Category: Culture

Opinion: The Four Investments

| 14/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Four Investments

If you can choose “what you want to be in life,” then you are privileged – full stop. There is tremendous power and privilege in having the ability to choose your goal.

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UAE: From student to honoured guest

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
UAE: From student to honoured guest

Renowned American scholar Shaikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson returns to the country where he studied Islam over 30 years ago, reaching out to Muslims with words of wisdom and guidance.

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Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia

| 11/08/2012 | 1 Reply
Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia

The Gulf kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers. Construction is planned to begin next year.

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China: Work, Worship in Ramadan for Chinese Muslims

| 22/07/2012 | Reply
China: Work, Worship in Ramadan for Chinese Muslims

According to official data, China has 22 million Muslims, most of them are concentrated in Xinjiang, Ningxia, Gansu, and Qinghai regions and provinces. Unofficially, Muslim groups say the number is even higher, 65-100 million.

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Ramadan Warning In Saudi Arabia To Non-Muslims

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
Ramadan Warning In Saudi Arabia To Non-Muslims

Saudi authorities warned non-Muslim expatriates on Friday, the first day of Ramadan, not to eat, drink, or smoke in public until the end of the Muslim holy month’s sunrise-to-sunset fast – or face expulsion.

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Opinion: Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

| 16/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

For more than a quarter of a century Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has been involved in interreligious and intercultural dialogue on high levels. What put him into the media though was his Muslim community project, Park 51.

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UK: Hoodforts youth project enjoys BFI success

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Hoodforts youth project enjoys BFI success

The film is aimed at challenging judgements and common misconceptions about people. It took five months to make, and with most of the work undertaken by ten 14-16 year olds, along with volunteer film-makers and photographers with connections to Mile End.

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UK: The great Asian gold theft crisis

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
UK: The great Asian gold theft crisis

Last year, several police forces in areas where there is a large Asian community, such as Leicester and Slough, ran awareness campaigns after a spate of opportunistic robberies. With other investments looking distinctly shaky in the economic crisis, last year gold prices reached record levels.

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A Fresh Look At Muslims And Secularism In The UK

| 26/05/2012 | Reply
A Fresh Look At Muslims And Secularism In The UK

It is worth emphasising that many Muslims actually see no contradiction between religious values and the framework of secular procedures and institutions in the UK. Procedural secularism provides many benefits for British Muslims, including religious freedom.

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UAE Olympic team exempted from Ramadan fast

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UAE Olympic team exempted from Ramadan fast

“There will be no pressure on the players to fast since the Grand Mufti of Dubai Sheikh Ahmed Al Haddad had said players who do not fast can make up by fasting in the period following the games,” says UAE’s Olympic football coach.

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UK: Leicester has elected its first Muslim Mayor

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Leicester has elected its first Muslim Mayor

Leicester, one of the most rapidly Islamizing cities in England, has elected its first-ever Muslim mayor. Abdul Razak Osman, an Indian-origin Muslim who was born in Kenya and who immigrated to Britain in 1971, was sworn into office on May 18.

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USA: Muslims on Wall Street: Pragmatic over Dogmatic

| 21/05/2012 | Reply
USA: Muslims on Wall Street: Pragmatic over Dogmatic

Muslims, like other people with strong beliefs, do not see themselves exclusively focused on or defined by such issues. Islam has spread throughout the world because of its dynamic nature, where it influences local customs and is ‘influenced’ by the older local culture.

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Story of Canada’s Midnight Sun Mosque To Become a Documentary

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Story of Canada’s Midnight Sun Mosque To Become a Documentary

The film, to be called Arctic Mosque, will tell the story of the 4,000 km journey the mosque took in 2010 from the prairie city of Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba where it was built, to Inuvik, the most northern town in Canada’s Arctic. The documentary will also offer a revealing portrait of Islamic life in the far north.

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UK: The legacy of Victorian England’s first Islamic convert

| 27/04/2012 | Reply
UK: The legacy of Victorian England’s first Islamic convert

In 1894 the title of Sheikh-ul-Islam, leader of Muslims in the British Isles, was conferred on William Abdullah Quilliam by the last Ottoman caliph, Sultan Abdul Hamid II. He was also appointed Vice Consul of Persia by the Shah.

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UK: Halal Music Inspires World Muslim Youth

| 14/04/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal Music Inspires World Muslim Youth

Providing youth with halal, positive and inspirational music, Muslim singers are producing an Islamic version of famous international lyrics to attract young listeners.

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China: Traditional Muslim weddings with a twist

| 11/04/2012 | Reply
China: Traditional Muslim weddings with a twist

Mixed marriages, usually involving a Muslim man and Han Chinese woman, are on the rise in Beijing. Urban Muslims now have different wedding choices, but not all of them adhere to Islam.

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Malaysia: World Halal Forum 2012 – Cultivating a Universal Halal Lifestyle

| 05/04/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Forum 2012 – Cultivating a Universal Halal Lifestyle

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hj Mohd Yassin, in his keynote address, praised the World Halal Forum for its efforts in emphasizing on a universal appeal on Halal principles and for leveraging on creative channels like the arts, media and entertainment in spreading good values.

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Trends: Oliver Stone’s Filmmaker Son Converts to Islam

| 01/04/2012 | Reply
Trends: Oliver Stone’s Filmmaker Son Converts to Islam

Sean Stone, the son of prominent U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, has converted to Islam while filming a documentary in Iran. The trend towards conversion to Islam has apparently been accelerating in recent years in the West.

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Turkey: A Fashion Magazine Unshy About Baring a Bit of Piety

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
Turkey: A Fashion Magazine Unshy About Baring a Bit of Piety

The success of Ala, which has attracted 30,000 subscribers since its founding in June, reflects the rise of an Islamic bourgeoisie in Turkey that has prospered under the Islam-inspired Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Opinion: The problems facing Muslim nations

| 18/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The problems facing Muslim nations

Most Islamic countries are being left behind in social progress as compared with other nations. There are essentially five reasons for this situation.

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