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05 September, 2018
Aspiring citizens must greet officials in a respectful fashion or forgo the hopes of ever attaining Danish citizenship, Denmark's "blue" government said, triggering several mayors, who promised civil disobedience.
As new citizenship rules are being drafted, the Danish government wants to make it mandatory for people to shake hands with the mayors of their respective municipalities during citizenship ceremonies, the newspaper Jyllands-Posten reported.
05 September, 2018
Jewish leaders have condemned a former South London Synagogue minister for saying Islam has "no place" in Britain.
In a letter to the Jewish News, Rabbi Menahem Lester said he disagreed with Boris Johnson’s remarks about Muslim women wearing burkas and attacked the paper for reports it ran criticising the comments.
Mr Johnson had likened women wearing face-coverings to "letter boxes" and "bank robbers".
05 September, 2018
The UAE Cabinet has declared Thursday (September 13), as a holiday for ministries and federal entities to mark the new Hijri year. Work will resume on Sunday, September 16.
The first day of the Islamic New Year -- Muharram 1, 1440 -- will be announced after moon sighting in the country.
05 September, 2018
The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments announced on Tuesday that the Friday sermon will now be available to listen to in English and Urdu.
Non-Arabic speaking Muslims in the UAE will soon have the chance to understand the messages and meanings of the Friday sermon through a new translation feature on the authority's app.
Users will be able to read and hear the service in their chosen language.
04 September, 2018
Algeria is set to finally open the Grand Mosque of Algiers, set to be third largest in the world, near the end of this year or closer to the beginning of 2019.
Mohammed Isa, the Algerian Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments, announced the opening date adding that the mosque is located in the al-Mohammadiya area of Algiers and extends to an area of 200,000 square meters.
04 September, 2018
All-Russian action of memory and grief dedicated to to the Day of Solidarity in the fight against terrorism was held in the central square of Makhachkala.
The "Youth against terror" action  was organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs of the Republic of Dagestan in cooperation with the Committee for Sport, Tourism and Youth Affairs of the Makhachkala administration. 
03 September, 2018
The 6th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States on the theme "Cooperation in the sphere of national sports and youth policy" starts in Cholpon Ata city. 
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev participate in the Summit. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban are distinguished guests of the Summit.
03 September, 2018
The last flight en route Medina-Shymkent carrying Kazakhstan's pilgrims, who performed Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, has safely landed in Kazakhstan.  SCAT and Fly Nas air companies arranged 10 flights to bring 2,777 Kazakhstan's pilgrims home at large, Civil Aviation Committee said.
03 September, 2018
The Myanmar military issued a rare apology on Monday, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were “published incorrectly”.
Reuters published an exclusive report on Friday revealing that two of the pictures in the book that aimed at illustrating the army’s account of last year’s events in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine, were in fact archive pictures of different conflicts, and one was posted with an incorrect caption.
03 September, 2018
The legal marrying age for Muslims in Selangor will be revised from 16 to 18 year old, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said today.
The Star reported the Sultan as saying he had instructed the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) to review the existing Islamic laws in the state and propose the necessary changes.
“Following this, Mais and Jais have presented to me information on the proposal to amend the existing laws.
03 September, 2018
Sadio Mane has been filmed cleaning the toilets of his local mosque.
The footage, which shows the Liverpool star joining in with the bathroom maintenance, emerged on social media just hours after he'd scored against Leicester on Saturday.
The Senegalese forward made it four goals in four games as the Reds continued their 100 per cent start to the season.
02 September, 2018
Held by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), Uganda has on August 30, hosted the international awards of the prophet of Mercy.
Under the theme, “Great award of the Prophet of Mercy”, the main purpose of the event is to flourish Muslim integration and to show the Holy Prophet as the best example of an Islamic role model, for resolving the problems the country is facing.
02 September, 2018
The Head of State has visited today new Lyceum School No. 85 in Astana built with funds provided by the Qatar Fund for Development, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Visiting the new lyceum school, the President recalled that three million pupils start studying today at 7,000 schools in Kazakhstan and it will the first academic year for 350,000 pupils. "In Astana alone, 18,000 children will enter school for the first time.
01 September, 2018
The Regional Conference on Women's Empowerment in Afghanistan will be held on September 5 in Astana. The event was initiated as part of the promotion of the principles of gender equality at the global level.
High-level delegations from Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the European Union, India, China, Russia, the United States of America and the United Nations are expected to attend the event, Kazinform cites the Kazakh MFA's press service.
01 September, 2018
Muslim preachers should constantly review the way they preach by highlighting the success stories of Muslims worldwide, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The Prime Minister said relating stories solely on wars among Muslim nations and the situation in poor Muslim countries would drive others away from the religion.
“We should give the right image of Islam because what the world is seeing now is that Muslims are backward and live in poor countries.
01 September, 2018
The pencak silat controversy is refusing to go away with Indonesia’s top Asian Games official coming out to defend their honour after some countries – along with the sport’s regional chief – questioned the quality of judging in Jakarta.
01 September, 2018
Amid rows of pick-up trucks loaded with crates and boxes, vendors cry out prices at the Kingdom's Buraidah Dates Festival, a huge seasonal market dedicated to the sweet golden-brown fruit.
Farmers, traders and consumers descend on the town, known locally as "the city of dates", in the central Qassim region, one of the most conservative parts of the country, for the 45-day event, which organizers say is the largest of its kind in the world.
01 September, 2018
Abeer Saleh of the Muslim Community Center Academy told students on the first day of classes Monday that they were about to witness “an epic moment” — the opening of the first Islamic high school in Morton Grove and the region.
01 September, 2018
The Women's Legal Centre (WLC) has welcomed the Western Cape High Court judgment which found that the state was obliged to introduce legislation to recognise Muslim marriages as valid. 
"This judgment, and the order made, is of great significance for women, current and future, who have, and will choose to, enter into a Muslim marriage," the non-profit law centre said in a statement.
Judges Siraj Desai, Gayaat Salie-Hlophe and Nolwazi Boqwana handed down the judgment on Friday. 
31 August, 2018
Held under the patronage of Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the strategic partnership of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) will take place on November 26, 27 and 28 in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
31 August, 2018
A Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker canceled a planned Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest Thursday following death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk.
"To avoid the risk of victims of Islamic violence, I have decided not to let the cartoon contest go ahead," far-right opposition politician Geert Wilders said in a written statement.
31 August, 2018
Produced by Myanmar’s army, a new book on the Rohingya crisis contains numerous misrepresented photographs, including one image that incorrectly claims to be members of the Muslim minority killing Buddhists. 
The 177-page Myanmar Politics and the Tatmadaw: Part I features the army’s narrative on the military crackdown which was recently described as genocide by United Nations investigators.
31 August, 2018

 China on Friday took issue with a UN report that called on Beijing to release ethnic Uighurs detained “under the pretext” of counterterrorism, saying its findings had “no factual basis”.

31 August, 2018
Indonesia’s peak Islamic body has issued a religious decree – or fatwa – declaring the Rubella-Measles vaccine to be “haram” or religiously forbidden.
The Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) justified the ruling by claiming the vaccine contains traces of pork and human cells, which are banned in the Muslim religion.
30 August, 2018
Students of the two-month courses on teaching of Quran reading, held in the mosque of Gvardeiskoye village of Simferopol district, were presented with sacred book - the Quran.
Children aged 3 to 14 years were taught how to read the Holy Book correctly as well as the basics of Islam. At the end of the course, a contest was held for the best reader, following which the winners and participants were awarded with valuable prizes and letters of appreciation on behalf of the Mufti and the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Crimea.

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