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Feb 19

Twitter storm planned to seek justice for slain Saudi child

A hashtag has debuted on Twitter, seeking justice for Zakariya Bader al-Jabir, a six-year-old Saudi child who was brutally beheaded in front of his mother while on pilgrimage to the holy city of Medina in the kingdom. #JusticeForZakariya was created on Tuesday, calling for a twitter storm to start as early as Wednesday. An army...
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Feb 19

Quran manuscripts repair plan begins in Sudan

Implementation of a national project to repair and restore old manuscript copies of the Quran has started in Sudan. According to gf365.co, the Africa House for Printing the Glorious Quran started implementing the plan, titled “Reverence of Quran” on February 10. Old copies of Quran and Quranic manuscripts which need repair are collected from mosques,...
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Feb 19

Grisly killing of child bares brutal nature of Wahhabism

The killing of a six-year-old boy in broad daylight in Saudi Arabia has generated a wave of shock and revulsion and drawn attention to the brutal nature of Wahhabi school of thought which governs the kingdom. The child, identified as Zakariya Bader al-Jabir, was brutally murdered last week by a man - described in some...
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Feb 19

Bahraini forces destroy signs marking martyrdom anniversary

Bahrain's security forces have destroyed signs marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his pure progeny). Local media said Saturday security forces removed black flags and banners put up in public places to commemorate the occasion overnight. Hazrat Fatima is an enormously revered figure,...
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Feb 19

Muslims in China are forced to ‘eat pork and drink alcohol’

Muslims in China's far west region of Xinjiang are being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol at events during the country's Lunar New Year holiday, residents have said. Residents in the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture said they were invited to Chinese New Year dinners where pork and alcohol were served. Chinese officials threatened to...
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Feb 19

Afghan lawmaker says airstrikes kill 21 civilians

Airstrikes in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province have killed 21 civilians, including women and children, a lawmaker from the region said Sunday. Mohammad Hashim Alkozai said 13 civilians were killed in one strike and eight in another. Both were carried out late Friday in the Sangin district, where heavy fighting is underway between NATO-backed Afghan forces...
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Feb 19

Martyrdom anniversary of Lady Fatima al-Zahra marked in India

Under the sponsorship of the office of the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Sadiq al-Husseini al-Shirazi, may Allah prolong his life, in the city of Lucknow in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India witnessed the commemoration of Fatimiya days. According to the correspondent of Shiawaves, the commemoration continues for three nights at Husseiniyat Jannat Ma’ab in Lucknow...
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Feb 19

Indonesia Sees $1.6 Billion Windfall from Halal Labeling

Indonesia is set to make halal labeling mandatory for consumer products and services this year with the government assuming greater control of the certifying process from the Muslim-majority nation’s Islamic cleric council. Issuing halal certificates to consumer goods from shampoos to toothpaste and cosmetics may net the government about 22.5 trillion rupiah ($1.6 billion) in...
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Feb 19

Taliban attacks kill 23 policemen in Afghanistan

At least 23 security men were killed in different attacks by Taliban terrorists in three provinces of Afghanistan in last 24 hours, said officials on Sunday. At least eight policemen have been killed as a result of an insider attack in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province. Provincial governor's spokesman, Omar Zwak told media that a policeman...
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Feb 19

UN: grain stores in Yemen’s Hodeidah ‘at risk of rotting’

The UN special envoy to Yemen today said the urgency of accessing grain stores trapped in a frontline position in the port city of Hodeidah was increasing as the food was “at risk of rotting”. The World Food Programme grain stores at the Red Sea Mills are enough to feed 3.7 million people for a...
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Feb 19

Thailand to free Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Thailand will free a refugee Bahraini footballer, arrested more than two months ago after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, a prosecutor in the case has said. Monday's decision comes after the 25-year-old footballer Hakeem al-Araibi was jailed for weeks in Bangkok's Klong Prem Remand Prison. Bahrain wanted him returned to serve a...
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Feb 19

Memorial ceremony held in honor of victims of Quebec mosque attack

 Montreal City Council held a ceremony to commemorate memory of the victims of an attack to a mosque in Quebec two years ago. The ceremony hosted members of Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities as well as the director of Imam Shirazi World Foundation. In this event, Ms. Valérie Plante, the Mayor of Montreal said: “We...
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Feb 19

Karbala to host gathering of women Quran memorizers

The second convention of Iraqi women Quran memorizers will be held in the holy city of Karbala. According to media, the Dar-ol-Quran Center affiliated to the holy shrine of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, is organizing the event. The Basaer Quranic Institute also cooperates in holding the gathering, slated for Saturday, February 9. It...
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Feb 19

Saudi Shia kid barbarously killed in Medina before mother’s eyes: Reports

A Saudi Shia little boy, while on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Medina with his Shia mother, has been barbarously killed due to hatred motives. Shia Rights Watch stated that :with great sorrow and condemnation,  the organization has received the crime of slaughtering the child Zakaria Ahmed in Medina, holding the hardline officials...
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Feb 19

Bahrain revokes citizenship of over 810 dissidents: Rights group

A non-governmental rights group says Bahraini officials have revoked the citizenship of hundreds of people after convicting them of alleged terror charges as the Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its crackdown on political dissent in the Gulf kingdom. Javad Firooz, the chairman of the Salam for Democracy and Human Rights group, said in a...
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Feb 19

Muslims in Islamic and non-Islamic countries mark martyrdom anniversary

Holy shrines in Iraq, Syria, and Iran in addition to mosques, Husseiniyahs, and Islamic Centers in Islamic and non-Islamic countries are marking the martyrdom anniversary of Lady Fatima al-Zehra, peace be upon her. The lovers of Ahlulbait, peace be upon them, are holding mourning memorial ceremonies that include religious sermons revealing the unfairness the Imam,...
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Feb 19

Annaba Institute discusses future of journalism in Iraq

Annaba cultural and media Institute in holy Karbala held a conference under the title of (Future of Journalism in Iraq). This conference hosted the chairman of Arab Journalists Association and Iraqi Journalists Association, Mr Moaed Allami. This conference was also attended by the head and members of Krabala media association, as well as academics, journalists,...
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Feb 19

Opening seminary in Republic of Mali – West Africa

The Imam Hussein Shrine has announced the opening of a seminary in the Republic of Mali – West Africa after a delegation from the Imam Hussein Shrine made a visit to the majority-Muslim territories there. Sheikh Ali ElQer’awi – director of the Seminaries Unit at the Imam Hussein Shrine – said, “Within the second proselytization...
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Feb 19

Dutch former anti-Muslim MP converts to Islam

A Dutch former far-right MP and right-hand man of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has set tongues wagging in the Netherlands after revealing he has converted and become a Muslim, news reports said Tuesday. For seven years Joram van Klaveren fought a relentless campaign in the Lower House against Islam in the Netherlands as a lawmaker...
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Feb 19

Kelowna Islamic Centre opens doors to community

Open Mosque Days have become a great way of bridging the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims around the globe. For the first time in B.C. major Mosques will open their doors, and the Kelowna Islamic Centre will welcome the community to visit, meet Muslims, learn about Islam and talk over food. Kelowna joins participating Mosques...
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