Belgium: Muslim, Jewish groups to appeal Belgian slaughter ban
19th May 2017

Belgium: Muslim, Jewish groups to appeal Belgian slaughter ban

By Serife Cetin and Hatem Sakly   BRUSSELS (AA): Muslim and Jewish communities in Belgium are to appeal a decision by one of the country’s regions to prohibit the slaughter of un-stunned animals. It would effectively criminalize halal and kosher … Continued

Iraq: One person killed, scores injured as Shia Muslim pilgrims stampede
24th Apr 2017

Iraq: One person killed, scores injured as Shia Muslim pilgrims stampede

By Ali Jawad   BAGHDAD (AA): One elderly man was killed, 250 of Shia Muslim pilgrims were injured in a stampede in Baghdad on Sunday, panicked by rumors a suicide bomber was about to blow himself up, according to an … Continued

US family wins battle, names baby ‘Allah’
21st Apr 2017

US family wins battle, names baby ‘Allah’

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): A family in the U.S. state of Georgia has been issued a birth certificate for their child with the surname of “Allah” after the state initially declined to issue the document, according to the … Continued

US: Muslims raise $80K to repair Jewish cemetery
23rd Feb 2017

US: Muslims raise $80K to repair Jewish cemetery

NEW YORK (AA) : Muslim activists raised more than $78,000 as of early Wednesday afternoon to help repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, Missouri. Organizers were “overjoyed” the campaign on launchgood.com reached its goal of $20,000 within three … Continued

Germany: Imams’ flats searched in ‘espionage’ probe
16th Feb 2017

Germany: Imams’ flats searched in ‘espionage’ probe

By Ayhan Simsek and Mesut Zeyrek   BERLIN (AA): German police Wednesday searched the apartments of four Turkish imams as part of an investigation into alleged intelligence-gathering activities. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement that the imams are … Continued

Pakistan: Sindh province outlaws forced conversions
25th Nov 2016

Pakistan: Sindh province outlaws forced conversions

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): Lawmakers in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province have passed a bill outlawing forced religious conversions, declaring them a punishable crime. Parties across the board passed the bill which does not allow anyone under 18 to … Continued

UK: Eid Al Adha message from Leader of Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn
12th Sep 2016

UK: Eid Al Adha message from Leader of Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn

Eid Al Adha message from Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn, MP:   “On behalf of the Labour Party, I want to send my best wishes to all Muslims in the United … Continued

UK: Eid al Adha message from PM Theresa May
12th Sep 2016

UK: Eid al Adha message from PM Theresa May

Eid Al Adha Message from Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, MP:   “To all Muslims in Britain and around the world I wish you a blessed Eid al-Adha. I know this festival means a great deal to communities, a … Continued

Faith & Reason: What Robert Kilroy-Silk needs now is a trip to Mecca
11th Sep 2016

Faith & Reason: What Robert Kilroy-Silk needs now is a trip to Mecca

This is an artile on written by the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi on the Hajj in The Independent newspaper on 24 January 2004   Faith & Reason: What Robert Kilroy-Silk needs now is a trip to … Continued

Saudi Arabia denies hiring Israeli firm to secure pilgrims during hajj
3rd Sep 2016

Saudi Arabia denies hiring Israeli firm to secure pilgrims during hajj

By Hussein Mahmoud   CAIRO (AA): The Saudi embassy in Cairo has denied reports about hiring an Israeli firm to make electronic bracelets for millions of pilgrims. An Israeli radio said Riyadh has reached a deal with an Israeli firm … Continued

US: Obama urges Americans to not isolate Muslim neighbours
22nd Jul 2016

US: Obama urges Americans to not isolate Muslim neighbours

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – President Barack Obama on Thursday encouraged citizens to not discriminate against their fellow Muslim Americans and make them feel as if they are “second-class citizens. “Let’s be clear: Muslim Americans are as … Continued

Pakistan: Muslims build church for Christian neighbours
10th Jun 2016

Pakistan: Muslims build church for Christian neighbours

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): In Pakistan’s northeastern Punjab province, Muslim villagers are raising funds to help their poor Christian neighbors build a church. The initiative was begun shortly before Easter by a group of Muslims from a village … Continued

US military college weighing hijab exemption
16th Apr 2016

US military college weighing hijab exemption

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): A leading U.S. military college is weighing the possibility of allowing a recently admitted student to wear an Islamic head covering. Col. Brett Ashworth, vice president of communications and marketing for the Citadel, said … Continued

Palestine: Israeli detention of Al-Aqsa preacher condemned
10th Apr 2016

Palestine: Israeli detention of Al-Aqsa preacher condemned

By Anees Bargouthi   JERUSALEM (AA) – Several Islamic institutions in Jerusalem on Saturday criticized the detention of an Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher by the Israeli authorities one day earlier, describing the move as “dangerous and unprecedented”. In a joint statement, … Continued

South Korea welcomes new halal certification system
7th Apr 2016

South Korea welcomes new halal certification system

By Alex Jensen   SEOUL (AA): South Korea is encouraging local restaurants to serve up halal food by introducing a new certification system, according to the country’s tourism agency Thursday. An official at the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) revealed to … Continued

Cuba: Pope Francis, Russian Patriarch Kirill hold historic meeting
13th Feb 2016

Cuba: Pope Francis, Russian Patriarch Kirill hold historic meeting

By Nancy Caouette   MEXICO CITY (AA): Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church met Friday in an historic meeting after the two sides of Christendom split 1,000 year ago. The meeting at Jose Marti International airport … Continued

South Africa: Mandela’s grandson, convert to Islam gets married in Muslim ceremony
9th Feb 2016

South Africa: Mandela’s grandson, convert to Islam gets married in Muslim ceremony

By Shu’eib Hassen   CAPE TOWN, (AA): The grandson of former South African late president Nelson Mandela has married Rabia Clarke in a traditional Muslim Nikah ceremony held in Cape Town. He converted to Islam two months ago. Nkosi Zwelivelile … Continued

UK mosques open doors for interfaith dialogue
8th Feb 2016

UK mosques open doors for interfaith dialogue

LONDON (AA) – More than 90 mosques across the U.K. opened their doors on Sunday to people of every faith and of no faith on the second annual “Visit My Mosque Day”. The Secretary General of the Muslim Council of … Continued

US: Most Americans protect Christian freedom above others
31st Dec 2015

US: Most Americans protect Christian freedom above others

WASHINGTON (AA): Americans prioritize religious freedom for Christians above other faiths, endorsing those of Muslims’ the least, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Associated Press/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey comes amid anti-Muslim rhetoric by Republican presidential candidates … Continued

Gambia now ‘an Islamic state’: President Jammeh
12th Dec 2015

Gambia now ‘an Islamic state’: President Jammeh

ANKARA (AA) – Gambia is now an Islamic state, the west African country’s president has declared. Gambian President Yahya Jammeh made the declaration in the country’s coastal town of Brufut on Thursday. “Gambia’s destiny is in the hands of the Almighty … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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