Posts Tagged ‘Muslim’

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

Do you want to help the Muslim community in New Zealand? Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

With thousands of Kiwis wanting to reach out to offer their generous help to Muslim communities all over the country, Kiwi Muslim Samir Harith has shared some important things to keep in mind when offering help. Continue reading Related Posts:Muslim women’s forum in Auckland to start open…Muslim community want women-only swimming sessionsMiraculous conversion of Muslim Read more

Five couples publicly whipped for cuddling, holding hands Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Five unmarried couples were whipped in Indonesia on Thursday after they were caught behaving amorously – a crime under the conservative region’s Islamic law. Read more Related Posts:Catholic counseling group offers services to…Marriage celebrants declining same gender couples…Woman jailed for complaining adzan call to prayer is…Irish Bishops’ marriage counselling agency will help…

Miraculous conversion of Muslim about to kill Christian Comments 0

Monday, February 25th, 2019

An Egyptian Muslim who planned to kill his cousin for converting to Christianity has shared how he embraced the religion he once hated after Jesus delivered a powerful message to him in a dream. Read more Related Posts:Over 3,000 Egyptian churches’ wait for legal…Boy’s miraculous recovery – he died, saw…UN tells Paris to review Muslim Read more

Muslim family won’t give up keys to Church of the Holy Sepulcher Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

A Muslim family holding the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is resisting community and political pressure to give them up. Adeeb Joudeh al-Husseini, who says his family was granted the keys in the 12th century, told Al-Monitor there is no reason he should give them up. The key holder says his family’s Read more

Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam, changes her name Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor (51) has converted to Islam and has changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt. She announced her conversion via her Twitter account. Davitt’s new name means “one who bears witness” in Arabic. Shuhada’ comes from the Arabic word Shahada. Shahada is the Islamic declaration of faith in which Muslims state (or bear Read more

Public caning for Malaysian Muslim lesbians Comments 0

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Two Malaysian Muslim lesbians received a public caning after being convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sexual relations. Lawyers and activists say the women, aged 22 and 32, were seated on stools facing the judges and given six strokes from a light rattan cane on their backs by female prison officers. More than Read more

Malawi’s Muslims note bishops fail to address albino murders Comments 0

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Malawi’s Muslim community are criticising the country’s Catholic bishops for failing to mention the murder of albinos in its latest pastoral letter. The 16-page pastoral letter, ‘A Call For A New Era In Malawi’, was read out in Catholic churches last Sunday. The letter lists a number of ills afflicting the nation. It echoes issues Read more

Antisemitism is everyone’s business Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Antisemitism isn’t the business of Jews, it’s everyone’s business. So says a manifesto denouncing “a new antisemitism marked by Islamist radicalisation.” The manifesto has been signed by over 300 French dignitaries and stars. The manifesto was drafted by Philippe Val, a former editor at Charlie Hebdo, after a number of Jewish murders. It says the Read more