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French Muslims Urged to Donate to Notre Dame Fund

Leading Muslim figures in France are calling upon the Muslim community to donate to the reconstruction efforts on Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. “I think it is our obligation as citizens and as Muslims to participate in the reconstruction of this beautiful cathedral,” Kamel Kabtane, President of the Council of Rhone Mosques, a French department situated …

Muslim Scholars Lament Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

A leading Muslim scholar has lamented the loss of Notre Dame Cathedral which was destroyed completely in a fire on Monday, April 15, in a tragic loss to a historical place. “The most iconic church in France, the Notre Dame Cathedral, has almost completely been damaged as a result of what appears to be an …

Le Bourget 2019: French Muslims Await Annual Event Next Month

PARIS – France’s largest Islamic conference is coming back, and will be held from April 19-22, offering French Muslims a platform to reflect on their rich society and challenges facing them. Organized by Muslims of France (MF), formerly known as the Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF), Le Bourget, is the largest Islamic conference …

A Hijab for Muslim Runners? Now Triggering Debate in France

It is just the latest controversy over the question of national identity. France has descended, yet again, into histrionics over the prospect of what Muslim women might choose to wear. PARIS — The world’s largest sporting goods retailer Decathlon exhibited on Twitter a new hijab for Muslim runners to exercise in public while adhering to …

UN: France’s Niqab Ban Violates Rights of Muslim Women

THE HAGUE – The UN Human Rights committee has condemned the French’ niqab ban, described it as a violation of human rights, demanding compensation for Muslim women who were “confined at home and marginalized.” “The French law disproportionately harmed the petitioners’ right to manifest their religious beliefs,” the committee said in a statement cited by …

French City Mayor Lifts Burkini Ban

PARIS – A divisive debate over Muslim full-body swimsuit, or burkini, has reignited in France after the mayor of Rennes city, Brittany in northwestern France, allowed women wearing the outfit in council pools. The decision was issued by Nathalie Appéré, the Socialist mayor of Rennes in Brittany, The Times reported on Thursday, October 11. The …

Chelsea Star Has Dinner with Fan He Met at Mosque

LONDON – Chelsea Muslim star N’Golo Kante celebrated Saturday’s victory over Cardiff by accepting an invitation to play Fifa and watch Match of the Day over a curry at the house of an Arsenal fan he had just met at the mosque. The midfielder, who won the World Cup with the French national team this …

Paul Pogba: How Islam Influences World Cup Hero On & Off Pitch

CONAKRY – Paul Pogba continuously proves that he’s currently one of the most recognizable footballers on the planet, his latest achievement was bringing the 2nd World Cup title to France. Yet, Pogba’s Islamic faith might be his most defining characteristic. Before the World Cup 2018, he set the all-time transfer fee record in 2016 when …

Ousmane Dembélé Donates to Build Mosque in Mauritania

GUIDIMAKA – French national team star and Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembélé, who has just won the FIFA World Cup 2018 with France, has decided to cherish his roots by funding the construction of a new mosque in his country of origin, Mauritania, BESoccer reported. According to ‘Koora’ website, Dembélé plans to build the new mosque …

Mbappe Donates World Cup Earnings to Charity

Mbappe Donates World Cup Earnings to Charity

PARIS – After achieving the World Cup 2018 title with France and scoring four goals in the tournament, the 19-year-old phenomenal player Kylian Mbappe has decided to donate his earnings from the cup to a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalized and disabled children in sports, Premiers de Cordee, Lad Bible reported on July …



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