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31 min ago | The Star Online

Inspiring travels: Popular 'ziarah' destinations

Besides viewing awesome sites that are culturally and religiously significant, travellers on ziarah tours come away with a better understanding of their faith.


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4 hrs ago |

Sufi sapience

Who was Mevlana Jalal al-Din Rumi ? Rumi is a paradoxical conundrum. Rumi is a religious teacher who taught that all spiritual philosophies are inadequate .


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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

The unparalleled duo Nazrul-Abbasuddin

Eid-ul-Fitr is never complete for the Bangali Muslims without Kazi Nazrul Islam's wonderful song O mon Ramjaner oi rojar sheshey elo khushir Eid .


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Eid ul-Fitr, Religion

11 hrs ago |

Muslim visitors to Japan forecast to hit 1m by 2020

Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, after Tokyo eased visa requirements, a specialist travel firm said Friday .


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Religion

13 hrs ago | AlertNet

Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for Islamist insurgency

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his security officials are to blame for the rise of Sunni Muslim insurgents who have seized parts of Iraq, the country's foreign minister said.


Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, Religion

18 hrs ago | Free Republic

Christians Bear the New Yellow Star -- Courageous Shi'ites...

The identification of the members of the other "religions of the book" of Christians and Jews is an invention of Islam, where it has an old tradition that goes back to the late Early Middle Ages.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Christians, Religion, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Lebanon

22 hrs ago |

Nepali Muslims in Kathmandu and elsewhere in Nepal

The history of the arrival of Muslims dates back to 500 years ago when the Kashmiri traders traveling via Kathmandu to Tibet were asked to settle here.


Related Topix: Nepal, Travel, Kathmandu, Nepal Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Nepal Travel, Asia

Thu Jul 31, 2014

City Pages

"Tracks in the Snow" highlights Muslim experience in Minnesota

A traveling exhibit about the Muslim experience in Minnesota opens today at the Walker Art Center for a week-long run in the museum's Medtronic Gallery.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Religion

Final Call

Feeding the poor and the needy

The Believers from the Nation of Islam's flagship Mosque Maryam spent recent Sunday afternoons feeding some of the city's homeless people near a downtown mission.


Related Topix: Religion, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Fasting, Health

'Apostasy' woman heads to US

A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam then acquitted after international pressure on Khartoum, on Thursday left Italy for the United States with her family.


Related Topix: Prison, Religion, Travel, Khartoum, Sudan Travel, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel


China accuses 3 radicals of killing leading imam

China says a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another.


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ANKARA: US says Turkey favors Sunni Islam over other creeds

A US State Department report has claimed that the Turkish government is prejudiced in favor of its Sunni Islamic citizens and neglects the needs of members of the country's other minority religions, in addition to frequently employing anti-Semitic rhetoric.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Religion, Orthodox Church, Recep Tayyip Erdogan


Syrian Christian leader warns of impending Islamic State assault

Catholic Sentinel July 27 2014 Syrian Christian leader warns of impending Islamic State assault Catholic News Service NICOSIA, Cyprus -- A prominent Syrian Christian political leader has warned of an impending assault on the northeastern province of Hassake amid reports that thousands of Islamist fighters are preparing to take control of the ... (more)


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, World News, Cyprus, Iraq, Middle East

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Revival Breaking Out in Islamic Countries

A revival is taking place in the Islamic world as between two and seven million former Muslims have converted to Christianity, World Magazine reported.

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Catholic World News

Melkite Patriarch urges Christians, Muslims to 'save Islam' from violence

Patriarch Gregory III Laham of Antioch, the leader of the world's Melkite Catholics, has issued an appeal to the Arab world to unite against Islamic extremism.


Related Topix: Religion, Life, Ramadan

Fox News

Catholic League slams Obama: - Do Christian lives mean so little to you?'

The head of the Catholic League issued a scathing criticism at President Obama, posting on his group's website an essay that pointed to all the Christians being beheaded by Muslim terrorists and asking: Doesn't that matter to you? "Christians are being beheaded all over the Middle East because they are Christians, and those carrying out this mass ... (more)


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In-depth Africa

Obama's Muslim Founding Fathers

In his message to Muslims on their holiday Eid al-Fitr, issued Sunday, Barack Obama asserted that "Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, New Jersey, Religion

Free Republic

Ex-Muslim critic of Islam expelled from Norway, faces deportion to Pakistan and death

Firasat has been sent back to Spain, where he faces deportation to Pakistan. In Pakistan, he would certainly be killed.


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Daily Echo

Day of thanksgiving as Muslims mark the end of Ramadan with prayers and feasts

The day of thanksgiving started worldwide with special prayers, children were given gifts and new clothes, money was donated to charity and people travelled far and wide to be with loved ones.


Related Topix: Thanksgiving, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Religion

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Islam Gives Way to Racism: Open secret that some in Pas want to push Malay agenda'

That is how Monash University's political analyst Professor James Chin has described the recently leaked message written by PAS central committee member Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki that the party was pushing for a Malay-Muslim agenda.


Related Topix: Religion, Malaysia, World News