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Bethlehem Christians fast with Muslims in Ramadan

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World Bulletin / News Desk Christians in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem have been observing Ramadan fasting in solidarity with their fellow Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. In a survey of Bethlehem’s Christians conducted in 2006 by the Palestinian Center for Research and Cultural Dialogue, 90% reported having Muslim friends. Speaking to Al-Arabiya News, Mike Kanawati, ... Read More »

Is Brunei going the way of Pakistan? By Asiff Hussein

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Recent reports that the Sultan of Brunei plans to introduce the death penalty for blasphemy as part of his country’s Shariah code is a cause for concern and should be opposed by all right thinking people.  Although it is generally agreed by Islamic scholars that the punishment for insulting the Prophet is death, there is a provision for repentance as ... Read More »

The chief monk of Hemmathagama ven. Ranthiligma Ratnajothi Thero passed away

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A brief obituary note on sudden death of most venerable Ranthiligma Ratnajothi Thera of Hemmathagama Kapurakka Buddhist temple:  People in Hemmathagama area mourn for the sudden death of one of its greatest human personalities in our area. The chief monk of Kapurakka Buddhist temple passed away on 27/03/2014. He has been an architect of Muslim and Singhalese friendship association in ... Read More »

Utah polygamous family says going on TV liberating

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The newest Utah polygamous family featured in a reality TV show says sharing their story with a wide audience has been liberating. Brady Williams and his five wives were a bit apprehensive ahead of the airing of a pilot episode in September, but they said this week in an interview with The Associated Press that ... Read More »

RIS Convention Gathers World Muslims By Muneeb Nasir OnIslam Correspondent

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TORONTO – Amid inspirational speeches from renowned scholars around the world, the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention got underway on Friday, December 27, in Toronto welcoming thousands of people who traveled from across North America and beyond to attend the landmark annual gathering. “These conferences are an exercise on how to live as a community,” Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan told ... Read More »

AWARENESS THROUGH MOSQUE TOURS -Bringing People Closer to Islam By Asiff Hussein

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Da’wah or inviting people to Islam is an important duty of the Muslim community. This is especially so since no Messenger of Allah will appear after our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). In fact, the Qur’an makes numerous references to spreading the message of Islam through beautiful preaching. Our Prophet (PBUH) also cast upon his followers the duty ... Read More »

Madrassas in India attract Hindu students

Islamic seminaries with modern curriculum in eastern Indian state of West Bengal are helping to bridge religious divide.   Clad in white and blue salwar kameez (traditional Indian dress) and translating an Arabic verse from her Islamic studies textbook into Bengali, 15-year-old Puja Kshetrapal could pass for a Muslim. But she, along with almost half of the 200 tenth graders ... Read More »

Cry Halal! And let slip bigotry Written by by Don Manu

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This Tuesday morning at the supposedly auspicious time of 8.30, a group of monks will leave Colombo in a motorcade to the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy. Their stated aim is to first obtain the blessings of the Sri Dalada for their vicious mission to fan religious and communal fires again. Then Cry Halal! And let slip the rabid ... Read More »