Islam

Class Teaches New Muslims About Faith's Practices

March 25, 2008

Author: Jamie Tarabay

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89053354

It may be one of the fastest growing religions in the world, but in the U.S., it's a challenge for converts to Islam to learn about their new faith. Muslims are a minority here, with estimates of the population ranging from 2 million to 6 million, and they often come together in small groups to learn what they can and cannot do as practicing...

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Controversy Over U.S. $10,000 Islamic Schools' Subsidies

March 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: All Africa/The Inquirer

http://allafrica.com/stories/200803260657.html

The Islamic Schools System says US$ 10,000 intended as subsidy for them from government has been diverted by some individuals.

The Chairman of the Islamic Schools System, Mr. Mohammed F. Kawah, said the amount was signed by the Muslim Congress School with the assistance of another Muslim who is a prominent figure in the Ministry of Education....

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Muslim Bus Driver Who Wouldn't Remove Kufi Gets His Job Back

March 25, 2008

Author: Ali Zafar

Source: National Post

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2008/03/25/162612.aspx

A York Region bus driver has been reinstated after being suspended for refusing to take off his kufi – an Islamic cap – while on the job.

McGregory Jackman, a newly hired bus driver for York Region’s VIVA transit system, said he was humiliated when an inspector with his...

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Utah Muslims Honor Muhammad's Birth

March 25, 2008

Author: Jessica Ravitz

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_8675451

More than 1,400 years after he came into this world, Utah Muslims came together Sunday afternoon to honor the birth of the prophet Muhammad.

Tins of homemade food - including chicken curry, kebabs and traditional desserts - lined tables and counters in Sandy's Utah Islamic Center as about 300 people gathered to praise the founder of the Islamic religion.
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Call to Offer Faith Class Choice

March 24, 2008

Author: Hannah Goff

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7311178.stm

Head teachers should allow imams, rabbis and priests to offer religious instruction to pupils in all state schools, teachers' leaders have said.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) said the move would be a way to reunite divided communities.

The NUT said parents had a right to have specific schooling in their own faith, if that was what they...

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Muslim Inmates to Get Proper Islamic Meals

March 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buffalonews.com/nationalworld/state/story/305768.html

Authorities at a county jail have agreed to provide Muslim inmates with meats prepared according to Islamic law, ending a three-year- long legal fight.

Under a settlement approved by a federal judge in Manhattan on March 12, the Westchester County Jail is serving four...

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The Other Thorn in China's Side

March 23, 2008

Author: ANDREW CHUNG

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/349844

As Chinese troops have been fanning out across Tibetan regions inside China in an attempt to quell spreading anti-government riots, another restive group has also come under intense police scrutiny in the country's northwest.

The Uighurs of Xinjiang province – a largely Muslim ethnic minority of Turkic descent that has long inhabited the...

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Christianity and Islam Race for Prominence at Olympic Park

March 22, 2008

Author: Ashling O’Connor

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/london_2012/article3599689.ece

The Olympics is meant to promote solidarity – but the 2012 Games has become a question of faith for some in East London as Christianity and Islam vie to become the most visible religion around the 500-acre park.

Muslim leaders have begun a charm offensive with residents in the borough of Newham over...

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