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Saudi minister: King Salman complex for Prophet’s Hadiths remarkable achievement

Friday, 20 October 2017

The Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Bin Saleh al-Awwad has described the establishment of a complex on the Prophet’s Hadiths by King Salman as an unprecedented accomplishment for the service of the Sunnah, which is the second source of Islamic legislation. "This is an unprecedented achievement which will preserve the Sunnah in a scientific method and protect the second source of Islamic legislation," he said. The minister said a council of senior scholars will be ...

Hezbollah and Arab Shiites in Gulf countries

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

When it comes to the impact of Hezbollah’s role on politics and security in the Middle East, it is necessary to first talk about Iran’s role in detail. For all intents and purposes, Hezbollah is the political and military arm of the theocratic regime in Iran and is considered the vanguard among ‘the followers on the path of Al-Imam’. In fact, Hezbollah cadres are the most well trained and best prepared among members of this broader movement — the followers on the ...

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Rape allegation makes Muslim teen’s death a capital case in US

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

An already disturbing case about a 17-year-old Muslim girl killed as she walked to her mosque took another unsettling turn after an indictment alleged the victim was raped as well. The indictment on Monday includes capital murder and rape charges and will allow prosecutors to pursue a death-penalty case against Darwin Martinez-Torres, 22, of Sterling. He is accused in the slaying of Nabra Hassanen of Reston, whose death back in June rattled northern Virginia’s Muslim community. Prior to ...

Mecca governor washes the Kaaba on behalf of Saudi King Salman

Monday, 2 October 2017

Mecca Governor Prince Khalid Al Faisal washed the Islam’s holy Kaaba on behalf of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who is also known by his title as the Cutodian of the Two Holy Mosques.On his arrival to the Grand Mosque, Prince Khalid was received by the General President of the Holy Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman al-Sudais and the Vice-President of the Holy Mosque Dr. Mohammad al-Khuzaim.Immediately afterwards, the prince and his companions carried out duties of ...

Pope Francis, Muslim World League Secretary discuss interfaith coexistence

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Pope Francis received the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who is currently visiting the Vatican.During the meeting, both exchanged views on a number of issues of common interest, which are in the interest of peace and global harmony, and “cooperation in issues of peace, coexistence and the spread of love”.For his part, the Secretary General of the Muslim World League expressed appreciation of the Muslim world for the pope's fair ...

VIDEO: First Islamic adhan sounds at Spain’s Alhambra Palace in 500 years

Sunday, 10 September 2017

For nearly 500 years, the walls inside Alhambra Palace in Spain’s Granada have not heard the Islamic call to prayer.That all changed when Syrian Mouaz Al-Nass sounded the Adhan last Thursday.A video of the Al-Nass calling the Adhan at the palace has been viewed at least a million times since being posted on his Facebook account on September 7.Alhambra Palace was built by Muslim rulers of Granada during the end of Muslim rule of Spain by Yusuf I during the 1330s. In 1492, Granada came under ...

How Tunisian women inspired monogamy in Islam centuries ago

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Many Tunisians have set a rare precedent of monogamy in the Muslim world since the early centuries of Islamic history. Enshrining the rights of women through the instrument of the celebrated ‘Kairouan dowry’, Tunisians have practiced a tradition of according respect and equality to their women through a novel form of marital contract through the ages. Historical precedent for women’s empowerment It all began in the eighth century, when the future Abbasid caliph Abu Jaafar ...

QUIZ: Test your knowledge on Islam

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Muslims around the world have just finished celebrating the four-day long Eid al-Adha, which coincides with the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Test your knowledge and see how much you know about the religion.  

Meet the Barbie-like doll named ‘Jenna’ who recites Quran verses

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

French businesswoman and mother Samira Amarir struggled to find toys which could help impart her Islamic faith to her young daughter, so she invented her own. Now the Barbie-lookalike "Jenna" doll, which she designed from scratch to recite four chapters from the Quran, has entered mass production and is on sale in Gulf Arab countries. "When my daughter Jenna turned two years old, I was looking for a toy or a tool," Amarir said. "The idea was to come up with a toy that ...

King Salman: Saudi the heart of Muslim world, strives to achieve unity

Saturday, 2 September 2017

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held at the Royal Court at Mina Palace the annual reception for heads of state, Islamic dignitaries, guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, guests of government bodies and heads of delegations and pilgrim affairs offices, who performed Hajj rituals this year. King Salman delivered a speech during which he congratulated the guests on the blessed occasion of Eid Al-Adha, “Allah Almighty honored this country and ...

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