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  • Experts say what governments won’t: ISIS atrocities are genocide

    Experts say what governments won’t: ISIS atrocities are genocide

    Brian Pellot   Religion News Service A multifaith group of religious freedom advocates this week called on President Obama and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to declare “that the Islamic State’s actions against religious and ethnic minority populations in the Middle East is genocide.” Declaring ISIS’ actions genocide could open new doors to military, diplomatic and humanitarian

  • Iran didn’t win, because America didn’t lose

    Iran didn’t win, because America didn’t lose

    By Haroon Moghul I must confess to a certain delight in watching longtime warmongers literally lose their—this is a Muslim newspaper, so I’ll just say “you know what”—over the prospect of negotiation instead of confrontation. In an August 7th column, “3 U.S. Defeats: Vietnam, Iraq and now Iran,” David Brooks dismisses the Iran deal as “a partial

  • Turkey launches first ‘halal cruise’

    OnIslam & Newspapers ISTANBUL – Catering to the growing global halal market, Turkey will launch its first Muslims-friendly cruise on the Aegean Sea next month for religiously observant travelers in the country. “It will not be just a cruise which does not have alcohol or pork-related products. It will be a cultural and historical tour

  • Muslims condemn killing of Zimbabwean lion

    Muslims condemn killing of Zimbabwean lion

    OnIslam & Newspapers CAIRO – Joining worldwide condemnations of the killing of the prized African lion Cecil, the Egyptian Fatwa House [Dar al-Iftaa al-Masriyyah], a renowned center for Islamic scholarship, has issued a fatwa denouncing hunting the lion as against teachings of Islam. “Islam calls on humanity to treat animals and all Allah’s creation with

  • Germany opens first Islamic bank

    Germany opens first Islamic bank

    OnIslam & News Agencies CAIRO – Germany has officially opened its first Islamic bank in accordance with Shari`ah laws in Frankfurt, offering the country’s Muslim population better chances of halal investments. “We are proud to have this license. Hamad Al-Marzouq, board chairman of Kuwait Finance House (KFH), parent of Kuveyt Türk, told Kuwait News Agency

  • Money trumps fear in reactions to West’s nuclear accord with Iran

    By Jamsheed K Choksy and Carol E B Choksy The Islamic Republic of Iran boasts the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves, second-largest gas reserves and the 29th-biggest economy, estimated at US$415.3 billion in 2014. Its gross domestic product is growing about 3% a year despite the crippling impact of decades-old sanctions. Not surprisingly, then, potential economic

  • Georgia imams praise ancient Qur’an discovery as a proof of Islam

    By Edward Mitchell AtlantaMuslim.com Imams in Georgia are joining Muslims around the world in praising the discovery of an ancient Qur’an manuscript in a British museum. The University of Birmingham announced Wednesday that it had discovered multiple chapters of the Islamic holy book written on animal skin carbon dated to 568-645 CE, making them perhaps the

  • Nigeria’s Shias commemorate army massacre

    By Rafiu Oriyomi OnIslam Correspondent LAGOS – Nigeria’s Shia movement will on Sunday, July 27, hold an international conference to commemorate the July 25, 2014, massacre in which at least 35 members of the group were gunned down during a peaceful protest on Al-Quds Day in northwestern Zaria town in Kaduna state. “We have lined

  • Charlie Hebdo: No more Prophet cartoons

    OnIslam & Newspapers Almost six months after the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, its new editor revealed that he will no longer draw cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), to avoid being possessed by its critique of Islam. “The mistakes you could blame Islam for can be found in other religions,”

  • Moscow becoming Europe’s largest Muslim city

    OnIslam & News Agencies MOSCOW – Though turning more hostile to Muslims, Moscow has witnessed major `Eid Al-Fitr prayer in which more than 60,000 gathered for prayers at the golden-domed Sobornaya mosque despite the bewildered and scared faces of passersby and baton-wielding police officers around them. “You want to pray at a mosque, you have

  • British actress inspired by Prophet’s life

    British actress inspired by Prophet’s life

    By Myriam Francois-Cerrah Reading Islam Staff I embraced Islam after graduating from Cambridge. Prior to that I was a skeptical Catholic; a believer in God but with a mistrust of organized religion. The Quran was pivotal for me. I first tried to approach it in anger, as part of an attempt to prove my Muslim

  • In Baghdad, end of a curfew brings Ramadan joy

    By Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) – It’s 1.30 a.m. and the Aroma Café in an affluent district of Baghdad is buzzing, packed with people enjoying a traditional pre-dawn Suhoor meal before starting their daily Ramadan fast. Smartly dressed waiters serve soup, tea and shisha pipes, while a constantly re-stocked buffet tempts customers with barbecued meats,

  • French rabbi hits the road to build Jewish-Muslim ties

    Elizabeth Bryant Religion News Service LA COURNEUVE, France – Drivers slow down to stare at the tall figure in a black bowler hat and snow-white beard. “Just the other day, I was called a dirty Jew,” Michel Serfaty is telling a Muslim man. “Now, you’re going to say it isn’t so.” The man indeed begins

  • UAE businessman gives third of his assets to charity

    By David French DUBAI, (Reuters) – Prominent United Arab Emirates businessman Abdullah Ahmad al-Ghurair has donated more than $1 billion – a third of his business empire – to a foundation supporting education in the Arab world, a move highlighting growing philanthropy among the Middle East rich. The establishment of the Ghurair foundation comes days

  • Kuwait mosque attack shocks Muslims

    OnIslam & News Agencies KUWAIT CITY – A suicide attack that hit a Kuwaiti Shiite mosque during Friday prayers and left dozens killed and injured provoked strong reaction and condemnation from leading Muslim scholars. “#Tunisia Solidarity with the Tunisian people and the families of victims. Condolences and Consternation,” Dr Tariq Ramadan wrote on Facebook .

  • Toronto multifaith iftar for climate

    By Muneeb Nasir OnIslam Correspondent TORONTO – A broad-based coalition of faith communities from across the Greater Toronto Area will gather at the Noor Cultural Centre on Sunday, July 5, for a multifaith climate action Iftar to raise their voices in support of climate justice. “Coming together as a community to break the Ramadan fast

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