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Prisoners in Ajman attend religious lectures


August 8th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, Aug 7 (IANS/WAM) Prisoners serving terms in a penitentiary in Ajman in the UAE are listening to religious lectures delivered by scholars at the prison.The lectures are being organised ... Read more...

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Jordan condemns Israeli settlers’ breaking into Al-Aqsa mosque


February 20th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Feb 19 (IANS) Jordan Sunday condemned breaking into Al-Aqsa mosque by Israeli settlers, calling on Arabs and Muslims to intervene to halt such violations, media reports said."Jewish settlers, a ... Read more...

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Maldives vandalism stirs fears of extremism: NYT


February 16th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) An attack by vandals at the national museum in the Maldives capital was reminiscent of the Taliban's demolition of the Buddha statues in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Ethiopia gay meet creates buzz on Facebook


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dec 3 (IANS) A controversial gay conference, which began here in the Ethiopian capital despite an uproar from the public and religious leaders, has generated a ... Read more...

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Jehadis want an India-Pakistan nuke war: Hiro


November 16th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Islamists want to see a nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan but jehadi appeal in India is waning because Muslims in the country believe ... Read more...

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Skincare products okay to use during Ramadan


August 13th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 13 (IANS) All kinds of skin creams and lotions used externally do not amount to a violation of the fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, according ... Read more...

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UAE holds religious lectures on Ramadan


August 13th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 12 (IANS/WAM) The health ministry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has organised religious lectures for employees in Abu Dhabi to increase awareness on the Islamic holy ... Read more...

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UAE to open 140 new mosques in 2011


June 28th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 28 (IANS/WAM) A total of 140 new mosques will be opened across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year, an official said.Mohammed Obeid Al Mazrouei, executive director ... Read more...

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Bahrain to disband two opposition groups for threatening national unity


April 15th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
MANAMA, BAHRAIN (BNO NEWS) -- Bahrain's Justice Ministry on Thursday informed that legal cases were filed against two Shia opposition groups for threatening national unity, a move aimed at disbanding and outlawing ... Read more...

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Kuwait may pardon prisoners who memorise Quran


February 4th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Feb 4 (ANI): Kuwait's Endowments and Islamic Affairs ministry has said that prisoners who can memorise the Quran might be eligible for the annual pardon.The decision will be part of efforts ... Read more...

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Over 350,000 fatwas expected to be issued by end of 2010


December 28th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Dec 28 (ANI): Over 350,000 fatwas, or Islamic religious decrees, are reportedly expected to be issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowmen (Awqaf) by the end of the ... Read more...

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Quick marriages among young Muslim couples up divorce rate in Malaysia


November 18th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 18 (ANI): The divorce rate in Malaysia is increasing, and one of the contributing factors has been put down to quickie marriages among young Muslim couples.According to statistics, about ... Read more...

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1,900 convert to Islam in Dubai


September 16th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 15 (IANS/WAM) Some 1,900 people from 25 countries have converted to Islam since the beginning of this year, the authorities in Dubai said Wednesday. Of them, 397 people voluntarily came ... Read more...

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Karzai demands probe of US-backed anti-corruption task force


August 5th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Maimana (Afghanistan), Aug.5 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai has demanded an investigation into a U.S.-backed anti-corruption task force, following the arrest of several senior Afghan officials on graft charges.The new probe ... Read more...

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UAE issues fatwa against ‘haram’ vuvuzelas


July 10th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 10(ANI): A fatwa has been issued against vuvuzelas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying that the plastic horns will not be permitted in the Gulf country if they exceed ... Read more...

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Fatwa issued against vuvuzela


July 9th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 9 (IANS) The vuvuzela, the plastic trumpet made famous by the football World Cup in South Africa, is in trouble in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the authorities ... Read more...

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US officials slam Karzai aides over derailing corruption cases


June 28th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): US officials have slammed top officials of the Afghanistan Government for often blocking corruption investigations of well-connected Afghans.According to The Washington Post, U.S. officials, who have provided ... Read more...

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Lyricist Javed Akhtar gets e-mail threat for criticizing Deoband fatwa


May 15th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 15 (ANI): Lyricist and Rajya Sabha member Javed Akhtar on Saturday lodged a case with the Mumbai Police after he received a e-mail threat for criticizing a fatwa banning ... Read more...

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‘Form inter-faith council before it’s too late’


January 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 18 (IANS) An inter-faith council to deal with religious issues is being mooted in multi-religious Malaysia and an ethnic Indian leader has said it should be constituted "before it ... Read more...

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Arrest warrant issued against two ministers in Karzai’s cabinet


November 22nd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov. 22 (ANI): Two ministers in Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's cabinet are facing arrests on theft and fraud charges, as investigators in the country's newly set-up anti-corruption force have gathered sufficient ... Read more...

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UAE begins search for Ramadan moon


August 18th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 18 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Justice Minister Hadef Jowan Al Dhahiri has issued a notification urging the Sharia courts across the country to look out for the ... Read more...

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After beards and vulgar music, Taliban now guns for “unIslamic”media, banking


April 30th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore,Apr.30 (ANI): After banning NGO's , cable TV and music shops in the region, the Swat chapter of the Taliban has now warned of carrying out 'reform' of journalism and the ... Read more...

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Malaysian kids to be raised in parents’ religion at marriage


April 24th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 24 (IANS) The Malaysian government has decided that children should be raised in the religion which their parents had at the time of marriage, even if one of the ... Read more...

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Kids being kicked in head like football in Brit madrassas Koran classes


December 10th, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): British Muslim kids are being beaten and abused regularly by teachers at some madrassas during Islamic evening classes despite ban on corporal punishments in schools.Almost 1,600 madrassas ... Read more...

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Yoga declared ”haram” in Malaysian state of Sarawak


December 10th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec.10 (ANI): Yoga has been declared haram in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which is one of two on the island of Borneo. Muslims in the state have been banned ... Read more...

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Students beaten, abused in some British madrassas: study


December 10th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Children studying in some madrassas in Britain are being regularly beaten and abused by their teachers, according to a study by an imam.Irfan Chisti, a former government adviser ... Read more...

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World’’s first Islamic helpline in Abu Dhabi gaining in popularity


October 10th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Abu Dhabi, Oct.10 (ANI): Believe it or not, religious advice pertaining to the Koran and other Islamic injunctions is now available on the Internet. All this is thanks to 48-year-old Abdul ... Read more...

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Nigerian man with 86 wives agrees to divorce 82


September 1st, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja (Nigeria), Sep 1 (DPA) An 84-year-old Nigerian man with 86 wives and 170 children has accepted a decree issued by Islamic authorities that he must divorce 82 of them, reports said ... Read more...

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Islamic court orders man to divorce 82 of his 86 wives or die!


August 22nd, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Aug 22 (ANI): Nigeria''s Islamic authority has told an 84-year-old man who has 86 wives to choose only four and repent within three days or else he will be sentenced ... Read more...

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Two women figure in Kuwait’s new 15-member cabinet


May 29th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, May 29 (IANS) Two women are among a new 15-member cabinet formed in Kuwait following elections in the Gulf city-state earlier this month. Kuwait's ruler Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah approved ... Read more...

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Malaysian cleric slams leader of Indian origin


May 15th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 15 (IANS) Malaysian Indian leader Karpal Singh's criticism of a member of the Malaysian royal family is tantamount to being disrespectful to Islam, Harussani Zakaria, the mufti (interpreter of ... Read more...

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UAE university in Afghanistan opens


March 23rd, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin
Khost (Afghanistan), March 23 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened a university in eastern Afghan city of Khost to help Afghan students pursue higher studies, WAM news agency reported. Some ... Read more...

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India fixes minimum wage for its maids in UAE


February 21st, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, Feb 21 (IANS) India has fixed a minimum wage for its female household service workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at 1,100 dirhams ($300) per month. "The minimum ... Read more...

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