Islam

Mosque and Gurdwara Face off at Naulakha

May 27, 2008

Author: Abdul Manan

Source: Pakistan Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C05%5C27%5Cstory_27-5-2008_pg13_1

A shopkeeper at Naulakha Bazaar set up a mosque on the roof of his shop about a month ago, right opposite Gurdwara Shaheed Singh Singhrian without permission or a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from authorities concerned, neighbouring shopkeepers told Daily Times on Monday.

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Muslims of Tibet

May 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2008/05/27/news0819.htm

Masood Butt is a Tibetan, living in India. But, unlike most other Tibetans in exile, who are Buddhists, Butt is a Muslim. However, apart from his faith, there is little else to distinguish Butt from other Tibetans. He follows Tibetan customs, speaks the language fluently and regards the Dalai Lama as his leader. Yet, Butt's community - the Tibetan...

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Muslims Try to Balance Traditions, U.S. Culture on Path to Marriage

May 27, 2008

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/26/AR2008052602150.html?hpid=sec-religion

As imam of one of the Washington region's largest mosques, Mohamed Magid counsels married couples, including those with a problem he sees among Muslim Americans: husbands and wives who were virtual strangers before they wedded.

Islamic...

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Some Muslims in U.S. Quietly Engage in Polygamy

May 27, 2008

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90857818

Although polygamy is illegal in the U.S. and most mosques try to discourage plural marriages, some Muslim men in America have quietly married multiple wives.

No one knows how many Muslims in the U.S. live in polygamous families. But according to academics researching the issue, estimates range from 50,000 to...

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Hundreds of Afghans Protest over Quran Shooting

May 26, 2008

Author: AMIR SHAH

Source: AP

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i8dGftYb0s4XWdUMRdIVs3vh1CKAD90TB1E00

Hundreds of Afghans demonstrated Monday in two different provinces against a U.S. sniper in Iraq who used a Quran, the Muslim holy book, for target practice.

Demonstrators tore apart an effigy of President Bush and chanted anti-U.S. slogans.

A Lithuanian soldier and two Afghan civilians were shot and killed...

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MP to Discuss Muslim Inmate Fear

May 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7419857.stm

An MP is to hold a meeting with officials after a report expressed concerns about Muslim inmates at a high-security jail in his constituency.

A Prison Service review of Whitemoor Prison in Cambridgeshire found the high numbers of Muslim inmates made some staff "anxious and apprehensive".

Malcolm Moss MP said he had spoken to prison staff and morale...

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Morning-After Pill is Against My Religion, Muslim Pharmacist Tells Couple

May 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News/ANI

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/lifestyle/morning-after-pill-is-against-my-religion-muslim-pharmacist-tells-couple_10052597.html

A Muslim pharmacist is under fire for refusing to sell a couple emergency contraception because it was against his religious beliefs.

Chris Mellett and Kaye Walsh went to a Sainburys...

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Group's Goal is a Quran in Every Home

May 24, 2008

Author: MARY OWEN

Source: The Wichita Eagle/Chicago Tribune

http://www.kansas.com/194/story/413623.html

A foundation distributing the holy book of Islam to non-Muslims hopes to clear up misconceptions about the faith.

As Marcia Macy chatted with her dog walker in the driveway of her Wheaton, Ill., home Thursday, a young Muslim man passed her and hooked a plastic bag containing a Quran on her doorknob.

Unlike most religious solicitors,...

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Ahmadiyya Muslims Set Interfaith Seminar

May 24, 2008

Author: Jay Tokasz

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/354211.html

Like most Muslims, they pray regularly, practice the five pillars of Islam and believe the Quran is the word of Allah revealed through a prophet named Muhammad.

But Ahmadiyya Muslims also believe in a person they call the Mahdi, or “guided one,” the promised messiah who lived in the Punjab region of India from 1835 to 1908....

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Kenya: Religious Leaders Support New Child Health Initiative

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200805230982.html

Religious leaders have backed a national campaign to improve the health of children under the age of five.

The Malezi Bora programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and the United Nations children's agency UNICEF. The services offered by the programme include immunization, provision of Vitamin A supplements, protection...

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Relief for Gujarat Riot Victims

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7416073.stm

The Indian government has announced an $80m relief package for the victims of anti-Muslim riots in the western state of Gujarat in 2002.

The package is expected to benefit the families of 1,169 people who were killed in the riots, say officials.

Over 2,500 people, who were wounded, will also be compensated.

More than 1,000 people,...

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Fontana Welcomes Mosque

May 23, 2008

Author: Josh Dulaney

Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9365912

Political and religious leaders gathered Friday to celebrate the coming of a new worship center in the north end of town.

Imam Faiz Shah and about 200 others gathered with Mayor Mark Nuaimi and members of the City Council to break ground on land at Sierra and Miller avenues where the Building of the Masjid - a 6,000-square-foot mosque for the city's 70...

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Board Extends Saudi School's Lease

May 22, 2008

Author: Kirstin Downey

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/21/AR2008052102650.html

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors extended the lease of county-owned property to a private Islamic school funded by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

The Islamic Saudi Academy on U.S. Route 1 in southern Fairfax County has attracted attention in the past year because of...

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State Orders Charter School to Correct 2 Areas Tied to Islam

May 20, 2008

Author: SARAH LEMAGIE

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/19076119.html?location_refer=Outdoors

An Inver Grove Heights charter school must change the way it handles issues related to Muslim prayer in school and busing for after-school religious instruction or face repercussions, the Minnesota Department of Education said Monday.

Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, a public school with mostly Muslim...

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