ETHIOPIAN MUSLIMS HOST LARGEST IFTAR GATHERING

Thu 13 May 2021: Ethiopian Muslims on Tuesday rolled 30,000 meters of plastic sheet to host 100,000 people to break the fast on the streets of capital Addis Ababa, breaking the world record. The gathering was also organized to show defiance to Egypt’s stance against the building of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). “There […]

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ACADEMIC DISCOVERS COPY OF YUNUS EMRE’S ‘DIVAN’ IN VATICAN LIBRARY

Tue 11 May 2021: Himmet Büke, an associate professor in the Turkish literature department at Turkey’s Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, found a copy of the great Turkish thinker and poet Yunus Emre’s “Divan” while searching the archives of Turkish works in the digital collection of the Vatican Library. The cover of the recently discovered copy of […]

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‘DON’T TOUCH MY HIJAB,’ WOMEN IN FRANCE URGE

Sun 09 May 2021: During recent debate over a French bill many charge is Islamophobic, the way the bill in particular targeted the wearing of hijabs came under fierce criticism, especially from the women who say choosing how they dress is their God-given right. #pas touché à mon hijab pic.twitter.com/BTBy6qs6qb — SAMI Meczub (@MeczubSami) May […]

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POPE BACKS TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VACCINE PATENTS

Sat 08 May 2021: Pope Francis offered his support Saturday for waiving coronavirus vaccine patents to boost supply to poorer countries, in a video message to the “Vax Live” concert. The Argentine pontiff backed “universal access to the vaccine and the temporary suspension of intellectual property rights” in the recording made in his native Spanish. […]

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WORSHIPPERS ATTACKED WITH EGGS AND STONES AT EAST LONDON MOSQUE

Fri 07 May 2021: Mosque attendees were attacked with eggs and stones outside the Ilford Islamic Centre, its secretary has said. The incident happened around 11pm on Tuesday (May 4) outside the Albert Road mosque. Ahmad Nawaz, a director and secretary at the mosque, said around five people were hit with eggs, stones and other items thrown […]

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FINANCIAL TIMES USES PICTURE OF MUSLIM MAN IN ARTICLE TO REPRESENT INDIA’S COVID CATASTROPHE

Fri 07 May 2021: While thousands in the country are mourning the loss of loved ones falling victim to the coronavirus pandemic, and communities are coming forward to help one another amid the unprecedented health crisis, media in India continue to demonize the Muslim community. On Tuesday, Financial Times, in its article titled “Is a new […]

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SAUDI ARABIA REPLACES THE WORD “FOR MUSLIMS ONLY” ON THE INDICATIVE SIGNS TO ENTER MADINAH

Wed 05 May 2021: Visitors to Medina usually receive a phrase “famous” in the middle of the warning signs in red warning sign with the text “for Muslims only”, in reference to tourists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to prohibit crossing the boundaries of the civil sanctuary except for Muslims. However, in light of […]

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