Christchurch terror attack: by a suspected white supremacist

(AP) Standing Up and together against Terrorism after Christchurch attack The perpetrators of a massacre at two mosques in New Zealand were white supremacists who had symbols painted in white color on weapons used during the deadly assault that killed 49 people and triggered heightened security at mosques around the world. An attack in Christchurch, rated as the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history, shattered the feeling that New Zealand was one of the few countries immune global terrorism. New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, described the attack as…

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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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PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES

MUSLIM PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES Every faithful believer acknowledged Allah’s plan for the humanity through procreation, we were created through Allah’s mercy when He called all His angels together and informed them of His wish to create a vice-regent on earth. Our forefather Adam(as) was created from the earth while his wife, close companion and our foremother Hawa(as) was fashioned from his rib, they both had children, married and there was the beginning of human race.   Every one of us wishes to have own children who would succeed us when we…

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THE MASAJID: The place of knowledge & Wisdom

THE MASJID IS FOR GOD AND MANKIND The Masjid as it should be called instead of the word Mosque, is a place of worship for the Muslims, a unique and serene environment, not a place for worldly affairs; i.e partying, clapping, singing, dancing and alcohol consumption. The Masjid is not only a place for performance of sallah, but a lot more, it is all you can think of in terms of humans affairs, be it socio-political or economic sense. During the days of our noble prophet Muhammad(saw) and even after…

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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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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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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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