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Mithi is an oasis of Muslim-Hindu unity in Pakistan

Muslims and Hindus send gifts and sweets to mark their religious holidays

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Watch: Who gets to live in Karachi?

Isn’t the city big enough for all of us?

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Religious affairs minister wants strict laws for social media users

Ulema must use influence to promote interfaith harmony, the minister says

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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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World’s strategy for countering extremism flawed, says Tony Blair

Blair says Muslims are the main victims of extremism

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The US may consider sanctions against China after its Muslim crackdown

Last month, a UN rights panel said it had received credible reports that up to one million ethnic Uighurs may be held in extra-legal detention in Xinjiang, and called for them to be freed

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PM urges Muslim world to raise blasphemous caricatures issue at UN

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the Muslim world to raise the issue of blasphemous caricatures of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) at the United Nations using the platform of the OIC. “The [plan to hold] exhibition of blasphemous caricatures in the Netherlands is not the issue of a few Muslims or a couple of Muslim…

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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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More than two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the globe started the Hajj pilgrimage on Sunday in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for Hajj

Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan’s famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday. The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule rooms in the western city of Mina in the coming days, as an estimated two million Muslims…

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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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In India’s citizenship test, a spelling error can ruin a family

Riyazul Islam says he had to produce family documents going back to 1951 to prove he was an Indian and not an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant. But a draft list of citizens released in July excluded him and his mother, among a total of about 4 million people left off

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Chinese Muslims protest against government’s plan to demolish mosque

Hundreds of ethnic Hui Muslims are staging a sit-in protest in China’s western region of Ningxia against government plans to demolish a huge new mosque. The Weizhou grand mosque, with numerous domes and minarets in a Middle Eastern style, had not received proper permits before construction, officials in the town of Weizhou said in a…

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UN says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps

A U.N. human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”. Gay McDougall, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that another 2…

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‘Homeland’ to end after eighth season

Award-winning US television drama “Homeland” will air its eighth and final season next year

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Muslim survivors of Indian massacre shaken by citizenship test

Thirty-six years after losing his parents, sister and a four-year-old daughter in one of India’s worst sectarian massacres, Abdul Suban says he is still trying to prove he’s a citizen of the Hindu-majority nation.

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India vows justice as many Muslims fear being left off citizen list

India said on Sunday people whose names are missing from a list of citizens to be issued by a border state this month will not be detained, amid concerns that Muslims will be targeted under the guise of detecting illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. “We will ensure that every individual gets justice and is treated in…

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Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel’s Arabs number some 1.8 million, about 20 percent of the 9 million population

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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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Third day of demos in India after rape of 8-year-old girl

Hundreds of protesters rallied in central India for the third straight day on Friday over the brutal rape of an eight-year-old girl now battling for her life in hospital. Crowds holding placards and chanting “death to the rapist” called for the man arrested over the assault to be hanged in several demonstrations across the Mandsaur…

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