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'Meet a Muslim' events in US hope to end Islamophobia, dispel misconceptions

When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: "Questions and answers about being Muslim.”The ad offered ideas for questions: Are women oppressed in Islam? What is the Islamic view of terrorism? How does Islam view other religions?She set up shop at a coffee house in the San Francisco Bay Area city of ...

IMN holds August Conference on unity, interfaith dialogue

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - On Friday the 11th of Aug 2017 The Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (AFIMN) organzed its annual August Conference on unity and interfaith dialogue. It began with a remarkable lecture by Dr. Aliyu Tilde on 'How hate preaching is destroying the fabrics of unity in Nigeria'. Reverend Joshua Ray Maina of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Bauchi Chapter delivered his lecture on the topic 'How to ...

Top Shiite Cleric Sentenced to 13 Years in Saudi Jail

The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh passed the ruling on the 66-year-old clergyman on Thursday, Arabic-language and independent Yemenat news website reported. Sheikh Radhi’s relatives strongly condemned the court ruling, describing it as the application of the death penalty against the Shia cleric since he is already suffering from heart failure and cannot stand the harsh prison condition. Sheikh Radhi was arrested on March 21, ...

Birth anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S) celebrated across Pakistan

Different programs were held in all major cities of Pakistan including, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar to mark the auspicious occasion. Lovers of Imam Reza (A.S) in Pakistan belonging to both Sunni and Shia communities attended the ceremonies. Ulema and religious scholars in their speeches highlighted the character and virtues of Imam Reza (A.S). They urged Muslims to follow the teachings of Imam Reza (A.S) throughout ...

20th gathering of German Muslim women held in Copenhagen

Fifty-four Muslim women attended the three-day gathering from Friday to Sunday (July 16-18), according to the Islamic Center of Hamburg, which hosted the event. The women were from cities like Bonn, Hamburg, Berlin, and Wiesbaden. The theme of this year’s meeting was "Criterion for Choosing the Right Role Model in Life”. Speeches and question and answer sessions on the mentioned theme, attending Friday prayers at ...

Billboard educates Americans about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

There had been some recent attacks targeting Muslims in Chicago and across the nation. Islamophobia at times stems from the lack of education about Islam and Prophet Muhammad or education from unreliable sources,” Sabeel Ahmed, executive director of GainPeace, said in a statement. "Thus, we want to offer our fellow Americans an opportunity to learn the true teachings of Islam from its main source, the Quran. "Previous educational ...

Illinois residents visit Islamic Center to know about Islam

his was the first visit for some within DeKalb’s Beloved Community. The group is open to people of different beliefs and backgrounds. They meet monthly at various locations to discuss a variety of topics facing residents of the DeKalb area.Michelle Goodenough heard about the tour in her home church’s Sunday bulletin. "We are a community, and we should extend our fellowship beyond our church doors," Goodenough said. "We are amongst ...

Islamic psychology will be offered in University of Iowa, US

Introduction to Islamic Psychology is the start of what UI adjunct professor Carrie York Al-Karam hopes will blossom into an Islamic Psychology Institute offering an Islamic psychology certificate.“It’s not even just a new course at the University of Iowa,” York Al-Karam told The Gazette. “It’s a new course; nobody is teaching this.”Islamic Psychology will be offered online for three semester hours this fall ...

Takfiri cleric rapes young girl in Karachi

Musmah alleged that the cleric also threatened to kill her entire family if she disclosed the occurrence to anyone. “The cleric of the neighborhood mosque called for me and then raped me,” she said.“He told me to keep quiet or else he would kill me along with my entire family,” Musmah added.The alleged victim is a resident of Malir and also happens to be one of the students at the Madrassah (school).The police have ...

Canada's longest Muslim conference opens doors to promote multi-faith conversation

Muslims come out to the gathering, dubbed Jalsa Salana, to socialize, listen to lectures and engage in dialogue about current events affecting their community. Safwan Choudhry, an event organizer, said it's also an open-door affair that offers non-Muslim Canadians a chance to come and ask any questions they may have. "There are booths that talk about what's happening geo-politically around the world and in the Middle East, there are ...

Muslim girl abducted, killed after leaving mosque in Virginia

The All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling on Monday identified the missing girl as Nabra. Her last name is currently being withheld. Local media reports that Nabra was a student who just finished her second year of high school. "We are devastated and heartbroken as our community undergoes and processes this traumatic event," ADAMS said in a statement. "It is a time for us to come together to pray and care for our youth." Nabra ...

Anjuman Shari Shian marks 'Demolition of Jannat-ul-Baqee’ anniv.

Terming the demolition and desecration of Jannat-ul-Baqi’ as the plot hatched by anti-Islamic elements, president Anjuman Shari Shian Aga Sayed Hasan Almosavi Al-Safavi said that Jannat-ul-Baqi’ is a much revered graveyard located in Madinah Munawwarah in Saudi Arabia.“Many great personalities of the AhlulBayt immaculate members of Prophets including his successors are laid to rest there but the Al-Saud government didn’t ...

Muslim leaders launch European tour to protest against terrorism

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Dozens of religious leaders boarded a bus on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Saturday to kick off a European tour of the sites of recent terrorist attacks to remember the victims and condemn violence. Tour stops will include Berlin -- where organizers say they hope to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel -- Brussels and Nice, with a return to Paris for July 14, the first anniversary of the Nice truck attack. ISIS claimed ...

Nigerian court rejects lawsuit filed by Sheikh Zakzaky against army

The Federal High Court in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna on Friday rejected the suit by the prominent Shia cleric, who was seeking 5.6 million dollars in damages over the 2015 attacks by army troopers that led to the killing of some 350 of his followers in the northern city of Zaria, including his three children. Zakzaky was himself brutally injured, and his house was reportedly destroyed by the Nigerian army in the attack. He has been ...

India puts Kashmir in lockdown

Officials and witnesses said residents in at least four places in southern Kashmir tried to march on the streets while chanting slogans in favor of militants and ending Indian rule. Police and paramilitary soldiers fired tear gas to disperse the crowds. The protesters responded by hurling rocks at troops. No one was immediately reported injured in the clashes. While Kashmir has remained on edge, the Indian and Pakistani armies, which regularly ...

Senior Shiite cleric: Bahrain will not be healed through severe security choices

In a statement Thursday (July 6, 2017), Sayed Al-Ghuraifi noted that people are still praying for this country to be saved from all its crises that have become a huge burden on its people. He further stressed that "this country will not be healed by severe security choices, as they are choices that push towards more complications and tensions. He confirmed that the country would "be healed from its crises through understanding, dialogue, and ...

Bahraini Shiite cleric arrested for 2 weeks pending investigation

The prosecution accused him of "inciting hatred against the regime and inciting contempt against a sect" over the background of a sermon he recently delivered. The authorities intensified their campaign against Shiite clerics, summoned and arrested dozens of them, since the citizenship revocation of the Shiite majority spiritual leader, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim on June 20, 2016. Shiites in Bahrain complain about sectarian discrimination ...

Ramadan is wonderful for some non-Muslim Japanese

One example of those differences is the concept of "religion”. Let me give you an idea about religion in Japan. To begin with, Buddhism and Shinto are the two most popular religions in Japan. Interestingly, they do not contradict in values and teachings. So, one can actually believe in both, as most Japanese do. However, when it comes to marriage, or death, most of Japanese follow Buddhism traditions and rituals. From my experience, most ...

Around 10,000 Yemeni patients died due to Saudi siege

emeni media quoted the ministry’s spokesman Abdul-Hakim al-Kuhlani as saying on Tuesday that the deaths were the result of the Saudi regime’s “continued aggression, siege and continued hostile restrictions on Sana’a International Airport.” He said some 75,000 patients are estimated to be in need of seeking treatment abroad each year, slamming Riyadh and its allies for targeting Yemeni civilians and, at the same ...

30 detained members of IMN released on bail in Kano

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria who arrested during 1437 Arabeen Symbolic Trek from Kano were released on bail by a Court in Kano after spending months in Prison. They were release on Wednesday the 7th of April 2017. Among those released are 20 males and 10 females including minors.It could be recalled that well armed police men in tens of trucks on Monday the 14th Safar, 1438 (14/11/2016), opened fire on the ...