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Pakistan will not recognise Israel: PM Khan

Topical and Current Affairs

Imran Khan’s comments come days after a US-brokered deal between UAE and Israel to normalise relations. 20 August 2020 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country will not recognise Israel until there is a Palestinian state acceptable to the Palestinians. In an interview with local broadcaster Dunya News, Khan said on Tuesday Islamabad would […]

Eid al Adha in a Covid-19 world

Eid Hajj Topical and Current Affairs

Hundreds of thousands of worshippers have gathered across the world to perform the first day of prayers for the Eid al Adha festival.     Muslims in many countries around the world have started celebrating Eid al Adha, the annual festival of sacrifice. It marks the 12th and last month of the Muslim lunar calendar. […]

Pictures of Hajj with social distancing at Makkah

Hajj Topical and Current Affairs

29-7-2020 The annual pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah has been allowed to take place but with new measures, including less worshippers than previous years, to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus This year only 10,000 people already residing in the kingdom will participate, a tiny fraction of the 2.5million pilgrims from around the world […]

Israel is ridiculous, antiquated and based on lies about other people’s land, Seth Rogen says, but he’s afraid to tell other Jews

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Philip Weiss JULY 28, 2020 Writer/comedian Seth Rogen was on the Marc Maron podcast yesterday, promoting his new movie “An American Pickle,” which involves Jewish life in the U.S. Maron raised the idea of Jews moving to many places in the world after the Holocaust, and not to Israel. Rogen agreed: I think that’s a better strategy. […]

European Muslims hail opening of Hagia Sophia Mosque

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Muslims around Europe hailed the opening of Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Mosque to worship after 86 years with Friday prayer Muslims around Europe hailed the opening of Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Mosque to worship after 86 years with Friday prayer, Anadolu Agency reported. Vehbija Secerovic, muezzin of the historic Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, thanked Turkish President Recep […]

Trump has expressed his admiration for Modi on a number of occasions

When I moved from India to the US, I believed in the American dream. Now I realize how terrifyingly similar both countries are

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I became an American groupie because the India of my youth was bedevilled by poverty and protest. Living in the US for the past two decades — and the George Floyd protests this week — have offered me a sharply different perspective John Kenneth Galbraith famously described India as a “functioning anarchy”, an ungovernable country which miraculously survived despite […]

The pandemic is testing the generosity of billionaires, according to a Washington Post survey of the 50 richest Americans

The pandemic is testing the generosity of billionaires, according to a Washington Post survey of the 50 richest Americans

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America’s love-hate affair with billionaires took an uncomfortable twist this spring: As the coronavirus spread across the country, both fans and critics wondered what these titans of capitalism would do to address this devastating health and economic crisis. The answer so far: Not much, when accounting for their vast personal fortunes. A Washington Post survey of the […]

TripAdvisor’s attitude to racism & injustice is ‘Palestinian Lives Don’t Matter’

Topical and Current Affairs By Kristyan Benedict – @KreaseChan Over recent days, we’ve seen numerous major companies around the world issuing statements of support for the Black Lives Matter protests. In truth, many feel hollow – paying lip-service to the issues raised by George Floyd’s horrific killing without looking inward at their own responsibilities. Take the intervention from online holiday […]

No place for racism in Islam

Akhlaaq Topical and Current Affairs

Islam with its universal concept of brotherhood rejects all artificial and man-made marks of distinction. When listening to the radio, reading newspapers, surfing the Net or watching television, we are confronted daily with the same sad news: Violence, crime, wars and disasters. This constant awareness of fear and tension should make us think what has […]

My Problem with Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories – Imam Zaid Shakir

Fasting and Ramadan Tips and Advice (Naseeha) Topical and Current Affairs

Imam Zaid Shakir is a Muslim American scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. He teaches courses on Arabic, law, history, and Islamic spirituality.  There are a large number of books that discuss the coming of the Antichrist, known to Muslims as the Dajjal (The Great Deceiver). One can spend a lifetime studying […]