Source : OnIslam / 24 Sep 2014
Driven by hopes to convey the true image of Islam, Muslims in Somerset’s Bridgwater town are planning a new Islamic center and mosque that will welcome non-Muslims wishing to learn more on Islam.
“We'll open our doors to everyone so people can see what we are about,” Mohammad Miah, treasurer of the group, told BBC on Monday, September 22.
Source : WorldBulletin / 24 Sep 2014
One of the important features of the Palestinian cause has always been art and cinema in which their sufferings and struggle for freedom and justice are portrayed
The third film festival held in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, shares the same aim of deploying Palestinians’ message to people all around the world. Four Palestinian female artists who attended the festival with their works are working on creating awareness on the fight for peace, justice and independence taking place in their homeland.
Source : Maan / 24 Sep 2014
Indirect talks between Palestinian and Israeli officials will continue in the last week of October, a senior Hamas official said Tuesday.
Izzat al-Rishaq said that talks ended Tuesday and both sides presented their demands to be discussed in the next round of negotiations.
Source : RT / 24 Sep 2014
American jets hit targets in Syria on Tuesday in the US-led fight against Islamic State. Although the US has not declared war since 1942, this is the seventh country that Barack Obama, the holder of the Nobel Peace Prize, has bombed in as many years.
Source : Itar-Tass / 24 Sep 2014
An overwhelming majority of Russian cafes and restaurants are obeying the anti-tobacco law, according to the result of monitoring conducted by Consumers International, an international consortium of consumer-advocacy groups that promotes the rights and interests of consumers, which were made public on Tuesday.
Source : rferl / 24 Sep 2014
The Turkish government says it is lifting a ban that has prohibited girls from wearing Islamic head scarves, or hijabs, in secondary school.
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said late on September 22 that female students will be allowed to wear head scarves "beginning with fifth grade."
Source : Arab news / 24 Sep 2014
The Saudi government has issued 15,300 temporary work visas to Egyptians this year, a reduction from a high of 70,000 five years ago, according to sources at the Ministry of Haj.
The sources reportedly said recently that the visas granted were for the same jobs previously created for Egyptian workers during the Haj. This includes bus drivers to transport pilgrims, train drivers for the holy sites, butchers at slaughterhouses and veterinarians.
Source : IslamWeb / 23 Sep 2014
Many Hadeeths were narrated to show the great virtue of Hajj and its great reward. Some Hadeeths described the complete Hajj as the accepted Hajj. The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “The accepted Hajj has no other reward but Paradise.” [Al-Bukhaari]
By Farrukh Paasha / ProductiveMuslim / 23 Sep 2014
Allah the Most High & Exalted says: “By the Dawn; By the ten nights” [Surah Al-Fajr:1-2]
This oath substantiates the greatness and sacredness of these ten nights in the eyes of Allah. This is an extraordinary oath; it is very reliable and significant and the wise men can understand that by this oath, Allah too attaches great importance and value to the ten nights of Dhul Hijjah.
Source : Sydney Morning Herald / 23 Sep 2014
Comments by a Liberal senator linking terror raids with a campaign to ban the burqa have been described as “stupid and ignorant” and designed to “feed prejudice”.
As news broke of the mass counter-terrorism operation across Sydney and Brisbane, in which 15 people were arrested and one charged, Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi took to Twitter to rail against the burqa as a “shroud of oppression”.