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

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

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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