Monthly Archives: October 2017

Young UK Muslims face social mobility barriers – Report

A new report by the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) has found that young Muslims living in the UK are facing enormous social mobility challenges. Analysing barriers to improved social mobility for young Muslims in education and employment, the report states that young people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi experience the greatest economic disadvantages of any faith group in UK society, despite …

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Chinese firms eye stronger share in lucrative Halal market

Standing behind her stall at a Dubai exhibition Centre, Dai Dong He offered passersby what looked like carefully wrapped biscuits or chocolates. “This is dry beef, beef snacks,” said Dai, general manager of Anhui Central Asia Food Co., one of eight Chinese firms from Anhui Province displaying products at Halal Expo Dubai 2017.Dubai is hosting the show for the ninth …

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Is attachment to this world good or bad?

Imam Ali (AS) said: Be ready for death; May God forgives you that the call to leave (this world) will be proclaimed among you. Reduce the attachment to this world, and return to the hereafter with good provision because there is a difficult pass and terrifying halting-places ahead of you which you must go through and stop there. Be aware …

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Xenophobic Britain: Black And Muslims Are Treated Worse In Prisons

The race equality thinktank, the Runnymede Trust, and the University of Greenwich, investigated the treatment of male ethnic minority prisoners. New research has found that black and Muslim offenders are more likely to be badly treated in jail, including being more likely to have restraint used against them. The race equality thinktank, the Runnymede Trust, and the University of Greenwich, …

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Norway’s Saga Energy signs $3bn solar panels deal with Iran – report

Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy has signed a deal worth €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) with Iranian state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to build solar power plants, AP reported. The agreement was signed Tuesday at the Tehran residence of Norway’s ambassador, Lars Nordrum, according to Gaute Steinkopf, a consultant. The deal comes a week after US President Donald Trump refused …

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Young Ukrainian converts to Islam at Imam Reza Holy Shrine

Coincident with the eve of the martyrdom of the ninth Imam of the Shi’ites, Imam Jawad (A.S.), a young Ukrainian, beside the Illuminated Razavi Shrine converted to Islam. Arthur Lazdinsh, a 27-year-old Ukrainian who was previously a Catholic Christian, attending the Razavi Holy Shrine and declaring his faith, chose the Shiism religion. “Before meeting my wife’s family, I did not …

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Al Wefaq describes espionage charges against Sheikh Salman as inconsequential

Bahrain’s opposition Al Wefaq National Islamic Society has described Manama’s decision to try its leader on espionage charges, as inconsequential. On Sunday, Bahrain’s Public Prosecution announced that the already jailed Al Wefaq Secretary General, Sheikh Ali Salman, would be returned to court on November 27 after being accused of “spying for the state of Qatar”. “Accusing Sheikh Ali Salman of …

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7 Bahraini civilians detained in unknown locations

The Bahraini regime recently detained in unknown locations seven people, including two minors, amid a brutal crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said in a statement on Saturday that the victims, who come from five different villages, have not been heard of for weeks.The BFHR …

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BFHR records seven enforced disappearances across Bahrain

The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) documented the forcible disappearance of seven Bahrainis in recent weeks, including two minors. According to the group, the minors have been identified as Sadiq Jaafar al-Sammak from A’ali and Mohsen Abdullah al-A’ali from Buri.The two have been detained incommunicado since October 5 and November 8 respectively. The BFHR maintains that Manama’s security forces …

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