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Analysis: Bahrain's Al Khalifa regime afraid of Sheikh Isa Qassim trial

The major counter-uprising measures by the regime included displaying the developments as a sectarian conflict, censoring the media, linking the peaceful domestic protests to Iran and Lebanon, and most importantly trying the opposition figures in the military courts. A large number of the former lawmakers, top clerics, human rights activists, doctors, civilians, and even women are now serving their terms in prison. The domestic and regional ...

New UN resolution demands Israel rescind Golan annexation decision

- The UNGA adopted the resolution titled “Occupied Syrian Golan” after it was endorsed by the Special Political and Decolonization Committee. The resolution was adopted with 163 in favor out of 193 countries, one against, and a number of abstentions, including the US and Canada. The sole vote against the resolution was cast by Israel. The resolution called upon Israel to rescind its decision of annexing the occupied Golan, and to ...

Saudi Wahhabis illegally sentenced 15 Shia Muslims to death for alleged spying for Iran

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 15 people to death for alleged spying for Iran and handed 15 others prison terms ranging from six months to 25 years.They were among 32 men - comprising 30 members of the kingdom's Shia Muslim minority, an Iranian national and an Afghan - put on trial in February.Prosecutors allegedly accused them of treason, setting up a spy ring, and passing on sensitive data on military zones.Tensions between Saudi Arabia ...

Muslims In UK: Muhammad Is Now The Second-Most-Popular Boy’s Name In Britain

Muhammad continues to be one of the most popular names in the United Kingdom, with a new survey finding it to be the second most common name given to baby boys in 2016. The traditional Muslim name was the number one baby boy’s name for two years running in the 2014 and 2015 annual list released by parenting site BabyCentre. This year, Muhammad was knocked off top spot by Oliver. The female variation Olivia is the number one ...

Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Takfiri terrorism great danger for entire world

 A senior Iranian cleric here on Tuesday termed Takfiri terrorism as a great danger for the entire world. Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi made the remarks in a meeting with Chairman of Indonesia People’s Consultative Assembly Zulkifli Hasan. He added, ‘All of us should be vigilant and join hands against terrorist groups to foil the danger of Takfiri terrorists.’ He also warned over the spread of Takfiri Wahhabism in ...

Lavrov: Creation of 'Army of Aleppo' could just be rebranding of al-Nusra Front terrorists

- Opposition behind the creation of the so-called "Army of Aleppo" in the eastern part of the city could seek to rebrand al-Nusra Front terrorists and shield them, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday at a joint press conference with his Italian colleague Paolo Gentiloni. "I do not rule out that this is just another attempt to rebrand al-Nusra Front and shield it from righteous retaliation," he said. Lavrov said that almost ...

Another century, another witch-hunt: this time it’s poor Muslim women

Former Tunisian rapper killed in aerial attack against ISIS terrorists in Mosul

The Tunisian rapper, Marwan al-Dwiri known as Amino, has reportedly been killed in an aerial attack against ISIS terrorists in ...

Terrorists killed, injured 4,265 Iraqis in November

- A total of 2,885 Iraqis were killed and another 1,380 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Thursday. The spokesman made the remarks by citing casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in November was 926, Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here, adding that Baghdad was ...

Bahrain court issues flurry of convictions: trials of Sheikh Qassem, Salman adjourned

On Sunday, Bahrain’s al-Wasat newspaper reported that the court had issued death sentences against three and life terms against seven others, while stripping eight more of their citizenship over their alleged involvement in the killing of a police officer on the island of Sitra, south of the capital back in May. The tribunal also convicted four other people to life in jail and six more to 15 years behind bars each over accusations that ...

Islamic Sciences Conference in Kuala Lumpur

Institute of Islamic Sciences (ISI), Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), and Faculty of Sharia and Law under Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) together with Malaysia Technical Scientist Association (MALTESAS) will be hosting the 1st World International Conference on Islamic Science 2016 (WICOIS’16) on 5 – 7 December 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This international level conference its aim to be more specific in the ...

British Muslims Spread Universal Message of Peace with Bus Campaign

To coincide with one of the most auspicious months of the Islamic calendar and part of a number of events arranged by British Muslims, a four week nationwide bus campaign will be launched in the UK from Monday 5th December 2016.The unprecedented campaign will feature over 128 buses throughout the UK carrying a universal message of goodwill and peace to all. Public transport buses from the south coast right up to Glasgow will carry the same ...

Muslim student promotes understanding with donating Qurans

Mojtaba Noor, a business student at New Mexico State University, is doing his part to clarify common misconceptions and frequently believed myths about Islam.Noor, 27, has, to date, purchased and handed out about 300 copies of the Quran — the Muslim holy book — in hopes of educating NMSU students and staff who are interested in learning more about his religion. He said he hopes the effort will lead to a more harmonious campus ...

Carter's book depicts the painful reality of female trafficking in America: Ayatollah Khamenei

Here is some excerpts from Ayatollah Khamenei’s, the Iran’s Supreme Leader, remarks on Jimmy Carter’s book:   "He also refers to the rapes which occur in colleges where only one case out of 25 cases is reported. He goes on to say that only one percent of rapists are put to trial in the army. One cries when one reads such things. We can see many such writings in newspapers. I see such writings as well, but I never base my ...

‘Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbors’ event at Islamic Society of Columbus

Sharing a message of tolerance and understanding, the Islamic Society of Columbus, western Georgia, US invited nonbelievers of their faith to ask questions and get to a better understanding of the Muslim culture. “It was very important for us to hold this event to give an opportunity to hear it straight from us, rather than to hear from us as a reaction to certain events in the media or certain events that have happened,” says Basil ...

Top Quran Memorizers Compete in Qatar’s ‘Best of Best’ Int’l Contest

Titled “Best of the Best”, it has been attended by top winners of Quran competitions in different countries, al-Arab daily reported. The 27 contenders are from countries like Palestine, Egypt, Qatar, Nigeria, Chad, Malaysia, Cameroon, Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan, Somalia, Libya, Turkey, Bangladesh, Morocco, Mali, and Mauritania. Quran experts from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Qatar form the panel of the judges. The competition is ...

The publishing of Professor Ansarian's book by the name of “The Gem of Patience”

According to the Department of Media and Public Relations of Daralrfan Institute , in this precious collection, efforts have been made so as to avoid losing the artistic structures of the topics and the style of the professor Ansarian based on a systematic and thorough research and editing,in addition to publishing the true culture of Allah the unique way of professor Ansarian is preserved in religious teachings and finally be accessible ...

Grand ayatollah Sistani says victory over ISIS in Iraq is imminent

- His comments come more than a month after the country started a campaign to drive ISIS terrorists from its last key stronghold of Mosul. “Confidence grows in the ability and will of the armed forces and their supporters in achieving a final victory that is not far off,” al-Sistani’s representative, Abdel-Mahdi al-Karbali, said in a sermon. In mid-October, government forces, backed by Kurdish fighters, started a long-awaited ...

Bahraini activist: female inmates tortured, raped in jails

"When torturing women, all methods are used, including electric chairs, sexual harassment, rape, threats to rape, severe beating, deprivation of eating, drinking and sleeping for a long time and insulting prisoners' faiths and beliefs," the activist, who called for anonymity for the fear of her life. She also said many detained women have also been deprived of their right to return to work, specially in the government sector, even after ...

Iran sends 3rd consignment of humanitarian aid to Aleppo

 The Islamic Republic of Iran has dispatched its third consignment of humanitarian aid to war-ravaged people in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo. The head of the Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), Morteza Salimi, told IRIB that the shipment included 150,000 food cans. He added that two consignments of relief aid, weighing about 80 tonnes, have already been sent to the crisis-hit city over ...