Muslims are finding it easier to travel to holiday destinations abroad, amid a boom in the global halal tourism sector. This emerged at the first World Halal Travel Summit 2015, which concluded in Abu Dhabi last week. The summit brought together a myriad of role-players in the global halal tourism[…]
By the end of this century, areas of the Persian Gulf could be hit by waves of heat and humidity so severe that simply being outside for several hours could threaten human life, according to a study published Monday. Because of humanity’s contribution to climate change, the authors wrote, some[…]
This is the final article in a series focusing on BDS movements around the world. In 1948, Israel was founded as a Jewish state on land ethnically cleansed of its indigenous Palestinian population. As a result, most Palestinians became refugees and to this day are not allowed by Israel to[…]
This forms part of a series focusing on BDS movements around the world The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement known by its acronym, BDS, with branches quickly spreading throughout the world has quickly become the main focus of international solidarity and activism. The movement has grown in size as a[…]
Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of Ashura expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on[…]
Kabiru, a tall man in his late 20s, is exhausted. With a group of men, he has to prepare food for about 2,000 displaced Nigerians living in Gombyo camp. Kabiru, who goes only by one name, pours water in a large pot of rice. His task is to ensure there’s[…]
Halloween; a yearly celebration observed annually in numerous countries on 31 October. Over time, like most other festive holidays, this day has been commercialised. Most retail stores now stock costumes and get ups to attract kids in order for them to dress up and celebrate, with children usually using the[…]
The start of the new Islamic year 1437 also marks the start of Muharram, one of the most sacred months on the Islamic calendar. This month is significant as it highlights the day of Ashura. Also during the month of Muharram, we recall the brutality which claimed the life of[…]
In a country where the Turkish culture is dominant, the huge influx of refugees to Germany is expected to shake up the Muslim community, opening new gates of diversity and integration. “Most sermons are held in Turkish,” Yasemin El-Menouar, Islam expert at think-tank the Bertelsmann Foundation, told Agence France Presse[…]
This is the fifth part in a series of articles that looks at various BDS movements from around the world and the campaigns that these movements focus on. Inspired by the effective movement against apartheid South Africa, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is directed against the illegal military[…]
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