Pregnant Elephant's Death in India Triggers 'Hate Campaign'Al Jazeera
Amid anger over an elephant dying from eating pineapple filled with firecrackers, top Kerala leader flags ‘hate campaign’.
COVID-19 Shatters Hajj Dreams of Thousands of Indian MuslimsGulf News
This year, an estimated 200,000 Muslims from India were planning to perform Hajj.
Rohingya Refugees Running Scared From Coronavirus TestsThe Globe Post
Rohingya refugees infected with coronavirus are fleeing quarantine in their Bangladesh camps because they fear being transferred to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, community leaders said Thursday.
Indonesia's Muslims to Skip Hajj this YearAnadolu News Agency
Religious affairs minister explained this decision was made after much consideration, especially regarding health concerns.
Protest Cost Him His Career. Still, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Urges On The ProtestersHuffington Post
The former NBA player talks about the anti-racism movement, demands for real change and how his faith keeps him grounded.
Muslims Against Police Brutality Protest: Bay Ridge To Barclays CenterBklyner.
It was a peaceful protest. And it was organized by three Black Muslim women: Esraa Elzin, Nicole Najmah Abraham, and Nazahah Booth. “That’s like the three most hated identities,” Elzin laughed. “Muslim, women, and Black… It’s like society wants to erase us in every form.”
Non-Black Muslims Must Care About Black LiberationMuslim Co
For non-Black people of color and for Muslims in general, this moment is of the utmost importance.
5 Political Reasons Why Non-Black Muslims Must Challenge the Racism In Their CommunitiesThe Muslim Vibe
In 1960s United States, the biggest opponents to Israel and Western-backed Arab dictators were black liberation activists. They quickly learnt that if they were to be free from White Supremacy, they must oppose it in all its forms. Their political support for Palestine is the main reason why Zionists opposed the Black Civil Rights movement.
'Day of Outrage': NJ Mosques Will Preach Against Racism, Police Brutality on FridayNorth Jersey
Friday’s “Day of Outrage” is part of a larger effort from Muslim organizations and houses of worship to express solidarity with black Americans after the death of George Floyd, organizers said.
I'm a Black American Muslim. After the Killing of George Floyd, I Hope That My Community Will Speak out Against Injustices Faced by Black PeopleInsider
As a twenty-eight-year-old Black American Muslim woman, I’ve spent a large part of my life uncovering the complexities of my multi-layered identity. My parents both converted to Islam before I was born. My Afro-Latina mother was introduced to Islam as a child.
Black Mauritanians Protest Against Us Racism, After Fleeing Racial Violence at HomeThe Middle East Eye
Demonstrating outside the White House, 12-year-old Abdoul Sanghott references killings in the US and Mauritania.
'We Gotta Call out Racism': Milwaukee Muslim Students Lead March Against Police ViolenceMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Last spring, Milwaukee teenagers Dana Sharqawi and Sumaya Abdi organized protests after mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand. On Wednesday, they brought people together again at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee — this time to remember George Floyd and to protest police violence. They said they were guided by their Muslim faith.
The Role of Black Muslims in the American Civil Rights MovementTRT World
From Malcolm X to Keith Ellison, Black Muslims have played an important role in the fight for the wider community’s rights.
Who is Keith Ellison, the Black Muslim Leading the Floyd Prosecution?TRT World
Before he was a top state prosecutor and the first Muslim to be elected to Congress, he was a student who fought for the rights of Black people.
Joe Biden's Muslim State of ExceptionAl Jazeera
Joe Biden has to commit to go beyond lifting the Muslim ban to address discriminatory policies Muslim communities face.
Muslim Voters Are Getting Organized for the 2020 ElectionChristian Century
While African American Muslims have long been active in US politics, over the last five years rising Islamophobia has spurred a new wave of Muslim organizing, one that also includes people from immigrant backgrounds.
Uighur Bill 'Message' of Support to China's Muslims, US Lawmakers SayDaily Sabah
United States lawmakers on Tuesday said legislation targeting Chinese officials over the treatment of the country’s Uighur Muslim minority sent a “clear message” of support from Washington, seeking to prod the Trump administration to push Beijing on human rights.
'Do Not Tell Anybody You're Muslim': 'Ramy' Stars Reflect on Hollywood's Longtime NeglectYahoo
No one looked more surprised than “Ramy’s” Ramy Youssef when he won a Golden Globe — over Michael Douglas no less — for his performance in Hulu’s comedy about an aimless, Muslim American millennial in suburban New Jersey. And no one was more shocked than Youssef when Mahershala Ali signed on for Season 2 of the half-hour series, in a central role, playing a Sufi sheikh.
How Muslims Are Mourning Without Proper Death Care RitualsYes Magazine
The coronavirus outbreak has unleashed a collective sense of grief, whether we mourn a loved one or the life we had planned for ourselves. The Muslim community is feeling this, compounded with the loss of our death care practices.
Thousands in Mali's Capital Demand President Keita Step DownAl Jazeera
Various political groups organise mass demonstration, which has the backing of influential Muslim leader Mahmoud Dicko.
Malian Migrants Stranded by COVID-19 Border Closures Now HomeVoice of America
Dozens of Malian migrants stranded for nearly three months in Niger by COVID-19-related border closures have returned home. Earlier this week, the International Organization for Migration was finally able to repatriate 179 migrants who had been waiting at IOM transit centers in Niamey and Agadez.
Nigeria Reopens Churches, Mosques and Hotels Amid Rising Cases of COVID-19CNN
The Nigerian government has lifted restrictions placed on religious gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. The previous ban on religious and social gatherings was placed on Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial center, Abuja, its capital city, and Ogun state by President Muhammadu Buhari in March.
Amid Pandemic, Israel Expands Control Over Hebron's Ibrahimi MosqueMiddle East Eye
The recent expropriation of land near the flashpoint mosque comes amid ever increasing restrictions on Palestinian movement in the area, seen as part of Israeli annexation efforts.
Palestinian Islamic Scholars Reject Family Protection BillJ Post
The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Women’s Affairs is drafting the new law, which seeks to impose harsher penalties on abusers and provide protection systems for women from gender-based violence. The law also will require all PA ministries and institutions to participate in the effort to reduce domestic violence.
Caring for the Dead: Christian, Muslim, and COVIDhttps://news.yahoo.com/caring-dead-christian-muslim-covid-171105392.html
Iraqi paramedic Sarmad Ibrahim used to treat fellow militiamen in the war against the Islamic State. Now, he buries COVID-19 victims. While this enemy is very different, the work is both physically and emotionally draining. The team work at a new cemetery in the southern Shi’ite holy city of Najaf. It is Iraq’s only graveyard specifically for those who have died of COVID-19.
Saudi Cleric: ‘It Is Prohibited to Protest in Islam’Middle East Monitor
A prominent Saudi cleric, Shaikh Assim Al-Hakeem, has come under fire on Twitter over his response to a question posed to him by a user regarding the permissibility of protesting in Islam, specifically in light of the on-going demonstrations in the US over the murder of an unarmed black suspect by Minneapolis police officers.
The Afro-Iranian Community: Beyond Haji Firuz Blackface, the Slave Trade, & Bandari MusicAjam Media Collective
Afro-Iranians and those of African descent are often ignored. Perhaps this stems from their limited exposure in mainstream Iranian culture. Or maybe it is because the legacy of African slavery in Iran contradicts the ever-so-pervasive Aryan myth of perfection and civilization.
Rumi: Islamic Scholar, Poet and MysticDaily Sabah
The great philosopher Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi managed to become both an Islamic scholar with wide knowledge and a Sufi mystic whose influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions.
We Need to Discuss Anti-Blackness in Muslim and South Asian Communitiesi News
Many of us have grown up in homes that have been fixated on having fair and lovely skin tones.
NHS Thanks the Muslim Staff Who Worked Through RamadanHealth Service Journal
The covid-19 crisis has required sacrifices from all NHS staff, but Muslims and other faith communities have met additional challenges working without sustenance during working hours.
Mum Why Are There No Female Prophets?Amaliah
I hope that by starting this kind of discussion with not only our girls but especially our boys they would both come to know that one doesn’t have to be a prophet to have Allah communicate directly with them and that Allah chose many women to change the course of history with their faith and action.
Black, Asian Londoners More Likely to be Fined under Coronavirus LawsReuters
That came a day after an official study found black, Asian and minority ethnic people in England were up to 50% more likely to die from COVID-19, sparking calls for action on racial inequality.
Coronavirus Outbreak Traced to German Hookah BarDeutsche Welle
City officials in Göttingen have traced a coronavirus outbreak to a hookah lounge. According to restrictions, the shisha bar shouldn’t have been open. More than 300 people have now been put under quarantine.
Austria's Rising Islamophobia Worries EU expertsDaily Sabah
The high level of anti-Muslim hatred in Austria is a rising concern, according to an expert commission of the Council of Europe.
How a Kidnapped Aid Worker Who Converted to Islam Shook ItalyAl Jazeera
Silvia Romano kidnapped in Kenya faced a hostile welcome when she returned to Italy.
Italy’s First Islamic Burial Place Planned for RomeArab News
The burial place — to be built on a 400 hectare area near the border between Fiumicino, close to the international airport, and the city of Bracciano — will be the first cemetery dedicated to Muslims in a country where Islam is the second-largest religion.
Sport and Hijab: How Athletes Like Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy and UAE's Zahra Lari Are Breaking Down BarriersThe National
Governing bodies must continue to make sure they are creating an inclusive environment for all.
How Clipping Turkey's Religious Reach Has Boosted Erdogan in EuropeAl Monitor
Western moves to curb Turkey’s official religious body’s activities in Europe are boosting support for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan among the Turkish diaspora in Europe.
Muslim Representation in Video Games Still Not Diverse Enough, Says Indie Developer Rami IsmailIGN Southeast Asia
The co-founder of Vlambeer weighs in on Muslim representation as well as the game design philosophy of his explosive games.
Was the Medieval Order of Assassins a Real Thing?National Geographic
Tales of a Muslim group of drug-fueled, stealth killers stir imaginations, but stray far from the true history of the Nizari Ismaili state.
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