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Reform Blasphemy Laws Pakistan Told

The Head of Outreach of a pioneering Sri Lankan Islamic organization called on the Government of Pakistan to reform its controversial blasphemy law that mandates the death penalty for those convicted of blasphemy. The call comes in the wake of the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri who was convicted of killing Governor Salman Taseer and subsequent protests and sit-ins by extremist …

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‘Visit my mosque’ day in UK bids to tackle Islamophobia

Mosques across Britain are planning to open their doors to the public in a bid to counter negative stereotypes about Muslims next week, against a backdrop of rising Islamophobia. Facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), more than 80 mosques will participate in the “Visit my Mosque” day on February 7 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. “It’s …

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Mosque Tours Training Commences at Galle Fort

The Centre for Islamic Studies commenced training the first batch of volunteers for the mosque tour program in the historic Galle Fort, which is a popular tourist hotspot. The preliminary training session conducted by Asiff Hussein, VP-Outreach of the CIS gave the volunteers an idea of how to conduct a mosque tour for tourists visiting Galle Fort through both presentation and practicals which …

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CIS media release on passing away of Brother Hameed Karim

Hameed Karim, the man with a mission, is missed by us all Press Release by the Centre for Islamic Studies Renowned Sri Lankan Islamic Activist, Hameed Abdul Karim is no more with us. Hameed passed away peacefully in the Holy City of Makkah soon after completing his Hajj Pilgrimage on 26th September 2015. Hameed Karim as he was popularly known, …

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Around 100 Dalit families of Hisar village in India embrace Islam

Bhagana  India (IINA) – Seeking refuge in Islam, around 100 Dalit families from the Bhagana village of Hisar district in the north Indian state of Haryana reverted to Islam at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday, according to Hindustan Times daily. Families from Hisar’s Bhagana village, who have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for the past two years over …

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El Jadida: Spanish Family Happily Announce their Conversion to Islam

Rabat – The number of foreigners converting to Islam continues to rise in Morocco, as a Spanish family of three announced their conversion on Friday, in El Jadida, 90.56 km (56.27 miles) away from Casablanca. The father and his son took the Shahada (the Islamic declaration of faith affirming the oneness of God and the acceptance of Muhammad as His …

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Remembering the life of Sheikh Ahmed Deedat

The fiery South African autodidact was a champion of interreligious debate. Sheikh Deedat was a charismatic, self-taught Muslim scholar from South Africa, most famous for engaging Christian evangelists in public debate. In 1986, he debated Jimmy Swaggart and even challenged the late Pope John Paul II to a debate in the Vatican Square. His son, Yousuf Deedat, calls him a …

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Bring a Friend to Mosque

Some mosques use the month of Ramadan as an opportunity to educate friends and neighbors about Islam. The Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia encourages members of its congregation to bring non-Muslim friends to their iftar dinners, the meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan. Imam Johari Abdul-Malik describes how the program ties the community together.

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Islam is about real Love, not just Lust, says Converted former Party Girl

Just three months ago, Heather Matthews, a 27-year-old teacher from Preston in England, was partying in Ibiza whilst parading around in clothing that revealed most of her body. Since then her life has undergone a total transformation, and is now a proud Muslim who wears the Islamic hijab. It has now been four weeks since her conversion to Islam, a …

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