Eid

In Brexit-era London, a mosque sits between two types of hate

Behind a glass door inside Al Madina Mosque, Ashfaq Siddique stands at ramrod attention, his eyes darting. He is the mosque’s guiding spirit. He is …

Downing Street

'Cards Against Humanity' Buys Border Land To Stop Trump's Wall

This is hilarious, and smart.And sorry, already sold out:The government is being run by a toilet. We have no choice... we are going to save America …

Liberal View

Spring break cut in Maryland’s Montgomery County school system

Spring break for Montgomery County students will be cut by two days in the 2018-2019 academic year, but public schools will continue to close on the Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah, as part of a calendar adopted this week by the school board.<p>The shorter spring break departs from a …

Education

Saudi Arabia scholar issues fatwa, says Muslims may pray in churches and synagogues

Al-Manea gave a fatwa (religious advisory opinion), stating that Muslims may pray in Shiite or Sufi mosques, churches or synagogues.<p>A top scholar …

Islam

Best of Austin 2017 Critics Picks: Food & Drink

article<p>https://www.austinchronicle.com/best-of-austin/year:2017/poll:critics/category:food-and-drink/&mc_cid=9b0de7cdb0&mc_eid=965c458469/<p>Our …

Islam

Egyptian lawyer says raping women wearing ripped jeans a ‘national duty’

CAIRO — Egypt’s highest women’s rights body has filed a complaint to the top prosecutor seeking legal action against a lawyer who called for the …

Canadian News

Leading Arab Israeli researcher of the Holocaust says it’s ‘in my DNA’

It took Asfahan Bahloul, a leading Arab Israeli researcher of the Holocaust, quite some time to formulate how she feels when she sees Israeli jets …

Israel

The Untold Quiet of Kurdistan

A serpentine river gently cuts through a mountain plateau. Shepherds tend their flock while young men hunt wild game, fish along ancient tributaries …

Eid al-Adha

Why Does Uzbekistan Export So Many Terrorists?

The alleged New York attacker joins a long list of ISIS sympathizers and recruits from the country.<p>The most striking thing about Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbek man who allegedly drove a pickup truck into a crowd in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people, was his big, black, bushy beard: He …

Politics

Halloween: Retailers are missing this key trick on festivals

Halloween looks set to serve up a treat for UK retailers this year with Brits estimated to spend £320m on costumes, sweet-filled cauldrons and of …

Diwali

The Untold Quiet of Kurdish Iraq

A serpentine river gently cuts through a mountain plateau. Shepherds tend their flock while young men hunt wild game, fish along ancient tributaries or kayak over rapids. This pleated landscape of rolling hills and jagged mountains is most verdant in spring, when the junipers are full, the grass a …

Photojournalism

Dark Victory in Raqqa

In August, in the living room of an abandoned house on the western outskirts of Raqqa, Syria, I met with Rojda Felat, one of four Kurdish commanders overseeing the campaign to wrest the city from the Islamic State, or <i>ISIS</i>. Wearing fatigues, a beaded head scarf, and turquoise socks, Felat sat …

Long-form Journalism

Is there space for a Israeli-Palestinian family in the American Jewish community?

In America, as a Jewish-Muslim, pro-BDS couple we've tried to find our place with little success in mosques, JCCs and Jewish preschools. But I didn't …

Eid al-Fitr

Trump’s new refugee policy would slash entries to U.S. by nearly half

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration replaced its 120-day suspension of the refugee admissions program this week with a more restrictive, scaled-down version that would have banned half of the refugees admitted to the U.S. last year.<p>The new program bars refugees coming from 11 countries that made …

News (U.S.)

Here is everything you wanted to know about Salman Khan's Eid 2019 release

Salman Khan is known as wizard of Eid for the longest time now. Every superstar film releasing on the festival is guaranteed 100 crore hit.<p>This …

Bollywood

Salman Khan's Eid Gift To His Fans In 2019!

Salman Khan film Bharat: Interesting and unknown facts | FilmiBeat<p>Eid is very special occasion for Salman Khan as Sultan and Tubelight released …

Bollywood

Salman Khan's next 'Bharat' to release on Eid 2019

Superstar Salman Khan has booked Eid 2019 as the release date of his next film, "Bharat".<br>The 51-year-old star will play the title role in the movie, …

Tiger Zinda Hai

Halloween in Islam - Should Muslims Celebrate?

Do Muslims celebrate Halloween? How is Halloween perceived in Islam? To make an informed decision, we need to understand the history and traditions …

Eid al-Adha

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Holidays

As I shared a few months ago (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” …

Holidays

Why the Taj Mahal is at the center of India's cultural wars

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> The Taj Mahal is India's most popular tourist attraction and its most recognizable architectural icon.<p>To outsiders, the building is an emblem of India, an impossibly romantic structure that stands alongside Peru's Machu Picchu and China's Great Wall as a true wonder of the …

India

Jeddah’s criminal court clears dog beauty pageant organizers

Author: Arab NewsThu, 2017-10-19 00:00ID: 1508355404385403300JEDDAH: According to Sabq e-newspaper, the Criminal Court in Jeddah cleared the Dog …

Eid al-Fitr

Monument of love, the Taj Mahal, at heart of political storm

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — India's famed monument of love, the white marble Taj Mahal, is finding itself at the heart of a political storm, with some members of the country's ruling Hindu right-wing party claiming that the mausoleum built by a Muslim emperor does not reflect Indian culture.<p>The most …

India

Donald Trump took time off from pitching tax cuts to wade into the War on Christmas

Christmas is still 68 days away, but for President Donald J. Trump, defense of the holiday requires eternal vigilance. Speaking on Tuesday evening at …

Donald Trump

Could Germany soon have a Muslim holiday?

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has said having a Muslim holiday in the country is conceivable. The idea sounds revolutionary, but …

World News

Syria's humanitarian crisis - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Syria’s civil war has created a humanitarian crisis of horrendous proportions. With most media comment focused on the struggle against Islamic State …

Syria

UAE Labour Law: 7 things to know about your annual leave

Annual leave is a hot topic that we hear about regularly. Many people have questions about their rights to paid leave.<p>Here is everything you need to …

Middle East

Why Increasingly More Chinese Students are Volunteering Abroad

At the beginning of July, my friend Gong Shengping and I volunteered for two months in Fez, Morocco, for an educational project called “Youth Got Talent.” Run under the auspices of AIESEC, the world’s largest nonprofit youth-run organization, our mission was to teach French and Chinese to …

Taiwan

Photo Essay: The Al Aqsa mosque remains a distant dream for many Palestinians

Al Aqsa’s gold Dome of the Rock can easily be found framed on the wall in nearly every Palestinian home and drawn among the colorful graffiti on the …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Palestine in Pictures: September 2017

A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine.

Palestinian Authority

Waiting for henna in the salon that never sleeps

It is 2pm, and the woman sits with a phone in her hand, a bored look on her face.<p>Her arms and legs heavily decorated with intricate henna designs, …

United Arab Emirates