Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims to wait until there is more clarity about the coronavirus pandemic before planning to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Minister for Hajj and Umrah said on state TV on Tuesday. Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia suspended the year-round Umrah pilgrimage over fears of the[…]
OPINION by Ebrahim Rasool A Moment of Rupture Globally the community of Muslims has had to make an almost unprecedented decision: whether to close the mosques for both the communal daily prayers as well as the Friday prayers in response to Covid-19 or coronavirus. That the majority of clergy and[…]
Inside the city clerk’s office here, college student Mohammed Harb filled out a voter registration form. He will be voting for the first time in Michigan after moving from Florida, and plans to vote for Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. “It’s mostly the socialism aspect of it, how we’re[…]
South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed the first positive case of the coronavirus in the country. The rapid spread of the influenza-like virus has caused people around the globe to avoid crowded spaces, unnecessary travel and to ensure precautionary measures are taken to keep hygiene in check. However,[…]
By Azad Essa They came to the hospital with gunshot wounds, stabbings, acid burns and mutilated genitalia. Homes and mosques were torched, businesses razed. Those Indian Muslims who resisted had acid thrown at their faces. Others were shot at. The Hindu mobs came in numbers, carried saffron flags, and chanted[…]
At least 25 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in violence across the Indian capital New Delhi that started on Sunday, according to hospital officials and local media outlets. Police and paramilitary forces patrolled the streets in far greater numbers on Wednesday, and swathes of the riot-hit areas were[…]
The death toll in the worst religious violence to hit India’s capital in decades has risen to at least 25, according to a health official. The violence was triggered after Muslims protesting against a discriminatory citizenship law were attacked. Nearly 200 people have been injured during four days of violence[…]
Several thousand Muslims across Ethiopia in recent days have protested against the burning of four mosques in the Amhara region. The attacks last Friday in Motta town, more than 350km (217 miles) north of the capital Addis Ababa, also targeted Muslim-owned businesses. Muslims have called for the perpetrators to be brought to[…]
Indians are defying bans on assembly in cities nationwide as anger swells against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims, following days of protests and clashes that have left nine dead. Two people died of injuries suffered in violent protests in the southern Indian city of Mangalore, on Thursday,[…]
Leaders from some of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority countries are set to meet in Malaysia‘s capital on Thursday to address issues such as Islamophobia and poverty, with the organisers insisting the event is not meant to rival the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will preside over the meeting with fellow[…]
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