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

Suleiman the Magnificent burial site found in Hungary
10th Dec 2015

Suleiman the Magnificent burial site found in Hungary

BUDAPEST, (AA) – Historians have discovered what they believe to be the shrine and mosque where the internal remains of Suleiman the Magnificent were interred in 1566. A joint Turkish-Hungarian team uncovered structures in southern Hungary where Suleiman’s organs were … Continued

Kenya: Poverty, unemployment pave way to radicalisation: Pope
28th Nov 2015

Kenya: Poverty, unemployment pave way to radicalisation: Pope

By Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI,  (AA) – Poverty and unemployment are some of the reasons why the youth join terrorist groups, Pope Francis said in Kenya on Friday. Addressing over 10,000 youth at the Kasarani Stadium in the Kenyan capital of … Continued

Palestine: Israel to shut Hebron mosque to Muslims for 2-day holiday
29th Sep 2015

Palestine: Israel to shut Hebron mosque to Muslims for 2-day holiday

HEBRON, (AA): The Israeli authorities have ordered the closure of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the West Bank city of Hebron to Muslims on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Jewish Sukkot holiday, a Palestinian official has said. “The Israeli authorities have … Continued

UK: Fire breaks out in Baitul Futuh center in S London
28th Sep 2015

UK: Fire breaks out in Baitul Futuh center in S London

LONDON (AA): At least 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters were attending to a fire that broke out in a place of worship for the Ahmadiyya community in south London’s Morden district Saturday, the London Fire Brigade said. No one … Continued

US: Pope Francis mention of Church sex abuse disappoints US victims
25th Sep 2015

US: Pope Francis mention of Church sex abuse disappoints US victims

WASHINGTON (AA): Pope Francis on Tuesday indirectly mentioned the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Church in recent years, commending American Bishops’ efforts to deal with the problem. “I am also conscious of the courage with which you have faced … Continued

US: New York City schools closed for Eid holiday
25th Sep 2015

US: New York City schools closed for Eid holiday

NEW YORK (AA): New York City’s public schools closed Thursday for the frist time in observance of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. The historic day-off marked the first time the country’s largest school district was closed for a Muslim holiday. “Being a … Continued

Saudi Arabia: World leaders voice condolences for deadly stampede
25th Sep 2015

Saudi Arabia: World leaders voice condolences for deadly stampede

ANKARA (AA) – Influential world figures have expressed their condolences for Thursday’s stampede near Mecca in Saudi Arabia that left more than 750 Hajj pilgrims dead and hundreds more injured. According to a UN statement, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “was deeply … Continued

UK: Celebrating values of Islam, says Corbyn in Eid message
24th Sep 2015

UK: Celebrating values of Islam, says Corbyn in Eid message

London, (The Muslim News): Eid message by  Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party: “On behalf of the Labour Party, I want to send my best wishes to all Muslims in the United Kingdom celebrating Eid al-Adha. “This is … Continued

Ivory Coast: Africa looks to Islamic finance
24th Sep 2015

Ivory Coast: Africa looks to Islamic finance

By Issiaka N’Guessan and Cyrille Bah   ABIDJAN, (AA): The introduction of Islamic finance could be boon to development in Africa, say experts. Islamic finance – which shuns the use of interest on loans – is relatively rare in West Africa, … Continued

UK: Celebrating British Muslim achievements, PM’s Eid message
23rd Sep 2015

UK: Celebrating British Muslim achievements, PM’s Eid message

London, (The Muslim News):   Eid al Adha message by Prime Minister David Cameron: “Earlier this month I was in Lebanon and Jordan, meeting the people who have fled war and terror in Syria and Iraq. “There I met Malik, … 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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