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Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave

A man facing deportation from Sweden has been granted a temporary reprieve after fellow passengers aboard his flight to Iran prevented it from taking off by refusing to fasten their…

10 Muslim- Friendly “Halal” Makeup products to Try

By: May Rostom “Halal” or “Muslim- friendly” makeup products are known to be free of alcohol and are popular amongst Muslim women living in strict countries like KSA and Indonesia.…

Europe’s African Refugee Crisis: Is the Boat Really Full?

Since Italy began rescuing Africans from the Mediterranean after the last major tragedy in October, the number of refugees coming to Europe has risen dramatically. Fears of economic immigrants could…

Why the Israeli-Palestinian talks fail

BY RAMI G. KHOURI Patient, serious diplomacy appears to be bearing fruit in many places simultaneously this week, except in the Israel-Palestine talks that have gone on for two decades since…

US calls on Myanmar to stop Rakhine violence

UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Samantha Power to UN called on Myanmar’s government Thursday to take urgent steps to stop the violence in the western region where thousands of Rohingya Muslims…

Repentance provides relief to the heart

One of the primary distinguishing features between unbelievers and believers is that believers frequently perform the religious obligation of repentance; since unbelievers try to regard themselves as free of sin,…

Makkah authorities brace for increased number of pilgrims

Makkah is bracing for the increased number of visitors and pilgrims in the holy month of Ramadan. Authorities including the Presidency of the Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque, the Civil…

How the world gets drunk: Women who booze in Muslim-majority countries drink harder than American women

Global Post: BANGKOK — The Irish and Russians have long suffered under the stereotype that their men drink excessively. And they do. Health experts insist men should enjoy no more…

Why Blasphemy Laws Are Actually Anti-Islamic

Source: The Huffington Post By Faisal Kutty: Assistant Professor of Law, Valparaiso University and Adjunct Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation or…

Is Easter ‘Happy’?

Huff Post: ‘Happy Easter!’ You hear it everywhere, in malls, in streets, and in churches. But is the Christian celebration of Easter really a happy occasion? Easter is profoundly misunderstood…

The Daily Quranic Lesson: And fix your attention aright at every time and place of worship

99. And fix your attention aright at every time and place of worship  [7:30] Say, ‘My Lord has enjoined justice. And fix your attention aright at every time and place of worship, and call upon Him,…

Muslim Controversy in Luton, in UK

Source: Friday Times Why did an ad in a local British paper create such a furore? Zenia Marufi looks into the reasons  Who are they? It maintains an estimated 15,000…

Good Friday 2014 marked in Jerusalem, around world

April 18, 2014 (JERUSALEM) – Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem’s Old City. Good Friday 2014 in…

eDigest: Roti chef plans 1,000 free meals for Easter in Toronto

At Vena’s Restaurant on Bloor St. W., Mashud Siddique plans to hand out 1,000 free meals this Sunday in an annual charitable act inspired by two of his daughters. Lead post…

The legacy of Sir Ganga Ram, Lahore

  The legacy of Sir Ganga Ram Sir Ganga Ram still lives in the hearts of millions of people in India and Pakistan through these two hospitals in Lahore and…

Three Videos: Debates about Jesus’ Crucifixion and ‘Resurrection’

Epigraph: And their (Jews of Jesus’ time) saying, ‘We did kill the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah;’ whereas they slew him not, nor crucified him, but…

Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy?

Source: BBC The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite. So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page. This is…