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    Taipei exhibition aims to deepen public understanding of Islam

    CNA An exhibition in Taipei showcasing cultural and religious objects from the Islamic world will kick off Tuesday with the aim of improving the Taiwanese public’s understanding of Islamic life and culture. The Exhibition of Islamic Life and Culture at the National Taiwan Museum will display over 200 items, including precious manuscripts of the Qur’an, […]

Taipei exhibition aims to deepen public understanding of Islam

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An exhibition in Taipei showcasing cultural and religious objects from the Islamic world will kick off Tuesday with the aim of improving the Taiwanese public’s understanding of Islamic life and culture.

The Exhibition of Islamic Life and Culture at the National Taiwan Museum will display over 200 items, including precious manuscripts of the Qur’an, the central […]

By |January 16th, 2014|External Links|0 Comments
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    Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot

    By Alison Smale FRANKFURT — For the first time, German public schools are offering classes in Islam to primary school students using state-trained teachers and specially written textbooks, as officials try to better integrate the nation’s large Muslim minority and counter the growing influence of radical religious thinking. The classes offered in Hesse State are […]

Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot

By Alison Smale

FRANKFURT — For the first time, German public schools are offering classes in Islam to primary school students using state-trained teachers and specially written textbooks, as officials try to better integrate the nation’s large Muslim minority and counter the growing influence of radical religious thinking.

The classes offered in Hesse State are part of […]

By |January 8th, 2014|External Links|0 Comments
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    The 'Jewels of Islam'

    By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — The Jewels of Islam is an network of more than 120 women that provides support for aging women across faiths.  It is believed to be one of the only Muslim women’s outreach organizations for seniors in Pennsylvania. “Anytime a person is in need, or if a person is sick, we […]

The 'Jewels of Islam'

By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — The Jewels of Islam is an network of more than 120 women that provides support for aging women across faiths.  It is believed to be one of the only Muslim women’s outreach organizations for seniors in Pennsylvania.

“Anytime a person is in need, or if a person is sick, we get the […]

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    Islamophobia: Surge revealed in anti-Muslim hate crimes

    By Tomas Jivanda Islamophobic hate crimes across Britain have risen dramatically this year, new figures have revealed. Hundreds of offences were perpetrated against the country’s Muslim population in 2013, with the Metropolitan police alone – Britain’s largest force – recording 500 Islamophobic crimes, compared with 336 incidents in 2012 and 318 in 2011. A large […]

Islamophobia: Surge revealed in anti-Muslim hate crimes

By Tomas Jivanda
Islamophobic hate crimes across Britain have risen dramatically this year, new figures have revealed.

Hundreds of offences were perpetrated against the country’s Muslim population in 2013, with the Metropolitan police alone – Britain’s largest force – recording 500 Islamophobic crimes, compared with 336 incidents in 2012 and 318 in 2011.

A large number of forces […]

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Islamic Banks, Stuffed With Cash, Explore Partnerships in West

By Nathaniel Popper
A noted Muslim law scholar, Yusuf DeLorenzo, recently pored through the books of Continental Rail, a business that runs freight trains up and down the East Coast.

Along with examining the company’s financial health, Mr. DeLorenzo sought to make sure that the rail cars didn’t transport pork, tobacco or alcohol. He was brought in […]

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    Islam to become Ireland's second religion by 2043

    By Ralph Riegel ISLAM will become Ireland’s second religion within the next 30 years because of dramatic population growth and immigration. The revelation came as construction work is expected to begin next year on Ireland’s largest mosque. The Clongriffin centre, on Dublin’s northside, will be the largest Islamic religious complex in the State and will also […]

Islam to become Ireland's second religion by 2043

By Ralph Riegel
ISLAM will become Ireland’s second religion within the next 30 years because of dramatic population growth and immigration.

The revelation came as construction work is expected to begin next year on Ireland’s largest mosque.

The Clongriffin centre, on Dublin’s northside, will be the largest Islamic religious complex in the State and will also boast a major […]

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    It’s OK to ask about my hijab

    By Amal Ahmed One of the first rules we learn about interacting with other people is that some questions are off limits. Age, weight, income and other personal information are all taboo. You just can’t ask strangers, or sometimes even a friend, about these things. What about religion? When I started wearing the hijab, or […]

It’s OK to ask about my hijab

By Amal Ahmed

One of the first rules we learn about interacting with other people is that some questions are off limits. Age, weight, income and other personal information are all taboo. You just can’t ask strangers, or sometimes even a friend, about these things.

What about religion?

When I started wearing the hijab, or head scarf, 31/2 […]

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    Bradford synagogue saved by city's Muslims

    By Helen Pidd It was around this time last year that the trustees of Bradford‘s final remaining synagogue faced a tough choice. The roof of the Grade II-listed Moorish building was leaking; there was serious damage to the eastern wall, where the ark held the Torah scrolls; and there was no way the modest subscriptions paid […]

Bradford synagogue saved by city's Muslims

By Helen Pidd
It was around this time last year that the trustees of Bradford’s final remaining synagogue faced a tough choice. The roof of the Grade II-listed Moorish building was leaking; there was serious damage to the eastern wall, where the ark held the Torah scrolls; and there was no way the modest subscriptions paid annually […]

By |December 26th, 2013|External Links|0 Comments

Cleveland Museum Acquires a Collection of Indian Islamic Art

By Randy Kennedy
The Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday announced that it had acquired of one of the most important collections still in private hands of Deccan and Mughal painting from India’s major Islamic courts of the 16th century through the late 18th century.

The collection, amassed over 50 years by Ralph Benkaim, a Los Angeles […]

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    A Point of View: Islamo-Christian Heritage

    By William Dalrymple In the week when Prince Charles has drawn attention to violence against Christians in the Middle East, William Dalrymple says it’s time to remember the “old and often forgotten co-habitation of Islam and Christianity”. “Christmas time is perhaps the proper moment to remember the long tradition of revering the nativity in the Islamic […]

A Point of View: Islamo-Christian Heritage

By William Dalrymple
In the week when Prince Charles has drawn attention to violence against Christians in the Middle East, William Dalrymple says it’s time to remember the “old and often forgotten co-habitation of Islam and Christianity”.

“Christmas time is perhaps the proper moment to remember the long tradition of revering the nativity in the Islamic world. …There […]

By |December 23rd, 2013|External Links|0 Comments