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Muslims shine in Time 100 most influential

Celebrating their achievements, Time magazine has named several Muslim leaders and icons in its 2015 list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World on April 16. The annual list showcases five categories; Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders and Icons. Muslim leaders like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Indonesian President Joko[…]

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Oppression of Cham Muslims being overlooked

The following  is part of series focusing on Muslim communities and minorities around the world. Whilst the Rohingya community in Myanmar have faced untold hardships since becoming the subject of ethnic Buddhist aggression in 2012, their plight, which has attracted both international attention and condemnation, has largely overshadowed the existence[…]

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The roots of Islam in the Korean Peninsula

This article is part of series focusing on Muslim communities and minorities around the world. Islam is not necessarily a faith one would immediately associate with countries in the Far East, a region where oriental culture is practically engrained in the everyday lifestyle of natives. In fact, religion in the[…]

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Despite challenges, Nordic Muslims thriving

This article is part of a series focusing on Muslim minorities around the world. The Nordic and Baltic regions in the north of Europe have long been viewed as something of a world of its own; carrying its own unique traditions and religious beliefs. In lands synonymous with Vikings (more[…]

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Muslims find peace in Phuket

Thailand is one of the world’s prime tourist destinations and seen as something of a haven for those seeking to practice Buddhism. And whilst a vast majority of the country’s 67 million inhabitants do practice the religion, the country also has a somewhat diverse minority population. Islam in Thailand, largely[…]

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Islam alive in Chile

This article is the first in a series focusing on Muslim minorities around the world. There are few places and communities in the world where Islam has yet to permeate; a sure sign of the growing influence of the religion at a time where global perceptions of Muslims are at[…]

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Muslims pray for rain

In a bid to bring some respite to the scorching weather that has fuelled a raging wildfire on Cape Town’s mountains, Muslims have been urged to pray for rain. On Tuesday evening, the Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre hosted Salaatul Istisqaa, a mass prayer for rain performed by the Mufti[…]

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Muslims rally behind firefighters

Muslims in Cape Town are rallying behind the city’s heroic fire-fighters, by means of prayer and even generous food donations. The fire in the southern part of the peninsula has destroyed almost 3000 hectares of land, causing immense damage to properties, wildlife and agriculture. Fire-fighters, pushing 18 hour shifts are[…]

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French govt unveils plan to promote Muslim dialogue

French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has proposed a plan aiming at promoting a better dialogue with France’s Muslim community, that notably includes training of imams at university. The plan would promote an Islam “faithful to the values of the Republic,” Cazeneuve said Wednesday, insisting on France’s tradition of secularism. He[…]

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