After months of leading anti-Muslim protests in Germany, the former leader of anti-Islam Pegida movement has apologized to Muslims from spreading a campaign of hatred across Europe. “Those still belonging to the Pegida movement need to understand that they are advocating for the wrong cause,” Kathrin Oertel – once the[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
A Turkish government official says to eliminate a root cause of radical, European countries must give their Muslim residents greater opportunities and more reasons for hope. Volkan Bozkir, Turkey’s minister for European affairs, said Saturday that many Muslims living in Europe “now feel they are the other.” Bozkir called that[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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