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Mualaf Makes RM4,000 A Day From Her Mobile Phone Shop

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A Chinese Muslim revert woman made the best decision in her life when she decided to put on hold her plans to buy household supplies, instead, use up her husband and her savings to start a business. Now, her iPhone accessories and spare parts business is booming, making between RM2,000 to RM4,000 a day. Nurul…

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Muslims Must Reject Teachings Which Lead To Destruction

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PUTRAJAYA – Muslims in Malaysia must reject all forms of extreme teachings which could lead to destruction such as animosity with each other or taking their own lives in the name of Islam, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Commenting on the suicide bombing incident in Manchester, England and clashes between Philippine security…

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Small Singapore Muslim Community Plays Big Role In Religious Harmony

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SINGAPORE: Among the many exhibits at the Harmony Centre where visitors can learn more about Islam and the life of Muslims in this island state are 10 information panels with a special story behind them. The white panels are hung on a blue wall at the centre that’s housed in a two-storey building in the…

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Noh Hujan Hires Indian Who Converted After Zakir Naik’s Lecture

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LIFE gets better for Muslim convert Harinder Pal Singh,23, who accepted the Islamic faith after attending famed preacher Dr. Zakir Naik’s lecture at Bukit Jalil hockey stadium on the 16th of April. After hitting a rough patch being terminated from his employment as a civil staff in Melaka, the Indian national’s setback have gathered massive press…

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Federal Court Orders Arrest Of Muslim Convert For Defying Court Order

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PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court on Friday ordered the Inspector-General of Police to arrest Muslim convert Muhammad Ridhuan Abdullah for defying a High Court order for him to hand over his youngest daughter to his ex-wife. The five-man bench chaired by Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif had allowed kindergarten teacher M. Indira…

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Muslim-friendly Tourism Sends Clearer Message That It’s Not Exclusively For Muslims

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GEORGE TOWN: Muslim-friendly tourism is a more accurate term to send a clear message to the industry players that Islamic tourism is not exclusively for Muslims. Islamic Tourism Centre’s (ITC) director-general, Zulkifly Md Said said Muslim-friendly tourism took into account the views of their non-Muslim counterparts and how everyone could benefit from adopting the standard.…

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Ministers To Look Into Court’s Decision On Muslim Conversion

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KUALA LUMPUR Three to four ministers have been ordered to look into the recent Court of Appeal decision on the issue of Muslim conversion. The ministers are believed to be Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, Culture and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir…

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Muslims Must Unite To Face Challenges In 2016 – Raja Muda

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail hopes Muslims place unity at the core of dealing with challenges in 2016. He said the unity of Muslims was not only important at the national level, but also at the global level. According to a statement from the Perlis Islamic Religious…

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Muslim Converts Should Not Be Discriminated Against – Dr Mahathir

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PUTRAJAYA: People who have converted to Islam should not be subjected to discrimination by the Muslim community or regarded as ‘second-class Muslims’, said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Dr Mahathir, who is the patron of the Muslim Welfare Organisation of Malaysia (Perkim), said Muslims should treat new converts as brothers. “There should be…

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Muslims In ASEAN Should Unified Ummah To Speak As One – Najib

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PUTRAJAYA: With over 240 million Muslims in ASEAN, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the region should be a unified congregation of the Ummah in Southeast Asia and speak as one to the world concerning Islam’s moderation and tolerance. In these dark times, he said, the message that Islam was a religion…

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Understand Democracy Well, Muslim Leaders Told

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KUALA LUMPUR: Muslim leaders need to learn about democracy in depth and understand how the system could be well administered in their country, said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said many of them did not understand the meaning of a democratic government and instead believed the notion that if a country was…

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Muslimah Fashion: The Next Big Thing In The International Market

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A growing number of big-name designers are hoping to woo Muslim women with specially designed collections. Think the Muslim market isn’t interested in fashion? Check the numbers: Globally, Muslims spent $266 billion on clothing and footwear in 2013. That’s more than the total fashion spending of Japan and Italy combined, according to a recent report…

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‘Halal’ Speed-Dating Is Now A Thing Among Devout Muslim Singles

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Dressed in a headscarf and full-length robe, 24 year-old Nurnadille Edlena takes notes intently as the man before her introduces himself. The two are at Halal Speed Dating, a new matchmaking event in Kuala Lumpur that is helping Malaysian Muslims find partners in a largely conservative society where courtship is frowned upon and marriages are…

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Muslim Inventions That Shaped The Modern World

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LONDON – Think of the origins of that staple of modern life, the cup of coffee, and Italy often springs to mind. But in fact, Yemen is where the ubiquitous brew has its true origins. Along with the first university, and even the toothbrush, it is among surprising Muslim inventions that have shaped the world…

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Muslims Raise Cash To Rebuild Burned Black Churches

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WASHINGTON – Several black churches across the South have burned in recent weeks, some due to what is believed to be arson, while others fell victim to natural disasters such as lightning. The destruction of these black churches inspired a group of young Muslims from different parts of the country to put together a crowdfunding…

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Bosnian Serb Leader Says Srebrenica Genocide Is A ‘Lie’

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SARAJEVO – The president of the Serb-run part of Bosnia claimed Saturday that the Srebrenica genocide was a “lie”, a week ahead the 20th anniversary of the slaughter. Speaking at a commemoration for Serbs killed in villages around Srebrenica during Bosnia’s bloody civil war, Milorad Dodik denounced a British bid to pass a United Nations…

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Muslims Should Clean Up Tarnished Image Of Islam – Muhyiddin

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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday said that the image of Islam has been tarnished by actions taken by certain quarters with wrong perception of jihad. In fact, he said reports on the alleged involvement of Malaysians in the so-called IS militant group had also given negative impact to the country’s…

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I Will Not Be Silenced: Australian Muslim Fights Twitter ‘Troll Army’

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SYDNEY – The Internet is a dangerous place for Mariam Veiszadeh right now. It’s where death threats lurk and vile messages appear faster than they can be deleted. But it’s also a place where support is growing in a Twitter counter-campaign — #IStandWithMariam — to the urgings of a U.S.-based white supremacist website, the Daily…

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3 Muslim Students Shot To Death In America

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NORTH CAROLINA – Was it a dispute over a parking space or something more sinister that prompted the shooting death of three students in an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus? Police said “an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking” might have been a factor in the shootings Tuesday evening but…

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Lady Warsi Launches Bitter Assault On Coalition Strategy Towards Muslims

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LONDON – Lady Warsi has delivered a blistering critique of the government’s approach towards Britain’s Muslims, warning that failure to engage properly with communities across the UK has created a climate of suspicion and undermined the fight against extremism. In her first major intervention on the relationship between Muslims and the rest of society since…

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Britain’s PM, David Cameron Backs Pickles’ Letter To Muslim Leaders

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LONDON – David Cameron has said it was right for Eric Pickles to write a letter to Muslim leaders in which he asked them to “explain and demonstrate how faith in Islam can be part of British identity”. In a letter sent to more than 1,000 Islamic leaders (pdf), Pickles stressed that he was proud…

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Increase In Hate Incidents Againts Muslims Last Month – OIC

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KUALA LUMPUR – Hate incidents targeting Muslims in Europe have taken on an alarming note in many countries in the region last month, according to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC)’s Islamophobia Observatory. It noted that incidents in France, Sweden and Germany were statistically high, and cause for serious concern with regard to the significant…

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Tunisian Wins Muslim Beauty Pageant In Indonesia, Calls For Free Palestine

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PRAMBANAN, Indonesia – A Tunisian woman called for a free Palestine as she won a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia on Friday, seen as a riposte to Western beauty contests. Eighteen finalists, who include a doctor and a computer scientist, paraded in glittering dresses against the backdrop of world-renowned ancient temples for the contest…

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