UN SECURITY COUNCIL DOES NOT SUPPORT ‘RESTORATION OF ISLAMIC EMIRATE’

Wed 04 August 2021: The UN Security Council does not support “the restoration of the Islamic Emirate” in Afghanistan , a statement said Tuesday. “The members of the Security Council recognized that a sustainable peace can be achieved only through a comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process,” said the statement, adding that an inclusive, […]

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GERMAN WOMAN WHO PLANNED AN ATTACK ON MUSLIMS SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN JAIL

Tue 03 August 2021: On Friday, a German court sentenced a woman to six years in prison for threatening local lawmakers and plotting a firebomb attack against the Muslim community. The court in Munich found that the 55-year-old woman, an alternative medicine practitioner, sent threatening messages to a mayor and a local official. She also […]

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PRESIDENT BIDEN APPOINTS THE FIRST MUSLIM AS HIS SPECIAL ENVOY FOR INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Sat 31 July 2021: Rashad Hussain, an Indian-American, has been nominated as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom by US President Joe Biden, making him the first Muslim to be nominated for the position, according to the White House. It goes on to say that the news demonstrates Biden’s determination to “create an Administration that…reflects people […]

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TURKEY CLAIMS THAT UNESCO’S COMMENTS ON THE HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE ARE ‘BIASED’

Sun 25 July 2021: The functional usage of the Hagia Sophia and the Chora are solely related to Turkey’s sovereign rights, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said on July 24, noting that since the Hagia Sophi, opened to worship one year ago, was registered in its Foundation Deed as a mosque, it’s functioning accordingly is only an act of […]

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SAUDI WOMEN STAND GUARD DURING HAJJ FOR THE FIRST TIME

Fri 23 July 2021: Mona opted to join the military after being inspired by her late father’s job. She is part of the first squad of Saudi women soldiers to work in Islam’s holiest places, where they are assisting in the security of the Hajj yearly pilgrimage. Since April, dozens of female soldiers have become part of the security services that monitor pilgrims in Mecca and Medina, the birth places of Islam. In a significant stride towards women empowerment, dozens of female soldiers have become a part of the security services that monitor pilgrims in Mecca and […]

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US PRESIDENT BIDEN WISHES MUSLIMS WORLDWIDE A ‘SAFE AND WONDERFUL’ EID

Wed 21 July 2021: The White House wished the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims a “safe and wonderful holiday” on Tuesday as the faithful celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Eid and Hajj “are a reminder of the importance of providing for those less fortunate, particularly during challenging times, and Islam’s commitment to equality and […]

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HAJJ SMART CARDS, SMART BRACELETS: TECHNOLOGY’S IMPACT ON THE MUSLIM PILGRIMAGE

Mon 19 July 2021: Tens of thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Sunday, but remained socially distanced and wore masks as the coronavirus takes its toll on the hajj for a second year running. The kingdom has gone to great lengths to ensure the annual hajj continues uninterrupted, despite […]

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