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

13th Apr 2015

Turkey calls back its ambassador to the Vatican

  Turkey has called back its envoy to the Vatican after Pope Francis described the 1915 mass killings of Armenians as “the first genocide of the 20th century.” Ankara has long denied that the deaths amounted to genocide. The pope’s … Continued

13th Jan 2015

Saudi Arabia: Scholar says building snowmen is “un-Islamic”

      A prominent Saudi cleric whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, describing them as un-Islamic. Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their … Continued

26th Oct 2014

Pakistan: 80 ulama put under surveillance during Muharram

    By Munawer Azeem   ISLAMABAD,(Dawn): Vigilance has been mounted around 80 Ulema in the capital considered a threat to peace during Muharram. Police and local administration officials on Saturday said 23 clerics had already been placed in the … Continued

9th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli Forces prevent Muslims from entering Ibrahimi Mosque

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli authorities closed Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque for Muslim worshippers, on Sunday and Monday, under the pretext of facilitating Jewish celebrations. The PNN reports that, during these two days, Israeli forces let Israeli settlers into the mosque, … Continued

5th Sep 2014

Saudi Arabia: Prophet dome removal reports rubbished

  ByIrfan Mohammed & Ibrahim Naffee Jeddah: The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques has strongly denied reports that surfaced in Western media outlets claiming that the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Madinah may be … Continued

29th Jul 2014

India: Nadwa cleric asks Saudi govt to prepare an army of Sunni youth for Iraq

    [Photo: Maulana Nadvi of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama ] LUCKNOW/MUMBAI: After hitting the headlines for greeting Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-appointed caliph and head of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Sunni theologian Maulana Salman Nadvi of Darul … Continued

24th Jul 2014

Iraq: UN Secretary-General meets Ayatullah Al-Sistani for the first time in Najaf

(Photo: Ayatullah Al-Sistani and Ban Ki-moon)   UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-moon’s remarks after meeting Ayatullah Al-Sistani in Najaf, Iraq Thursday: Assalam Alaikum. Ramadan Kareem. I am extremely honored to have met His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Al-Sistani today for the … Continued

8th Jul 2014

Iraq: Baghdadi attacks Gulf leaders in taped sermon, world powers mull response to ISIS threat

    By: Sami Kleib   Al-Akhbar: There was no mention of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s speech. However, he did make a statement that Gulf leaders should not take lightly. He said: “I do not … Continued

6th Jul 2014

Iraq: ISIS-declared ‘caliph’ al-Baghdadi makes video appearance

  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terror group ISIS that is in control of much of Iraq and Syria, has issued a first video appearance since the group named him “caliph” of what they call an “Islamic State”. … Continued

11th Jun 2014

Saudi Arabia: ‘Hands off Islamic law’

   [Photo: Justice Minister Mohammed Al-Eissa] Jeddah, (Arab News): Justice Minister Mohammed Al-Eissa has denounced international rights groups for attacking the Kingdom’s judiciary, saying laws in this country are based on divine precepts contained in the Holy Qur’an. “Any attack … Continued

24th May 2014

UN committee criticizes Vatican over its handling of abuse allegations

    The United Nations anti-torture watchdog has called on the Vatican to prosecute all members of the clergy suspected of sexual abuse. The Holy See has rejected the body’s criticism.  A report released by the UN Committee Against Torture … Continued

23rd Apr 2014

Vatican rejects accusations against Pope John Paul II ahead of canonization

Less than a week before former Pope John Paul II is to be declared a saint, critics want answers about an abuse scandal involving an order of priests he had championed for years. The Vatican has refuted the claims. The … Continued

23rd Apr 2014

Palestine: Israel to hand Muslim holy site to Vatican

[Safa image] Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Israeli government represented by Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks to transfer the sovereignty over the Maqam of the Prophet Dawud from occupied Jerusalem to the Vatican, during the Pope’s visit to the … Continued

24th Jan 2014

Egypt’s Salafis: Inheriting the brotherhood and courting the Regime

By Abdel Rahman Youssef Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): In the midst of its scramble to inherit the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafi Nour Party of Egypt is dithering between the challenges of maintaining its ideological consistency and expanding its role. The Nour Party … Continued

18th Jan 2014

India: 18 people killed in stampede after Bohra Muslim leader dies in Mumbai

  Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): At least 18 people were killed and 56 others injured in a stampede that broke out early on Saturday near the Mumbai residence of the spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohras Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who died on … Continued

24th Dec 2013

Syria: ISIS Imposes ‘Shari’a’ on Idlib’s Druze

By Firas Choufi Al-Akhbar: In Syria’s Idlib, it is no longer enough to have Mohammad as a prophet to be considered a Muslim. Though Druze are officially acknowledged as Muslims in Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State of … Continued

23rd Dec 2013

Pakistan: 5,000 security men to be deployed for Chehlum in Quetta

QUETTA, (The News):  The security arrangements on the occasion of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) have been finalized by the provincial government here, Geo News reported on Monday.   Sources said that the Balochistan home ministry has already … Continued

18th Dec 2013

Saudi Arabia: 211,000 Umrah visas issued for new season

Center of attraction: The government expects 6 million foreign pilgrims this season from 70 countries, with an equal number of local pilgrims. (AN photo)   By NADIM AL-HAMID & IRFAN MOHAMMED   Jeddah, (Arab News): The government has issued 211,000 Umrah … 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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