Lailatul Qadr Thikr tonight at Shaykh Nurul Mubeen in Cape Town

News Room : July 24, 2014 8:06 am
For many years, the annual thikr held at the Shaykh Nurul Mubeen Karamat or Mazaar in Camps Bay, Cape Town, has become somewhat of a highlight for many. This event attracts hundreds of people, mainly youth, each year on Lailatul Qadr to the venue situated in the hills above Camps Bay. The thikr started by more »
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21m Chinese Muslims fast in Ramadan

News Room : July 24, 2014 7:46 am
An estimated 21 million Chinese Muslims fast during the holy month of Ramadan and are allowed under the country’s constitution to freely practice other Islamic rituals, according to the Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Li Chengwen told Arab News here recently that these Muslims are from 10 ethnic minorities in the country. He was speaking more »
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At least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash: officials

News Room : July 24, 2014 7:44 am
TAIPEI: At least 42 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. TransAsia Airways flight GE222 was carrying 58 people on a domestic flight when it crashed into houses near Magong airport on more »
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Uproar after India MP force-feeds fasting Muslim worker

News Room : July 24, 2014 7:43 am
NEW DELHI: India’s parliament erupted in anger on Wednesday after television footage showed a hard-line Hindu nationalist lawmaker apparently trying to force-feed a Muslim man during the fasting month of Ramadan. Opposition Congress MPs launched raucous protests in the parliament, saying the lawmaker had violated the man’s religious beliefs by aggressively trying to shove a more »
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Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

News Room : July 24, 2014 7:37 am
JOHANNESBURG: A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia. The sentencing of Mandla Chauke, a South African who was arrested more »
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Dr. Umar Khan Contracts the Ebola Virus

News Room : July 24, 2014 7:35 am
FREETOWN: The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said. The 39-year-old Sheikh Umar Khan, hailed as a “national hero” by the Health Ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206 people in the West African country. Ebola kills more »
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Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

News Room : July 24, 2014 7:33 am
KHARKIV, Ukraine: Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets as fighting flared in the region. British investigators began work on a pair of “black boxes” to retrieve data on the flight’s more »
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56 mosques, 7 hospitals hit in Israeli offensive

News Room : July 24, 2014 7:30 am
Defying mounting calls for restraint and a UN vote to investigate its deadly offensive in Gaza, Israel pushed on with its air strikes early Thursday, killing at least 18 more mostly civilians and raising the Palestinian death toll to more than 700. Palestinian emergency services said the latest casualties include a family of six, including more »
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