France reveals details of controversial ‘separatism’ bill

France’s draft law aimed at tackling what the government terms “Islamist radicalism” was unveiled on Wednesday. President Emmanuel Macron has promoted the bill to target what he calls “separatists” undermining the nation, but rights groups have raised concerns over the law, saying it would discriminate against French Muslims. Among notable[…]

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Israel turning mosques into synagogues, bars

One of the landmarks of Tiberias, the mosque, also known as the Zaydani mosque, was built on the Mameluke architecture, with a big dome and a minaret. “Like most Palestinians, the Tiberias residents have fled to Syria and Lebanon following the Nakba,” Kamal Khatib of the High Follow-up Committee for[…]

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Masajid urged to remain closed for now: MJC

The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) has urged masajid to remain closed, given concern around the expected peak of the coronavirus. At the start of level 3 of the lockdown, the MJC advised Masajid to remain closed for the month of June as the Western Cape, however, some mosques chose to[…]

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A note about opening the mosques

This opinion piece was written by Fatima Fatima Est for the Daily Vox. More than a thousand years ago, some men wrote against the presence of women at mosques. Contrary to the Prophetic practice where men and women prayed together in the mosque even at night, the accretions of the[…]

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US mosques affected by coronavirus lockdown

Imam Jamal Kakar has spent the last 20 years serving the needs of northern Virginia’s Muslim community. Before the coronavirus pandemic, he could usually be found at the Madina Islamic Center in Springfield, often wearing a neutral coloured shalwar kameez – a tunic-style top and loose pants – along with[…]

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UUCSA sticks firm on its position to close masajid

The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) has defended its position to close all masajid as South Africa deals with a global coronavirus of epic proportions. In a simulcast discussion on VOC this morning, UUCSA said the Shariah holds human life in the highest esteem. There’s been a backlash[…]

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