Two Muslim women expected contest for the Congress in midterms

In what is seen as historic and heroic: Two Muslim women are in the race to be elected to Congress in the US midterm election next week Ilhan Omar, who migrated to the US as a Somali refugee, is favored to win a seat in the US House of Representatives in a densely-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, where she is the party’s nominee. Rashida Tlaib, a social worker born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents, is certain to be elected to the House in a district where…

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Women-only gym closed amid reform postures in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia closes women-only gym amid reform postures Sun Apr 29, 2018 07:45AM Saudi Sports Minister Turki Al Sheikh Saudi Arabia’s powerful sports minister has closed down a women-only gym in the capital Riyadh, blaming it for breaking the kingdom’s “moral” laws.  The gym was closed on Friday on the orders of Turki Al Sheikh, who is a confidante of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. “We are not going to tolerate this,” tweeted Al Sheikh. The minister was protesting the contents of a promotional video, which has emerged online of a woman…

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The Bravery of Sister Firdaus

HIJAB SAGA AT THE CALL TO BAR: The umbrella body of Nigerian Muslims, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has responded to the current hijab controversy rocking the Nigerian Law School. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday morning, the Deputy Secretary General of the organisation, Salisu Shehu, a professor, accused the Nigerian Law School of lawlessness and Islamophobia. The group threatened nationwide protest and a fierce legal action should the law school fail to rescind its decision not to call the affected graduate, Firdaus Amosa,…

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JANET JACKSON Embrace Islam

Janet Jackson in Hijab with her husband Wissam Al Mana in London Rumor had it that the popular American musician and Grammy award winner, also one of the two sisters of the late Michael Jackson has embraced Islam. Janet is one of the only two sisters and the youngest of the Jackson sisters and a junior to Michael and Latoya. Despite her very successful music career, Janet who has never married before has been one of the most active pop singers of our time. But when she finally decided to settle down…

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Senior EU lawyer backs wearing of hijab

Senior EU lawyer backs French woman sacked for wearing hijab Asma Bougnaoui, who lost her job at an IT consultancy, should have been allowed to wear headscarf, says advocate at European court of justice. A French woman at a protest against the banning of headscarves in state schools.  A French design engineer who was dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf should have been allowed to cover her head at work, a senior EU lawyer has said. In an influential preliminary opinion, an advocate general at the European court of justice…

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LAGOS COURT LIFT HIJAB BAN

An appeals court in Nigeria has ruled against a ban on Nigerian Muslim girls to wear the headscarf to schools in the southwestern state of Lagos. Jubilation as Court of Appeal grants right to wear Hijab in Lagos‎. The appeals court in Lagos overturned an earlier ruling in 2013 that had banned the right to hijab in government schools in the state. There was wild jubilation at the premises of the Court of Appeal in Lagos State when the right to wear Hijab (Islamic headscarf) in public Primary and Secondary schools…

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SHAKE TEACHER’S HAND OR PAY $5000 FINE

Shake your teacher’s hand or pay $5000 fine: Switzerland Regional authorities in Switzerland have ruled that if Muslim students refuse to shake their teacher’s hand at the beginning and end of lessons, their parents will face fines of up to 5,000 Swiss francs (around $5,000). The new ruling overturned a controversial decision by a school in northern Therwil municipality, in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country, to grant exemptions from handshakes to two teenage brothers who were unwilling to touch a member of the opposite sex. The…

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THE SAVERAH EXPO 2016

DESIGNERS AT THE SAVERAH WOMEN EXPO 2016 I visited the Saverah Women Expo, which is undoubtedly the Biggest Modest (Muslim) Fashion Show in UK. Although, I first heard of the event which was started in 2015, via a promotional advert shown on Islam channel but i was unable to attend due to my busy schedule but i knew it would be worth visiting one of these days, therefore, as soon as i heard about this year’s event, i promptly noted the date it in my diary so as to be sure…

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The Next RAMADAN is here!

THE BLESSED MONTH OF RAMADAN IS HERE? There is a month in the year set aside by Allah(swt) the creator of heavens and earth as a period of abundant mercy and extra ordinary cleansing of the body and soul of mankind, this month is the month of Ramadan or Shabban (Arabic). Allah(swt) says “…O you who believe, Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may learn self-restraint.  WHAT IS “Ramadan” Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, it is…

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MANUK: PEACE CONFRENCE

Muslim Association of Nigeria (UK), founded by Nigerian Muslim Students in 1950, is definitely the oldest and one of the foremost “African” established Islamic organizations in the United Kingdom. So much has happened in the recent times which affects the generality of the Muslim Ummah and has become a matter that cannot be swept under the carpet, pretending its not of any significance or concern; that is “Terrorism” perpetrated by so-called Muslim Jihadists in the name of Islam. Muslims are being wrongly labelled as terrorists, Islamophobic messages promoted in the media, verbal and physical attacks on…

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