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Missionary-Turned-Muslim Scholar Passes Away

NEW JERSEY – Dr. Jerald F. Dirks, a Christian missionary- turned-Muslim scholar, passed away on Monday, January 14, leaving behind a wealth of books on Islam and comparative religions. “Dr. Jerald F. Dirks has passed away. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon,” Mostafa Higazi, an American Muslim living in Paterson, New Jersey, wrote. “The Ummah …


Mesut Özil Reveals Special Gift from Makkah

LONDON – Arsenal Muslim midfielder Mesut Özil has revealed a special gift from Kaaba’s Kiswa, a rare and priceless gift for any Muslim. “Honoured and privileged to have this special piece of the Kiswa that covers the Kaaba in Mecca at my home in London. 🕋 Incredibly blessed to have received this priceless gift. Alhamdulillah,” …


New Year Honors: Meet UK’s Muslim Good Samaritans

Many British Muslims, especially youth and women, have been named in the Queen’s new year honors, in recognition of their charitable work to help their community. The following list gives insight into those who have made it to the honor list this year. Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Ruby Khalid Bhatti: …


World Hijabi Queens in 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – As the world welcomes a new year, we in AboutIslam want to welcome 2019 by relating the Top Ten inspiring stories (in our opinion) of hijabi Muslims making history around the world in 2018. The following articles show how hijab made headlines over the past year, leading women to success while maintaining …


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