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Muslims reeling after Malmesbury attack

What was meant to have been a joyous and fulfilling end of Ramadan has turned into one of sadness and tragedy, as the Muslim community in Cape Town reels after a devastating and senseless attack at the Malmesbury masjid. On Thursday morning, two musallees at the mosque, 74 year old[…]

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Tunisia’s noble success, where many have failed

OPINION by Abdulrahman al-Rashed – The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet in October. It was awarded to people who worked to prevent their country from falling into the abyss due to the winds of change during the Arab Spring. What the people of Tunisia[…]

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Saudis want to expand Yemen influence: Journalist

Any potential peace talks in the Yemen conflict are now solely dependent on the Saudi-led coalition after Houthi rebels confirmed its commitment to entering UN resolution talks, according to Yemeni journalist Nasser Arrabyee, based in Sana’a. Rebels have been engaged in a brutal civil-war with forces loyal to President Abd[…]

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Tunisian mediator group wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, an example of peaceful transition in a region otherwise struggling with violence and upheaval. The quartet of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry,[…]

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How Haj promotes peace and unity

By Sadaf Farooqi To the righteous Muslim who has never gone for hajj, the aspiration to embark upon this once-in-a-lifetime journey manifests itself in their psyche as the ultimate “dream come true.” This journey involves repenting for all their past wrongdoings, becoming closer to Allah, turning over a completely new[…]

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