Monday, May 01, 2017
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Saudi entertainment chief sees cinemas returning, eventually

A full house at the opening ceremony of the fourth Saudi Film Festival (AN photos) RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will one day open cinemas and build a world-class opera house, the man spearheading the kingdom’s entertainment reforms said on Thursday, downplaying … Continued

China Bans Muslim Baby Names in Xinjiang Region

BY ELEANOR ROSS Chinese authorities have banned a list of Muslim names for children born in the northwestern region of Xinjiang according to reports. Officials released a list of dozens of baby names with religious connotations used by Muslims around … Continued

A Muslim Must Accept and Follow the Sunnah

{Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed.} [Quran 53:3-4] Muslim scholars are in total agreement that if a person refuses to accept the Sunnah of the Prophet and obey it as an … Continued

The effects of using weak Hadeeth

The term “weak Hadeeth” refers to any narration which does not fulfill the conditions of authenticity. The scholars of Hadeeth agree that a “weak Hadeeth” must not be attributed to the Prophet by saying: “The Prophet said …”. Applying weak … Continued

EU workplace headscarf ban ‘can be legal’, says ECJ

GETTY IMAGES Not only headscarf-wearing Muslim women, but other working people who express their religious adherence through clothing and insignia could be affected by the ruling Workplace bans on the wearing of “any political, philosophical or religious sign” such as … Continued


BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party is hardening its rhetoric about Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings this past week about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country. Shaerheti Ahan, a top political and legal … Continued

Mental health therapy for Muslims embraces religion

By Alex Strangwayes-Booth Muslims with mental health issues could be helped by re-embracing their beliefs and religious teachings, it is claimed. Traditionally, therapists have shied away from talking about religion as part of treatment – and can often see it … Continued

How Islam took root in one of South America’s most violent cities

The Colombian port of Buenaventura is home to a small Muslim community who have successively embraced the Nation of Islam, Sunni and Shia interpretations Sheik Munir Valencia leads a small Muslim community in Buenaventura, Colombia. Photograph: Sybilla Brodzinsky Sibylla Brodzinsky … Continued