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Swedish Arabs & Muslims form new body
MALMO, Sweden: Arabs and Muslims living in Sweden have formed a new organization here aimed at enhancing political awareness particularly among those Swedish politicians of Arab and Islamic origins.
Symposiums on Islam held in Hungary
BUDAPEST, Hungary: Muslims in Hungary arranged recently a number of seminars and symposiums on Islam, reports said.
France forms Muslim council
PARIS, France: A two-day conference of the French government and Muslim leaders concluded here on Friday agreeing to the creation of the first body to represent the country's five million Muslims - Europe's largest community - and serve as a link to French officialdom.
American Muslims file suit over mass arrests
LOS ANGELES: US Muslims have launched a class action lawsuit against the federal government officials over the arrest last week of as many as 1,000 visa holder Muslim men.
Workshop on rights of women held in Bahrain
MANAMA, Bahrain: A two-day training workshop about the rights of women in connection with Copenhagen agreement organized by Bahrain Centre for Human Rights concluded on Sunday.
Muslim-American convention criticizes Patriot Act
LONG BEACH: A Muslim-American convention said the USA Patriot Act constitutes the biggest threat to democracy in the United States, reports said Monday.
EIC holds seminar on Islam at E parliament
BRUSSELS: A seminar with the theme “European Islam or Islam in Europe” was held in the European Parliament here under the auspices of the European Islamic Congress (EIC) and other entities.
Quran encyclopedia Vol II completes
CAIRO, Egypt: The Supreme Council of Egypt for Islamic Affairs has completed Volume II of the Holy Qur’an Encyclopedia, Egyptian Minister of Endowments Dr. Mahmoud Zaqzouq announced.
French Muslims agree to work under an umbrella
PARIS, France: Three main Muslim groups in France have clinched an agreement aimed at organizing for the first time the country’s five million Muslim population within a single representative body authorized to present their interests before the government.
Eid-ul-Fitr marked in Pak with devotion
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – DEC 6: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated throughout Pakistan on Friday, 6 December with due respect and devotion. Magnificent Eid congregations were held in Mosques, Imambargahs and open places in which millions of Farzandaan-e-Tauheed offered Eid Prayers.
Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations across globe
SYDNEY, Australia: Eid-ul-Fitr was observed on Friday in Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, United States, Australia, Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, Greece and other countries with religious respect and fervor.
Solidarity with Pals expressed on World Quds Day
MANAMA, Bahrain: Thousands of demonstrators flocked to the streets of Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Spain and South Africa against Israeli usurpation of Al-Quds expressing solidarity with innocent Palestinians on last Friday of Ramadan marking World Al-Quds Day.
“Al-Quds solidarity with Oppressed Day” marked in Pak
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – 29 Nov: Jumatul Wida was observed in twin cities: federal capital Islamabad and Rawalpindi like other parts of the country as “Al-Quds solidarity with Oppressed Day” (Youm-ul-Quds Himayat-e-Masloomin) in line with the announcement made by Quaid-e-Millat-e-Jafariya, Pakistan, Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi, with religious and national zeal renewing this resolve to keep continue support for mujahideen fighting for liberation of Al-Quds and freedom of Kashmir.
Egyptian Museum celebrates century with festival
CAIRO, Egypt: The Egyptian Museum on Monday celebrated a century since its opening in 1902 with a four-day festival during which 250 pieces would be exhibited for the first time.
Egypt embarks repairing Hazrat Zainab (SA) Mosque
CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt has initiated a plan to repair and restore ancient, historic and landmark mosques at a cost of millions of dollars.
Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr
AMMAN, Jordan: Muslims in most parts of the world celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with devotion on Thursday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Winners awarded in Tunisia's Quran contest
TUNIS: Tunisian President Zain Al-Abidine Bin Ali awarded winners of Tunisia's first international Quran-reciting competition, national one.
Jashan Nazool-e-Quran marked in Pakistan
RAWALPINDI, December 3: Jashan Nazool-e-Quran was observed throughout Pakistan with due religious devotion and dignity in line with the announcement made by Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi, chief of the Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya, Pakistan. Ulema-e-Karaam, Khateebs, Aimma Masajid and Waizeen highlighted the blessings of Nazool-e-Quran during the holy month of Ramazan, Khanwada-e-Muhamamad and Aal-e-Muhammad (A.S.) and their pious companions and the Shab-e-Qadar.
Seminar held on Keys to approaching Quran
LONDON: A Seminar on “Keys to approaching & understanding Quran” patronized by the Liaison office of H.E Ayatullah Al-Udhma Sayyid Seestani in London was arranged on Saturday 30th November.
Khutaba condemn Israeli usurpation of Al-Quds
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – 29 Nov: Protest congregation and gathering were held in mosques throughout the country under the auspices of Jamiat Ulama-e-Jafria Pakistan on Jumatul Wida to mark “Al-Quds solidarity with Oppressed Day” as announced by Quaid-e-Millat-e-Jafariya, Pakistan, Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi.
Yemen schools Quran contest ends
SANAA, Yemen: Yemen schools Holy Quran countrywide Contest organized by Ministry of Education has concluded, reports said Wednesday.
Tunisia ready to hold international Quran contest
TUNIS: The International Quranic Contest is scheduled to be held in Tunisia for the first time at the initiative of the Tunisian President Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali.
Ramadan nights at cultural garden Sayyedah Zainab (SA)
CAIRO, Egypt: Egyptian General Organization for Cultural Palaces has presented its this year Ramadan schedule most important of which is cultural program named as “layali Al-Mahroosah”, currently going on at cultural garden in Sayyedah Zainab (SA) Shrine Mosque, Cairo.
Battle of Badr marked in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI: In commemoration of the Battle of Badr, a ceremony patronized by the Minister of Islamic Affairs and Endowments Muhammad bin Nakhira Al-Dhahiri was held here on Thursday.
Turkey: Kaya & daughters back in prison for hijab
Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) are deeply concerned at recent events in Turkey regarding journalist and activist Huda Kaya and her three daughters. Huda Kaya and her daughters, Nuralhuq, Nurcihan and Intisaar Saaticoglu had previously faced a possible death penalty for attending a demonstration against the hijab ban in Malatya, in October 1998.
CAIR to launch campaign on Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
WASHINGTON: Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has announced to launch an extensive campaign aimed at disseminating the correct information to the American public about the prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh & hp), his holy personality and character.
Documentary on Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to air soon
One could find the detail of the documentary movie on Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), The Legacy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), airing on PBS channel on December 18.
Muslim freedom threatened in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia: The Australian Muslims have warned the government that democratic freedoms are under threat because of new laws that have turned the intelligence services into a secret police.
Muslims in Tanzania oppose terrorism bill
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania: A number of people in Tanzania, especially Muslims, have opposed a terrorism bill adopted by the parliament last week.
Morocco: Quran reciting contest for prisoners
RABAT, Morocco: Morocco is holding annual Quran reciting contest during the blessed month of Ramadan with retirees and prisoners its main participants.
Dutch Parliament calls Islamic schools shut down
AMSTERDAM, Holland: The Dutch Parliament has called for the closure of Islamic schools in the country, reports said.
Quran classes at Imam Hussain Islamic Centre
SYDNEY, Australia: In connection with the holy month of Ramadan, Imam Husain Islamic Centre Australia has arranged Arabic teaching and Quran recitation classes.
Az-Zainabia Islamic Seminary conference held
DAMASCUS, Syria: The second annual conference for Hawzah Al-Ilmiyah Az-Zainabia (Az-Zainabia Islamic Seminary), women section, was held on November 4 in Syrian Capital city of Damascus on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
Kuwaiti Shiite Scholars felicitate on Ramadan beginning
KUWAIT CITY: Shiite Muslim Scholars Group in Kuwait has extended its felicitation on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan to Islamic Ummah in general and Kuwaiti Muslims in particular.
Montenegrin Muslims living in pathetic state
MONTENEGRO: Ex-minister in the Montenegrin Government Hedaya Kalash disclosed that the Muslims in his country are living in pathetic state and going through very acute economic times.
Bahrain new Cabinet keeps Ex-exiled Shiite leader
MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrain has named on Monday a new and expanded cabinet with a former leader of the exiled Shiite Muslim opposition among six new ministers in the government lineup.
Symposium on Islamic-Christian relations held
ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia organized a scientific symposium on relations between Islam and Christianity, reports said on Monday.
Quran teaching program in Syria during Ramadan
DAMASCUS, Syria: Khidmah Ahlil Bayt (AS) Organization has made arrangements to hold its annual program for teaching and causing to memorize holy Quran in connection with the holy month of Ramadan.
Japanese tourists convert to Islam in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran: A forty-five-member group of Japanese tourists visiting Iran held meeting with the head of Islamic Cultural and Communications Organization Hujjat-ul-Islam Mahmoud Muhammadi Araki in Tehran on Tuesday and adopted the Islamic faith.
Islamic satellite channel in English begins
WASHINGTON: First Islamic satellite channel in English language, Al-Majd 2, opens on the beginning of the holy month of Ramdhan.
Mecca Cola launched
SAINT DENIS, Paris: A new soft drink named Mecca Cola, with labels in Arabic and English, are seen in Paris on Friday, November 8.
2m Umrah visas to be issued in Ramadan
MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia: Saudi government will issue a total of 2.4 million visit visas to Umrah (off-seasonal pilgrimage) pilgrims to Holy Ka’aba in Makkah this year, during the holy month of Ramadan.
Tehran International Quran exhibition in Ramazan
TEHRAN, Iran: The tenth International Exhibition for Holy Quran will be opened in Iran’s capital city of Tehran on November 10 in connection with the holy month of Ramazan.
Muslim heritage study seminar folds in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen: A regional seminar on “The Preservation of the Arab and Muslim Cultural Heritage” concluded here in Yemen, reports said on Tuesday.
Hussainiyah Al-Mustafa (SAW) opens in Hazrat Zaynab (AS)’s city
DAMASCUS, Syria: A special ceremony in connection with the opening of Hussainiyah Al-Mustafa (Peace of Allah be upon him & his pure progeny) was held in Syrian capital Damascus on 12th day of Shaban coinciding the birth anniversary of Hazrat Imam Al-Hujjah Al-Mahdi (AS) on 15 Shaban.
Lebanese Shiite Council VP meets Syrian president
DAMASCUS, Syria: Vice President Supreme Islamic Shiite Council of Lebanon Al-Sheikh Abdul Amir Qublan held meeting with Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad in Damascus on Thursday.
Islamic Crescent committee meets in Doha
DOHA, Qatar: Islamic Committee of the International Crescent held its 18th session in Doha with the situation in Palestine as well as problem of hunger and refugees in the Muslim world on its agenda.
Quran contest concludes in Yemen
TAIZ, Yemen: The Quran Contest in the Taiz Region of Yemen has ended with a function to honor the winners of the competition, reports said Monday.
New Muslims induction course begins in Rwanda
KIGALI, Rwanda: The Riyadh-based World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) inaugurated a month-long induction course for new Muslims in Kigali aimed at acquainting them with Islam, its principles and practices.
Hussainiyah Al-Moosavi opens in Kuwait
KUWAIT CITY: Hussainiyyah Al-Haaj Sayid Ali Al-Moosavi was opened in the capital city of Kuwait on the happy occasion of the birth anniversary of The Lord of Martyrs Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS).
Annual Int Quran Competition begins in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The 44th International Quran Recital Competition began at Dewan Merdeka of the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, on Friday night.
Mosque attacked in Australia after Bali attack
MELBOURNE, Australia: Arsonists on early Thursday attacked a Melbourne mosque, leaving its windows smashed and carpets burned.
Quran competition concludes in Tehran
TEHRAN, Iran: The 19th International Competition of Holy Quran memorization, recitation and interpretation wrapped up in capital city of Tehran on Monday.
Annual Quran Conference in Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria: Seventh Annual Quran Conference opened on Saturday on the occasion of Mab’ath under the auspice of Hawzah Al-Imam Al-Qaem (ATF) in Damascus, Syria.
39,000 tourists visit City of Hazrat Masoomah (SA)
HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Around 39,000 tourists mostly from Islamic countries including Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf littoral states have visited the holy city of Qom over the past five months.
New year classes begin at Hawza Ilmiya Zaynabia
DAMASCUS, Syria: Al-Hawza Al-Ilmiya Az-Zaynabia Women Section in Damascus, Syria, started its new year classes 1423 AH - 1424 AH in the midst of Rajab Al-Asab, reports said.
Art exhibition in Tehran on Imam Ali (AS)’s birth
TEHRAN, Iran: An art exhibition of the art work of renowned Iranian artist Muhammad Maher was held at the reception of Museum of fine arts in Sa’adabad, north of Iran’s capital, Tehran on Rajab 12, September 20, Friday.
Bosnia Mosque bombing slammed
SARAJEVO: Bosnia's Muslim-Croat Federation premier Alija Behmen has slammed the bomb attack on a mosque in the neighboring Serb-ruled area of the country as a direct blow to peace.
MSO demands separate Deenyat curriculum teaching arrangements for Shia students
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – 08 Sept: Mukhtar Students Organization has demanded from the government to make arrangements for teaching of separate Deenyat curriculum for Shia students (male/female) across the country including Northern Areas instead of disturbing already agreed upon issues.
Muslims held without charge in UK express rage
LONDON: Muslims detained without charge for the past nine months under new British terror laws in the wake of Sept 11 terror attacks on US, have expressed anger and frustration at their continued detention, the Guardian reported.
Summit of World Assembly for Ansar Ahlil Bayt (AS) ends
CAIRO, Egypt: The second conference of World Assembly for Ansar Ahlil Bayt (AS) was ended on Tuesday, September 3 in Cairo, Egypt.
US Muslims’ annual convention opens in Washington
WASHINGTON: The largest annual convention of American Muslims run by the Islamic Society of North America opened in Washington on Friday with prayers for the victims of Sept 11 and for Muslims suffering harassment in the wake of the attacks.
British Library records Quran for net users
LONDON: A rare 700-year-old copy of Holy Quran has been digitally recorded for Internet users by the British library.
S Arabia demolishes another grave of Aal-e-Rasool (PBUT)
MEDINA MUNAWWARAH, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Government has demolished the Holy tomb of Hazrat Ali Al Orayz bin Hazrat Imam Zaynul Abidin bin Hazrat Imam Al Hussein bin Hazrat Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib (peace of Allah be upon them).
Gold plated Quran in Ar Rizvi Muesum
MASH’HAD MOQADDESAH, Iran: From among the exquisite special items kept at the Museum of Al Haram Ar Rizvi (AS) in the Holy City of Mash’had, Iran, there is a rare copy of Holy Quran containing number 1586 in the guide of relics of the Museum.
Hussaini Youth Conference held at Bangalore
BANGALORE, India: At the invitation of Al-Balagh Organization-India represented by Moulana Syed Mohammed Tasdeeq and Moulana Syed Manzoor Raza, a youth conference with the: “The Spiritual Awakening”, was held on July 26th and 27th, 2002 at Bangalore. The agenda for the symposium was “Youth and their problems”. An attendance of youth from all over Karnataka was observed at the summit.
“World Week of Mosque” observed
TEHRAN, Iran: Vice-Chief of Islamic Propagation Organization (IPO) Hujjatul Islam Mussapur has said mosques are symbol of manifestation of unity and power of the Muslims which reflect the social aspect, spiritual health and happiness of the Islamic society.
Save Al-hoda mosque Bangkok from demolition
BANGKOK, Thailand: Masjid Al-hoda, located in southern part of Bangkok, forms the religious backbone for the community where local momineen and momenat congregate regularly. Most of them are recent converts to Shia Ithna Aheri faith.
Al Azhar Varsity bans Shiite periodical
CAIRO, Egypt: Islamic Research Academy subordinate to Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt has stopped the circulation of Islamic periodical named as “Turasona” (our heritage) in markets and different libraries, alleging that it contains matter against the spirit of Islam.