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March, 2017

  • 28 March

    UK Muslim Women Rally for London Attack Victims

    Dozens of Muslim women have gathered on Westminster Bridge in London to express solidarity with the victims of Wednesday’s deadly attack outside the British...

  • 24 March

    UK Muslim Leaders Condemn London Attack

    British Muslim leaders have condemned the terrorist attack in Westminster, with many imams expected to express shock and horror at Friday prayers...

  • 17 March

    IEUS Condemns Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Trial in Bahrain

    Islamic European Union of Shia Scholars has denounced Al-Khalifa regime’s misguided measure to quell popular revolution through trying a moderate cleric as Sheikh Isa Qassim...

  • 15 March

    International Congress of Islamic Economy, Finance and Ethics

    International Congress of Islamic Economy, Finance, and Ethics / ISEFE’17 congress will be held at the Hilton Istanbul Kozyatağı on 29-30...

  • 14 March

    Bahraini Court Delays Verdict on Sheikh Isa Qassim

    A Bahraini court has delayed the verdict in the case of top Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, whose nationality was revoked last year. The court had earlier set March 14 as the date to issue its ruling on Sheikh Qassim's case, but it adjourned its decision until May 7, Arabic-language Bahrain Mirror news website reported on Tuesday. Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s dissolved opposition bloc, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, was stripped of his nationality last June over accusations that he used his position to serve foreign interests and promote sectarianism and violence. The clergyman, who is in his mid-70s, has denied the allegations, refused to be assigned a lawyer and declined to attend any of the trial sessions. Qassim faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted. In addition to Sheikh Qassim, Bahraini authorities are also trying the cleric’s office head and staffer, Sheikh Hussein Mahrous and Mirza al-Dirazi, respectively. The trio are accused of laundering money and raising funds without licenses in connection with the practice of Khums - a religious tax which followers of Islam pay to their highest religious authorities for use in charities and other donations. On Monday, people held mass protests in more than 50 Bahraini villages, among them Qassim's hometown, Diraz. The rallies came after Bahraini clerics released a joint statement and called on all fellow citizens to show their solidarity with the cleric, stressing that the people's unwavering support for him is the “religious duty” of all Muslims. Anti-regime protesters have taken to the streets on an almost daily basis ever since the popular uprising began in Bahrain in February 2011. The demonstrators are demanding that the Al Khalifah family relinquish power and let a just system representing all Bahrainis be established. Scores of people have been killed and hundreds of others wounded or detained amid Manama’s crackdown on dissent and widespread discrimination against the country’s Shia majority....

  • 14 March

    Bahraini Clerics Call for Massive Rally in Support of Sheikh Qassim

    Bahraini clerics have called on all the people of the Persian Gulf Arab country to show their solidarity with distinguished Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, saying that the people's unwavering support for him is...

  • 13 March

    The Beauty of Art Can Counter Islamophobia

    What kind of Islamic art has the power to open American hearts and minds, at a time when Donald Trump has relaunched his attempt to ban entry from several...

  • 12 March

    International Conference on Religion, Culture & Politics: Re-thinking Secularisation Theory

    A two-day conference titled “International Conference on Religion, Culture & Politics: Re-thinking Secularisation Theory” will be held in Leeds, UK, on...

  • 12 March

    Quranic Studies International Conference

    Quranic Studies International Conference that will take place in England is an event that is intended to bring together scholars and professionals with experience and interest in...

  • 11 March

    Canadian Muslim Group Organizes Town Hall to Challenge Islamophobia

    A Canadian Muslim community group has organized a town hall to help members cope with growing Islamophobia in British Colombia’s Lower...

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