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Heartwarming Stories of Non-Muslims Supporting Fasting Muslims

Ramadan is a time of sharing and caring for all human beings. For Muslims living in non-Muslim countries, the holy month comes with its challenges. But for some, Ramadan’s blessings have enveloped them in a different way, with an array of love and kind gestures from non-Muslims. The story of a Dublin hotel which surprised its …

Ireland Allows Muslim Police Officers to Wear Hijab

The police service of Ireland announced on April 4 it would follow the footsteps of its Scottish and Northern Ireland counterparts by allowing Muslim female officers to wear the hijab, Irish Legal reported. “I hope this move will encourage people from minority communities to join the ‘An Garda Síochána’ police service,” expressed Commissioner Drew Harris. …

Irish Muslims, Students Say No to Islamophobia

DUBLIN – The Islamic Foundation of Ireland has invited all Muslim organizations in the country, Muslim student unions, the larger community organizations, and all individuals to take part in peace rally planned Saturday, March 23, to say no to Islamophobia. “We wish to invite you to join a solidarity rally this Saturday 23rd March 2019 …

How a Muslim Sultan Helped Ireland During the Great Famine

The Great Famine in the mid-19th century was one of the most devastating events in Irish history. Between 1845 and 1852, potato blight hit the island’s potato crop. The potato was a staple item of food in Ireland, so many years without a good harvest led to mass starvation, disease, and the deaths of nearly …

Irish Muslims to Open Mosque Doors This Weekend

LAOIS, Leinster – The Muslim community in Laois, in the Irish South Midlands in the province of Leinster, are set to open the doors of their mosque this weekend, inviting local people to tour the worshipping house. “This is also an opportunity for people to come and ask the questions that they may have regarding …

Sinead O'Connor Sings Adhan After Jum`ah Prayer

DUBLIN – A video showing famous singer Sinead O’Connor, who has just converted to Islam, singing the adhan, or Islamic call to prayer, after Jummah at the Islamic Centre of Ireland has triggered mixed reactions on Social Media, with some praising her and others rejecting the behavior. “When someone first hears the adhan or the Qur’an being …

KKK Group Terrorizes Mosque in Northern Ireland

NEW YORK – Photographs of a group of people dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan outside a local mosque in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, are being investigated by police as a possible hate crime, Belfast Telegraph reported on October 29. “We’re aware of images that are circulating online which show around ten people …

Irish Muslims Counter Islamophobia with Peace

NEWBUILDINGS – An Irish Islamic association has offered the hand of friendship to trolls who made abusive comments about a group of Muslims praying in the street in Northern Ireland, Belfast Telegraph reported on October 3. The North West Islamic Association expressed gratitude “to everyone who defended the rights of Muslims to practice our religion …

Irish MP Apologizes for Retweeting Offensive Ramadan Remark

BELFAST – Muslims in Northern Ireland have welcomed Ian Paisley’s apology for retweeting a controversial remark on Ramadan by right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins. “We have contacted Ian Paisley MP directly to clarify his position on the controversial tweet and to ask him to confirm his commitment to equality for all citizens, regardless of faith, and …

Irish Mosque Opens Doors to Homeless Victims of Storm Emma

DUBLIN – The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, Clonskeagh Mosque, announced opening its doors to homeless people in the Irish capital Dublin during Storm Emma, expected to hit Western Europe with predicted temperatures of -10°C later this week. “We’re working closely with Dublin City Council and homeless organizations to be able to provide these services,” …



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