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Facebook Banned Fundraising Ad That Claimed Coronavirus is 'Divine Justice' From Allah

Facebook Banned Fundraising Ad That Claimed Coronavirus is 'Divine Justice' From Allah

A London based Islamic group, which purports to be a "human rights organisation", has had an advertisement claiming the Chinese coronavirus is an act of revenge from Allah pulled from Facebook.
Iranian Police Arrest Man for Beheading 13-Year-Old Daughter in 'Honor Killing'

Iranian Police Arrest Man for Beheading 13-Year-Old Daughter in 'Honor Killing'

Iranian authorities arrested a father for beheading his teenage daughter in her sleep last week, state media revealed on Tuesday.
Ilhan Omar Rages: Israel's ‘Destructive Polices’ Are ‘Rubber Stamped’ by Trump Administration

Ilhan Omar Rages: Israel's ‘Destructive Polices’ Are ‘Rubber Stamped’ by Trump Administration

TEL AVIV -- Rep. Ilhan Omar compared Israel with Saudi Arabia in an interview Sunday, saying both countries used money to influence the Trump administration and that as a result Israel's "destructive
Hundreds of Muslims gather in Ikea car park to mark Eid with social distancing

Hundreds of Muslims gather in Ikea car park to mark Eid with social distancing

Around 800 Muslims prayed in the large outdoor space to celebrate Eid and the end of Ramadan.
Saudi Arabia to End Coronavirus Curfew from June 21

Saudi Arabia to End Coronavirus Curfew from June 21

Riyadh -- Saudi Arabia will end its nationwide coronavirus curfew from June 21, except in the holy city of Mecca, the interior ministry said Tuesday, after more than two months of stringent curbs.
Loudspeaker Islamic Call to Prayer May Become Permanent Fixture in Britain

Loudspeaker Islamic Call to Prayer May Become Permanent Fixture in Britain

Mosques across Great Britain could begin daily broadcasts of the Islamic call to prayer through loudspeakers after they were given special dispensation to play the adhan in the holy month of Ramadan.
Fears mount of Middle East coronavirus surge amid Eid celebrations

Fears mount of Middle East coronavirus surge amid Eid celebrations

Despite lockdowns and curfews, streets in Jordan and Iran are busy for the end of Ramadan Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOutside bakeries in downtown Amman, queues
Plan to open mosque in Trocadero in London sparks objections

Plan to open mosque in Trocadero in London sparks objections

Foundation seeks to convert part of historic building into mosque and community centreA plan to convert part of the famous Trocadero building in Piccadilly Circus in London into a mosque has sparked
Taliban Chief Promises Women Equal Rights if U.S. Leaves Afghanistan

Taliban Chief Promises Women Equal Rights if U.S. Leaves Afghanistan

In his address for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada - supreme leader of the Taliban as well as one of its top clerics - promised equal rights for men and women under
What I learned celebrating Ramadan in social isolation

What I learned celebrating Ramadan in social isolation

In the beginning I thought, “This will be easy. I don’t socialize that much during Ramadan.” Read more...
Pakistan Supreme Court Lifts Coronavirus Lockdown

Pakistan Supreme Court Lifts Coronavirus Lockdown

Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the government to lift remaining coronavirus lockdown restrictions on Monday so that businesses could fully reopen.
NGO Sees 'Massive Increase' in Female Genital Mutilation Cases in Somalia Under Coronavirus Lockdown

NGO Sees 'Massive Increase' in Female Genital Mutilation Cases in Somalia Under Coronavirus Lockdown

The number of girls in Somalia subject to female genital mutilation (FGM) has soared in recent weeks amid lockdown measures imposed in response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, according to a
Coronavirus Curfew Frustrates Kuwaiti Muslim Polygamists and Their Wives

Coronavirus Curfew Frustrates Kuwaiti Muslim Polygamists and Their Wives

Kuwait City -- Abu Othman, like thousands of Kuwaiti men, has struggled to split his time between two wives living in separate homes amid the Gulf state's strict lockdown to combat the coronavirus.
I don’t eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, here’s why

I don’t eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, here’s why

If Ramadan was a person and I had a chance to say one thing to them, it would be “I need you.”We’re more than halfway through the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which
When is Eid al-Fitr 2020 and why are there two Eids?

When is Eid al-Fitr 2020 and why are there two Eids?

After fasting for that long, followers of the Islamic faith deserve a celebration.
The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad review – recent history at its finest

The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad review – recent history at its finest

Thomas Hegghammer delivers a meticulously researched account of a charismatic IslamistAbdallah Azzam is not exactly a household name – at least when compared with the far more notorious Osama bin

He was a Muslim who once chanted ‘Death to America!’ Now, he’s working to convert Iranians to Christianity.

Dr. Hormoz Shariat is on a mission to help bring Iranians to the Christian faith — an effort that was birthed from his family's personal pain and suffering.Shariat, founder of Iran Alive Ministries,
Strict Coronavirus Curfew to Remain in Saudi Arabia for End of Ramadan

Strict Coronavirus Curfew to Remain in Saudi Arabia for End of Ramadan

Saudi Arabia will maintain a national curfew the during the five-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which begins in a little more than a week, state media said Wednesday.