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Deadly heat forecast in Persian Gulf by 2100

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[…]

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BDS Austria troubling Israeli-affiliated companies

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[…]

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Fasting the Day of Ashura

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[…]

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Muslims urged to stay away from ‘Pagan holiday’

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[…]

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Muharram: Practice moderation

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[…]

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Refugees will shake up German Muslim community

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[…]

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Israeli lobby powerful in Australia: BDS

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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