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Haji Mohammad Rafiq Ahmad TSCHANNEN, a Swiss national, converted to Islam at the age of 15 after reading Sura Fateha and the last ten Suras of the Holy Quran. By profession Rafiq first had a long international career as Director of Finance & Administrator in private industry and later as Chief Executive for an International Governmental Organization.

Human Rights: Gaza-bound flotilla vessel seized by Israeli navy

Activists say the Marianne was intercepted by Israel’s military around 100 nautical miles from Gaza’s shore. 29 Jun 2015 17:35 GMT | Human Rights, Politics, Gaza, Israel Israel has boarded…

5,000 cameras protect Grand Mosque

Source: ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The government has installed 5,000 high-definition cameras on all floors and courtyards of the Grand Mosque to ensure security and crowd control. These cameras are monitored…

Picture of the day: Sohoor in Downtown Amman, Jordan

Muslim girl named best-dressed student at US school

Masood Haider, Dawn.com Abrar Shahin NEW YORK: A hijab-wearing Muslim of Palestinian descent has been named the best-dressed girl at a school in New Jersey state, according to a website.…

Beyond the Greek Impasse

Beyond the Greek Impasse Geopolitical Weekly JUNE 30, 2015 | 08:00 GMT By George Friedman The Greek situation — having perhaps outlived the term “crisis,” now that it has taken…

513. Commandment – O my people (Bani Israeel), enter the Holy Land which Allah has ordained for you and do not turn back, for then you will turn losers

513. Commandment – O my people (Bani Israeel), enter the Holy Land which Allah has ordained for you and do not turn back, for then you will turn losers [5:22]…

BBC Hardtalk: Stephen Sackur speaks to Dr. Juergen Todenhoefer

Watch now Jürgen Todenhöfer – Writer and Filmmaker HARDtalk Stephen Sackur speaks to Jürgen Todenhöfer. The so-called Islamic State movement has very publicly murdered western journalists and aid workers who…

Opening Remarks – Regional Conference on Countering Violent Extremism

Remarks Sarah Sewall Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Nairobi, Kenya June 25, 2015 Thank you and good morning, Deputy President Ruto, Cabinet Secretary Nkaisserry, Ambassador Juma,…

From Twitter: A Nigerian in USA …

One Nigerian in USA said: – When I came to USA homosexuality was a criminal offence. – Later on it became acceptable. – And now it is legal. – I…

Shelter from the storm in Europe

Jun 29,2015 –  by Mohamed A. El-Erian Dark clouds are lowering over Europe’s economic future, as three distinct tempests gather: the Greek crisis, Russia’s incursion in Ukraine and the rise…

More than 5,000 migrant children ‘disappear’ in Italy after crossing the Mediterranean

Charities fear the unaccompanied minors are vulnerable to being forced into crime and prostitution Some were rescued by the Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark, part of a pan-European naval force  Photo:…

Ghana practices real interfaith harmony: Gov’t donates assorted items to Muslims during Ramadan

The government has donated a total of 200 bags of rice and sugar to the Muslim community in the Western Region towards this year’s Ramadan celebrations. Making the presentation at…

512. Commandment – Relate to them truly the story of Prophets

512. Commandment – Relate to them truly the story of Prophets [5:28] And relate to them truly the story of the two sons of Adam, when they each offered an offering, and it…

511. Commandment – Say Alhamdolillahe – All praise belongs to Allah – when you are saved from unjust people

511. Commandment – Say Alhamdolillahe – All praise belongs to Allah – when you are saved from unjust people [23:29] “And when thou hast settled on the Ark — thou and…

Kuwait’s Shi’ites mourn blast victims and lament sectarianism

JUN 27, 2015 – 20:28 By Angus McDowall KUWAIT (Reuters) – As a body passed, shrouded in Kuwait’s flag, dozens of hands were raised from the crowd to support the…

Kurds oust Daesh from Syria’s Kobani as civilian toll mounts

By AFP – Jun 27,2015 – Last updated at Jun 27,2015 BEIRUT — Kurdish forces drove Daesh fighters from the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday, after a…

Vatican signs first treaty with Palestine; Israel angered

By Reuters – Jun 27,2015 – Last updated at Jun 27,2015 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican signed its first treaty with Palestine on Friday, calling for “courageous decisions” to end…

Closing Europe’s Harbors, The urgent case for stopping the flow of illegal migrants across the Mediterranean

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa arrive in Augusta, Sicily, in April. Having been screened for disease and photographed by police, they wait to be bussed to a reception center.Alessio Mamo /…

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