder that in the last few years, the television industry has allowed Muslims to go beyond “representing” on the small screen ...
Switzerland’s referendum on burqas is an insult to women’s rights and dignity

Switzerland’s referendum on burqas is an insult to women’s rights and dignity

2021-02-07
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On March 7, Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether to ban full facial coverings such as burqas and niqabs. Polls show that more than 60 percent of Swiss voters favor the burqa ban. Although the Swiss cantons of St. Gallen and Ticino alr...
US law journal elects its first Muslim president

US law journal elects its first Muslim president

2021-02-05
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The Harvard Law Review has named a Los Angeles-born Egyptian-American as, what it believes, is its first Muslim president in its 134-year history, elevating him to the top of one of the most prestigious US law journals. Harvard Law School student Ha...
Call for submissions: From Hate to Healing Project

Call for submissions: From Hate to Healing Project

2021-02-04
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Islamophobia is one form of discrimination in Canada that contributes to Muslim women’s and girls’ experiences of safety in public and online spaces. However, there is very little education available on how to respond and effectively coun...
Ground-breaking report analyzes the media’s reporting on terrorism

Ground-breaking report analyzes the media’s reporting on terrorism

2021-02-04
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The Centre for Media Monitoring, which is housed at the Muslim Council for Britain, recently published a report which looks at the media reporting of terrorism. The researchers compared the reporting of terrorist attacks committed by Muslims and th...
MCB elects new Secretary General

MCB elects new Secretary General

2021-02-04
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The Muslim Council of Britain has elected it new Secretary General on Sunday 31 January. Zara Mohamed gained the majority of votes from its affiliates and was elected as Secretary General for a two-year term. She is the first female leader of the MCB...
Islamophobia Is: New educational video series explores Islamophobia in Canada

Islamophobia Is: New educational video series explores Islamophobia in Canada

2021-02-03
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The Islamophobia Is video series was conceptualized by legal academic and journalist Azeezah Kanji and social worker and educator Khadijah Kanji of Noor Cultural Centre, in collaboration with award-winning documentary producer, Aeyliya Husain. The s...
Report clears Muslim charity of institutional antisemitism

Report clears Muslim charity of institutional antisemitism

2021-01-29
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The UK’s largest Muslim charity has been exonerated of institutional antisemitism in an independent report after its reputation was badly damaged and government funding suspended over the social media posts of two trustees and a senior member o...
Greek archbishop: ‘Islam is not a religion’

Greek archbishop: ‘Islam is not a religion’

2021-01-18
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The Church of Greece has been forced to issue a clarification a day after comments on Islam by the outspoken Greek Orthodox archbishop of Athens and All Greece sparked a religious and political firestorm. "Islam is not a religion; it is a political ...
Spain to lead restoration campaign of Islamic antiquities

Spain to lead restoration campaign of Islamic antiquities

2021-01-02
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Spain announced its will to restore the various Muslim antiquities and sites at Granada, the total of the fund reached 20.4 million Euros, according to Russia Today. The main aim of this step is to encourage more visitors to those tourist and archae...
France shuts down its only anti-Islamophobia NGO and sole Muslim school, bans homeschooling and raids several mosques

France shuts down its only anti-Islamophobia NGO and sole Muslim school, bans homeschooling and raids several mosques

2021-01-01
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The French Government announced the dissolution of its largest anti-Islamophobia NGO, ordered raids on dozens of mosques, declared a ban on all homeschooling and shut its only Muslim school – all in the space of a fortnight. The draconian measu...
France's delicate relationship with Islam still facing many tests

France's delicate relationship with Islam still facing many tests

2020-12-31
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President Emmanuel Macron recently relaunched a long-contentious debate about the role of Islam in French society, and two deadly attacks in October brought Islamist extremism once more into the limelight. But many of the issues highlighted in 2020 h...
Muslim scholar offers his COVID-19 vaccine for free by UN

Muslim scholar offers his COVID-19 vaccine for free by UN

2020-12-15
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Professor of Immunology at University of Mainz, Germany Ugur Sahin offered his COVID-19 vaccine for free access under the auspices of the United Nations. Speaking in an exclusive interview with IRNA, Sahin stressed compliance with commitments to the...
New Zealand Christchurch terrorist attack report highlights failings by social media giants

New Zealand Christchurch terrorist attack report highlights failings by social media giants

2020-12-11
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An 800-page inquiry into the March 2019 Christchurch mosque attack, which claimed the lives of 51 Muslim worshippers, sheds light on the murky online world of far-right extremists. Analyzing the report’s findings, experts on online radical mov...
What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain?

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain?

2020-12-05
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Secondary school pupils are sharing their thoughts about what it means to be a Muslim in Britain, thanks to free teaching and learning resources developed at Cardiff University. Discovering Muslims in Britain is a program of nine lessons based on cu...
$5M Marks largest hospital donation pledge from Muslim community in Canadian history

$5M Marks largest hospital donation pledge from Muslim community in Canadian history

2020-12-03
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In a record-breaking pledge, the Muslim community announced $5 million to support the redevelopment of Mississauga Hospital, one of three sites that together comprise Trillium Health Partners (THP), as part of THP’s larger redevelopment plan. I...
These Muslims feature in BBC’s 100 Women of 2020

These Muslims feature in BBC’s 100 Women of 2020

2020-12-02
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At difficult times of COVID-19 pandemic, success stories provide a source of inspiration spreading hopes for a better future. Now more than ever, the success stories of Muslim women around the world are very important in a bid to shatter damaging ste...
Muslims reel over a prayer app that sold user data: ‘A betrayal from within our own community’

Muslims reel over a prayer app that sold user data: ‘A betrayal from within our own community’

2020-12-01
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Five times a day, tens of millions of phones buzz with notifications from an app called Muslim Pro, reminding users it’s time to pray. While Muslims in Los Angeles woke Thursday to a dawn notification that read, “Fajr at 5:17 AM,” u...
France to close down nation’s biggest anti-Islamophobia organization

France to close down nation’s biggest anti-Islamophobia organization

2020-11-30
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France’s Interior Minister has announced plans to dissolve the country’s largest anti-Islamophobia organization, the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF). After the killing last month of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty, who s...
International Day to Combat Islamophobia

International Day to Combat Islamophobia

2020-11-30
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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has decided to designate March 15 as the "International Day to Combat Islamophobia" each year. The OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) has passed a resolution in this respect in their meeting in Niamey...
Ancient Islamic burial ground in Spain discovered during roadworks

Ancient Islamic burial ground in Spain discovered during roadworks

2020-11-19
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Workmen discovered one of the oldest Islamic burial sites in Spain. Archaeologists expect the majority of more than 400 graves dating from the eighth century, which were only discovered in recent weeks, to be exhumed by the end of the year. Workers c...
Macron accuses English-language media of 'legitimising' violence in France

Macron accuses English-language media of 'legitimising' violence in France

2020-11-15
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Facing protests in the Muslim world over his response to terror attacks in France, President Emmanuel Macron phoned a New York Times media columnist to rail against “bias” in the English-language media and accuse some newspapers of &ldquo...
Religious intolerance is 'bigger cause of prejudice than race', says report

Religious intolerance is 'bigger cause of prejudice than race', says report

2020-11-14
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How We Get Along, a two-year study of diversity by the Woolf Institute, is due to conclude that most people are tolerant of those from different ethnic or national backgrounds, but many have negative attitudes based on religion. Religion is a &ldquo...
It took a century to open a mosque in Athens. Then came the pandemic.

It took a century to open a mosque in Athens. Then came the pandemic.

2020-11-13
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The mosque that took more than a century to open, surviving legal, political and financial challenges, has closed in less than a week, a temporary victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Athens, the Greek capital, had not had a dedicated, purpose-built ...
England’s faith leaders challenge lockdown ban on worship

England’s faith leaders challenge lockdown ban on worship

2020-11-13
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A coalition of senior faith leaders in England have challenged the government’s ban on communal worship, arguing that it has no scientific basis. A joint letter from the leaders of the country’s Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Sikh ...
Europe's Muslims are European. Stop outsourcing their plight to foreign leaders

Europe's Muslims are European. Stop outsourcing their plight to foreign leaders

2020-11-13
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Terror attacks in France and Austria have put Europe’s 25 million Muslims back in the spotlight. The unwanted attention is familiar. Discussing Muslims as a security risk invariably reaches fever pitch after an Islamist-inspired terrorist act. ...
New guidance produced for journalists covering Muslims and Islam

New guidance produced for journalists covering Muslims and Islam

2020-11-12
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New guidance has been issued for journalists reporting on Muslims and Islam. The Independent Press Standards Organisation has produced the guidance, which outlines key questions for journalists to consider and includes relevant case studies. The pu...
EU’s Michel wants school for imams to combat terrorism and radicalization

EU’s Michel wants school for imams to combat terrorism and radicalization

2020-11-11
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European Council President Charles Michel on Monday called for the creation of a European institute to train imams as a way to curb hate speech and prevent terrorism. Speaking in Vienna, where he paid tribute to the victims of last week’s terro...
HBKU's College of Islamic Studies webinar joins dots between Islamic social finance and UN Sustainable Development Goals

HBKU's College of Islamic Studies webinar joins dots between Islamic social finance and UN Sustainable Development Goals

2020-11-01
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The potential for Zakat financing to fill funding gaps for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was the opening subject of a three-part webinar series co-organized by the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University ...
Five states elect first-ever Muslim lawmakers, from Oklahoma to Delaware

Five states elect first-ever Muslim lawmakers, from Oklahoma to Delaware

2020-10-31
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Mauree Turner, a 27-year-old member of Oklahoma City’s Muslim community, became Muslim after learning about the faith from her father, who converted while incarcerated. Black and nonbinary, Turner is also a community organizer who’s long ...
French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

2020-10-31
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The pressure rises with each gruesome attack. After three in five weeks, France’s Muslims are feeling squeezed. A spotlight of suspicion was trained on them again even before the latest acts of extremist violence, including two beheadings. Pre...
HBKU's College of Islamic Studies faculty recognized on list of Islamic finance influencers

HBKU's College of Islamic Studies faculty recognized on list of Islamic finance influencers

2020-10-31
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The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) ability to frame contemporary debates on Islam in a global context has been boosted by the findings of a recent peer-reviewed journal article. Published by the Pacifi...
Black Muslims are almost invisible in Britain, but now we're carving out a space

Black Muslims are almost invisible in Britain, but now we're carving out a space

2020-10-30
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While there have been prominent Black Muslim figures such as Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, Black Muslims as a whole are rarely featured. In a way that’s not surprising: according to a Muslim Council of Britain study, the vast majority of British ...
After Nice attacks, Pope Francis and French Catholics call for peace with Muslims

After Nice attacks, Pope Francis and French Catholics call for peace with Muslims

2020-10-29
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After a man killed three people Thursday (Oct. 29) at the Catholic cathedral in Nice, France, Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the French Catholic community, offering prayers for the victims as well as wishes that “the beloved French peo...
Anger towards Emmanuel Macron grows in Muslim world

Anger towards Emmanuel Macron grows in Muslim world

2020-10-28
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Rage is growing across the Muslim world at the French president and his perceived attacks on Islam and the prophet Muhammad, leading to calls for boycotts of the French products and security warnings for France’s citizens in majority-Muslim sta...
WCC and Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue commemorate 25 years of fruitful dialogue

WCC and Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue commemorate 25 years of fruitful dialogue

2020-10-27
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Signing a celebratory certificate commemorating 25 years of fruitful dialogue, leaders from the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization in Tehran m...
WCC announces essay competition for youth: “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue”

WCC announces essay competition for youth: “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue”

2020-10-25
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The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced an essay competition for youth who want to reflect on the theme “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue.” The contest marks the 50th anniversary of the WCC’s Office of Interreligious ...
New Masters of Public Administration launched for faith leaders

New Masters of Public Administration launched for faith leaders

2020-10-23
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The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham is delighted to announce a new Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Faith Based Leadership, hosted by the Department’s Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understandin...
Report: The Proliferation of Religious Art and the Degradation of the Image's Power

Report: The Proliferation of Religious Art and the Degradation of the Image's Power

2020-10-07
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Walter Benjamin argued that in an age of mass technology the increased reproducibility of art objects would degrade their ‘authenticity’ and ‘aura’. In the Shia community of Sydney, photographs and moving images proliferate al...
Canadian Muslims urge gov’t to act against hate groups

Canadian Muslims urge gov’t to act against hate groups

2020-10-06
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Following the murder of a caretaker at a Toronto mosque earlier this week, the head of a Muslim organization called for the government to do more to “eradicate this scourge” of white supremacism in Canada. Mohamed-Aslim Zafis was stabbed...
Half of UK Conservative party members believe Islam 'incompatible with British way of life'

Half of UK Conservative party members believe Islam 'incompatible with British way of life'

2020-10-05
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A new poll suggests that nearly half of all members of the ruling Conservative Party in the United Kingdom believe Islam is incompatible with British life. The poll, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Hope Not Hate, surveyed 1,213 members of the Conse...
Muslim Women’s Mental Health: A Study

Muslim Women’s Mental Health: A Study

2020-09-26
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The community-based research project, Muslim Women’s Mental Health, asked Muslim women in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to describe their first-hand experiences of mental health and mental health services. In Canada, Muslims are...
Report: “The nature of revelation in Islam, Judaism and Christianity”

Report: “The nature of revelation in Islam, Judaism and Christianity”

2020-09-25
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Following a break from the Inter-Religious Symposia meetings due to Covid-19, IRS reconvened virtually on Thursday 10th September, welcoming both current members and new ones. The meeting continued with the theme of revelation, focusing on the nature...
Report: What is a 'Political Islam'?

Report: What is a 'Political Islam'?

2020-09-25
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On August 12, as part of the forum MuslimDebate by the Alhambra Gesellschaft Mathias Rohe, Law Professor an Islamic Scientist at the FAU as well as founding rector of the EZIRE, participated in a discussion under the guiding question What is a &ldquo...
B.C. theologian brings Muslim outreach experience to religious freedom council

B.C. theologian brings Muslim outreach experience to religious freedom council

2020-09-25
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A B.C. theologian who has worked to build bridges between Christians and Muslims and a former Conservative MP who has long championed religious freedom have been appointed to the advisory council of the Religious Freedom Institute at the Ontario-base...
Islam in the City: U of T literary magazine shares students' stories

Islam in the City: U of T literary magazine shares students' stories

2020-09-25
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A new University of Toronto literary magazine is empowering students to share their stories of what it means to be Muslim in Toronto –  everything from takes on casual streetwear and evening shifts at local coffee houses to Islam among the...
Federal Interior Ministry initiates an Independent Body of Experts for Islamophobia

Federal Interior Ministry initiates an Independent Body of Experts for Islamophobia

2020-09-24
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According to a press release from September 1, Federal Minister of Interior Affairs, Horst Seehofer, has appointed 12 members for the newly-established Independent Body of Experts for Islamophobia. Among them Mathias Rohe, Law Professor and Islamic S...
How Australian Muslims understand, interpret and express Islam

How Australian Muslims understand, interpret and express Islam

2020-09-23
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Over the last two decades, a number of surveys have been conducted to capture the views and opinions of Muslims in the West, including North America, Europe and Australia. They have examined religious identity, beliefs, views on social and political ...
Report: Shia Islam and Politics: Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon

Report: Shia Islam and Politics: Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon

2020-09-22
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A conversation with Jon Armajani, Ph.D. Moderated by: Jason Schlude, Ph.D. Sponsored and Organized by: Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at Saint John's University The recently published book Shia Islam and Politics: Iran, Iraq, and Leb...
Australia’s first full-fledged retail Islamic bank will be digital, and launch in 2021

Australia’s first full-fledged retail Islamic bank will be digital, and launch in 2021

2020-09-21
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In the global Islamic economy, Australia is best known as a halal food exporter. Last year, it sold $1.45 billion worth of meats to countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, on top of $1.72 billion in cereals, live animals, and dairy. At ...
The Spanish region of Catalonia decides to teach Islam in public schools

The Spanish region of Catalonia decides to teach Islam in public schools

2020-09-14
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The Spanish region of Catalonia decided to teach the Islamic religion in public schools in the region with the start of the new academic year, starting from the current academic year 2020/2021, provided that education takes place from a perspective t...
Norwegian PM defends protestors’ right to desecrate Quran

Norwegian PM defends protestors’ right to desecrate Quran

2020-09-12
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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has defended the right of people to desecrate the Quran in the name of freedom of speech. Solberg was speaking after an anti-Islam rally took place this weekend near parliament in Oslo where pages were torn out o...
“Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online”

“Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online”

2020-09-11
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New Digital Resources for Teaching Islamic Art and Architecture “Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online” is an emerging platform of digital resources to aid the teaching of the history of Islamic art and architecture. In its initial stage,...
ImamConnect - the world's first online Muslim services platform

ImamConnect - the world's first online Muslim services platform

2020-09-10
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www.imamconnect.com, the world's first online platform for Muslim services, launches today. ImamConnect features a global provider community covering a full range of life services, from marriages to education, wills, and life coaching. Users will be ...
German court allows Muslim teachers to wear headscarf, declaring Berlin headscarf ban illegal

German court allows Muslim teachers to wear headscarf, declaring Berlin headscarf ban illegal

2020-09-08
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Germany’s Federal Labor Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to impose a ban on teachers wearing headscarves in schools in the capital, Berlin. The German federal court’s decision is the latest in a long legal battle involving a M...
Research Report Launch: AHRC Re/presenting Narratives of Islam on Campus

Research Report Launch: AHRC Re/presenting Narratives of Islam on Campus

2020-08-29
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Islam and Muslims on UK University Campuses: perceptions and challenges The report from the AHRC funded ‘Re/presenting Narratives of Islam on Campus’ research has been released. This was a collaboration between Professor Alison Scott-Ba...
Islamic University of Italy and University of Tehran MoU

Islamic University of Italy and University of Tehran MoU

2020-08-27
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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been agreed between the University of Tehran College of Farabi and the Islamic University of Italy. "The MoU meeting was hold in a virtual platform on Tuesday, July 28 and the MoU document was signed by the presi...
HBKU College of Islamic Studies gives insight into Islamic ethics and Covid-19 pandemic

HBKU College of Islamic Studies gives insight into Islamic ethics and Covid-19 pandemic

2020-08-22
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The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has recently collaborated with Belgium's Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven). This collaboration was reflected in joint academic activities between the Centre for Isla...
For Italy’s Muslims, few places to pray and fewer places to bury COVID-19 dead

For Italy’s Muslims, few places to pray and fewer places to bury COVID-19 dead

2020-08-12
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Before the pandemic struck, fewer than 60 of Italy’s 7,903 municipalities had a dedicated Islamic cemetery, in a country that is home to more than 2 million Muslims. The limited number of burial spots has to do with the peculiar relationship be...
Americans oppose religious exemptions from coronavirus-related restrictions

Americans oppose religious exemptions from coronavirus-related restrictions

2020-08-07
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Few regular worshippers say their congregations are operating normally, and most support the precautions being taken. A new Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. adults overwhelmingly say houses of worship should be required to follow the same ...
The Path less Taken: Muslims within the Extreme Right Groups in Europe

The Path less Taken: Muslims within the Extreme Right Groups in Europe

2020-07-19
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While much of the far-right targets Islam as a foreign and undesirable religion, Muslims and ex-Muslims are “increasingly prominent” in the West European far right groups, bringing a new spirituality to this often secular movement, writes...
Faith, hope and creative destruction: religious responses to COVID-19

Faith, hope and creative destruction: religious responses to COVID-19

2020-07-16
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In France, a hip female rabbi has improbably developed a large interfaith online audience to her Facebook videos, in which she morally engages issues related to the pandemic. In India, a Catholic priest draws on his skills as a former chef to mix co...
Online clothing shop Shein has apologized for selling Muslim prayer mats on its site

Online clothing shop Shein has apologized for selling Muslim prayer mats on its site

2020-07-10
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The mats sold were labelled as "frilled Greek carpets" and had pictures of the Kabaa on them. The Kabaa is a building in the center of Mecca, considered the most sacred place by Muslims around the world. Shein was also accused of cultural appropriat...
Faith leaders call to keep EU's religious freedom envoy

Faith leaders call to keep EU's religious freedom envoy

2020-07-09
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Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives have criticized the European Union's decision to drop its special envoy for religious freedom. A leading Jewish figure called it "the wrong signal for Europe." Leading figures from Europe's Christian, Jew...
Dearborn mosque: Woodmere Cemetery shutting out Muslims from graves they already purchased

Dearborn mosque: Woodmere Cemetery shutting out Muslims from graves they already purchased

2020-07-07
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More than two dozen religious, political and community leaders gathered Friday morning, before noon prayer at the American Moslem Society mosque in Dearborn, to call attention to a legal fight with nearby Woodmere Cemetery.  At issue, the mosque...
Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

2020-06-29
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The Supreme Court made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling. The court’s 5-4 ruling, with conservatives in the majority, came in a di...
Muslim woman becomes Britain’s first hijab-wearing judge

Muslim woman becomes Britain’s first hijab-wearing judge

2020-06-26
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A woman in Britain who has become the first judge in the western world to wear a hijab hopes to be an inspiration to young Muslims. Raffia Arshad, 40, who grew up in Yorkshire, north England, has wanted to work in law since she was 11. Ms Arshad, a b...
Why does Islamophobia exist in Muslim-majority countries?

Why does Islamophobia exist in Muslim-majority countries?

2020-06-25
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Growing Islamophobia is not just a phenomenon in Western Europe, in the Balkans where the continents largest number of Muslims are, it’s also a problem. A European Union-funded report from a Turkish thinktank, has shone a light on how anti-Mus...
Exploring ‘Islamist separatism’ in France: Experts, community leaders speak

Exploring ‘Islamist separatism’ in France: Experts, community leaders speak

2020-06-25
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French President Emmanuel Macron announced in February that France would crack down on “Islamist separatism” and end a system in which foreign countries send imams to preach in French mosques. Al Arabiya’s Rola al-Khatib spoke to e...
Muslims, Jews petition to remove statue of St. Louis’ crusader namesake

Muslims, Jews petition to remove statue of St. Louis’ crusader namesake

2020-06-20
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Amid calls to take down statues of leaders with a history of racism ringing out across the US, Jews and Muslims in St. Louis have launched a petition to take down a monument to their city’s namesake, and even hope to rename the city. St. Louis...
Muslim org wants White House to reject Islamophobic Pentagon policy pick

Muslim org wants White House to reject Islamophobic Pentagon policy pick

2020-06-14
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Emgage Action, a national advocacy organization for Muslim Americans, says it is disheartened by Islamophobic comments made by Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata, the White House’s nominee for a top position as Pentagon policy chief. The orga...
Muslims join to demand police reforms, back black-led groups

Muslims join to demand police reforms, back black-led groups

2020-06-14
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In the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, dozens of American Muslim organizations have come together to call for reform to policing practices, and to support black-led organizations. “The victimization of unarmed Black Musli...
Churches are closed, but religion has a new home on the internet

Churches are closed, but religion has a new home on the internet

2020-06-14
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During the coronavirus pandemic, houses of worship across the country have shut their doors along with other public places. Some states have begun to ease restrictions and allow in-person worship to resume amid public and presidential pressure, but m...
Italy’s first Islamic burial place planned for Rome

Italy’s first Islamic burial place planned for Rome

2020-06-04
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Italy’s first Islamic cemetery may soon be built on a green space in Tragliatella, a few kilometers north of Rome. The burial place — to be built on a 400 hectare area near the border between Fiumicino, close to the international airport,...
Muslim student sues Scottsdale Community college and professor over Islam quiz questions

Muslim student sues Scottsdale Community college and professor over Islam quiz questions

2020-06-03
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Business United for Scottsdale Schools (BUSS) is a workforce-development and education initiative that benefits Scottsdale Community College and Scottsdale Unified School District. A local Islamic group filed a lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court ...
'Your pain is our pain': UK Muslim body expresses solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests

'Your pain is our pain': UK Muslim body expresses solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests

2020-06-03
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The Muslim Council of Britain said it stands in solidarity with anti-racism and police brutality protesters in the US, UK and beyond, pledging to address anti-Black racism within Muslim communities. The UK's largest umbrella body of mosques and Musl...
General observation and the sharing of knowledge: The Role of COVID-19 in Pilgrimage to Saints’ Shrines and Sacred Sites

General observation and the sharing of knowledge: The Role of COVID-19 in Pilgrimage to Saints’ Shrines and Sacred Sites

2020-06-01
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With the outbreak of COVID-19, pilgrims and devotees of sacred places, governmental institutions and their health sectors, and also religious leaders and clerics are challenged. Each is endeavoring to be reasonable and resolve several key issues of t...
New online facility, specifically to assist Qur’an manuscript scholars and researchers

New online facility, specifically to assist Qur’an manuscript scholars and researchers

2020-05-26
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The University of Hamburg’s Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures and Islamic Painted Page are happy to announce the launch of a new online facility, specifically to assist Qur’an manuscript scholars and researchers. The database a...
German church opens doors for Muslim prayers

German church opens doors for Muslim prayers

2020-05-23
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A church in Berlin has opened its doors to Muslim worshippers unable to fit into their mosque under new social distancing rules. Germany allowed religious services to resume on 4 May but worshippers must maintain a distance of 1.5m (5ft). As a resul...
German president: No tolerance for attacks on Muslims

German president: No tolerance for attacks on Muslims

2020-05-22
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Germany’s president has assured the country’s Muslim citizens that growing racist hatred and violence by right-wing extremists will not be tolerated by the state and democratic majority in the country. In a message marking Eid al-Fitr, t...
Muslim youth lead efforts to keep Edmonton mosque open

Muslim youth lead efforts to keep Edmonton mosque open

2020-05-20
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Muslim youth have made a huge impact in their community during the month of Ramadan, helping an Edmonton mosque keep its doors open. Sahaba Mosque, also known as the Downtown Islamic Association, ran into funding troubles when mass gathering restrict...
More young adults are leaving religion, but that’s not the whole story, say researchers

More young adults are leaving religion, but that’s not the whole story, say researchers

2020-05-19
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It’s become almost a foregone conclusion that young adults are leaving organized religion in high numbers. Newly published findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion don’t challenge that conclusion — not exactly. But the...
Muslim charity helps Italy deal with crisis

Muslim charity helps Italy deal with crisis

2020-05-14
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Muslim communities in Italy have been praised for their generosity during the coronavirus crisis after donating more than €500000 in cash and food aid since the outbreak began more than two months ago. Italy’s death toll so far is approac...
French Muslim leader: Coronavirus is a chance for solidarity, not 'punishment'

French Muslim leader: Coronavirus is a chance for solidarity, not 'punishment'

2020-05-01
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French Muslims are experiencing the coronavirus crisis amid fear, dreading the loss of family members. Mosques and other places of worship have closed. In France, the Grand Great Mosque of Paris and its new rector, Chems Eddine Hafiz, did not wait t...
Opposing church closures becomes new religious freedom cause

Opposing church closures becomes new religious freedom cause

2020-04-30
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State and local restrictions on religious gatherings, introduced as measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, have emerged as a top religious freedom issue and prompted a flurry of new lawsuits charging that such measures violate the First A...
Covid-19: Christians, Jews and Muslims join in prayer in Jerusalem

Covid-19: Christians, Jews and Muslims join in prayer in Jerusalem

2020-04-30
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The leaders of the three Abrahamic religions – Christians, Jews and Muslims – prayed together in Jerusalem on Thursday amid the global Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative, taken by the Mayor of the Holy City, took place at 12.3...
Muslims in Canada hear Azaan through loudspeakers this Ramadan

Muslims in Canada hear Azaan through loudspeakers this Ramadan

2020-04-29
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Muslims hear Azaan through loud speakers for the first time in the history of Canada. Due to coronavirus lockdown, Muslims are not able to pray in the mosques; hence they have got the permission to say Azaan in loud speakers in some mosques. As of n...
Review into UK minority COVID-19 deaths sparks controversy

Review into UK minority COVID-19 deaths sparks controversy

2020-04-27
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British Muslims condemned appointment of public figure, accused of Islamophobia, to inquiry into high minority death rates. Appointment of Trevor Phillips -- who is considered highly controversial in the British Muslim community -- to take part in a ...
How Canada’s Expat Muslim Community is Bringing Hope This Ramadan

How Canada’s Expat Muslim Community is Bringing Hope This Ramadan

2020-04-27
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Over 3.2% of Canada’s population belong to the Islamic faith, which means that over 1 million have already immigrated to Canada to join its Muslim expat community. As Muslim people enter the first week of Ramadan, many will be facing challenges...
2019 data shows racism on the rise in Switzerland

2019 data shows racism on the rise in Switzerland

2020-04-26
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Switzerland documented a record 352 cases of discrimination in 2019, reflecting an increase in racist acts in public places and attacks spurred by far-right ideologies. Xenophobia was the main driver for racist behavior. Black and Muslim people are t...
UK MP fasts with Muslims to show support amid COVID-19 crisis

UK MP fasts with Muslims to show support amid COVID-19 crisis

2020-04-25
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A member of the UK Parliament, Sir Edward Jonathan Davey, on Saturday fasted and took part in an online Iftar, or breaking of the fast, with Muslims to show support for the country's community of three million observing the month of Ramadan under a s...
Half of Americans say Bible should influence U.S. laws, including 28% who favor it over the will of the people

Half of Americans say Bible should influence U.S. laws, including 28% who favor it over the will of the people

2020-04-12
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The U.S. Constitution does not mention the Bible, God, Jesus or Christianity, and the First Amendment clarifies that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Still, some scholars have argued that the Bible hea...
Muslim women who cover their faces find greater acceptance among coronavirus masks

Muslim women who cover their faces find greater acceptance among coronavirus masks

2020-04-10
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Americans began donning face masks this week after federal and local officials changed their position on whether face coverings protect against coronavirus. This is new terrain for many, who find themselves unable to recognize neighbors and are unsur...
Free access to the significant amount on content for the study of Islam and the Middle East

Free access to the significant amount on content for the study of Islam and the Middle East

2020-04-10
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Due to COVID-19 emergency some publishers are now offering free access to their content. These publishers offer significant amount on content for the study of Islam and the Middle East. “Cambridge University Press is making higher education te...
Spread of coronavirus forces Jews and Muslims in France to abandon death rites

Spread of coronavirus forces Jews and Muslims in France to abandon death rites

2020-04-08
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Families of coronavirus victims in France are foregoing traditional death and mourning rituals to stem the spread of Covid-19 infections. But for observant Muslims and Jews, the absence of these rites are an additional emotional burden at a difficult...
Brill launches open access Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World

Brill launches open access Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World

2020-04-08
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Brill has entered into a partnership with The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (London, UK) and the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, Canada) to publish the new peer-reviewed, academic Journal of Material Cultures in the Mu...
Launch of GLOBAL Multi-Religious Faith-in-Action COVID-19 Initiative

Launch of GLOBAL Multi-Religious Faith-in-Action COVID-19 Initiative

2020-04-06
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Campaign engages the world’s religious communities through Religions for Peace’s global, regional and national networks in a collective, multi-religious response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Religions for Peace (RfP) and the United Nations ...
COVID-19: Call to prayer gesture in heart of Europe

COVID-19: Call to prayer gesture in heart of Europe

2020-04-04
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Nearly 100 mosques in Germany and the Netherlands on Friday rang out with the sound of the call to prayer, as a gesture of support for Muslims amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The call to prayer (adhan) was chanted from mosques belonging to the T...
British Muslims are concerned about Islamist extremism and do trust the police, survey finds

British Muslims are concerned about Islamist extremism and do trust the police, survey finds

2020-04-02
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The majority of British Muslims are concerned about Islamist extremism and support police along with the principles of the controversial Prevent program, a survey has suggested. Crest Advisory, an independent crime consultancy, commissioned represe...
Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

2020-04-01
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Hundreds of Indian Americans of different faiths rallied outside Indian consulates in major American cities on Friday evening to protest against the recent violence in Delhi that has killed at least 42 people, and injured hundreds. Violence erupted ...
Muslim minority doctors first to die on front line of UK pandemic

Muslim minority doctors first to die on front line of UK pandemic

2020-04-01
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The United Kingdom is paying tribute to the first doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic who have died after contracting COVID-19. All four men - Alfa Sa'adu; Amged el-Hawrani; Adil El Tayar and Habib Zaidi - were Muslim and had ance...
Orthodox Jewish schools: They won’t teach LGBT lessons

Orthodox Jewish schools: They won’t teach LGBT lessons

2020-02-29
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Rabbis representing Britain’s main Orthodox communities have told the government that their schools cannot discuss LGBT-related issues with pupils. According to the Jewish Chronicle, the rabbinate of Chinuch UK have made it clear that its 35 o...
Muslim advocates demand Bloomberg apologize for NYPD spying program

Muslim advocates demand Bloomberg apologize for NYPD spying program

2020-02-29
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Calls are growing for Mayor Mike Bloomberg to apologize for his role in the New York Police Department’s long-running warrantless surveillance of area Muslims, which has seen renewed scrutiny since Bloomberg announced his candidacy for Democrat...
New Jersey city to allow public adhan

New Jersey city to allow public adhan

2020-02-29
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The adhan is the call to announce that it is time for a particular obligatory Salah (ritual prayer). Muslims in Paterson, New Jersey, will be allowed to recite the Adhan publicly thanks to a new ordinance. Under the new ordinance, currently being di...
A suburban filmmaker sued to find out why the FBI was watching her Muslim community: 'It's weird to read how they wrote about us'

A suburban filmmaker sued to find out why the FBI was watching her Muslim community: 'It's weird to read how they wrote about us'

2020-02-29
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Since 2016, documentary filmmaker Assia Boundaoui has been waiting for answers from the FBI to one question: Which parts of her Arab American community in Bridgeview were surveilled after 9/11? After a court hearing last week, she learned she will ha...
Jewish community in Italy welcomes Muslim refugees from Syria

Jewish community in Italy welcomes Muslim refugees from Syria

2020-02-19
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A Syrian family arrived in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. They are the first group of refugees that is sponsored by the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) and the Jewish Community of Milan, as part of the humanitarian corridors project. The human...

Religions can be part of the solution for peace, not the problem, faith leaders say

2020-01-17
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The Abrahamic Faiths Initiative group united 25 religious leaders representing millions of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faithful to discuss practical ways of promoting peace and fraternity at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome Jan. 14-16. A...
Europe has an Islamophobia problem. Who's going to stop it?

Europe has an Islamophobia problem. Who's going to stop it?

2020-01-16
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There isn’t a single country in Europe where Islamophobic attacks are not on the rise. France saw a 52% increase from 2017 to 2018; in Austria it was 74%. And in the same year, seven pig’s heads were left threateningly around Dutch mosque...
Malaysia has world's most powerful Muslim passport

Malaysia has world's most powerful Muslim passport

2020-01-15
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Malaysia has the 13th most powerful passport in the world making it the premier Muslim passport, according to a new list by The Henley Passport Index. Each year the organization ranks all the world’s passports according to the number of destina...
Will My Children Be Muslim? The Development of Religious Identity in Young People

Will My Children Be Muslim? The Development of Religious Identity in Young People

2020-01-15
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Religious identity development: A review of the research One of the primary concerns of Muslim parents in the West is the religious identity of their children. Many parents wonder what the secret is to raising a child with imān (faith) in a society ...
Airman becomes the service's first female Muslim chaplain candidate

Airman becomes the service's first female Muslim chaplain candidate

2020-01-09
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Second Lt. Saleha Jabeen was commissioned Dec. 18 at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago by Air Force Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Steven Schaick, the Air Force said in a release Friday. The Islamic Society of North America endorsed Jabeen to ...
Muslims Respond to the US Gulf Crisis 2020

Muslims Respond to the US Gulf Crisis 2020

2020-01-08
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The following joint statement was issued by the Muslim Public Affairs Council, CAIR, Islamic Shura Council, Shia Muslim Council, ILM Foundation, Islamic Center of Southern California and Masjid Ahlul Beyt. A Live Press Event was held today at MPAC's ...
Islamic body seeks to become patron of new school in west Dublin

Islamic body seeks to become patron of new school in west Dublin

2020-01-05
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The Islamic Foundation of Ireland is seeking to become the patron body of a new State-funded secondary school due to open in west Dublin next year. While there are two Muslim national schools in the Dublin area, there is no State-funded Muslim secon...
Muslim population of England smashes three million mark for first time ever, figures reveal

Muslim population of England smashes three million mark for first time ever, figures reveal

2020-01-04
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Some parts of London are now almost 50 per cent Islamic, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics. If current trends continue the areas could become majority Muslim within ten years. Official ONS figures for 2018/19 that were re...
Quebec City's first Muslim cemetery is set to open in spring 2020

Quebec City's first Muslim cemetery is set to open in spring 2020

2019-12-19
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Quebec Islamic cultural centre president Boufeldja Benabdallah, left, and Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume hold one of the six metal leafs representing one of the six victims of the 2017 Mosque shooting, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in Quebec City. Queb...
Canada: Muslims to contest religious law at Canada's top court

Canada: Muslims to contest religious law at Canada's top court

2019-12-19
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The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) announced Wednesday that it will seek to challenge Quebec’s controversial ban on religious symbols at the Supreme Court of Canada. This comes six days after the Quebec Court of Appeal refused to ...
British Muslims prepare to leave UK after Boris Johnson wins election

British Muslims prepare to leave UK after Boris Johnson wins election

2019-12-15
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British Muslims have started the process of leaving the UK over fears for their ‘personal safety’ now Boris Johnson is Prime Minister for five years, Metro.co.uk can reveal. It comes after the prime minister was accused of ‘Islamoph...
Sweden: Far-right groups spew anti-Muslim hate online

Sweden: Far-right groups spew anti-Muslim hate online

2019-12-14
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Expo magazine exposes Swedish closed social media group conversations rife with racism, death threats. Far-right groups in Sweden are spewing hatred online by asking people to set mosques on fire and slaughter Muslims, according to a report by Expo ...
Religion and Living Arrangements Around the World

Religion and Living Arrangements Around the World

2019-12-12
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Muslims and Hindus have larger households than Christians and religious ‘nones,’ in patterns influenced by regional norms. Our households – who lives with us, how we are related to them and what role we play in that shared space &n...
Swedish Islamic school closed over radicalization fears

Swedish Islamic school closed over radicalization fears

2019-12-10
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A leading Islamic school in Sweden accused of appointing teachers who had recently returned from fighting for ISIS abroad has been shut down amid fears students were at risk of being radicalized. Abdel Nasser El Nadi, former principal of Vetenskapss...
Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the US for the first time

Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the US for the first time

2019-12-06
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For the first time, Muhammad is one of the top 10 most popular baby names for boys in the United States, according to data from the parenting website BabyCenter. Muhammad ranks at No. 10, up four spots from last year. The name has been climbing stead...
Religious Journalism Award

Religious Journalism Award

2019-12-05
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The Piazza Grande Religion Journalism Award Call for Applications Submission Deadline: February 28, 2020 The International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) is a global network of journalists promoting excellence in the coverage of religi...
In his visit to mosque, German president calls for more understanding

In his visit to mosque, German president calls for more understanding

2019-12-03
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At a time of growing hate crimes targeting Muslims, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier paid a special visit to a mosque in the southern town of Penzberg on Monday, calling for more understanding and respect between religions, Anadolu Agency rep...
1000 Mosques Across Germany Open Doors to Welcome Visitors

1000 Mosques Across Germany Open Doors to Welcome Visitors

2019-12-02
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More than 1,000 mosques across Germany opened their doors Thursday to welcome non-Muslims in an effort of dispelling stereotypes and promoting mutual understanding, Anadolu Agency reported. Cologne Central Mosque, Germany’s largest mosque in th...
26 American Muslims win in the November elections

26 American Muslims win in the November elections

2019-12-01
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26 Muslims won in state and local elections races across the US, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced. Elections were held, in large part, on November 5. 81 Muslim candidates ran for elections held in Kentucky, Louisiana, and M...
Growth of Muslims in US creates need for religious scholars

Growth of Muslims in US creates need for religious scholars

2019-11-09
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Shaykh Amir Mukhtar Faezi is the founder of Ahl Al-Bayt Islamic Seminary. The U.S.-based seminary is focused on the Shiite tradition. Faezi founded it in 2014, offering a five-year graduate program. Imam Mohammad Qazwini‘s deep understanding of...
Muslim preachers must speak German to work in the country under proposed law

Muslim preachers must speak German to work in the country under proposed law

2019-11-06
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All imams who work in Germany will in future have to prove they can speak the German language, under a draft law for religious leaders introduced by the government. The bill, which passed cabinet on Wednesday, means that foreign preachers will only ...
Islamophobia on the rise in Australia

Islamophobia on the rise in Australia

2019-11-03
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Canberra's top intelligence officer said there was “no doubt” some right-wing extremists have been inspired by the Christchurch mosque attack, and that an attack in Australia by the extreme right is “plausible”. Australian Se...
Meet the imam building a ‘Muslim Village’ in the heart of Vegas

Meet the imam building a ‘Muslim Village’ in the heart of Vegas

2019-10-31
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The imam, who leads Masjid As-Sabur, the oldest mosque in the Las Vegas area, is quick to clarify: “Not casino lights — I’m talking about noor,” he said, using the Arabic word for light that Muslims often use to refer to God&r...
New Reddit project makes mental health care accessible to young Muslims

New Reddit project makes mental health care accessible to young Muslims

2019-10-17
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Reddit’s Islam-focused message board has long been a place where Muslims, as well as those curious about the faith, go to debate theology, learn about Islamic history, share video of their favorite sheikhs’ lectures and make prayer reques...
French education minister reignites row over Muslim headscarf

French education minister reignites row over Muslim headscarf

2019-10-17
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A fresh political row has erupted over the Muslim headscarf in France after the education minister said he wanted to avoid having mothers in hijab as volunteers on school outings. Jean-Michel Blanquer criticized the country’s largest parents as...
Muslim, Jewish leaders team up in 'exemplary' European initiative

Muslim, Jewish leaders team up in 'exemplary' European initiative

2019-10-17
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Imams and rabbis from across Europe are attending a summit in Italy organized by the Muslim Jewish Leadership Council. Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and right-wing populism are all topics they'd like to address better. Jewish and Muslim religious lead...
BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2020

BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2020

2019-10-16
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The Fifth Round of the BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World is now open for submissions. The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) and De Gruyter are delighted to announce the fifth round of the BRAIS &...
Why American Muslims lean leftwards for 2020

Why American Muslims lean leftwards for 2020

2019-10-15
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Before the presidential election in 2000, George W. Bush was urged by an adviser to go after a category of voters who would love a business-friendly, socially-conservative message: Muslims. Mr Bush took the tip and it worked. In 2001, a survey of Ame...
Uniting to Confront Violence Against Places of Worship

Uniting to Confront Violence Against Places of Worship

2019-10-14
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Remarks by Mr. Miguel Moratinos The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations at the Church Center Event ‘Uniting to Confront Violence Against Places of Worship’ 19 September 2019 At the outset, let me ...
Antisemitic beliefs spreading among evangelical Christians in America

Antisemitic beliefs spreading among evangelical Christians in America

2019-09-26
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The relationship between Christians and Jews has been fraught for almost 2,000 years since the death of Jesus. Today, with a president who levels accusations about Jews and who encourages his fans to mistrust the mainstream media, a growing number of...
Muslim American Society hosted 'Walk for Yemen'

Muslim American Society hosted 'Walk for Yemen'

2019-09-26
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On August 25th, 2019, Muslim American Society of Chicago (MAS) called out for Chicagoans to come join them on the 5k walk to raise money for Yemen. MAS reached out to other local organizations, church groups, and public institutions in order to have them come out to the event.
Oakland Muslim community celebrates Muslim-American contributions to U.S.

Oakland Muslim community celebrates Muslim-American contributions to U.S.

2019-09-25
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The Muslim community in Oakland city, Northern California, celebrated the outstanding contributions made by Muslim Americans to the United States. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf presented a proclamation to the Muslim community at Masjidul Waritheen, a pr...
Detention of Muslims at UK ports and airports 'structural Islamophobia'

Detention of Muslims at UK ports and airports 'structural Islamophobia'

2019-09-24
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Muslims are being detained at ports and airports for up to six hours by law enforcement using controversial counter-terrorism powers so disproportionately that the practice has become Islamophobic, according to human rights group Cage. The organizati...
Daghistani Qur’an manuscripts in the British Library

Daghistani Qur’an manuscripts in the British Library

2019-09-24
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‘Bold script of wildness and beauty’ is Jan Just Witkam's evocative description of the calligraphy of a manuscript from Daghistan in the collection of Leiden University Library (Cod. Or. 11964), a characterization which seems supremely we...
What Americans know about religion

What Americans know about religion

2019-09-04
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Most Americans are familiar with some of the basics of Christianity and the Bible, and even a few facts about Islam. But far fewer U.S. adults are able to correctly answer factual questions about Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism, and most do not know w...
From rapper to pilgrim: French celebrity Diam's life-changing visit to a Muslim friend

From rapper to pilgrim: French celebrity Diam's life-changing visit to a Muslim friend

2019-09-03
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She had money, fame, influence and power. By the age of 23, she had millions of fans, sold more than 4 million albums and won numerous awards. Writing and performing numerous hit singles and records one after the other, by 2007, Mélanie Georgi...
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders unite to oppose abortion bill in Australia

Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders unite to oppose abortion bill in Australia

2019-09-02
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A group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders has issued the statement below, opposing the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 and the speed with which it is being pushed through NSW Parliament This bill was only given to select pa...
BBC apologizes after presenter calls Muslim prayer sign 'IS salute'

BBC apologizes after presenter calls Muslim prayer sign 'IS salute'

2019-09-02
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The BBC said it would remove the relevant voiceover from Dooley’s documentary before broadcast.  The BBC has apologized and amended a Panorama documentary presented by Stacey Dooley after she inadvertently described a Muslim prayer sign as...
A course about Jerusalem unites students in Amsterdam

A course about Jerusalem unites students in Amsterdam

2019-09-01
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Some 20 students from different European study programs and from a wide range of backgrounds, including Muslims, Jews and Christians, participated in the first summer school on “Jerusalem and the Three Religions” took place at the Protest...
BBC launches Muzlamic, its first Muslim comedy sketch show

BBC launches Muzlamic, its first Muslim comedy sketch show

2019-09-01
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The BBC has launched a new pilot sketch show exploring life for Muslims in modern Britain. “Muzlamic is a brand new pilot sketch show exploring life from the perspective of two Muslim comedians, or rather, two comedians who happen to be Muslim,...
Muslim social media platform Labayk launches globally

Muslim social media platform Labayk launches globally

2019-09-01
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A new social media platform based on Islamic morals and values called Labayk has launched globally. Labayk says it aims to be a platform that serves people’s needs through Islamic values and creating a respectful, truthful online environment. A...
Exploring Declarations from around the World that Promote Human Dignity and Religious Freedom for All

Exploring Declarations from around the World that Promote Human Dignity and Religious Freedom for All

2019-09-01
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This Event which was happened on July 15, 2019 at National Press Club was co-hosted by International Center for Law and Religion Studies, part of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and the Religious Freedom Institute It was a...
Muslim Caucus to hold first conference amid Trump's attacks

Muslim Caucus to hold first conference amid Trump's attacks

2019-08-31
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Muslim political leaders and academics are set to gather in Washington, DC, for what is being billed as the first national gathering of Muslims in politics in United States history. The historic moment comes as President Donald Trump and his supporte...
Archaeologists uncover 1,200-year-old mosque

Archaeologists uncover 1,200-year-old mosque

2019-07-18
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The 1,200-year-old building is one of the oldest mosques ever discovered in Israel. The researchers also uncovered a farm and a small settlement near the mosque in the Negev Desert. Archaeologists announced on Thursday that they had discovered a 1,2...
What Western civilization owes to Islamic cultures

What Western civilization owes to Islamic cultures

2019-07-18
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Algebra, alchemy, artichoke, alcohol, and apricot all derive from Arabic words which came to the West during the age of Crusades. Even more fundamental are the Indo-Arabic numerals (0-9), which replaced Roman numerals during the same period and revol...
British Museum to explore Islamic world's impact on western art

British Museum to explore Islamic world's impact on western art

2019-07-17
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An art tradition sometimes dismissed as perpetuating lazy stereotypes about the east will soon – the British Museum hopes – be seen in a different light thanks to a major exhibition exploring how western artists have been inspired by the ...
Global restrictions on religion increased over decade, Pew report

Global restrictions on religion increased over decade, Pew report

2019-07-17
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Restrictions on religion are on the rise, not just under authoritarian regimes but also in European democracies, according to the US Pew center. It found Christians are harassed in 143 countries, and Muslims in 140. Over the decade from 2007 to 2017...
German intelligence agency publishes new report on ‘Islamist anti-Semitism’

German intelligence agency publishes new report on ‘Islamist anti-Semitism’

2019-07-14
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The German domestic intelligence agency, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz – which roughly translates as Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution – has published a new report titled “Anti-Semitism in Islamism&rdq...
Europe ‘will become Muslim if refugees don’t go home’, Dalai Lama says

Europe ‘will become Muslim if refugees don’t go home’, Dalai Lama says

2019-07-11
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The Dalai Lama has claimed Europe could become ‘African or Muslim’ if refugees do not return to their home countries. The 83-year-old, who has been living as a refugee from Tibet since 1959, said he thinks only a ‘limited number&rsq...
Muslim Community consultations begin in ACT

Muslim Community consultations begin in ACT

2019-07-10
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The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has met with members of the Muslim Community in the ACT about their experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their right to safely practice their religion. The gathering at the Can...
Norway: Islamophobic group insults Muslims, harms Qur’an

Norway: Islamophobic group insults Muslims, harms Qur’an

2019-07-02
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An Islamophobic group in Norway insulted Muslims, said all Qurans must be destroyed and threw a copy of the Muslim holy book the Qur’an in an event near the capital Oslo on Saturday, according to a video the group posted on the Internet. Durin...
Almost HALF of Tory members want to 'reduce Muslims coming to UK', shock poll shows

Almost HALF of Tory members want to 'reduce Muslims coming to UK', shock poll shows

2019-07-01
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Four in 10 Tory members think there should be a reduction in the number of Muslims entering Britain, according to the YouGov survey.
Quebec bans religious symbols in some public sector jobs

Quebec bans religious symbols in some public sector jobs

2019-06-30
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The Quebec government passed a bill late Sunday barring schoolteachers, police officers, judges and other public employees from wearing religious symbols in the workplace, prompting an outcry that civil liberties in the province were under attack. F...
The gendered nature of Islamophobia increasingly highlighted as hate crimes rise

The gendered nature of Islamophobia increasingly highlighted as hate crimes rise

2019-06-24
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Tell MAMA UK, a national project which records and measures anti-Muslim incidents in the United Kingdom., has said that over half of all reported hate crimes in the UK target visibly Muslim women. Religious hate crime has risen in the UK by 40% from ...
Faith institutions urged to lead way in healing 'collective trauma'

Faith institutions urged to lead way in healing 'collective trauma'

2019-06-23
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Faith institutions must show strong moral leadership to heal people’s “collective trauma” and fill the void left by international political failure, according to the UN’s deputy head and the leader of one of the UK’s maj...
“Europe’s first eco-mosque” opens in Cambridge

“Europe’s first eco-mosque” opens in Cambridge

2019-06-20
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Cambridge Mosque, “Europe’s first eco-mosque” has opened after much anticipation. Sustainability and eco-friendliness have been prioritized in the building of the mosque and its mission statement, which quotes Dr Tim Winter, chairma...
European Muslim Jewish leadership council expresses support

European Muslim Jewish leadership council expresses support

2019-06-19
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It is with deep dismay that the Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council (MJLC) has heard of recent developments in Austria which could lead to the country’s withdrawal from the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID). The Board of Directors of the MJ...
Muslim Council of Britain condemns Conservative Party over Islamophobia: 'Fundamental failures in every single way'

Muslim Council of Britain condemns Conservative Party over Islamophobia: 'Fundamental failures in every single way'

2019-06-18
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Britain's largest Muslim organization has condemned the Conservatives over "fundamental failures" in addressing Islamophobia within the party's ranks. In alarming remarks, the spokesperson for the Muslim Council of Britain(MCB) said he had document...
Copies of Quran ripped up at mosque in Germany

Copies of Quran ripped up at mosque in Germany

2019-06-13
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The German government is condemning an incident in which around 50 copies of the Quran were damaged at a mosque. Police say that one or more people ripped up copies of the Islamic holy book at a mosque in the northwestern city of Bremen on Saturday....
Greece: ‘Attack on Muslim cemetery shows rising Islamophobia’

Greece: ‘Attack on Muslim cemetery shows rising Islamophobia’

2019-06-11
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A recent attack on a Muslim cemetery in Greece shows the rise of Islamophobia and racism both there and throughout the continent, according to an expert on the region. A Muslim cemetery in the city of Alexandroupolis was found on Tuesday to have suff...
After waiting for decades, Muslims in Athens finally get a mosque

After waiting for decades, Muslims in Athens finally get a mosque

2019-06-06
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Without minaret or dome, the beige, rectangular structure in a former industrial area has none of the ornate grace typical of Islamic places of worship. But for the Muslims of Athens, it is the result of a long-fought battle - and the city's first fo...
Danish Muslims feel backlash as immigration becomes election issue

Danish Muslims feel backlash as immigration becomes election issue

2019-05-31
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Growing numbers of Danish Muslims say they have faced verbal abuse, exclusion and hate crimes since mainstream political parties began adopting anti-immigrant policies previously the preserve of the far right. The ruling center-right Liberal Party a...
Austria passes law banning hijab in primary schools but not Sikh turban or Jewish kippah

Austria passes law banning hijab in primary schools but not Sikh turban or Jewish kippah

2019-05-17
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The Austrian parliament has approved a law banning girls in primary schools from wearing the hijab. The bill which was passed on Wednesday is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in Austria’s Constitutional Court. The law received support...
Dr. Hossein Kamaly to fill Imam Ali Chair for Shi’i Studies

Dr. Hossein Kamaly to fill Imam Ali Chair for Shi’i Studies

2019-05-14
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President Joel N. Lohr and Hartford Seminary are pleased to announce that, as of July 1, Dr. Hossein Kamaly will hold the Imam Ali Chair for Shi’i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools. He will also be Associate Professor of Islamic ...
The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding releases the “American Muslim Poll 2019"

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding releases the “American Muslim Poll 2019"

2019-05-13
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The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) has released the “American Muslim Poll 2019”, its fourth annual poll in which different religious groups, and those that consider themselves non-affiliated, are surveyed in order to...
Islamic research in Germany: A new Qur’anic commentary – and old questions of politicization

Islamic research in Germany: A new Qur’anic commentary – and old questions of politicization

2019-05-10
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Austrian theologian Mouhanad Khorchide, professor for Islamic religious pedagogy and director of the Centre for Islamic Theology at the University of Münster in Germany, has published the first part of a wide-ranging commentary of the Qur’...
Muslim interfaith head from Preston invites Tommy Robinson for “peaceful sit-down”

Muslim interfaith head from Preston invites Tommy Robinson for “peaceful sit-down”

2019-05-10
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The co-founder of a Muslim interfaith group in Preston has invited the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson to a “peaceful and respectful” meeting. Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – is standing as an Independent MEP ...
The Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion 2019

The Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion 2019

2019-05-09
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The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History hereby calls for nominations for its annual prize for outstanding research pertaining to the field of religion. The prize is awarded to a researcher in the field for a significant, r...
The new book from France about Islamist terror is a must-read

The new book from France about Islamist terror is a must-read

2019-05-09
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Here is a book project urgently crying out for US/UK English-language publisher. The book in question came out in French two weeks ago and swiftly made the bestseller lists over there. Amid a storm of media coverage, France's top weekly newsmagazine,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World project made recently available digital copies of 208 manuscripts

Manuscripts of the Muslim World project made recently available digital copies of 208 manuscripts

2019-05-07
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The goal of the project is to provide digital editions of more than 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings from the Islamicate world broadly construed. Together these holdings will represent in great breadth the flourishing intellectual and cultural herit...
Christians encouraged to use Ramadan to pray for Muslims

Christians encouraged to use Ramadan to pray for Muslims

2019-05-05
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Christians are being encouraged to use Ramadan as a time to pray for Muslims. Christian charity Interserve is calling on believers to pray for the protection of the Muslim community and that they would come to know Jesus. In a statement, it said: ...
Proceedings of the First Four Annual International Conferences on Shi‘i Studies

Proceedings of the First Four Annual International Conferences on Shi‘i Studies

2019-04-29
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ICAS Press Latest Publication The Annual International Conference on Shi‘i Studies is organized by the Research and Publications Department of The Islamic College, London. The conference aims to provide a broad platform for scholars working in...
The Marie Curie ITN proposal ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ (MIDA)

The Marie Curie ITN proposal ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ (MIDA)

2019-04-27
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The Marie Curie ITN proposal ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ (MIDA) has been launched end of March 2019. The MIDA-project rests on the premise that digitization and technological innovation do have a tremendous impact on Islam, the ...
How people around the world view religion’s role in their countries

How people around the world view religion’s role in their countries

2019-04-25
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Recent studies document younger adults being less religious than older generations and the global religious profile changing as the population grows. Across 27 countries surveyed, more think religion plays a less important role than a more important ...
Largest American Muslim Convention at the Capital

Largest American Muslim Convention at the Capital

2019-04-24
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The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) held its 44th ICNA-MAS Annual Convention at a new location in Washington D.C. past weekend. More than 24,000 people attended the event at the massive Walter Washington Convention Center, making it the larges...
Dubai's Quranic Park uses landscaping to tell visitors the Stories of Islam!

Dubai's Quranic Park uses landscaping to tell visitors the Stories of Islam!

2019-04-19
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The park features 12 gardens, a Cave of Miracles, and a split lake symbolizing parting of the Red Sea in the time of Hazrat Musa (AS)
Women's Mosque of Canada opens in Toronto

Women's Mosque of Canada opens in Toronto

2019-04-19
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Canada's first all-female mosque opened in Toronto, giving women a safe space to practice their faith. John Vennavally-Rao reports. The Women’s Mosque of Canada says it will be offering bi-weekly Friday prayers for women that are also led by wo...
Sweden: Half of internet hate crimes target Muslims

Sweden: Half of internet hate crimes target Muslims

2019-04-19
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Internet-based hate crimes double in country over 2017-2018, says head of online hate speech monitoring group
A Muslim photographer wins an award for capturing Muslims praying in public

A Muslim photographer wins an award for capturing Muslims praying in public

2019-04-16
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This Muslim photographer, Sana Ullah, has won 2019 Goldziher award for her photo series ‘Places You’ll Pray’ which highlights Muslim worshippers praying in public places. This was reported in GW Hatchet. This alumna who graduated i...
Anti-extremist policy targeting UK Muslims successfully appealed

Anti-extremist policy targeting UK Muslims successfully appealed

2019-04-11
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The UK’s so-called ‘counter-extremism’ Prevent strategy has always been a controversial policy. Not only have its negative consequences been felt and condemned in the United Kingdom, but its inherently flawed basis has been exported...
9th Circuit revives Muslims’ lawsuit charging FBI with spying at mosques

9th Circuit revives Muslims’ lawsuit charging FBI with spying at mosques

2019-04-01
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A federal appeals court decided unanimously Thursday to revive much of a proposed class-action lawsuit brought by Southern California Muslims against the FBI that claims they were subjected to surveillance because of their religion. The decision by ...
Progressive politician tests appetite for less religious Poland

Progressive politician tests appetite for less religious Poland

2019-03-31
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Robert Biedron, the founder of a new progressive party in Poland, believes ties between the state and the Catholic Church in one of Europe’s most devout nations are “pathological” and need to be loosened. After four years of rule b...
Western/MENA attitudes to religion portray a lack of faith in common values

Western/MENA attitudes to religion portray a lack of faith in common values

2019-03-31
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YouGov was recently commissioned by the Muslim Council of Elders to conduct a multi-country study on attitudes to religion in the West and Middle East/North Africa region…The research included online surveys in France, Germany, Britain, the Un...
Muslim immigrants sue ICE for getting in the way of religious observance

Muslim immigrants sue ICE for getting in the way of religious observance

2019-03-27
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Muslim immigrants detained at a Florida jail made more than 20 requests — orally and in writing — for religious accommodation throughout last year. Their asks were simple: They wanted their meals to be religiously compliant, to be able to...
Australian judge urges Muslims to disavow “violent verses of Quran”

Australian judge urges Muslims to disavow “violent verses of Quran”

2019-03-25
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An Australian judge has called on the country’s Muslims to publicly disavow “violent verses of the Quran that have inspired acts of terrorism.” Justice Desmond Fagan said hostile verses in the Quran that support “intolerance...
Pope and grand imam sign historic pledge of fraternity in UAE

Pope and grand imam sign historic pledge of fraternity in UAE

2019-03-14
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In first papal visit to Arabian peninsula, Francis calls for end to wars in Middle East
Islamic schools among the top Ontario elementary schools: Fraser Institute

Islamic schools among the top Ontario elementary schools: Fraser Institute

2019-02-10
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In January, the Fraser Institute released its annual report card on Ontario Elementary Schools for 2019.The report card ranks over 3,000 Ontario schools, including anglophone and francophone public and Catholic schools, along with a small number of p...
Black Muslims account for a fifth of all U.S. Muslims, and about half are converts to Islam

Black Muslims account for a fifth of all U.S. Muslims, and about half are converts to Islam

2019-02-06
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Even in the early 20th century, when Islam had little presence in most parts of the United States, the religion had a foothold in many black urban communities. Today, black people (not including those of Hispanic descent or mixed race) make up 20% of...
Dutch politician who said “Islam is a lie” and “Quran is poison” has become Muslim

Dutch politician who said “Islam is a lie” and “Quran is poison” has become Muslim

2019-02-05
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A former Dutch far-right politician who once said “Islam is a lie” and the “Quran is poison” has announced that he has become Muslim.  
A less religious America will be a less generous America

A less religious America will be a less generous America

2019-02-04
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Religion in the United States is in a slump. Since 1990, the share of Americans who reject any religious affiliation has climbed sharply, from 8 percent to more than 22 percent. Among younger Americans, the trend is especially pronounced. According t...
Lewisham Mosque and MAB rubbish media reporting of "extremist" mosque scout groups

Lewisham Mosque and MAB rubbish media reporting of "extremist" mosque scout groups

2019-02-02
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Lewisham Mosque and the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) have slammed media reporting after it was claimed that two Muslim scout leaders were suspended following an investigation into extremism. Lewisham Mosque said it continued “to be appa...
Islamophobia: Dutch Muslims call for security in mosques

Islamophobia: Dutch Muslims call for security in mosques

2019-02-02
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Head of Geylani Foundation in Rotterdam urges Dutch government to take immediate action against attacks
U.S. State Department to hold high-level Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom for second year in a row

U.S. State Department to hold high-level Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom for second year in a row

2019-01-31
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The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) welcomes the U.S. Department of State’s recent announcement that it will host a second consecutive Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom July 16-18, 2019. This high-level event, according to the announce...
Education needed to tackle Islamic extremism in Ireland

Education needed to tackle Islamic extremism in Ireland

2019-01-24
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Catholic methods of examining scripture could help tackle radicalization in Islam, a leading Jesuit academic has said, after it was revealed an Irish citizen was captured having left Ireland to fight for the so-called Islamic State. Originally from ...
US airport renamed after Muslim legend Muhammad Ali

US airport renamed after Muslim legend Muhammad Ali

2019-01-21
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The Louisville International Airport located in Kentucky, USA, has announced it will change its name to be Muhammad Ali International Airport, to honor the late sports legend, CNN reported. “We are so excited to announce that @FlyLouisville wil...
Diverse group of religious leaders remind U.S. Senators: religious tests for public office Are wrong, unlawful

Diverse group of religious leaders remind U.S. Senators: religious tests for public office Are wrong, unlawful

2019-01-19
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A group of leaders from across a broad spectrum of American religious life urged Senators to pledge their opposition to religious tests of any kind for nominees for public office. A letter, organized by the Religious Freedom Institute, was delivered ...
Church welcomes its special Muslim visitors on Christmas Eve

Church welcomes its special Muslim visitors on Christmas Eve

2019-01-14
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On Christmas Eve, churches all over the country will welcome into their midnight mass services people who rarely take part in acts of Christian worship but find candlelit carols irresistible. In the pews of St Alban’s in North Harrow there will...
French Muslim women push for 'inclusive' mosque in Paris

French Muslim women push for 'inclusive' mosque in Paris

2019-01-12
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Two Muslim organizations in France have launched projects to create "inclusive" mosques: spaces where women and men can pray together, and where female imams would be able to lead Friday prayers. There is some support for women imams in Britain and S...
Green Book writer apologizes for anti-Muslim tweet

Green Book writer apologizes for anti-Muslim tweet

2019-01-11
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Nick Vallelonga, the Green Book writer and producer whose late father Tony is a central character in the film, has apologised for a 2015 social media post that triggered accusations of Islamophobia. Vallelonga has come under fire after the discovery ...
Belgium bans halal slaughtering

Belgium bans halal slaughtering

2019-01-05
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A ban on Muslim and Jewish methods of ritually slaughtering animals has come into force in Belgium. The ban brings Belgium in line with European Union regulations that require animals to be stunned so they can’t feel pain before slaughter. How...
5 facts about the religious makeup of the 116th Congress

5 facts about the religious makeup of the 116th Congress

2019-01-02
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The new Congress is slightly more religiously diverse than its predecessor, but it remains overwhelmingly Christian, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of congressional data collected by CQ Roll Call. For the first day of the 116th Cong...
What is being taught at the "Islamic University of Europe" in the Netherlands?

What is being taught at the "Islamic University of Europe" in the Netherlands?

2019-01-01
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A recent development in a two-year-old corruption scandal -- involving the so-called "Islamic University of Europe" in the Netherlands -- has renewed public interest in the institution, involving tax fraud. Its rector, professor Nedim Bahçekap...
German politicians propose a 'religion tax' for Muslims to counter extremism

German politicians propose a 'religion tax' for Muslims to counter extremism

2018-12-28
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When Germans file their annual tax returns, religion matters a great deal. If you're Catholic, tax authorities will likely collect an income tax surcharge of about 10 percent on behalf of your local church. The same applies to most Protestants. The ...
British soldiers, Pakistani officials and Israeli diplomats celebrate Mawlid, Christmas and Chanukah together

British soldiers, Pakistani officials and Israeli diplomats celebrate Mawlid, Christmas and Chanukah together

2018-12-21
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Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims were among the 200 people who gathered at the Ilford Muslim Community Centre on Thursday 13 December to celebrate the Mawlid, Christmas and Chanukah. Among the guests were members of the British Armed Force...
Conference of European Churches: “Differences of religion do not separate us, but rather enrich us in many areas of life”

Conference of European Churches: “Differences of religion do not separate us, but rather enrich us in many areas of life”

2018-12-19
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The Conference of European Churches (CEC) and Cumberland Lodge conducted a conference titled “Towards Peaceful co-existence in the Middle East: challenges and opportunities.” Co-hosted by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the gath...
What is the most powerful Muslim country in the world?

What is the most powerful Muslim country in the world?

2018-12-11
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5Pillars editor Roshan Muhammed Salih has compiled a subjective list of the most powerful countries in the Muslim world. He judged them on nine criteria – the strength of their economies, internal cohesion, their political systems, levels of co...
Americans say religious aspects of Christmas are declining in public life

Americans say religious aspects of Christmas are declining in public life

2018-12-10
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As long-simmering debates continue over how American society should commemorate the Christmas holiday, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that most U.S. adults believe the religious aspects of Christmas are emphasized less now than in the past &n...
The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the closest thing we have to an international interfaith movement

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the closest thing we have to an international interfaith movement

2018-12-10
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in 1893, during the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, thousands gathered over 17 days in September to witness a “World’s Parliament of Religions.” For many Americans, it was their first encounter with Hindus, Sikhs, Bud...
Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights

Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights

2018-12-05
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How can we align religious life with human rights? What role should spiritual leaders play in promoting human rights? And what can everyday people of faith do to defend human rights and encourage mutual respect between people of different religions? ...
Map: How do European countries differ in religious commitment?

Map: How do European countries differ in religious commitment?

2018-12-04
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Europeans generally are less religious than people in other parts of the world. But within Europe, there are sometimes sizable differences in levels of religious commitment, according to an analysis of recent Pew Research Center surveys in 34 countri...
The new Islamophobia definition deals with symptoms not causes

The new Islamophobia definition deals with symptoms not causes

2018-12-03
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Last week the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims, published its report “Islamophobia Defined: A report into a working definition of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred”. That a parliamentary group has finally recogni...
Podcast: A Global Study on Government Restrictions and Social Hostilities Related to Religion

Podcast: A Global Study on Government Restrictions and Social Hostilities Related to Religion

2018-12-02
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Restrictions on religion rose around the globe in 2016, according to Pew Research Center’s annual study of global restrictions on religion. The share of countries with “high” or “very high” levels of government restricti...
Despite threats, the Canadian-Muslim Vote’s Visit My Mosque Day events a success

Despite threats, the Canadian-Muslim Vote’s Visit My Mosque Day events a success

2018-11-30
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The Canadian-Muslim Vote, a non-profit, non-partisan organization increasing democratic engagement within the Muslim community, held a very well-attended Visit My Mosque Day across Canada on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Several mosques across the cou...
Canadian Muslims call on government to designate January 29 as National Day against Hate

Canadian Muslims call on government to designate January 29 as National Day against Hate

2018-11-30
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The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) sent an open letter to the federal government urging them to designate January 29 as a National Day of Action against Hate and Intolerance. The letter has been endorsed by over 100 Canadian Muslim organ...
Interfaith Youth Camp in Scotland

Interfaith Youth Camp in Scotland

2018-11-16
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A unique and amazing experience summed up what many of us felt at the end of the first Scottish Interfaith Youth Camp 2018 (SIYC), held in Aberfoyle, near Stirling. The idea of a SIYC developed from the Wings of Unity project, a collaborative initiat...
Rise of the Islamic University

Rise of the Islamic University

2018-11-15
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Islamic universities are beginning to spring up in countries around the world with new institutions opening in the US, Italy and in some European countries. The aim is to provide higher education for immigrant Muslim communities and to tackle concer...
Online Study with Hartford Seminary’s interfaith, global community from anywhere in the world

Online Study with Hartford Seminary’s interfaith, global community from anywhere in the world

2018-11-14
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For years Hartford Seminary has provided quality online learning with knowledgeable faculty and an engaging, intellectual student body of diverse identities and faiths. Starting in Fall 2017, our Master of Arts in Religious Studies* program will be o...
German Evangelical Church conducts survey, ponders stance on Islam

German Evangelical Church conducts survey, ponders stance on Islam

2018-11-14
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The Social Science Institute of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has published a new study titled “Islam and Muslims in Germany: The population’s view”. Just over 2000 respondents were questioned on the phone with respect to ...
What did this mosque sound like more than a thousand years ago?

What did this mosque sound like more than a thousand years ago?

2018-11-14
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Researchers have recreated the acoustic atmosphere of the ancient Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. The sounds in the prayer hall have changed over the centuries. When a building is slated for an addition or a renovation, preservation-minded...
Muslim women win House seats, blazing a new path

Muslim women win House seats, blazing a new path

2018-11-13
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A Palestinian-American and a Somali ex-refugee become the first female Muslims in Congress
Republicans account for a small but steady share of U.S. Muslims

Republicans account for a small but steady share of U.S. Muslims

2018-11-12
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Many more U.S. Muslims identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party than the GOP (66% vs. 13%), but the share who are Republican has held steady over the last 10 years, including after the election of President Donald Trump, according to a new a...
German schools teach Islam to students to give them a sense of belonging

German schools teach Islam to students to give them a sense of belonging

2018-11-11
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In a country where the debate over “who belongs?” has deeply divided Ms Merkel’s government, fueled massive demonstrations and propelled the rise of anti-immigrant populism, the 16 and 17-year-olds confront versions questions every ...
Irish singer Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

2018-11-10
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The famous Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has converted to Islam and taken the new name “Shuhada’ Davitt.” In a tweet which is thought to be from her account, O’Connor said she had ditched the Catholic Church for good in a...
Poll: Most Britons tolerant of Islam and Muslims, but strong minority isn't

Poll: Most Britons tolerant of Islam and Muslims, but strong minority isn't

2018-11-10
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The majority of Britons are tolerant of Islam and Muslims but a strong minority isn’t, a new poll has revealed.
New research shows Australian teens have complex views on religion and spirituality

New research shows Australian teens have complex views on religion and spirituality

2018-11-03
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According to the new national survey, at least half of teens say they are “religious nones” - those who do not identify with a religion or religious group. Digging deeper, we found a more complicated picture of faith and spirituality amon...
Row over Muslim scholar's invitation to preach at Anglican service

Row over Muslim scholar's invitation to preach at Anglican service

2018-11-02
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An invitation to a distinguished Muslim scholar to preach at a eucharist service in an Oxford church on Sunday has triggered complaints from traditionalists. Monawar Hussain, who was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honors last year for ...
Muslim Council of Britain to train women to run mosques

Muslim Council of Britain to train women to run mosques

2018-11-01
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Six-month program aims to increase diversity and follows calls for greater involvement.
'German Islam' as a political project

'German Islam' as a political project

2018-10-31
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Although Germany's debate on Islam has a long history, it took on greater intensity in 2010 with the then German President Christian Wulff's momentous declaration that "Islam belongs to Germany". As if to counter Wulff's argument, Germany's Interior ...
University of Minnesota creating Islamic studies program

University of Minnesota creating Islamic studies program

2018-10-24
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The new University of Minnesota program will include an Islamic studies minor.
Why Americans go (and don’t go) to religious services

Why Americans go (and don’t go) to religious services

2018-10-22
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Many cite practical or personal reasons, rather than lack of belief, for staying home.
European Jewish and Muslim leaders agree to work together against rising xenophobia

European Jewish and Muslim leaders agree to work together against rising xenophobia

2018-10-21
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Jewish and Muslim communities in Europe are confronted with rising xenophobia, hate crimes, and policies that are curtailing their right to religious practices, leaders of these communities said at the first plenary meeting of the European Muslim Jew...
Art show takes on the misrepresentation of Muslims

Art show takes on the misrepresentation of Muslims

2018-10-05
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Muslim women in the West have been battling inaccurate stereotypes for ages. In the post-Sept. 11 era, Muslim women have come to be seen as one-dimensional figures in need of saving by the “West” and lacking dynamism or the ability to act...
Islam shows its female face with rise of women mosques

Islam shows its female face with rise of women mosques

2018-10-04
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Relegated to the basement, silenced by the imam and barred from the front door, some Muslim women have had enough of male domination at the mosque and are setting up their own. From Copenhagen to Los Angeles, a handful of female mosques now cater to ...
Social Wilayah Summer Retreat

Social Wilayah Summer Retreat

2018-10-01
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The Kawthar Learning Circle (KLC) held its Social Wilayah Summer Retreat from 3-6 August 2018 at the Cap-Saint-Jacques regional park in Montreal, Canada. The Social Wilayah Summer Retreat has become a yearly tradition among the KLC family, as an oppo...
Anti-Islamophobia kit launched in European Parliament

Anti-Islamophobia kit launched in European Parliament

2018-09-27
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In the wake of growing racism across Europe, a project to counter Islamophobia was launched in the European Parliament on Wednesday. Experts and academics from across Europe gathered at the parliament for the launch of the two-year Counter-Islamophob...
Islamic schools seek understanding amid rising hate crimesPopulation of Muslim converts increases in Norway

Islamic schools seek understanding amid rising hate crimesPopulation of Muslim converts increases in Norway

2018-09-26
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The famous Norwegian historian Kari Vogt, from Oslo University’s Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, has estimated that as much as 3,000 Norwegians converted to Islam in the recent few years, Verdens Gang reported. “The...
The Latest Attack on Islam: It’s Not a Religion

The Latest Attack on Islam: It’s Not a Religion

2018-09-26
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Religious liberty has become a particularly politicized topic in recent years, and recent months were no different. In a long-awaited June decision, the Supreme Court decided in favor of a Christian baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for...
Islamic schools seek understanding amid rising hate crimes

Islamic schools seek understanding amid rising hate crimes

2018-09-24
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According to a 2011 report by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), there are 235 full-time Islamic schools in the United States. Shariq Siddiqui and Sabith Khan, co-authors of “Islamic Education in the United States and th...
The European day of action against Islamophobia and religious intolerance

The European day of action against Islamophobia and religious intolerance

2018-09-21
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Many Muslims still remember the killing of a pregnant Muslim woman in a German court based on anti-Muslim motivation. On July 1, 2009, Marwa was stabbed to death by the attacker, who openly revealed his anti-Muslim bias. Five years later on July 1, ...
Canada’s first Muslim theater launched in Montreal

Canada’s first Muslim theater launched in Montreal

2018-09-19
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The Silk Road Institute, a non-profit Muslim organization dedicated to promoting cultural arts, is launching Canada’s first professional Muslim theater company this fall in Montreal, Broadway World reported on September 19. The company’s...
Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing

Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing

2018-09-16
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A Danish law that took effect in August makes it illegal for Muslim women to wear face-covering veils – such as burqas or niqabs – in public. Austria, Belgium and France, as well as parts of Italy and Spain, have enacted similar laws in r...
Canadian project finds common ground for Muslims, Catholics

Canadian project finds common ground for Muslims, Catholics

2018-09-11
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Local Catholic and Muslim leaders in Edmonton, Canada, have organized a ‘Meet Greet’ event to create mutual understanding between the two religious communities for a “deeper way of tolerance and coexistence”. “The most ...
BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2019

BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2019

2018-09-02
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BRAIS – De Gruyter International Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World Application Deadline: October 1, 2018 The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) and De Gruyter are delighted to announce the fourth round of the BRAIS...
The Religious Typology

The Religious Typology

2018-08-31
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A new way to categorize Americans by religion Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Mormon or Muslim– to name just a few of the hundreds o...
Sweden: Muslim woman wins religious discrimination case

Sweden: Muslim woman wins religious discrimination case

2018-08-16
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A Muslim woman will get 40,000 Swedish krona ($4,366) in damages from a company that discriminated against her faith-based choices during a job interview, a Swedish court ruled. Farah Alhajeh’s job interview in Uppsala, eastern Sweden was canc...
With anti-Muslim laws, Europe enters new dark age

With anti-Muslim laws, Europe enters new dark age

2018-08-07
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New laws targeting Muslims are reminiscent of a time when innocent Jewish children were abducted by masked monks and imprisoned in monasteries to “save” them from the eternal fire of hell. In our blind mistrust of religious differences, w...
The race for first Muslim woman in US Congress

The race for first Muslim woman in US Congress

2018-08-02
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Amatul-Wadud is a mother of seven, a lawyer, a community activist and a Muslim, who rises before dawn, prays five times a day and fasts during Ramadan. Now aged 44, she faces the biggest hurdle of her life: asking a majority white constituency, where...
Muslim and Protestant scientists most likely to perceive discrimination

Muslim and Protestant scientists most likely to perceive discrimination

2018-07-31
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Religious identity may fuel perceptions of discrimination, Rice University research shows
In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam

In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam

2018-07-24
1290 Views
Across Western Europe, people who say they personally know a Muslim are generally more likely than others to have positive opinions of Muslims and their religion, according to a recent Pew Research Center study in 15 countries. However, knowing somet...
Muslim Americans running for office in highest numbers since 2001

Muslim Americans running for office in highest numbers since 2001

2018-07-18
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A record number of Muslim Americans ran for statewide or national office this election cycle, the most since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, made Islam a political target for many, according to Muslim political groups. The Muslim civil rights g...
Religious education needs overhaul to reflect UK, says report

Religious education needs overhaul to reflect UK, says report

2018-07-17
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Religious education in schools is outdated and should be replaced with a new subject: religion, belief and values, and the right of parents to withdraw their children from classes should be scrapped, according to the former Labor education secretary ...
Islamic primary schools seeking right balance

Islamic primary schools seeking right balance

2018-07-02
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Islamic primary schools contribute to the integration of Muslims in Dutch society and offer children a sense of belonging and prepare them for Dutch society. Marietje Beemsterboer states in her PhD dissertation that the prejudice that Islamic primary...
Vatican Library makes 15,000 manuscripts available online for free

Vatican Library makes 15,000 manuscripts available online for free

2018-07-01
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Archbishop Cesare Pasini, Prefect of the Vatican Library, announced on Wednesday the opening of the DigiVatLib, a shortening of digital Vatican Library. The Archbishop explained that over the last five years the Vatican Library has become involved in...
UK’s first access course in Islamic Education launched at Warwick

UK’s first access course in Islamic Education launched at Warwick

2018-07-01
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The UK’s first access course in Islamic Education has been launched by the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick. The short course is designed to bridge the gap between traditional Islamic seminaries and modern higher educat...
Measuring Attitudes Toward Muslims and Jews in Western Europe

Measuring Attitudes Toward Muslims and Jews in Western Europe

2018-07-01
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The religious landscape of Western Europe is changing. The Christian population is declining, while the share of religiously unaffiliated adults is increasing. The Muslim population is growing as a result of immigration and higher fertility rates. Me...
Victoria mosque opens doors to Unitarians after crash damages church

Victoria mosque opens doors to Unitarians after crash damages church

2018-06-22
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Members of the Victoria Islamic Center know what it’s like to lose a place of worship. “We welcome you. This is your place,” Abe Ajrami, treasurer for the Islamic Center, said Sunday morning to a group of about 30 Unitarian Universa...
Supporting Young Muslim Girls

Supporting Young Muslim Girls

2018-06-14
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If being a young Muslim is hard, being a young Muslim woman is especially difficult. Muslim women who wear the hijab are on the front lines of deflecting attacks against Islam due to their visibility. So much of the Islamophobic narrative surrounding...
Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion

Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion

2018-06-14
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Muslim societies have sometimes faced criticism for failing to adequately educate women. Boko Haram’s kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria and the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai have contributed to this ...
The Age Gap in Religion around the World

The Age Gap in Religion around the World

2018-06-13
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By several measures, young adults tend to be less religious than their elders; the opposite is rarely true.
More than 350 mosques call for inquiry into Islamophobia within Conservative party

More than 350 mosques call for inquiry into Islamophobia within Conservative party

2018-06-12
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More than 350 Muslim organizations and mosques have collectively written to the Conservative Party urging them to launch an internal inquiry following allegations of Islamophobia. The calls for an inquiry have supported those made by the Muslim Counc...
NC lawmakers back 'In God We Trust' signs in schools. They say it's not promoting religion.

NC lawmakers back 'In God We Trust' signs in schools. They say it's not promoting religion.

2018-06-10
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After a debate about whether it's promoting religion, the state House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to require North Carolina's public schools to display in a prominent place the words "In God We Trust." Supporters of House Bill 965, which passed 94...
The Online Atlas of Religious Minorities Rights in the Council of Europe Countries

The Online Atlas of Religious Minorities Rights in the Council of Europe Countries

2018-06-06
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Italian scholar Silvio Ferrari has launched a massive project that will be of interest to NRM scholars and others researching religion. The project aims at producing an online Atlas of the religious minorities’ rights in the Council of Europe ...
The Quran Mobile project

The Quran Mobile project

2018-06-05
1224 Views
The Quran Mobile is a project of American Islamic Outreach Foundation (AIOF). It is designed to help the Muslim community to reach out and educate people about the nature of Islam. AIOF serves to inform, educate, and dispel misconceptions about the ...
10 Key Findings about Religion in Western Europe

10 Key Findings about Religion in Western Europe

2018-06-03
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Most Christians in Western Europe today are non-practicing, but Christian identity still remains a meaningful religious, social and cultural marker, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of 15 countries in Western Europe. In addition to relig...
Wings of Unity: History, Methodology & Outcomes

Wings of Unity: History, Methodology & Outcomes

2018-06-02
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The following is part of an open session of a four-day conference organized by the Focolare Movement, entitled: ‘Together to give hope. Christians and Muslims on march with the charisma of unity.’ This session was attended by numerous le...
“Imam Mahdi” Islamic Association of Rome

“Imam Mahdi” Islamic Association of Rome

2018-06-01
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On 5th May 2018 the “Imam Mahdi” Islamic Centre of Rome officially began its religious and cultural activities. The Opening ceremony started in the early afternoon with a conference on the “Role and Responsibility of Islamic Centers...
Collection of the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now published online

Collection of the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now published online

2018-05-28
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The Museum "für Islamische Kunst" in Berlin now provides access to more than 11.000 objects online on its website.
How artificial intelligence is shaping religion in the 21st century

How artificial intelligence is shaping religion in the 21st century

2018-05-20
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Technology and artificial intelligence (AI) are fashioning how people interact with everything from food to healthcare — and so, too, for religion. From electronic scriptures to robot priests, different faiths have absorbed new ideas from the w...
World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize to Melbourne

World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize to Melbourne

2018-05-20
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The King of Jordan – founder of the World Interfaith Harmony Week initiative at the United Nations – attended the 2018 King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week prize ceremony at Al Husseiniya Palace and presented awards to the winne...
Muslim minority communities meet in UAE to talk challenges

Muslim minority communities meet in UAE to talk challenges

2018-05-19
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The United Arab Emirates hosted the start of a two-day forum on Tuesday for Islamic community leaders from countries around the world where Muslims are minorities. Several hundred people attended the forum in the UAE’s capital of Abu Dhabi to n...
Pro-sharia party leader: Belgium will have a Muslim majority within 12 years

Pro-sharia party leader: Belgium will have a Muslim majority within 12 years

2018-05-18
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The leader of Belgium’s “Islam” party said in a TV interview said that Belgium will have a Muslim majority soon. Earlier we’ve reported on how his Islam party wants to introduce Sharia law and create an Islamic State in Belgiu...
Ramadan 2018: Google searches to be tailored for the Holy Month

Ramadan 2018: Google searches to be tailored for the Holy Month

2018-05-17
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The California-based tech titan has unveiled new applications and products related to Ramadan intended to help practitioners of the Islamic faith during the most sacred month of the calendar. The company has recently rolled out an interactive calligr...
DeepDeen by Cambridge Islamic College

DeepDeen by Cambridge Islamic College

2018-05-17
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Deep Deen is the world's first video platform designed to elevate understanding, practice and love of Islam. It is an initiative developed by Cambridge Islamic College. Under Shaykh Dr. Akram Nadwi’s leadership and profound scholarship, CIC ar...
Europe's Muslim population to hit 8 pct by 2030

Europe's Muslim population to hit 8 pct by 2030

2018-05-16
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Muslims will also account for 2.1 pct of US population by 2030, says new report on global Muslim diaspora
4th Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

4th Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

2018-05-08
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This year, advocacy days participants focused their lobbying efforts on issues such as the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban,” “Digital Muslim Ban” and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Hosted ...
Young British Muslims are becoming much more liberal – but they aren't less religious as a result

Young British Muslims are becoming much more liberal – but they aren't less religious as a result

2018-05-04
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Muslims, especially second generation Muslims, seem to be finding ways to reconcile British culture with religion. It's only natural that, when Islamic thought has adapted to the context in Malaysia, in Pakistan and in Egypt, it can do so in Britain ...
Sunni and Shia Symposium at UCI

Sunni and Shia Symposium at UCI

2018-04-30
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The Shia Muslim Council, along with its partners, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, CAIR, MPAC and Bayan Claremont presented a unique symposium to discuss Sunni and Shia relations. Held at the University of California in Irvine, the s...
Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations

2018-04-20
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Deadline: 1 June 2018 NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2018. The following link provides background information, the benefits of ...
The greatest Islamic library nobody knows about

The greatest Islamic library nobody knows about

2018-04-13
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Ireland’s capital city is home to quite possibly the finest collection of Islamic manuscripts in the western hemisphere, if not the entire world. The Chester Beatty Library was first opened in a large building in a wealthy suburb of Dublin in ...
The Religious Freedom Institute announces the launch of its Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team

The Religious Freedom Institute announces the launch of its Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team

2018-04-11
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At an event, the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) announced the launch of its Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team. Each of the Religious Freedom Institute’s five action teams advances religious freedom in a particular issue area or region ...
Muslim population of the UK could triple to 13m following 'record' influx

Muslim population of the UK could triple to 13m following 'record' influx

2018-04-09
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The Muslim population of the UK is set to triple in 30 years, according to projections from the Pew Research Centre. Under the model which assumes median migration levels, the number of Muslims in the country would rise from 4.1m in 2016 to 13m in 20...
UK: 'Hello, I am Muslim'

UK: 'Hello, I am Muslim'

2018-04-06
1295 Views
International event aims to encourage mutual understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims.
Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Vienna affirm social cohesion and peaceful coexistence

Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Vienna affirm social cohesion and peaceful coexistence

2018-03-01
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Unity among religious leaders is growing and it is a powerful message of hope in the Arab region, Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have heard at a Vienna conference on peaceful coexistence and diversity, whilst advocating the necessity of even mo...
Second Executive Council Meeting of The World Federation (Shia Khoja)

Second Executive Council Meeting of The World Federation (Shia Khoja)

2018-03-01
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The World Federation’s Second Executive Council Meeting of the term 2017-2020 started on Friday 23 February 2018 with an opening and welcome ceremony followed by an evening of Real Talk with the community. Dr Munir Datoo, t...
Visit My Mosque day; A report

Visit My Mosque day; A report

2018-02-18
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The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) is pleased to report that the 4th consecutive Visit My Mosque day on Sunday was once again, a resounding success. With over 200 mosques across the UK opening their doors to the public in an initiative launched...
Muslim leader urges Macron not to meddle too much in French Islam

Muslim leader urges Macron not to meddle too much in French Islam

2018-02-13
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A leading representative of French Muslims urged Emmanuel Macron not to meddle in the organization of France’s second-largest religion; days after the president told the Journal du Dimanche that he would try to redefine relations between Islam ...
On one issue, Canadians are a lot less tolerant than Americans

On one issue, Canadians are a lot less tolerant than Americans

2018-02-08
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Many Canadians pride themselves on being more multicultural and less suspicious of minorities than Americans, but new public opinion research being aired today in Montréal at a McGill Institute for the Study of Canada conference find...
How the National Prayer Breakfast sparked an unusual meeting between Muslims and evangelicals

How the National Prayer Breakfast sparked an unusual meeting between Muslims and evangelicals

2018-02-07
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Texas pastor Bob Roberts has traveled to Washington before for the National Prayer Breakfast, a Christian-organized networking event where evangelicals come to schmooze about topics including their shared goal of bringing people to Christ. That ...
Boston police’s social media surveillance unfairly targeted Muslims, ACLU says

Boston police’s social media surveillance unfairly targeted Muslims, ACLU says

2018-02-06
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A social media monitoring tool used by the Boston Police Department to identify potential threats swept up the posts of people using the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter and a lawmaker’s Facebook update about racial inequality, according to a report ...
German politician under fire for converting to Islam

German politician under fire for converting to Islam

2018-01-30
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When German man Arthur Wagner announced on Facebook he had converted to Islam and was now called Ahmad, he was bombarded with abuse. “Someone wrote, I should leave Germany immediately before I started building bombs,” said Mr Wagner from ...
Interfaith demonstrators form human chain around Muslims in prayer as they protest Trump travel ban

Interfaith demonstrators form human chain around Muslims in prayer as they protest Trump travel ban

2018-01-27
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Muslims prayed following a protest to mark the one year anniversary of the Trump administration's executive order banning travel into the U.S. from several Muslim majority countries, in Washington Square Park, 26 January, 2018 in New York City. 
The share of Americans who leave Islam is offset by those who become Muslim

The share of Americans who leave Islam is offset by those who become Muslim

2018-01-26
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Like Americans in many other religious groups, a substantial share of adults who were raised Muslim no longer identify as members of the faith. But, unlike some other faiths, Islam gains about as many converts as it loses. About a quarter of adults ...
Early Muslim Canadian settler Fuad Sahin named to the Order of Canada

Early Muslim Canadian settler Fuad Sahin named to the Order of Canada

2018-01-17
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Dr. Fuad Sahin was named to the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette on December 29, 2017. He had previously received the Order of Ontario in 2009. Originally from Turkey, Dr. Sahan immigrated to Canada in 1958 with his family and s...
How US mosques are dealing with Muslims’ mental health issues

How US mosques are dealing with Muslims’ mental health issues

2018-01-09
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In the United States, many Muslims are reluctant to seek out mental health professionals because of the stigma attached to mental illness or because they fear that a Western-trained therapist will not understand their culture or religion. Instead, t...
Worcester Mosque feeds homeless people on New Year’s Day

Worcester Mosque feeds homeless people on New Year’s Day

2018-01-06
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Worcester Mosque has donated almost 200 dishes-worth of food, including desserts, to its neighbors St Paul’s Hostel for the homeless.
Muslims to become second-largest religious group in US, says report

Muslims to become second-largest religious group in US, says report

2018-01-04
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By the year 2040, Muslims will replace Jews as the second-largest religious group in the US after Christians, according to projections by a leading American think tank. Pew Research Center estimates there were some 3.45 million Muslims living in the ...
A Historic Illustration of the Investiture of ʿAlī by the Prophet at Ghadīr Khumm

A Historic Illustration of the Investiture of ʿAlī by the Prophet at Ghadīr Khumm

2017-12-26
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Illustration of the investiture of ʿAlī by the Prophet at Ghadīr Khumm from the earliest extant illustrated manuscript of al-Birūnī’s (d. 1048) The Chronology of Ancient Nations located at the Special Collections Department of Edinbur...
Charity launches festive TV ad to challenge view of British Muslims as anti-Christmas

Charity launches festive TV ad to challenge view of British Muslims as anti-Christmas

2017-12-24
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The first mainstream television advertisement by a Muslim charity will be aired over the festive period, a development many hope will help to challenge the misconception that Muslims are anti-Christmas. The 59-second advert for the West Yorkshire cha...
Mapping Shia Muslim Communities in Europe

Mapping Shia Muslim Communities in Europe

2017-12-24
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A special issue of the Journal of Muslims in Europe on ‘Mapping Shia Muslim Communities in Europe’ has been published by Brill. Dr Yafa Shanneik provides the introduction to the special issue, writing on ‘L...
Islamic Educational College enters German language PASCH network

Islamic Educational College enters German language PASCH network

2017-12-13
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The Islamic Educational College was announced as the fourth Jordanian school being admitted to the PASCH network in Jordan, according to a German embassy statement. The PASCH initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future” was founded by th...
Majority of former US envoys to Israel oppose Trump's Jerusalem decision

Majority of former US envoys to Israel oppose Trump's Jerusalem decision

2017-12-08
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Nearly all of the former US ambassadors to Israel said they were opposed to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the ultra-sensitive holy city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital over concerns that the move would stoke an alread...
Muslims from disputed new London mosque donate blood at synagogue for Jewish day of action

Muslims from disputed new London mosque donate blood at synagogue for Jewish day of action

2017-12-06
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Thousands of people across the UK took part in the interfaith day encouraging good deeds. Muslims planning to open a new mosque in a traditionally Jewish north London community have joined people at their local synagogue to give blood ...
Europe's Muslim population will continue to grow – but how much depends on migration

Europe's Muslim population will continue to grow – but how much depends on migration

2017-12-04
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The recent surge in refugees from Syria and other Muslim-majority nations to Europe has prompted a backlash among segments of Europe’s population, including the rise of political parties that advocate a halt to immigration and groups&...
CAIR supports Virginia students threatened with suspension for praying between classes

CAIR supports Virginia students threatened with suspension for praying between classes

2017-11-20
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, expressed support for students at a Virginia high school who were recently threatened with suspension for praying together bet...
Despite lack of mosques, France to stop Muslims from praying in the streets

Despite lack of mosques, France to stop Muslims from praying in the streets

2017-11-19
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France strictly regulates religious expression, and building new places of worship for the 5 million Muslims is a controversial issue for the secular country.  After fighting between Muslim worshipers and French authorities in a Paris suburb, th...
Assaults against Muslims in U.S. surpass 2001 level

Assaults against Muslims in U.S. surpass 2001 level

2017-11-15
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The number of assaults against Muslims in the United States rose significantly between 2015 and 2016, easily surpassing the modern peak reached in 2001, the year of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of&nb...
The Challenge of Islam in the UK

The Challenge of Islam in the UK

2017-11-14
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At the last census in 2011, there were 2.7 million Muslims in the UK, or 4.8% of the population. This has risen quite rapidly from only 105,000 in 1960. The previous census in 2001 showed a Muslim population of 1.6 million. Islam was theref...
Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar named world's most influential Muslim

Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar named world's most influential Muslim

2017-11-13
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The honor was bestowed on Shaikh Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb by the “Muslim 500”, an annual publication which ranks the most influential Muslims in the world. The Muslim 500 is compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre...
Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate

Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate

2017-11-13
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Though no exact figures exist, the Muslim community in the Czech Republic is small, between 5,000 and 20,000, or less than 0.02 percent of the total population. Just a portion lives in Prague. Yet Islam has become a hot-button topic in Cze...
Reflection of Arbaeen Religious Rally in Karbala in the Western Media

Reflection of Arbaeen Religious Rally in Karbala in the Western Media

2017-11-12
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American Herald Tribune November 9 ,2017 An Estimated 20 Million Muslims Converge on the Iraqi City of Karbala for the Largest Anti-Terror Rally. The marchers are said to come from over 60 countries, and most of them have marched all the way to ...
Many Central and Eastern Europeans see link between religion and national identity

Many Central and Eastern Europeans see link between religion and national identity

2017-11-10
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Atheist regimes dominated much of Central and Eastern Europe until the fall of the Iron Curtain and collapse of the Soviet Union between 1989 and 1991. Today, however, many of the governments in the region have an official state religion or an unoffi...
World Council of Churches welcomes Muslim World League general secretary

World Council of Churches welcomes Muslim World League general secretary

2017-11-09
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Dr Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, general secretary of the Muslim World League visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland on 9 November, where he discussed with WCC leaders both the meaning and impo...
Arbaeen: Millions of Shia Muslims take part in world's greatest pilgrimage as ISIS is finally defeated

Arbaeen: Millions of Shia Muslims take part in world's greatest pilgrimage as ISIS is finally defeated

2017-11-09
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Twice the size of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, yet nowhere near as well known, the Arbaeen comes this year at a moment of victory for Shia Muslims over the extremist Sunnis of Isis. In the final part of his series, Patrick Cockburn re...
Muslim Leaders Education Program leads to further education

Muslim Leaders Education Program leads to further education

2017-11-02
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High teas, workshops and role-plays are used to help Muslim women identify and deal with legal issues. The Home Gatherings are unique legal advice and networking events, delivered by 20 women leaders who completed the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre’s&...
5 Facts about Muslim Millennials in the U.S.

5 Facts about Muslim Millennials in the U.S.

2017-11-01
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The Muslim population in the United States is younger than the U.S. population at large. In fact, while Millennials make up 32% of all U.S. adults, they account for roughly half of American Muslim adults (52%). Muslim Millennials were born from 1981 ...
Water & Roses for Imam Hussein(a)

Water & Roses for Imam Hussein(a)

2017-11-01
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While thousands of Muslims marched through London and different parts of Europe to protest against ISIS and terrorism and to commemorate the event of Karbala on the Day of Ashura, the Union of Islamic Student Associations in Europe participated the e...
UK Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 attracts thousands

UK Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 attracts thousands

2017-10-28
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The latest lifestyle trends for the U.K.’s Muslims came to center stage in northern Manchester city Saturday with an annual event that aims to attract around 15,000 visitors. Rauf Mirza, one of the organizers of Muslim Lifestyle Expo (MLE), sai...
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada sends goodwill message to Muslims

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada sends goodwill message to Muslims

2017-10-23
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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has sent a message of support and goodwill to Canadian Muslims. “At the convention, our assembly adopted a Statement to Muslims in Canada,” wrote the Rev. Susan C. Johnson, Natio...
Channel 4 Documentary: “My Week As A Muslim”

Channel 4 Documentary: “My Week As A Muslim”

2017-10-22
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Channel 4 prompts anger and mockery after 'blacking up' white woman to show Islamophobia Channel 4 is facing mockery after airing a documentary which went to the lengths of getting a white woman to go undercover in ‘brownface’ ...
Canada Muslim Women Determined to Fight Discrimination

Canada Muslim Women Determined to Fight Discrimination

2017-10-22
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A Canadian Muslim women group has found a new resolve to fight discrimination in the community as Muslims celebrated its 35th anniversary a few days after the adoption of Quebec’s burqa ban. “We know that we are in a very special time and...
Findings of ‘Race Disparity Audit’ call for action against racial inequality in Britain

Findings of ‘Race Disparity Audit’ call for action against racial inequality in Britain

2017-10-19
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The new government study “Race Disparity Audit” is likely to stir social debates surrounding racial integration for some time. Bringing together important data about minority groups in Britain, the newly launched website clearly...
Hate crimes targeting Muslims increased 91% in the first half of 2017

Hate crimes targeting Muslims increased 91% in the first half of 2017

2017-10-18
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Prosecutors secured a relatively rare federal hate crime conviction punishable by a tough sentence on Thursday as a Florida man pleaded guilty to leaving a voicemail that threatened to shoot people at a mosque. Legal experts and Islamic advocates sai...
Religious affiliation of U.S. refugees: Growing number of Muslims

Religious affiliation of U.S. refugees: Growing number of Muslims

2017-10-17
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The U.S. has resettled more refugees than any other country – about 3 million since 1980. Generally, in years when more people around the globe are displaced by conflict, violence or persecution in their countries, the number of refug...
German minister upsets fellow conservatives over Muslim holidays

German minister upsets fellow conservatives over Muslim holidays

2017-10-13
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German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has upset fellow members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc by proposing that Germany introduce Muslim public holidays.
Minnesota Muslim-Jew alliances multiply in new political climate

Minnesota Muslim-Jew alliances multiply in new political climate

2017-10-12
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Rabbi Morris Allen celebrated the holiday of Sukkot last weekend at an unusual backyard gathering that hosted men wearing yarmulkes and Muslim women draped in headscarves. A few weeks earlier, a new organization of Muslim and Jewish women delivered f...
Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful, court of appeal rules

Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful, court of appeal rules

2017-10-12
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Schools in Britain will no longer be able to substantially segregate boys and girls, after the court of appeal ruled that a co-educational faith school in Birmingham had caused unlawful discrimination by separating the two sexes. The court ...
Muslims, Jews gather in Metro Detroit to forge bonds

Muslims, Jews gather in Metro Detroit to forge bonds

2017-10-12
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As hate crimes targeting Muslims and Jews rise across the United States, according to advocacy groups, the key to sparking change in Metro Detroit lies in forging ties and fighting back, activists said Tuesday. “You’ve got to speak up,&rd...
No place to pray; Munich's Muslims are turning to old pubs and churches

No place to pray; Munich's Muslims are turning to old pubs and churches

2017-10-11
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The sound of Muslim prayer drifts out from the old pub onto the street, as men and women inside kneel on rugs laid down carefully minutes earlier. This is no ordinary congregation, and no ordinary place of worship. Since May, this community of libera...
Islam in Germany: Muslims prefer to be talked to rather than talked about

Islam in Germany: Muslims prefer to be talked to rather than talked about

2017-10-11
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Mosques around Germany opened their doors to non-Muslims to dispel common myths and stereotypes about Islam. Nearly 900 mosques across Germany took part in "Open Mosque Day”, an annual event organized by Islamic associations in the country sinc...
Muslim World League Secretary-General meets Italian Interior Minister

Muslim World League Secretary-General meets Italian Interior Minister

2017-10-10
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, (a Saudi sponsored organization which is under hard European critics on supporting Wahhabism and Daesh), discussed with Italian Interior Minister Marco Minetti sev...
New World Order: Muslims to be majority in Europe within two generations

New World Order: Muslims to be majority in Europe within two generations

2017-10-10
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Within 40 years, given current demographic trends, the white population in France and the rest of old Europe will recede, creating a Muslim majority, a French researcher says. Charles Gave, an economist, fund manager and political commenta...
Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.

Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.

2017-09-29
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Two-thirds of Muslims in the United States (67%) say the country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites, a higher percentage than the share of Americans in general who say this (57%). Muslim Americans are also more ...
Funding Opportunity: Global Religion Research Initiative

Funding Opportunity: Global Religion Research Initiative

2017-09-28
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The Center for the Study of Religion and Society within the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), funded by the Templeton Religion Trust of Nassau,...
Nearly half of Islamic schools in England require girls to wear hijabs, says report

Nearly half of Islamic schools in England require girls to wear hijabs, says report

2017-09-25
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Education chiefs have been urged to allow Muslim girls “free choice” after it emerged that pupils at dozens of Islamic schools are being forced to wear hijabs.
'Misleading' coverage of UK Muslims fueling hostility

'Misleading' coverage of UK Muslims fueling hostility

2017-09-25
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Muslim campaigner values free media but says newspapers must drop 'inaccurate' stories.
High Training School in Sociology of Religion in Rome

High Training School in Sociology of Religion in Rome

2017-09-18
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Date: December 27-30, 2017 Venue: Rome, Italy The High Training School in Sociology of Religion will take place in Rome from 27 to 30 December 2017, in collaboration with the International Center for the Sociology of Religion (ICSOR) and the Sectio...
Strong religious beliefs are only one part of Muslim American identity

Strong religious beliefs are only one part of Muslim American identity

2017-09-17
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Nearly all Muslim Americans (97%) say they take pride in being a member of the Islamic faith. But their devotion to core religious beliefs and practices is only part of a religious identity that also includes concerns about social justice and the env...
While Christianity dies in Germany, Islam springs up in its place

While Christianity dies in Germany, Islam springs up in its place

2017-09-17
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Christianity in Germany, and indeed in all of Europe, is dying. There are about 47 million Catholics and Protestants combined in Germany, representing roughly 60 percent of the German population, but that number is falling by 500,000 a year through d...
Fighting 'Islamic terrorism' is France's top priority, says Macron

Fighting 'Islamic terrorism' is France's top priority, says Macron

2017-09-04
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French President Emmanuel Macron has made the fight against "Islamic terrorism" in Syria and Iraq the top priority in his foreign policy agenda. Speaking Tuesday to French diplomats gathered at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Macron called the Islamic St...
“One thing is clear, faith communities can be a tremendous driver of change”

“One thing is clear, faith communities can be a tremendous driver of change”

2017-09-03
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Gathering at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden on 30 August, representatives from a range of faith communities and organizations engaged in water issues held a session exploring how faith communities can help achieve the sixth Sustainable Develop...
Dialogue on sacred texts yields peace-building insights

Dialogue on sacred texts yields peace-building insights

2017-09-03
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At a meeting at the Center for Interreligious Dialogue (CID) in Tehran, Iran on 20-23 August, delegations from the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Iranian Shia community gathered, with a sense of warmth and a willingness for deep exchange, fo...
Study: Integration of Muslims in Germany moving ahead

Study: Integration of Muslims in Germany moving ahead

2017-09-02
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The integration of Germany’s more than 4 million Muslims is moving ahead, especially when it comes to employment and language skills, according to a study released Thursday. The Bertelsmann Foundation said in its Religion Monitor 2017 study th...
New national council to issue progressive rulings for Britain's Muslims

New national council to issue progressive rulings for Britain's Muslims

2017-09-01
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Qari Asim, one of UK’s most prominent imams, says central religious authority will interpret Islam in line with British values.
US's largest anti-Muslim group cancels dozens of rallies after seeing size of anti-fascist crowds in Boston

US's largest anti-Muslim group cancels dozens of rallies after seeing size of anti-fascist crowds in Boston

2017-09-01
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The group was planning to hold 67 events across 36 states.
Speakers Series of South Haven 2017

Speakers Series of South Haven 2017

2017-08-21
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The Speakers Series of South Haven will conclude its 2017 season on Sept. 28, when Yvonne Caamal Canul, head of the Lansing School District and 2015 Superintendent of Year for Michigan, will address her perspective on what really works in educat...
"Meet a Muslim" events hope to dispel misconceptions

"Meet a Muslim" events hope to dispel misconceptions

2017-08-17
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Shaiq started her program to educate people about her faith and culture while addressing people’s misconceptions and stereotypes. For Shaiq, her program is about sharing a message of love, compassion and peace. Attendance at her talks spikes fo...
Like most Americans, U.S. Muslims concerned about extremism in the name of Islam

Like most Americans, U.S. Muslims concerned about extremism in the name of Islam

2017-08-17
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Most Americans are worried about Islamic extremism, and most Muslim Americans share these concerns. About eight-in-ten U.S. Muslims (82%) say they are either very (66%) or somewhat concerned (16%) about extremism committed in the name of Islam around...
Police investigate hate mail sent to UK and US mosques

Police investigate hate mail sent to UK and US mosques

2017-08-12
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Counter-terror inquiry into letters and suspicious packages sent from location near Sheffield over past 12 months.
BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2018

BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2018

2017-08-12
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The Third Round of the BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World is now open for submissions.
In many ways, Muslim men and women see life in America differently

In many ways, Muslim men and women see life in America differently

2017-08-07
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While many Muslims express wariness and anxiety about aspects of their lives in the United States, Muslim women tend to be more pessimistic about their place in U.S. society than Muslim men. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, more Mu...
Canada: Quebec's Muslim to have their own cemetery

Canada: Quebec's Muslim to have their own cemetery

2017-08-05
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Quebec’s mayor announced that the city’s Muslim community will have their own cemetery, despite objections from right-wing groups and rising anti-Muslim sentiment. The city had promised a separate Muslim graveyard after a shooting attack ...
The Muslim Americans leading the push to 'stand up and be leaders' in politics

The Muslim Americans leading the push to 'stand up and be leaders' in politics

2017-08-04
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Religious discrimination and an increase in hate crimes has spurred more Muslims to run for office and adopt an active role in community organizing.  More Muslims must seek public office as Donald Trump “fans the flames of Islamo...
Muslim feminist plans to open liberal mosque in Britain

Muslim feminist plans to open liberal mosque in Britain

2017-08-01
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Seyran Ateş, a Turkish-born lawyer and human rights campaigner, is visiting London to investigate potential sites for new venture. 
American Muslims growing more liberal, survey shows

American Muslims growing more liberal, survey shows

2017-08-01
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American Muslims are growing more religiously and socially liberal, with the number who say society should accept homosexuality nearly doubling during the past decade, according to a major new survey. American Muslims are also more likely to identify...
Billboard educates Americans on prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Billboard educates Americans on prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

2017-07-31
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GainPeace, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, has launched a new campaign titled “Truthful Man” to educate Americans on the true manners of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and countering a hate campaign that went up last month....
U.S. Muslims concerned about their place in society, but continue to believe in the American dream

U.S. Muslims concerned about their place in society, but continue to believe in the American dream

2017-07-31
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Findings from Pew Research Center’s 2017 survey of U.S. Muslims
Mosquers Film Festival opens

Mosquers Film Festival opens

2017-07-27
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MOSQUERS 2017 Date: September 09, 2017 Venue: Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB T5J 4X8, Canada Submissions Deadline: August 7, 2017 The Mosquers Film Festival is North America’s leading film competition with a focus on promoting awa...
Brill's Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2017

Brill's Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2017

2017-07-25
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Submissions Deadline: October 1, 2017 To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies. Brill...
CAIR report shows 2017 on track to becoming one of worst years ever for anti-Muslim hate crimes

CAIR report shows 2017 on track to becoming one of worst years ever for anti-Muslim hate crimes

2017-07-22
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released an update on anti-Muslim incidents in the second quarter (April-June) of 2017. CAIR’s quarterly report indicate...
Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women find power and joy in building a sisterhood

Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women find power and joy in building a sisterhood

2017-07-21
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With the establishment of the Toronto chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, thirty-four Muslim and Jewish women have come together to support each other against hostile acts directed toward both groups. One of the Sisterhood’s largest cha...
United Nations Secretary-General launches first action plan for religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence

United Nations Secretary-General launches first action plan for religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence

2017-07-21
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The first ever action plan specifically designed to enable religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence - the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes - was launched o...
A New Boston Ad Campaign Shows How People Can Combat Islamophobia

A New Boston Ad Campaign Shows How People Can Combat Islamophobia

2017-07-19
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Boston has adopted a new method to combat Islamophobia. City authorities have begun a poster campaign encouraging bystanders to make a non-confrontational intervention in case they see harassment against Muslims. The campaign started on July 17 when ...
House rejects controversial study of Islam

House rejects controversial study of Islam

2017-07-13
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday rejected a controversial GOP proposal identifying “Islamic religious doctrines, concepts or schools of thought” that could be used by terrorist groups — something opponents say is unconsti...
UK event hears call for action on anti-Muslim coverage

UK event hears call for action on anti-Muslim coverage

2017-07-13
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U.K. politicians should consider regulation to tackle the tide of negative media coverage about British Muslims. This was the message from a Liverpool conference this week which examined damaging and biased news stories about Britain's Muslim communi...
Young British Muslims are launching their own publications to provide a different media narrative

Young British Muslims are launching their own publications to provide a different media narrative

2017-07-13
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The editors of two magazines targeting Britain’s 2.8m Muslims have spoken about why they felt the need to provide a different media perspective for the minority group. The Black Muslim Times UK is a website set up British Nigerian Halimat Shode...
Muslim leaders arrive in Berlin on European tour against terrorism

Muslim leaders arrive in Berlin on European tour against terrorism

2017-07-13
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A bus-load of imams are on a six-day tour of European cities hit by attacks in recent years to denounce terrorism, including Brussels, Nice, Toulouse and London. After leaving Paris on Saturday, they arrived on Sunday in Berlin. They are due to ...
Austria: Muslim kindergarten study reviewed for text changes

Austria: Muslim kindergarten study reviewed for text changes

2017-07-09
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A study commissioned by an Austrian government minister critical of Vienna’s Muslim-run kindergartens has ignited a political fight between the minister’s party and rivals seizing on allegations that his staff rewrote parts of the study t...
Converting Spain: Muslim Converts and the Contemporary Renewal of the Moorish Mediterranean

Converting Spain: Muslim Converts and the Contemporary Renewal of the Moorish Mediterranean

2017-07-09
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The new Modern Mediterranean Societies Seminar Series opened with Dr. Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar (Anthropology, University of Nevada) presenting at the first BUJS Forum of the fall semester. She led an engaging discussion on her paper “Converting S...
Netherlands partly liable for 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslim men, court rules

Netherlands partly liable for 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslim men, court rules

2017-07-06
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A Dutch court ruled on Tuesday that the government was partly liable for the deaths of about 350 Muslim men in 1995 in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, the site of Europe’s worst mass murder since World War II. The court largely upheld a l...
Google search is doing irreparable harm to Muslims

Google search is doing irreparable harm to Muslims

2017-07-06
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A Dallas imam and his organization are taking on the world’s largest search engine to stop it from spreading hate. Suleiman is president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist Unive...
"Death threats every day" for woman behind new liberal mosque

"Death threats every day" for woman behind new liberal mosque

2017-07-05
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The opening of a new mosque this month in Berlin further strained already-tense relations between Germany and Turkey, and has caused outrage in various corners of the Muslim world -- even prompting religious authorities in Egypt to issue a decree con...
London gave shelter to radical Islam and now it's paying the price, French terrorism expert says

London gave shelter to radical Islam and now it's paying the price, French terrorism expert says

2017-07-05
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The U.K. has mistakenly subcontracted the management of its Muslim population to community brokers, Gilles Kepel tells Haaretz, rebutting rival scholar Olivier Roy.  British law enforcement struggling to cope with a burgeoning wave of terrorism?...
UK mosques should appoint British-born imams

UK mosques should appoint British-born imams

2017-07-04
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Mosques in the UK should hire British-born imams on a living wage who are better equipped than foreign religious leaders to understand the challenges faced by British Muslims, a report has recommended. The Missing Muslims: Unlocking British Muslim P...
How Canadian media normalizes Islamophobia

How Canadian media normalizes Islamophobia

2017-07-04
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Responding earlier this year to the fatal shooting of six Muslims at a Quebec City mosque, the Canadian Council of Imams stated, “Islamophobia has killed innocent Canadians.” The media is not a unified body, but all of its parts are ...
World Shia Muslims Population

World Shia Muslims Population

2017-07-01
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According to Pew Research Institute, a comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 1.6 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today, representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion. ...
France's president challenges country's Muslims

France's president challenges country's Muslims

2017-06-23
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During a fast-breaking meal, the President Emmanuel Macron called on Muslim leaders to do their bit in the fight against preachers of hate and extremism. Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) arrive at a din...
Muslims 'absolutely' the group most victimized by global terrorism, researchers say

Muslims 'absolutely' the group most victimized by global terrorism, researchers say

2017-06-22
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This week's terrorist attack targeting people leaving a London mosque after Ramadan prayers is part of a wider phenomenon, in which Muslims are the most affected by terrorism around the world, researchers told ...
In Germany, a new ‘feminist’ Islam is hoping to make a mark

In Germany, a new ‘feminist’ Islam is hoping to make a mark

2017-06-19
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Inside the red-brick building that now houses the German capital’s newest and perhaps most unusual mosque, Seyran Ates is staging a feminist revolution of the Muslim faith. “Allahu akbar,” chanted a female voice, uttering the A...
Muslim peace march: Hundreds take to Cologne streets to protest Islamist terrorism

Muslim peace march: Hundreds take to Cologne streets to protest Islamist terrorism

2017-06-17
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Hundreds took part in a Muslim "peace march" against terrorism held in the German city of Cologne on Saturday, the DPA news agency reported. The rally under the motto of “Not With Us” brought Muslims together from across the country in a march for peace and against radical Islamist terrorism.
ISIS condemned by 300 Austrian Muslim imams who sign declaration against 'extremism, violence and terror'

ISIS condemned by 300 Austrian Muslim imams who sign declaration against 'extremism, violence and terror'

2017-06-14
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Austria's imams gather to deliver their message against extremism: 'These terrorists misuse our peaceful Islam religion to reach their political goals.'
During Ramadan, bottled water helps local Muslims bridge religious divide

During Ramadan, bottled water helps local Muslims bridge religious divide

2017-06-13
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As Muslims in Louisville and around the globe are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, some young Muslims in the city are taking this time to educate their fellow citizens about Islam. Many in the group are students or recent graduates, and on this...
Building a mosque in Italy where Islam is without official status

Building a mosque in Italy where Islam is without official status

2017-06-13
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An estimated 3.7 percent of Italy's population is Muslim but Islam is the only major faith there that does not have official status.  As a result, mosques are not eligible for state funding through a tax levy that funds other faiths.&n...
Global religious leaders join for online friendship appeal

Global religious leaders join for online friendship appeal

2017-06-13
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Global religious leaders contributed to an appeal launched Wednesday that calls on people to make friends with followers of different faiths in the hope that it will foster mutual understanding and ease tensions around the world. Leaders from Christ...
International Shia Day

International Shia Day

2017-06-12
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According to experts, Shia sects such as Zaydis, Twelvers and Ismā’īlīs account for to half of the world’s Muslim population. Most of the world’s Shia population reside in in Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Bahrain, Lebano...
Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

2017-06-09
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Coordinated US rallies against Islamic law, known as Shariah, have the already rattled Muslim community on edge. The worshippers at the Eugene Islamic Center are worried about their security. A man recently appeared outside the mosque and threatened ...
Muslim 'safe space' plan sparks row in Australia

Muslim 'safe space' plan sparks row in Australia

2017-06-08
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A proposal by an Australian Islamic group to allow "safe spaces" for young Muslims to discuss "inflammatory" issues has sparked a row. The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) said such forums enabled young people's opinions to be "respectfully and int...
Christian group: Department of Education ‘indoctrinating’ kids into Islamic beliefs

Christian group: Department of Education ‘indoctrinating’ kids into Islamic beliefs

2017-06-08
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A Christian advocacy group is claiming the U.S. Department of Education is “indoctrinating” students into believing Islamic beliefs. The Christian Action Network sent a letter demanding DOE “cease its Islamic education program for t...
Islamophobia Studies Yearbook

Islamophobia Studies Yearbook

2017-06-06
1911 Views
Call for Papers Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017 The Islamophobia Studies Yearbook is a bi-lingual periodical that started as a German language journal and has now been offering articles in German and English since 2010. The journal uses double bl...
Italian bishops offer high praise for Islam

Italian bishops offer high praise for Islam

2017-06-02
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A number of Italian bishops are offering praise for Islam and defending it as a religion with a role in salvation. Pope Francis' new appointment as president for the Italian bishops' conference, Cdl. Gualtiero Bassetti, archbishop of Perugia, immedia...
New Place of Worship: Wil mosque attracts thousands of visitors

New Place of Worship: Wil mosque attracts thousands of visitors

2017-06-01
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Thousands of curious visitors made the trip to a new mosque in Wil in northeast Switzerland, which was inaugurated last weekend. The place of worship was at the center of a controversy over the construction of minarets eight years ago. The modern bui...
New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

2017-05-31
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When the Islamic Institute of America bought a Baptist church, the plan initially was to remove the pews — until the mosque’s leader objected, in part because he saw keeping the benches as a way of showing Islam’s compatibility with...
Invitation of Sharing Videos

Invitation of Sharing Videos

2017-05-29
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Salamislam group on the occasion of Holy Month of Ramazan invited all interested parties especially those who are interested or converted to Islam on sharing videos. The group says: “Ramadan has already come and we all have something to wait...
Inter-faith Dialogue: Muslims, Jews and Women in America

Inter-faith Dialogue: Muslims, Jews and Women in America

2017-05-25
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As President Donald Trump engages in his own, idiosyncratic kind of religious and cultural diplomacy in Saudi Arabia and Israel, back in the United States efforts by faith groups to understand each other better seem to be gathering pace. Some of the ...
Manchester's Muslims fear backlash after concert attack

Manchester's Muslims fear backlash after concert attack

2017-05-24
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In the wake of the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester this week, Muslims along with the rest of the diverse British city are mourning the dead and tending to the wounded. But for Muslims in particular, the suicide bombin...
Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism

Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism

2017-05-23
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Even before this week’s terrorist bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, people across Europe and in the U.S. and Canada had pervasive concerns about the threat of extremism in their countries. Across 12 countries surveyed f...
Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

2017-05-23
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Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in ...
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Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

2017-05-20
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Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017 This is a Call for Abstracts to contribute to the Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society (target publication: 2018).  We are particularly in...