Source : IbTimes / 03 Oct 2014
A woman believed to be a Muslim was left shaken and traumatised after she was thrown out of a train the northern part of Melbourne in a racist attack. Reports said the 26-year-old woman was on a train on the Upfield line when another woman approached her and began verbally abusing her with racist remarks.
Source : Ruvr.ru / 03 Oct 2014
Nearly 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims from across the world are to begin their Hajj rituals by converging at the plain of Arafat on the outskirts of Islam’s holiest city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Source : GlobeMuslims / 03 Oct 2014
Russia and Iran have agreed to use their own national currencies in bilateral trade transactions rather than the U.S. dollar.
Iran’s IRNA news agency reported that the plans were announced in a meeting on Tuesday in Tehran by Iranian business magnate and head of the Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce, Asadollah Asgaroladi.
Source : IslamWeb / 02 Oct 2014
Allaah The Exalted commands His slaves to supplicate to Him and promises to answer and reward them for their Du‘aa’. Numerous texts of the Islamic Sharee‘ah have underlined the greatness, virtue, significance, and status of Du‘aa’ in Islam. In fact,Du‘aa’ is the essence of worship, and it is one of the effective ways to prevent the trials or misfortunes that had been decreed to befall the servant before they befall him or to remove them after they have befallen him.
Source : OSCE.org / 02 Oct 2014
Some 1,000 government representatives and civil society activists from the OSCE’s 57 participating States and partner countries gathered in Warsaw for a two-week conference which began on September 22 to review the implementation of the commitments adopted by their governments in the field of human rights and democracy.
Source : AA / 02 Oct 2014
Animals donated as part of the upcoming Eid al-Adha celebrations will go to needy families in Gaza and Syria, Turkey’s IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation announced.
IHH Vice President Yavuz Dede said on Saturday that 10,000 animals slaughtered during the Feast of the Sacrifice next week would be distributed in the two stricken regions.
Source : Arab news / 02 Oct 2014
The Ministry of Health has launched a smartphone application that provides Haj pilgrims access to important health-related information and resources.
Anees Sindi, deputy commander of the ministry's command and control center, said that the recent cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Ebola have made "travelers nervous."
Source : AFP / 02 Oct 2014
The Palestinian government on Thursday in a reconstruction plan for Gaza ahead of an October 12 donor conference called for $4 billion to rebuild the war-battered territory.
Gaza’s infrastructure was devastated during a 50-day Israeli military operation which killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians, while attacks by Gaza militants killed 73 on the Israeli side.
Source : OnIslam / 02 Oct 2014
Millions of white-clad Muslim pilgrims have begun marching to Mina on the first leg of their journey of a lifetime, preparing for the climax of their pilgrimage when they ascend Mount `Arafat.
"We can't describe our feelings. We have been in the queue for three years,” Lateef Mohammad Jagirdar from Jaipur, Rajasthan, told Arab News on Thursday, October 2
Source : WorldBulletin / 02 Oct 2014
Cuba's communist government has turned down a plan to open a mosque in the capital Cuba.
Pedro Lazo Torres, the leader of Havana’s Muslim community, revealed that his joint efforts with Turkey's Religious Affairs Foundation (TDV) to open a mosque in Havana was rejected.