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Berlin Apologizes for Serving Pork in Islam Conference

BERLIN – German Ministry of Interior issued an apology over serving sausage containing pig blood, bacon, and pork to the people attending the German Islam Conference in Berlin, the BBC reported.. “What signal does [Minister Horst] Seehofer’s interior ministry want to send? A little respect for Muslims, who don’t eat pork, is needed,” German journalist Tuncay Özdamar wrote on …

Regina Farm Embraces Diversity with Halal Meat

Kim MacDougall has had sheep for decades and he and his family have filled a niche need for Regina’s immigrant population by providing halal meat They started out butchering for a few close friends, but as Regina’s immigrant population grew, so did the market for halal meat. REGINA, Saskatchewan – A local farm in Regina, …

New York’s Barnard College Introduces First Halal Dining Station

LEXINGTON – To meet the dining needs of Muslim students, a new halal food station will open in Barnard College Hewitt Dining Hall, New York after Thanksgiving break, Columbia Spectator reported on November 15. “We pay for our dining plans, [so] we [should be able] to eat from school and not from the halal carts …

Video Shows Women Laughing While Putting Bacon on Mosque Door

OLDHAM, Greater Manchester – A video showing two laughing women laying bacon on a mosque’s door in Oldham, Greater Manchester, is being investigated by police after being widely shared on social media. “It’s shocking, absolutely shocking. We need to respect the places of worship. It’s not what you expect. The (video footage) came to light …

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Not Living a Muslim Lifestyle?

There is more to a Muslim lifestyle, though, than glossy photographs in a magazine, no matter how attractive they appear. A Muslim lifestyle is altogether different from the ways of life of many of the people we live with.

Coffee Is Haram? How to Deal with a Strange Fatwa

Coffee Is Haram? How to Deal with a Strange Fatwa

Did you know that 5 centuries ago, drinking coffee in Makkah or in Cairo was illegal, punishable by jail and lashing? Why? Because it was the prevalent fatwa and fiqhi opinion that coffee was prohibited as a type of intoxicants.

Three-Day Halal Fair Kicks off in Bosnia

SARAJEVO – The Bosnian capital city Sarajevo hosts today, September 27, an international halal industry exhibition with the participation of 100 exhibitors from 36 countries, Anadolu Agency reports. “90 firms have halal food certificates in Bosnia, while more than 130 producers and over 7,000 products have halal food certificates in the region,” Damir Alihodzic, the …

Muslim Restaurateur Feeds Thousands of Homeless

WASHINGTON, DC – The owner of a halal restaurant in Washington DC has been offering free meals to homeless on a daily basis to honor his mother’s traditions. “I prayed to God that if I ever have a restaurant, I will announce on the first day that I will bring in the homeless people,” Kazi …

Muslim Groups Spat over Halal Certification

LILONGWE – The issuance of halal certification has become a battleground for Malawi biggest two Islamic groups, with each saying it has the sole right to give halal food certification in the southern African country, Malawi 24 reported on Sunday. “The Halaal Department of the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) is the only mandated Halaal …



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