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Mataf bridge to be removed after 3 months

  ARAB NEWS Published — Sunday 13 December 2015 MADINAH: The process of dismantling the Mataf bridge encircling the Kaaba will begin after three months and will be completed by Ramadan to make room for 105,000 pilgrims to perform tawaf in one hour. Before the expansion, only 48,000 pilgrims could …

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Critics Denounce ‘Muslim’ Label on San Bernardino Attacks

Analysts and Critics Denounce ‘Muslim’ Label on San Bernardino Attacks   Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News, 2015-12-05   Critics in the US say the religion of the attackers who went on a shooting rampage in California should not be become the main focus of the investigation after the FBI announced …

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‘France likely to close more than 100 Masaajid’

Al Jazeera | 20 Safar 1437/03 December 2015 France is likely to close up to 160 mosques in the coming months as part of a nationwide police operation under the state of emergency which allows places of worship that promote ‘radical’ views to be shut down, one of the country’s …

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World AIDS Day: Getting to Zero

JamiatSA The first day of December each year is commemorated as World AIDS Day with the purpose to mobilise energies, skills and resources to combat HIV and AIDS as well as to increase awareness of the disease. It is also an occasion to remember and express solidarity with those living …

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Israeli Forces Kill 10 Palestinian Civilians In West Bank In A Week

By Palestinian Centre For Human Rights 27 November, 2015 Pchrgaza.org Israeli forces have escalated the use of excessive force against peaceful protests 8 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were killed in the West Bank. 2 other civilians, including a child, succumbed to their injuries. One of the killed civilians was …

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‘We need charity with empathy’

Ebrahim Moosa – Cii News | 13 Safar 1437/26 November 2015 As the debate on the state on Indian-black relations in South Africa still simmers, Muslims in the country have been advised to be more astute in the manner they dispose of their charities to engender goodwill. South African Muslims …

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What happened on the Mavi Marmara?

umm Abdillah, Radio Islam Programming, 2015.11.24 | 11 Safar 1436 H   In an important precedent, a utilisation of South Africa’s ratification of the Rome Statute, South African Police Services have this month confirmedthat warrants of arrest have been issued against four Israeli commanders from the Israeli Navy and Israeli Defence …

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Are Governments exploiting the Paris attacks to grab power

 Muslimvillage.com By: Joshua Kopstein Source: Al-Jazeera America The events following the ghastly terror attacks in Paris and Beirut have followed a tragically predictable formula. Once again, acts of senseless violence have left scores of innocents dead and millions around the world in mourning. Once again, we have watched these horrors unfold …

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Racism in South Africa is fed by jarring economic inequality

Rashida Ntotela – Cii News | 12 Safar 1437/25 November 2015 The world thought racism had come to an end when South Africa held its first democratic elections in 1994 ending the cruel rein of Apartheid, but starkingly, 20 years post apartheid, racism woven with our capitalist system remains the …

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Chechnya – A Rising Star of Islam

By Moosa Salie Chechnya is a country of extraordinary beauty, full of majestic mountains with lush vegetation and mountaintop villages rising above the tree lines. Rapid rivers have cut spectacular gorges throughout the region. It is a land where nature’s beauty has been allowed to flourish, undisturbed by the interference …

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