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

India: Court backs beef ban during Eid
22nd Sep 2015

India: Court backs beef ban during Eid

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): A court in Mumbai has rejected calls for the relaxation of a beef ban for a four-day period over this week’s Muslim Eid celebrations. Petitions from Muslim groups had called for the Bombay … Continued

Ugandan fish seller makes it to Hajj after 10-year struggle
20th Sep 2015

Ugandan fish seller makes it to Hajj after 10-year struggle

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): Uganda plans to send 750 of its citizens – including 415 women – to this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah. “I can’t wait to get to Makkah and see Prophet Muhammad’s tomb and Mount … Continued

Tanzania: Abubakar Zubeiry elected Mufti of the coutnry
12th Sep 2015

Tanzania: Abubakar Zubeiry elected Mufti of the coutnry

  Dar Es Salaam, (The Muslim News): The Muslim Council of Tanzania (Bakwata) Thursday elected Abubakari Zubeiry bin Ally as the country’s new Mufti [Chief Sheikh]. The Sheikh has been serving as the acting Mufti since June when his predecessor, … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 87 killed as vast construction crane collpases on pilgrims in Makkah
11th Sep 2015

Saudi Arabia: 87 killed as vast construction crane collpases on pilgrims in Makkah

87 worshippers were killed and over 200 injured after a crane crashed in the most sacred mosque, Masjidul Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Friday. The Official Spokesman of the Presidency of the Mosque Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Mansouri said that in … Continued

Birmingham: Qur’an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world
22nd Jul 2015

Birmingham: Qur’an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world

University of Birmingham: A Qur’an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods. Radiocarbon analysis has dated the parchment on which the text is written to the … Continued

Indonesia to tackle touchy subject of quieter mosques
29th Jun 2015

Indonesia to tackle touchy subject of quieter mosques

[Photo: Muslims perform first ‘Tarawih’ prayer on eve of Ramadan at Islamic Centre in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia, on June 17, 2015. Photo: Azwar/AA] By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA (AA): The call to prayer may be music to the ears of the faithful, but in Indonesia some … Continued

7th May 2015

Pakistan: Shia identity column in Hajj form is 20 years old

Photo: Sardar Mohammed Yusuf By Mirza Khurram Shahzad   SOCIAL Media is abuzz with criticism of a column in the Haj application form that seeks the identity of Shia Muslims. Many people insist that asking an applicant to reveal his … Continued

1st May 2015

Pakistan: New Hajj application asks: ‘Are you Shia?’

    By Zahid Gishkori ISLAMABAD, (Tribune): Confirming that the conditions had been forward by Saudi Arabia, government officials responsible for making Hajj arrangements said, “Saudi Arabia will not entertain any Hajj application from aspirants that fail to specify whether … 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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