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Somerset Mosque Welcomes All Faiths

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.

 

'Viva Palestine' film festival in Malaysia

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.

 

Ceasefire talks to continue in late October

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.

 

Obama bombs 7th country in 6 years

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.

 

Most of cafes and restaurants in Russia observe smoking ban

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.

 

Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools

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."

 

Saudi Arabia reduced Haj work visas for Egyptians

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.

 

How to make your Hajj accepted

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]

 

Four Things to Do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

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.

 

Australia: senator’s burqa ban call condemned as ‘stupid and ignorant’

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”.

 
 

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