Afghanistan: Over 150 Dead as Floods Devastate Parts of AfghanistanThe Muslim News
The death toll from flash floods triggered by torrential rain across Afghanistan crossed 150 on Thursday, with the country’s military engaged in rescue and relief operations.
Non-Muslims Who Live Close to Muslims are Less Likely to be Islamophobic, Study ShowsRMIT University
New research looking at the attitudes of non-Muslim Australians supports the theory that contact between people of different backgrounds reduces prejudice.
Brazil, Migrant Workers, and the Global Halal IndustryThe Muslim Vibe
Brazil is, by far, the largest exporter of Halal meat in the world. You probably didn’t expect that; it certainly surprised me when I first read it. In fact, Brazil exports more than twice as much as the world’s second-largest producer, Australia (equally surprisingly).
Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council Expresses Grave Concern After Security Forces’ Shooting Death Of Imams, Attack on Muslim ScholarsAddis Standard
Egypt’s Short Film ‘Henet Ward’ to Participate in the Oscar Qualifying Nashville Film FestivalEgypt Today
Egyptian short film ‘Henet Ward’ will participate in the official competition of Nashville Film Festival. The short movie which is directed by Morad Mostafa, tackles the story of a Sudanese henna painter named Halima who is living in Egypt.
French Ban on Headscarves in Public Schools Hindered Muslim Girls’ Ability To Finish SchoolStanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences
The French ban prohibiting Muslim girls from wearing headscarves in public schools has been shown by two Stanford political scientists to have had a detrimental effect on both the girls’ ability to complete their secondary education and their trajectories in the labor market.
Berlin Teacher Headscarf Ban is Illegal, Rules Top CourtDeuch Welle
Germany’s Federal Labor Court on Thursday ruled that a blanket ban on teachers wearing headscarves in schools in the capital city Berlin was unconstitutional. The court decision was the latest in a case brought by a Muslim woman who was unable to work as a teacher in state schools in the city because she wore a headscarf.
Muslims Donate Blood On Muharram: Minister Ud & Hd Arun Upreti JoinsIndia Blooms
Muslims in Sikkim,joined the fraternity world over today ,observing Muharram. It is the observance of first month of Hijri new year and anniversary of sacrifice of Hasan and Hussen, last Prophet Muhammad’s grandsons during the battle of Karbala.
Dozens Injured as Indian Forces Attack Mourners with Pellet Guns and Tear Gas in Muslim-Majority Region, Say Witnesses.Al-Jazeera
Government forces have fired shotgun pellets and tear gas to disperse hundreds of mainly Shia Muslims participating in a Muharram procession in Indian-administered Kashmir, injuring dozens, witnesses have said.
How Islam Came to Dominate IndonesiaTRT World
Unlike other parts of the world, Islam spread in Southeast Asia without a major conquest.
It came on ships and boats. It travelled with spices and silk. Swords remained in the scabbards, there was hardly any bloodshed. The benefit of aligning with rising Muslim powers was obvious, but sufis played an important role too.
New Zealand Mosque Shooter Sentenced to Life Without ParoleAP News
The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the first time the maximum available sentence has been imposed in the country.
Gazan Child Raps About Broken Dreams Under SiegeAl-Monitor
Abdel Rahman Salih al-Shanti is an 11-year-old rapper from the Gaza Strip, who found his calling when he was only nine years old. Shanti raps songs in English, addressing the dire situation in Gaza and the suffering of Gazans — and especially the children — under the Israeli blockade that has been in place on the coastal enclave for 14 years now.
Virus Lockdown Brings New Misery to Long-Suffering GazaAP News
Ahmed Eissa, a father of two living in the Gaza Strip, was already struggling to make ends meet on $7 a day, dealing with frequent electricity cuts and worried that another war might break out.
Saudi Mixed Media Artist Weaves Her Art With Carpet ThreadsSalaam Gateway
Saudi mixed media artist Fatima Al Nemer has introduced innovation to the world of carpets by transforming her art into a celebration of the folkloric image of Saudi women.
Too Loud': S Africa Court Bans Call to Prayer at Durban MosqueAl-Jazeera
A court has ruled the call to prayer at a mosque was too loud and ordered it toned down after a complaint from a nearby resident.
Judge Sidwell Mngadi from the Kwazulu-Natal High Court in Durban issued a court order against the mosque to ensure its call to prayer is not audible inside a neighbour’s house across the street.
Mother-Of-Five Becomes First Hijab Wearing Reporter on Scottish TvThe Muslim News
A mother-of-five became the first hijab-wearing reporter on Scottish television last month. Tasnim Nazeer – a former winner of The Muslim News Ibn Battuta Award for Excellence in Media – appeared on STV news on July 30 reporting on the lack of support for bereaved families in Scotland.
In Pictures: Escape Vehicle Becomes a Makeshift Swimming Pool for Idlib’s DisplacedMiddle East Eye
Children in one displacement camp in the northwestern Syrian province escape the summer heat in a swimming pool fashioned from a tarpaulin on the back of a truck
Riots in Sweden After Far-Right Activists Burn Copy of QuranAl-Jazeera
Unrest in Malmo city after copy of Muslim holy book is burned during a far-right rally in a mainly immigrant district.
Pera Museum Offers a Fresh Take on a Classic With Miniature 2.0 ExhibitionTRT World
A new exhibition at Istanbul’s Pera Museum, located in the historic Beyoglu district, opened on August 11. The exhibition, titled Miniature 2.0: Miniature in Contemporary Art, brings together artists from around the globe who reclaim the old art medium of miniatures and give it a brand new twist. It can be viewed until January 17, 2021.
Arab World’s Hackathons Discover A Coronavirus-Era PurposeArab News
The NYUAD project is just one example of how COVID-19 hackathons have been leveraged to find desperately needed solutions across the medical, business and lifestyle sectors in the new normal.
Despite Government U-Turn, A-Level Algorithm in Uk Schools Still Heavily Prevented Social Mobility for Black And Asian Muslim StudentsThe Muslim Vibe
England’s A Level downgrade on Thursday 13th August has affected students from disadvantaged areas hardest which consists of a large majority of Black and Asian Muslim students. While private schools with a majority of white students have benefited from the flawed algorithm, this poses the question of why is the government preventing social mobility?
UK News Coverage of Terrorism Puts 'Disproportionate Focus On Muslims'Middle East Eye
More than half of UK news stories over the past five years mentioning terrorism, terrorist, or terror also make references to Muslims or Islam, according to a report published on Wednesday
To Beat Trump, The ‘Good Muslim, Bad Muslim’ Messaging Has to EndReligion News Service
I spoke this week at the 2020 Democratic National Convention’s Interfaith Council meeting. As refreshing as it was to hear voices encouraging change from the last four years, it felt like some things were still being missed.
The Role of Black Muslims in America's Fight for Racial JusticeThe New Arab
On Friday, 28 August, on the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, people will show what more than three months of continuous activism can achieve. The range of the protesters – from the transgender Black community in New York to mothers in Portland – shows the diversity of the movement. Among them are Black Muslims, part of the backbone of America’s civil rights movement, and a community whose dual identities have made them acutely aware of the urgency of demanding justice.
Ashoura: Why Muslims Fast and Mourn in MuharramAl-Jazeera
Ashoura is marked on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, by all Muslims.
It marks the day Nuh (Noah) left the Ark and the day Musa (Moses) was saved from the Pharaoh of Egypt by God.
Middle East/North Africa
Islamic Scholars Distance Themselves From Statement Endorsing Uae-Israel Normalization DealEurasia Review
A number of Islamic scholars, including those close to the UAE’s leadership, distance themselves from a statement purporting to endorse the disputed normalisation deal between Abu Dhabi and Israel.
VR Technology Revives Lost Archaeological Marvels from the Middle EastThe New Arab
One contingency plan that students, conservationists and architects from the region are rallying around is digital preservation. Without physical access to their heritage, a new generation of digital conservationists are utilising state-of-the-art virtual reality technology to revive withering structures and tell their stories.