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Shiites in Bahrain are barred from praying

Under international law freedom of religion remains a principle no nation can, in theory at least, violate without fear of serious repercussions. And yet, country such as Bahrain have defied and defiled such law more times than anyone cares to count without so much as a rebuke from those institutions which sole duty is to protect religious freedom. The primary …

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Palestinians observe national mourning over Gaza deaths

Palestinians marked a general strike and a day of mourning on Saturday over the death of 15 Palestinians by Israeli gunfire during rallies demanding the right of return to refugees. Shops across the occupied West Bank shuttered their doors, universities and schools suspended their classes and most businesses observed the general strike. At least 15 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip …

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Israel targets Christian community in Jerusalem

Christian worshippers were targeted by the Israeli authorities on Sunday as they gathered to mark Sunday Palm near al-Salahia Church in Bab al-Asbat area in the Old City of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). Local sources confirmed that police rounded up two youths and assaulted participants in an effort to disrupt the procession. Eye witnesses noted that religious communities in Jerusalem have …

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Daesh Attack Near Shia Mosque in Western Afghanistan

A suicide attack near a Shia mosque in the Western Afghan city of Herat killed at least one person and wounded eight others, police and health officials said on Sunday. The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which followed another blast claimed by the group in Kabul last week, which killed around 30 people near …

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Religion, the essence of all cultures

In an interview with Hawzah News, Head of Imam Sadiq (a.s) university discussed the concept of religion from different viewpoints. Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad Sa’eed Mahdavi-Kani explained that one’s attitude to the world, or in other words his/her worldview is called religion and said, “Some Western thinkers believe religion is a subject emerged from social life and is a part of …

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University of New England to Host Lecture on English Translations of Quran

Now, less than 120 years later, there are more than 115 different English translations of the Islamic Holy Book, including the illustrated American Quran, which garnered widespread praise upon its publication in 2015. A lecture by Bruce B. Lawrence at the University of New England’s Tangier Global Forum will explore the phenomenon that has resulted in today’s rich selection of …

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Pages of Qur’an ripped, stuffed on car windshields at mosques

By Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Canada, (AA): Various faith leaders and politicians gathered in the Toronto area Monday to condemn the actions of a woman who allegedly ripped pages from a Qur’an and put them on worshippers vehicle windshields. She also left “hateful” literature on cars before proceeding inside to confront congregants. The Muslim Council of Peel in the greater Toronto …

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Resistance to the Modern-day Abu Jahl

By Theresa Corbin A world of questions, stress, and backlash from family and friends often descend upon new Muslims after taking Shahadah. Converting to Islam is often shocking to those around the convert even if the decision is the most natural thing to the convert him or herself. Brandi Marino’s story is one most converts can relate to. After converting …

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Iran, Denmark bilateral trade reaches $398 m

Iran’s ambassador to Denmark says the volume of trade between the two countries of Iran and Denmark has increased to $ 398 million, indicating a dramatic increase in relations between Tehran and Copenhagen in recent years. Morteza Moradian made the remarks in a ceremony to commemorate the arrival of Iranian new year at the Iranian embassy in Copenhagen, which was …

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