Posts Tagged ‘Muslim’

French secularism is giving far-right MPs licence to target Muslim women yet again Comments 0

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Another year, another row over French secularism and the hijab in France. This time, the debate erupted after a far-right politician asked a woman who was accompanying her son and other children on a school trip to a regional council headquarters to remove her headscarf when entering the building. It is a reminder that, for Read more

40 percent of Muslim students report being bullied due to religion Comments 0

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Muslim youths in California schools are bullied at double the rate of students across the nation, according to a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The report, “Singled Out: Islamophobia in the Classroom and the Impact of Discrimination on Muslim Students,” is based on a statewide survey of about 1,500 Muslim students between 11 Read more

Jewish organisations donate $1M to Mosque attack victims Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Jewish community leaders joined Muslim officials in Christchurch on Wednesday, to hand over 1.1 million dollars raised for the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks. The Jewish community has asked that some of the donated money is used for interfaith activities to foster a greater connection between the Jewish and Muslim communities. “Our faith has Read more

World Cup Cricket: Allah was with us Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

When Irish-born England captain Eoin Morgan was asked by a reporter whether the ‘luck of the Irish’ had helped the team win the World Cup, he responded: “We had Allah with us. I spoke to Aadil he said Allah is definitely with us.” Adil Rashid is one of two Muslims in the team. The world Read more

New Zealand tops ratings for upholding Qur’anic principles Comments 0

Monday, June 24th, 2019

New Zealand’s population is only 1 per cent Muslim, but according to one analysis, it is the country that most closely follows Qur’anic principles. The Islamicity Indices, compiled by the Islamicity Foundation, a US-based nonprofit, measure world governments by how well they adhere to the Islamic principles set forth in the Qur’an. The indices measure Read more

Calls for more Islamic schools to cater for Muslim children’s needs Comments 0

Monday, June 17th, 2019

One of two Islamic primary schools in the country says there is a desperate need for more schools for Muslims. Iqra Elementary School in West Auckland officially opened its new building in New Lynn last Wednesday. It has come a long way since it first started in 2016 when it had only 15 students, crammed Read more

Cardinal says Christians and Muslims can’t pray together Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Christians cannot pray like or with Muslims, says Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Müller, the former archbishop of Regensburg, Germany, made the comment during a reflection in Verona on the theme “Prayer: A gift from God,” telling hundreds of listeners that “the faithful of Islam are not Read more

Children of Abraham Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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The traditional separation of the three Abrahamic religions means Catholics can have some fuzzy ideas about Judaism and Islam. We are like a family that has cousins living in countries we have never visited. The events of Friday 15, March brought us home to our Islamic cousins, although there is still some fuzziness floating around. Read more

Surge in interest in the Muslim faith following attacks Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Muslim leaders are welcoming the chance to dispel myths about the faith, as more Kiwis reach out. They’re reporting a surge of interest in the religion in the wake of the Christchurch attacks. Ikhlaq Kashkari, president of the New Zealand Muslim Association, is delighted. He says everyday Kiwis are entering mosques for the first time Read more

Five myths about hijab Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Hijab refers to a set of practices for a modest lifestyle. Some of these rules apply to women and some to men. When men wear tight T-shirts to show off their muscles, for instance, they are going against the Islamic notion of modesty. Read more Related Posts:Five myths about personality testsMuslim community want women-only swimming Read more