Posts Tagged ‘Muslim’

Muslim dad ‘beats and burns daughter for converting to Christianity from Islam’ Comments 0

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

A Muslim man allegedly beat and severely burned his daughter because he feared she was converting to Christianity, a religious watchdog claims. Rehema Kyomuhendo, 24, was talking on the phone one night to a Catholic friend of her dad, Sheikh Hussein Byaruhanga Husain, when he woke up and attacked her, she told Morning Star News. Read more

Ramadan under lockdown will pose new challenges for Muslim community Comments 0

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Ramadan is a month filled with communal prayer, eating and charity work for Muslims across the world, normally, mosques are brimming with people and large groups of family and friends gather for iftar, the meal that breaks the Ramadan fast at sunset. In 2020 however, these traditions will not be able to happen. Read more Read more

Muslim Couple lift 51 Afghans out of poverty to honour a Mosque attack victims Comments 0

Monday, March 9th, 2020

After Christchurch mosque shootings, Bariz and Afrasyabi decided to help 51 people in honour of the 51 people who died. They returned to Christchurch this month after spending three months in Kabul and Jalalabad equipping 51 people with the means to earn a living through their own micro-enterprises. Read more Related Posts:Muslim and Catholic schools perform haka and Read more

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