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Xinjiang: China bans Muslims from fasting in Ramadaan

  China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open. Most Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month, but China’s ruling Communist party is officially atheist and for years …

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Sri Lanka: Government bans niqāb and burqa after attacks

Muslim organisations and human rights groups have criticised the ban as Muslims fear reprisal attacks. The Sri Lankan government has banned Muslim women from wearing the niqāb and burqa in public following the deadly attacks that took place last week. President Maithripala Sirisena said the ban was in accordance with …

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New Zealand Attack: 7 Things Muslims Must Know

In the name of Allāh the Most Gracious, Most Merciful. May Allāh’s peace and blessings be sent upon His final prophet and messenger, Muhammad (salla Allāhu ‘alayhi wasalam). Everyone has heard of the atrocity that took place in New Zealand on Friday the 8th of Rajab 1440, corresponding to 15th March 2019. …

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Exorcising the racist within us

How often are the undertones of racism expressed in our opinions. We sometimes make subtle jokes or judgements that incriminate people of colour. We easily suspect a black man over a white man – does this ring a bell? Whilst many will deny that they are racist persons, it is an unfortunate …

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49 Muslims killed in terrorist attack on two mosques New Zealand

At least 49 Muslim worshippers were killed in two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand after several terrorists stormed the facilities during the Friday sermon. Witnesses describe how men, women and children ran for their lives whilst people were bleeding on the ground as the horrific shooting persisted …

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Gazans to perform Umrah for first time in 5 years

By: Mustafa Abu Sneineh Source: Middle East Eye For the first time in five years, hundreds of Palestinian Muslims from the Gaza Strip will be able to perform the religious rituals of Umrah in the sacred city of Mecca, Middle East Eye has learned. Palestinians in the enclave have been living for more than a …

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India carries out botched airstrikes on Pakistan

Posted by: News Editor Islamabad accuses New Delhi of violating its airspace and says military will respond to “uncalled for aggression”. The Indian air force (IAF) has carried out air strikes against Pakistan, stating that the attacks targeted supposed terrorist training camps belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). Pakistan, however, has said that …

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