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Thousands Gather to Farewell Australia’s Grand Mufti

Thousands Gather to Farewell Australia’s Grand Mufti

MELBOURNE – Thousands of mourners have observed the funeral Prayer for the Australia’s top Islamic leader, a day after his death in Melbourne, The West reported on July 12. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Azeem Al-Afifi, 48, was farewelled by about 3,000 people on Thursday during a service at Al-Taqwa Mosque in Truganina, Australia where he had …

Australia Grand Mufti Dies

Australia Grand Mufti Dies

MELBOURNE – After just three months in the role, the Grand Mufti of Australia, ٍSheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi, has passed away in a hospital in Melbourne after lapsing into a coma, The Australian reported on July 11. The Egyptian Sunni cleric had fought a long battle against cancer. His sudden death was confirmed in a …

Two Egyptian teams succeeded on June 23 to win the 2018 international student MATE underwater robotics competition in USA.

Muslims Excel in 2018 MATE Underwater Robotics Competition

WASHINGTON – Two Egyptian teams succeeded on June 23 to win the 2018 international student MATE underwater robotics competition in USA, according to Ibrahim Farouq, an Egyptian team member, who announced the achievement on his Facebook account by saying: “We defeated the Russian team and topped the list of ROV MATE.” The Egyptian Vortex Titans …

Mo Salah Gets 100-KG Birthday Cake in Grozny

GROZNY  – Egyptian football icon Mohamed Salah was presented with a 100-kg cake decorated with a golden boot to celebrate his 26th birthday in Grozny, Chechnya. The double-stacked cake with candles was taken to a hotel where the Egyptian team is staying for the World Cup. The football star celebrated his birthday on June 15, …

7 Muslim Countries to Watch in World Cup

MOSCOW – No Muslim country has ever won the football’s most prestigious competition, the FIFA World Cup. However, the best achievement for the Muslim World in the championship was Turkey’s historic qualification to semifinal and grabbing 3rd position in 2002, as well as Senegal’s qualification to the quarterfinals in the same tournament. In this 2018 …

Why Did Egypt Goalkeeper Refuse Man of the Match Award?

MOSCOW – Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy refused his Man of the Match award, following his incredible display against Uruguay, as the award was sponsored by beer maker Budweiser. El-Shenawy was almost perfect against Uruguay on Friday, making save after save for 89 minutes of the match until Jose Gimenez managed to get one through and …

Muslims & World Cup: 10 Facts You Should Know

Kicking off on June 14, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is record-breaking for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim nations taking part this year. The seven Muslim countries are Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. To celebrate this, here are ten facts about Muslim participation in the world’s greatest sports spectacle, as …

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Religion in Battle: Is It a Winning Factor?

Many wars have been fought throughout history of humankind for religious reasons, namely the European wars of religion of the 16th and 17th centuries, Muslim conquests of the 7th to 19th centuries, and the Christian Crusades of the 11th to 13th centuries and the Spanish Reconquista of the 8th to 15th centuries.

Egypt’s Fatwa House Bans Trending Suicide Game

TUNIS – After a series of appalling teenager suicides connected to social media game “Blue Whale”, Egypt’s Dar al Iftaa, the country’s top Islamic authority, has declared the game forbidden in Islam. In a YouTube video, a Dar Al-Iftaa representative said the game consists of “several elements” deemed to be “forbidden” in Islam, as quoted …



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