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Atheist Finds Islam Through Fasting Ramadan

I started to fast in Ramadan even though I wasn’t a Muslim and I found it very pleasing in many ways, quite challenging in others, but very pleasing. I enjoyed the fast, I enjoyed especially the few moments before the Adhan of Al-Maghrib (sunset prayer).

World Summit & Congress of Muslim Minorities Launched

ABU DHABI – An international organization that addresses challenges facing Muslim minorities across the world has been launched on Monday, April 16, in Abu-Dhabi, Emirates, as Istanbul hosted a four-day summit to discuss the problems of Muslim minorities. “The International Muslim Minorities Congress (IMMC) seeks to promote civil and political rights of Muslim minorities as …

Ghanaian Converts to Islam, Preaches to Pagan Villages

ACCRA – A Ghanaian student, Faruk Arango Groupore, who converted to Islam in Turkey, is now introducing his religion to the pagans in his West African country. “After studying in Istanbul, I returned and joined an Islamic preaching mission which visits the pagan northern villages in Ghana. We first contact the tribal leaders and tell them we are …

Elderly Muslim Woman Preserves Armenian Church

MARDIN– An elderly Turkish Muslim woman has devoted herself to taking care of an ancient Armenian church, and she has been doing this for years, seeking God’s blessings. “I do it for Allah’s blessing. It is a good deed after all. I am here every day,” Hatun Çaçur told Daily Sabah on April 10. The …

Istanbul Hosts International Islamophobia Conference

ISTANBUL – An international three-day conference on Islamophobia started in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 6 to discuss strategies and policies for combatting prejudice against Muslims. “We need to have a way of thinking around how we understand the phenomenon of Islamophobia,” said Salman Sayyid of the University of Leeds, co-editor of the book Thinking Through …

OIC Islamic Bank Funds 100K Surgeries in Africa

ISTANBUL – The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has created a US$30 million fund to conduct more than 100,000 cataract surgeries and provide glasses to a million children in Africa, the OIC’s International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) head announced on Monday. “About 33 million people in Africa suffer …

Muslim Garbage Collectors Open Library with City's Discarded Books

ANKARA – Muslim sanitation workers in Ankara, Turkey, worked for months to collect discarded books from the city’s trash, starting a huge library with over 6,000 discarded books. “Before, I wished that I had a library in my house. Now we have a library here,” Serhat Baytemur, 32, one of the garbage collectors told Ilmfeed …

World Reacts to Trump’s Decision on Al-Quds

Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy to Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem) has sparked fierce condemnations worldwide, with some comparing it to launching “war on 1.5 billion Muslims.”

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