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‘Forced conversions’ of Hindus to Islam in Pakistan isn’t as portrayed: expert

Remember Rinkle Kumari? One researcher went behind the scenes in Sindh

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China is educating, not mistreating, Muslims: Chinese official

China is establishing professional training centers, the official said

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Dutch lawmaker cancels caricature contest over ‘safety concerns’

Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said on Thursday he was cancelling plans to hold a contest for cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He said the danger of violence against innocent people was too great. Also watch: PM urges Muslim world to raise issue at UN In a published statement, he said he would never…

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Hajj sermon: Saudi imam urges Muslims to avoid violence

Saudi imam Dr Sheikh Hussein bin Abdul Aziz delivered a Hajj sermon at Masjid-e-Nimra, Mount Arafat on Monday, as more than two million Muslims gathered to perform the annual pilgrimage. Sheikh Aziz urged Muslims to practice the teachings of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). “Oh Muslims, be God fearing. Tauheed [oneness of Allah]…

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More than two million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

This year, the Saudis have launched a “smart hajj” initiative, with apps to help pilgrims with everything from travel plans to medical care

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Pilgrims reach Makkah for ‘smart Hajj’

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the Hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam’s holiest sites

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Not so fast on the Islamic welfare state promise

News is floating around that the incoming new PTI government will, in the next few weeks, take loans from the IMF to shore up the weakening Pakistan economy. The number being thrown around is $12 billion to $15 billion. Question: Will the new Pakistani government be able to fulfill its promise to make Pakistan an…

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Muslims in China’s ‘Little Mecca’ fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Mecca”, but they have undergone a profound change — no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AFP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam, the atheist ruling Communist Party has banned minors…

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3 Islamic reasons why you have to vote

If you don’t vote, it goes is against the faith, says Mufti Zubair. He was speaking on SAMAA TV’s special election transmission on Monday ‘The Big Decision’. It is akin to not doing your duty as a citizen. Such a person is answerable to Allah Almighty. They are a criminal in some respects to their…

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Muslims celebrate Eidul Fitr in different parts of the world

Muslims in many parts of the world celebrated Eidul Fitr on Friday. Eid is observed a day after the Shawwal moon is sighted, marking the end of the holy month of Ramazan. The Shawwal moon was seen in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. A large number of people offered the Eid namaz at the Grand Mosque…

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Frenchman commits suicide at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

A Frenchman has committed suicide by throwing himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in Islam’s holiest city of Makkah, Saudi and French officials said Saturday. “A foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah” to the courtyard below, “resulting in his instant death,” Saudi police told the official SPA…

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Austria to expel up to 60 imams, shut 7 mosques

Austria said Friday it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on “political Islam”, triggering fury in Ankara. “The circle of people possibly affected by these measures – the pool that we’re talking about – comprises around 60 imams,” said Interior Minister…

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The beat is fading for Pakistan’s Ramadan drummers

Lal Hussain saunters through Rawalpindi’s empty streets at 1:00 am shattering the silence with syncopated drum beats, awakening startled Pakistanis so they can sleepily eat one last meal before the day’s Ramadan fasting begins. “Wake up and eat your morning meal!” he howls along with the Bhangra-inspired beats emanating from his dhol drum. Hussain has…

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Islam 360–an omniscient mobile app

Mr Zahid Hussain has created an ingenious new application named Islam 360. He talks to the host of Awaz Shahzad Iqbal about the application and what it can do.  “The app has different features. The most prominent feature is the recitation of the Holy Quran by more than 16 Qaris with audio and text translation in English…

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How Muslim slaves preserved their religion in Brazil

Hundreds of enslaved and free West African Muslims in Brazil planned a rebellion in the Ramazan of 1835. The rebels gathered in a rented house for sehri, right before Fajr when their plan was to be materialised, says a report published by Yaqeen Institute. State authorities foiled the revolt after discovering the house. While the…

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Is the selfie halal or haram? We asked ulema

What are the interpretations of Islamic scholars on the issue of photographs or say, selfies? SAMAA TV programme Subah Sehri Samaa ke Sath set out to seek a few answers. Host Bilal Qutb began the discussion by asking Mufti Muhammad Zubair to discuss what the Shariah says about pictures and music. Mufti Muhammad Zubair: Digital images are…

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Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

Paris: France’s highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony, according to a ruling seen by AFP Thursday. The woman argued that her “religious beliefs” prevented her from shaking hands with a senior official presiding over…

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Islam taught me the importance of education: Malala

ISLAMABAD: Malala Yousafzai said that Islam had taught her the value of education and said that her message to the world was only of peace.  “The first ayat that was revealed from the Holy Quran is named Iqra, which means read,” she said. Malala was speaking to a foreign news agency in Islamabad where she…

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Islam is simple, people are trying to hijack it: Saudi crown prince

KARACHI: Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful Saudi crown prince has said that the investments in mosques and madrassas overseas were rooted in the Cold War, when allies asked his country to use its resources to prevent inroads in Muslims countries by the Soviet Union. In an interview with the Washington Post, the Saudi crown prince…

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Youngster winning hearts with Islamic calligraphy

Reported by: Noor-ul-Arifeen QUETTA: A fine arts student of Quetta’s I.T University has won hearts with his knowledge and expertise in the art of Islamic calligraphy. Abdul Qadar discovered his artistic capabilities eight years ago when he started painting, sketching and calligraphy. Soon, he started Islamic calligraphy. Abdul Qadir said that he has written 17…

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New York to pay Muslim women forced to remove hijabs

NEW YORK: The city of New York has agreed to pay $180,000 to three Muslim women forced by police to remove their headscarves to have mug shots taken, officials said Wednesday. Each of the women is to receive $60,000 after the settlements were finalized in a Brooklyn federal court earlier this week, their lawyer Tahanie…

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