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Ramadan is wonderful for some non-Muslim Japanese

One example of those differences is the concept of "religion”. Let me give you an idea about religion in Japan. To begin with, Buddhism and Shinto are the two most popular religions in Japan. Interestingly, they do not contradict in values and teachings. So, one can actually believe in both, as most Japanese do. However, when it comes to marriage, or death, most of Japanese follow Buddhism traditions and rituals. From my experience, most ...

Around 10,000 Yemeni patients died due to Saudi siege

emeni media quoted the ministry’s spokesman Abdul-Hakim al-Kuhlani as saying on Tuesday that the deaths were the result of the Saudi regime’s “continued aggression, siege and continued hostile restrictions on Sana’a International Airport.” He said some 75,000 patients are estimated to be in need of seeking treatment abroad each year, slamming Riyadh and its allies for targeting Yemeni civilians and, at the same ...

30 detained members of IMN released on bail in Kano

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria who arrested during 1437 Arabeen Symbolic Trek from Kano were released on bail by a Court in Kano after spending months in Prison. They were release on Wednesday the 7th of April 2017. Among those released are 20 males and 10 females including minors.It could be recalled that well armed police men in tens of trucks on Monday the 14th Safar, 1438 (14/11/2016), opened fire on the ...

Indiana Muslims outraged by billboard insulting Holy Prophet Muhammad

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Pakistan condemns Tehran's terrorist attacks

The Government of Pakistan has strongly condemned today’s terrorist attacks on Iranian Parliament and mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in which, reportedly, precious lives of innocent people have been lost. We stand in solidarity with the people of Iran in their hour of grief," reads the statement by Pakistan Foreign Ministry. The message continues "we offer our deep condolences to the people of Iran, the Government, and the bereaved families ...

Manchester City’s Muslim superstar Yaya Toure, agent donate £100K to bomb attack's victims

Such terrible news in Manchester. Thoughts and prayers with all those affected,” Toure tweeted on Tuesday morning. The news of the donation was revealed by Sky Sports News HQ which was told that Toure felt the need to help when details of the first victims were made public. Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and at least 59 injured after the explosion shortly after 10.30pm. “The news an eight-year-old girl went to ...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in Kafr Qassem

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Israeli police officers shot and killed, on Monday evening, a young Palestinian man in Kafr Qassem, east of Tel Aviv, after the police invaded the town, and resorted to excessive use of force against the residents, amidst accusations that the police are not providing security to the Arab citizens of the country facing increasing levels of organized crime, and ...

Bahraini court gives death sentence to 2 young anti-regime protesters

On Tuesday, Bahrain's Fourth High Criminal Court, presided by Ali Khalifah al-Dhahrani, delivered the death verdicts to Sayed Ahmed Fouad al-Abar and Hussein Ali Mahdi, sentenced two other defendants to life imprisonment and passed prison sentences ranging from 3 to 10 years to eight others, Arabic-language Bahrain Mirror news website reported. The court also revoked the nationality of nine of the convicts, and ordered them to pay 28, 716 ...

Bahrain’s Court of Appeal sends dozen anti-regime activists to prison

On Saturday, Bahrain's Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the prison term of five years against seven defendants on charges of illegal gathering, setting tires alight along the streets and hurling petrol bombs at armored police vehicles in Manama’s suburban neighborhood of Juffair on August 2, 2013, Arabic-language Bahrain Mirror news website reported. The court also ordered each of the convicts to pay 300 dinars ($795) for the damage caused ...

Malawian Muslim women allowed to wear hijab on license photos

The media and social media were awash with reports of disagreements over DTRSS procedure which requested the women of faith to remove their head gear in order to have their ID’ captured. The Road Traffic Regulations in Malawi of 2000 on acquiring drivers license, states that the applicant is supposed to have their photograph taken showing the head only without any form of head gear. However the arrangement has been working against Muslim ...

Melbourne schoolgirl killed as ISIS targets Baghdad ice-cream parlour

The girl, a year seven student from Thomastown in Melbourne, was in the Iraqi capital with her family to visit her sick grandfather. The foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, identified her as Zynab Al Harbiya, and said the Australian government was providing consular support to her family in Baghdad. She was reportedly at the counter of al-Faqma ice-cream parlour when a suicide car bomb exploded outside just before midnight local time, ...

Puppets show held in Riyadh in interest of US, Israel: MWM chief

He reacted to the Riyadh Summit saying that enemies of Arabs and Muslims were honored by Saudi monarchy while Pakistan that rendered sacrifices against the terrorism and violent extremism, was humiliated. He said that neither oppressed Muslims of Kashmir nor Palestine were assured of their inalienable right to freedom, nor the terrorism-stricken people of Syria and Iraq were assured of an end to the ongoing takfiri terrorism, at the Riyadh ...

Canadian Muslims host event to educate city about Ramadan

On Saturday, more than 100 community leaders from around the city, including church dignitaries and politicians, came to a pre-Ramadan luncheon at the RCMP Heritage Centre to learn what this sacred month is all about. "People are nervous about asking questions," explained Sabreena Haque, a Muslim woman and member of the Regina chapter of the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan, which organized the event. "It's good to just come forward and ...

Bahraini authorities arrest activist's father, summon his mother after son joins anti-king protest

Al-A'ali confirmed through his twitter page that he received a call from his dad at the police station, where he talked to him and asked him not to take part in the protest against the Bahraini King. "Since his last call at 12 noon, there is no news about him, and it's not far that he was harmed," the UK-based Bahraini activist added. He also noted that his family was previously subjected to reprisal last April when his father was summoned and ...

Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

“All the meals that we serve are Japanese dishes but prepared using halal ingredients,” he told This Week in Asia. “We also have a qiblah in each guest room, while there is also a dedicated prayer room.” The hotel, a spacious former home that has been extensively renovated, is close to Kawaguchiko Lake, at the foot of Mount Fuji, one of the must-see locations in Japan for many foreign visitors. “So far, we have ...

Meeting of Muslim women held at Islamic Center of Hamburg

The program was attended by more than 100 Muslim women from different European countries who are actively involved in dissemination of Ahl-ul-Bayt’s (AS) teachings. Introduction of European Muslim women’s activities and formation of a specialized council to convey the message of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) were the main objectives of the program. It was addressed by Ayatollah Ramezani, imam and director of the Islamic Center of Hamburg, ...

5th Halal food fest in Toronto

"We’ve made a lot of adjustments over the five years to grow,” says organizer Salima Jivraj. "The flow is very important.” Families form the core audience for the event, and she’s figured out how to customize the space for them, with details like 20-feet-wide aisles (the standard is 10) a nursing area and lots of seating. "We’ve increased our kids area by 50 per cent this year, double what it was last year.” ...

Saudi Arabia: Riyadh continues to oppress and marginalize Shia Muslims

The first thing I noticed when I visited al-Awamiya, a Shiite town in oil-rich eastern Saudi Arabia, was its utter isolation and stark poverty. Ringed by date groves, it is a tableau of drab buildings, car-repair shops, and restless young men that stands in sharp contrast to the gleaming wealth that most people imagine when they think of Saudi Arabia. It wasn’t easy to get there. My Shiite hosts threaded a twisting, unpaved road through ...

People gather at Imam Ali Islamic Center in Stockholm in solidarity with Muslims after mosque arson

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - A large number of people from different walks of life gathered in Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center in Stockholm, Sweden, to express solidarity and support for Muslims after an arson attack on the ...

Iraqi Shia cleric: Protection of women's chastity, key to reform society

During the meeting, the Iraqi source of emulation advised all women to preserve their chastity and adhere to Quranic teachings as well as Ahlubayt's (as) doctrine. The cleric reiterated that protection of women's chastity plays a crucial role in reforming any society. Ayatollah Hakim remarked, "Young girls who are at the beginning of their lives must stay modest and pure; at the same time, they must make effort in order to carry out their ...