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Jammu & Kashmir: Dozens held, journalists beaten as police stop Muslim religious procession
18th Aug 2021

Jammu & Kashmir: Dozens held, journalists beaten as police stop Muslim religious procession

By Hilal Mir   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): Police in Indian-administered Kashmir detained dozens of people who were part of a Muslim ritual procession in the capital Srinagar and beat up journalists covering the event, witnesses said Tuesday. … Continued

Saudi Arabia to allow 2m pilgrims monthly to perform umrah
8th Aug 2021

Saudi Arabia to allow 2m pilgrims monthly to perform umrah

By Zeynep Tufekci Gulay   RIYADH (AA): Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that beginning Monday applications for Muslim pilgrims wishing to perform umrah from abroad will be received and 2 million requests will be accepted per month which includes pilgrims … Continued

Pakistan: Around 1,000 Indian Sikh pilgrims take part in Baisakhi festival
13th Apr 2021

Pakistan: Around 1,000 Indian Sikh pilgrims take part in Baisakhi festival

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Around a thousand Sikh pilgrims arrived in Pakistan on Monday to participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations, officials said. The pilgrims entered northeastern Lahore city through the Wagah border crossing, where they were … Continued

Iraq: Pope Francis meets top Shia Muslim scholar Ayatullah Al-Sistani
7th Mar 2021

Iraq: Pope Francis meets top Shia Muslim scholar Ayatullah Al-Sistani

By Ibrahim Salih   BAGHDAD, Iraq (AA): Pope Francis held a historic meeting on Saturday with Iraq’s top Shia Muslim scholar Ayatullah Ali Al-Sistani in the southern Najaf city. The meeting came as part of the pontiff’s current visit to … Continued

India: Halal certificate no longer mandatory for meat exports
11th Jan 2021

India: Halal certificate no longer mandatory for meat exports

By Shuriah Niazi NEW DELHI (AA) : Under new rules, meat from India no longer needs to be certified halal – following Muslim rules – before it is exported. The recently changed requirement is expected to end the domination of … Continued

‘Pakistan setting up interfaith harmony bodies to confront sectarianism’
7th Jan 2021

‘Pakistan setting up interfaith harmony bodies to confront sectarianism’

By Islamuddin Sajid ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan is establishing interfaith harmony councils at the local, provincial and national level to promote dialogue and resolve sectarian conflicts, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, special representative of the prime minister on religious harmony, has revealed. … Continued

Senegal: 16 dead in annual Muslim pilgrimage accidents
7th Oct 2020

Senegal: 16 dead in annual Muslim pilgrimage accidents

By Alioune Ndiaye and Felix Tih   DAKAR, Senegal/ANKARA (AA): At least 16 people have died in accidents over recent days as Muslim pilgrims gathered for a major religious gathering in central Senegal, authorities said late on Tuesday. The fatalities … Continued

EU: Ban on halal & kosher slaughter against EU law
11th Sep 2020

EU: Ban on halal & kosher slaughter against EU law

By Agnes Szucs   BRUSSELS (AA): A ban on halal or kosher animal slaughtering is against EU law, an advocate general of the European Court of Justice advised on Thursday. EU countries “may adopt stricter rules than those contained in … Continued

India: Violence over social media post on Prophet Muhammad leaves 3 dead
12th Aug 2020

India: Violence over social media post on Prophet Muhammad leaves 3 dead

By Ahmad Adil   NEW DELHI, India (AA): Three people were killed in the Indian city of Bengaluru late Tuesday after police opened fire as clashes broke out over a provocative social media post against Prophet Muhammad. Locals said a … Continued

31st Jul 2020

Eid al-Adha messages from political leaders – 2020

Eid al-Adha messages from political leaders – 2020

Turkey: Hagia Sophia Mosque sees 1st prayers in 86 years
24th Jul 2020

Turkey: Hagia Sophia Mosque sees 1st prayers in 86 years

By Kaan Bozdogan, Sefa Mutlu, and Berk Ozkan   ISTANBUL (AA):- Friday’s historic prayers in Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Mosque marked the first acts of worship there in 86 years. Thousands of people took part in the traditional Friday (Jum’a) prayers … Continued

Turkey: Hagia Sophia to be open for all: Turkish president
11th Jul 2020

Turkey: Hagia Sophia to be open for all: Turkish president

By Ali Murat Alhas and Seda Sevencan   ANKARA (AA): After completing all preparations, Turkey will open Hagia Sophia for worship on July 24 at Friday prayer, the Turkish president said on Friday. In an address to the nation, President … Continued

Pakistan: 200-year old temple returned to Hindus
8th Feb 2020

Pakistan: 200-year old temple returned to Hindus

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan’s government has handed over a 200-year old temple to the country’s Hindu minority, local media reported on Saturday. Located in the remote Zhob district of the southwestern Balochistan province, the temple had … Continued

Pakistan opens Kartarpur border for Indian Sikh pilgrims
10th Nov 2019

Pakistan opens Kartarpur border for Indian Sikh pilgrims

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan on Saturday opened a key border crossing with neighboring India for Sikh pilgrims ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, founder of their religion. With a giant gate opened … Continued

Kenya’s Grand Mosque hosts people of all faiths
27th Oct 2019

Kenya’s Grand Mosque hosts people of all faiths

By Andrew Wasike   NAIROBI, Kenya (AA): The largest mosque in East Africa located in the heart of Kenya’s capital Nairobi hosted people of all faiths on Saturday. The people were invited to the Jamia (Grand) Mosque to share their … Continued

Palestine: Israel closes Ibrahimi Mosque for Jewish holiday
30th Aug 2019

Palestine: Israel closes Ibrahimi Mosque for Jewish holiday

HEBRON, Palestine (AA): Israeli authorities closed the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) to Muslim worshipers for one day for a Jewish holiday, a local Palestinian official said on Thursday. “The Israeli authorities told us … Continued

US: God wanted Trump to become President
31st Jan 2019

US: God wanted Trump to become President

By Servet Gunerigok WASHINGTON (AA)  God wanted Donald Trump to become president, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday. “I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted … Continued

Angola’s Muslims long to be legally recognized
29th Jan 2019

Angola’s Muslims long to be legally recognized

By Addis Getachew   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA): Despite being one of the world’s largest religions, Islam remains officially unrecognized in Angola. The southern African nation has a population of nearly 30 million people, 75 percent of whom are Christians … Continued

Norway: Number of Muslim converts increases
25th Sep 2018

Norway: Number of Muslim converts increases

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): The number of Muslim converts in Norway increased to at least 3,000 in the recent years, a researcher at Oslo University’s Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages said. Norway’s leading Verdens Gang newspaper … Continued

UK: Eid Al Adha message from Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn
21st Aug 2018

UK: Eid Al Adha message from Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn

London, (The Muslim News): Eid al Adha message by the Leader of the Opposition and Labour Party, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn: “A joyous Eid mubarak to everyone celebrating today with friends, family and, of course, neighbours in our community. Eid-ul-Adha … 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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