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China Cracks Down on Uighur Muslims in Ramadan

BEIJING – The Chinese government has stepped up its crackdown on the Muslim community in the Uighur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, detaining them in reeducation camps and banning fasting. “They are continuing to put people in those concentration camps while very few people can come out,” Dolkun Isa, …

Hong Kong Mulls Over Mosque Construction

HONG KONG – The Muslim community in the South Chinese autonomous city of Hong Kong has so far amassed about US$38,200 in a drive to build a mosque that has been held up for over a decade. “With donations coming in daily to the United Muslim Association of Hong Kong, we’re trying to jump-start the …

China Removes Mosque Domes: Report

HONG KONG – Media reports citing photos circulated on the internet have accused officials in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of northern China of removing domes and religious motifs from mosques. The reports, published Tuesday by UCA News, cited comments by Yang Faming, the chairman of the government-linked Islamic Association of China saying that “Chinese Islam …

Taiwan Goes Halal to Attract Muslim Tourists

TAIPEI – Halal dishes and hotels with prayer signs in worshipping rooms are becoming a new trend in East Asia. including in Taiwan, amid hopes to attract more Muslim tourists after the recent decline of Chinese visitors. “We hope to be able to serve tourists, exchange students, or Muslims living in Taiwan. As Taiwanese we …

China Bans Religious Education for Hui Muslims

GUANGHE – The Chinese government has imposed a new ban on Muslim students from joining religious education in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province. “Such bans had been conveyed verbally in recent years. But, implementation was uneven and often ignored. The more forceful rollout this year shows authorities are serious about enforcement,” Li, …

Islam Embraces the Best Universal Values

Islam Embraces the Best Universal Values

I don’t think that Islam is only for Arabs. I think one of the misperceptions is that if you convert to Islam, you have to be living in Arabic lifestyle. This is wrong I think, because after I studied Islam for a while, I found that Islam embraces universal values…

China Detains 120K Uighurs in Reeducation Camps: Report

XINJIANG – A report by a US-backed newsgroup has claimed that around 120,000 Uighur Muslims are currently being confined in political “re-education” camps in Xinjiang region, citing a security official with knowledge of detention system. The security chief of Kashgar city’s Chasa township, in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, told Radio Free Asia (RFA) on condition …

Acupuncture healing

Body's Healing Mechanisms & Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an effective medical treatment used since before the time of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Some medical practitioners today consider it no better than a good massage. However, others have “modernized” acupuncture to be used with lasers. But, traditional Chinese acupuncture is far more potent and complex than a simple massage or laser technique. The practice …



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