The United Kingdom’s Conservative Party has an endemic problem with Islamophobia, and its failure to deal with it has enabled a culture of intolerance and hate against the country’s Muslims, critics say. Over the past year, Conservative politicians and members have posted anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media, prompting accusations that Islamophobia[…]
This forms part of a series of hajj stories by Dr Salim Parker. More stories can be found at hajjdoctor.co.za ‘How I wish that my Mom would embrace Islam,’ Kashiefa* said. She was a recent revert and was passionately yearning to learn more about our Deen. She and her husband[…]
A former Indian Army major general has ‘gone dark’ after his angry call during a TV debate for “death for death, rape for rape” in Kashmir caused a public outcry among civilians and the military. A political talk show on the TV9 Bharatvarsh channel was about the exodus of non-Muslim[…]
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved a full investigation into Myanmar‘s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the Southeast Asian nation faces mounting legal pressure worldwide over the treatment of the minority ethnic group. ICC judges on Thursday backed a prosecution request to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity and persecution over[…]
Ayodhya, India – Ayodhya and its twin city Faizabad in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) are in a state of heightened anxiety as the country’s top court is expected to deliver its verdict in the seven decades old legal dispute over a spot of land that Muslims and Hindus both[…]
Thai police say attackers have fired into a security checkpoint in southern Thailand and killed at least 15 volunteer officers. Police Colonel Thaweesak Thongsongsi, a superintendent in a police station in Yala province, said an unknown number of assailants used heavy weapons in the attack late on Tuesday night that also wounded[…]
Belgium’s creeping ban on kosher and halal slaughter reeks of “right-wing ecology,” not animal rights, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek tells RT, noting that secular slaughterhouses are far greater hotbeds of animal cruelty. “If you’re just somebody concerned with suffering of animals, wouldn’t it be more logical to begin with what[…]
Constanta, Romania – The Grand Mosque of Constanta in southeast Romania has a hulking minaret nearly 50 metres high overlooking the Black Sea. It was constructed as a symbol of gratitude to the city’s Muslim community on the orders of King Carol I in 1910. Much has since changed in Romania, but that[…]
While hujaaj prepare for the official start of the Hajj pilgrimage, Muslims in South Africa and around the world prepare for Eid al-Adha, or the “Eid of sacrifice”. Muslims across the globe will mark Eid al-Adha by slaughtering animals as an act of sacrifice. However, for those with questions surrounding[…]
New Delhi, India – Sanjay Bhan began distributing sweets outside his house on Monday, shortly after India’s government announced its decision to abolish a constitutional provision that guaranteed special rights to India-administered Kashmir. “I feel a rebirth today, I feel like an honoured Indian today,” said Bhan, beaming with joy. “It is a[…]
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