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1001 inventions: Exhibit helps people discover Muslim heritage throughout our world

Source : Barbara Ferguson | Arab News

New York | 04 Apr 2011
The story of “One Thousand and One Nights” helped shape a certain stereotypical understanding of Islamic culture here in the West. Now an exhibition called “1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World,” which opened in December 2010 in New York Hall of Science, focuses on the reality — the period when Muslims’ sphere of influence stretched from China to Spain for hundreds of centuries.

Islam arrived in Manipur in 615 CE through Saad ibn abi Waqqas and Amir Hamza, claims a book

Source : Dr. Syed Ahmed | TCN

Manipur : India | 25 May 2011
A book released recently in Manipur, titled "Manipuri Muslims: HistoricalPerspectives 615-2000 CE," authored by Farooque Ahmed, claims that Islam arrived in the region in 615 CE through Saad ibn abi Waqqas and Amir Hamza, uncles of Prophet Muhammad.

Syrian opposition urges Russia to step up support

Source : Reuters | Moscow / 09 Sept 2011

Syrian opposition representatives pressed Russia on Friday to do more to support protesters demanding the removal of President Bashar al-Assad and warned Moscow it would lose out if it failed to do so.

The criticism after talks in Moscow signalled problems for Russia in its efforts to build bridges between the Syrian government and opposition after resisting U.N. sanctions on Damascus and refusing to back Western calls for Assad to quit.


Palestine on a historic course

Source : News Agencies | Ramallah / 08 Sept 2011

The Palestinians on Thursday launched a campaign in support of their UN membership bid despite US opposition, as their leaders met to reaffirm plans to become the world body's 194th member state.

Washington, however, confirmed it would veto any such bid and an EU source said European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was to travel to the Middle East next week for talks on the Palestinian push.


Turkish warships will escort aid vessels to Gaza: Erdogan

By Sami Aboudi : Reuters | Cairo / 08 Sept 2011

Turkey said on Thursday it would escort aid ships to Gaza and would not allow a repetition of last year’s Israeli raid that killed nine Turks, setting the stage for a potential naval confrontation with its former ally.


10 Winners and 10 Losers of 9/11

By Christian Caryl : RFE/RL | Prague / 08 Sept 2011

While it's clearly an oversimplification, we couldn't allow this anniversary to pass without offering our own list of "winners & losers" in the decade since 9/11 and the accompanying "war on terror."


1. The U.S. Military-Industrial Complex


Converts to Islam say their choice wasn't made lightly

By Zahra Ahmed, Houston Chronicle | Thursday, 08 September 2011
Sarah Prucha and Christy Thephachanh were both spiritual seekers when the people around them who most lived their faith were Muslims.

Prucha was 25 and working at a downtown Houston bank when she noticed co-workers pausing five times each day to pray. Even things as small as saying Bismillah (In the name of God) before eating or saying Alhamdulillah, (All praise is due to God) after sneezing caught her attention.


Malaysia: Kelantan collects Zakat in Shariah money

By Ibrahim Abdulaev : IslamDag.info | Kota Bharu / Friday, 26 August 2011

An historic event took place at Kelantan Trade Centre in Kota Bharu the state’s capital at the end of Ramadan. For the first time in the past 100 years, payment of Zakat, the third pillar of Islam, was collected and paid with Sharia currency, Gold Dinar and Silver Dirham on 25 August 2011 in a public event organized by the government.


US missed chance for Afghan pullout: Prince Turki

By Andrew Quinn : Reuters | Washington / 07 Sept 2011

The United States should have used the killing of Osama Bin Laden to declare victory and quickly withdraw from Afghanistan and now faces an increasingly nationalist uprising in the country, Prince Turki Al-Faisal said on Wednesday.

Prince Turki said the Obama administration had not been given enough credit for removing the Al-Qaeda leader, who was shot dead by US special forces in Pakistan on May 1.


Israel 'disloyal' to Turkey defence contracts

Source : Al Jazeera | Ankara / Thursday, 08 September 2011

The Turkish prime minister has accused Israel of lacking "trade ethics" in bilateral military contracts.

"Israel has shown disloyalty in our bilateral agreements in the defence industry area," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, referring to a military agreement on Turkey's purchase of Israeli drones.


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