20th Sep 2013

Pakistan: Attacks on imambargah, mosque claim 4 lives in Karachi, Peshawar

KARACHI/PESHAWAR, (The News): Successive attacks on places of worship in two major cities of Pakistan left at least four dead and dozens injured on Thursday night, Geo News reported.   According to details one person died and nine more were … Continued

11th Sep 2013

Egypt cracks down on unlicensed preachers

Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathisers of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Mursi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday. Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on Mursi’s Muslim … Continued

6th Sep 2013

Jordan: Sunni-Shia relations key to regional stabilty, says Sheikh Mustafa Ceric

  By Sheikh Mustafa Cerić Amman: Today, it’s undeniable that the Middle East is seeing a period of rising sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shi’as, especially in Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. On 20 August, King Abdullah II of Jordan … Continued

4th Sep 2013

India: Muslim leaders irked with high court order on imams

Kolkata, (Hindustan Times): Muslim leaders expressed unhappiness over the high court order that ruled monthly honorariums for imams and muezzins across the state as ‘unconstitutional’. Terming the court order as unfortunate, many minority groups even threatened to move the Supreme … Continued

11th Aug 2013

Iraq bombing wave kills more than 60, mainly Shi’a Muslims

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): More than 60 people were killed and over 200 others wounded in a wave of bombings attacks across Iraq on Saturday, mostly in the capital Baghdad, according to latest data given by officials and local media. A total … Continued

6th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Gunmen kill 13 passengers in Pakistan’s Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): Unidentified terrorists shot dead 13 passengers in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province in an apparent ethnic-motivated attack early Tuesday, police said. The passengers were heading to eastern Punjab province from Balochistan for “Eid” festival when gunmen stopped two buses … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Shi’a Muslim leader, son, killed in Rahim Yar Khan

By Kashif Zafar BAHAWALPUR, (The Express Tribune): The Shia Council’s Divisional President Sheikh Manzoor Hussain and his younger son Haider Ali were killed as a result of  firing in Rahim Yar Khan on Friday. Hussain was leaving his house in Umar … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Malaysia: Two enactments adopted to curb Shi’a Muslim teachings

KUALA LUMPUR: Those spreading the Shia ideology in the country can be prosecuted under the Control and Restriction of the Propagation of Non-Islamic Religions Enactment and the Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment on Contravening Fatwa. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department … Continued

30th Jul 2013

Indonesia: Parties’ pandering hurts Shi’a Muslims, Ahmadiyah

By Margareth S Aritonang Jakarta, (The Jakarta Post): Political pragmatism by major political parties, that have long pandered to majority Sunni voters, has prevented the parties from protecting the rights of minority Muslim groups such as the Ahmadiyah and Shia. … Continued

29th Jul 2013

Saudi Arabia: Grand Mufti: I’tikaf need not be confined to Grand Mosque

                     [Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh] JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Monday 29 July 2013 Last Update 29 July 2013 3:39 am Jeddah, Arab(News): Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh said the worshipping act of “i’tikaf” (meditative seclusion) can be observed at any mosque and … Continued

25th Jul 2013

Saudi Arabia will send imams to Pakistan

[President of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais.] By Syed Rashid Hussain RIYADH, (Dawn): Saudi Arabia would send imams, one each from Masjidul Haram in Makkah and Masjid-i-Nabawi in Madina, to Pakistan every year. Talking to … Continued

16th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Strike observed in Quetta on killings of Shi’as

QUETTA, (Dawn): A shutter-down strike was being observed in Quetta on Tuesday as a sign of protest against yesterday’s killings of four Hazara men on the call of the Hazara Democratic Party, DawnNews reported. Four men of the Hazara Shia … Continued

1st Jul 2013

Pakistan: Quetta shuts down to mourn attack of 30 Shi’a Muslims

By Syed Ali Shah   QUETTA, (Dawn): The death toll in the Quetta suicide bombing reached 30 on Monday morning as two of the injured persons succumbed to their injuries in the Combined Military Hospital. Earlier on Sunday night, at … Continued

29th Jun 2013

Myanmar: UN agency alarmed by deaths of displaced persons in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

[A displaced mother and her two children in Rakhine state. They originally came from the Pauktaw area. Photo: UNHCR/P. Behan]   The United Nations refugee agency Friday voiced concern about a violent incident in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that killed two … Continued

27th Jun 2013

Shi’a Muslims under attack across the globe

  By Murtaza Haider   Dawn: From Cairo to Peshawar, Shias are under attack by Sunni militants. The sectarian warfare targeting Shias has left thousands dead. The rest of the world watches silently as Muslims self-destruct in sectarian wars. Earlier … Continued

26th Jun 2013

Egypt: Eight arrested over brutal Shi’a Muslim killings

Security forces have arrested eight people in connection with the brutal killing of four Egyptian Shias in a village south of Cairo, officials said on Tuesday, as criticism of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi groups surged. “Security efforts have … Continued

25th Jun 2013

Egypt: Egyptian grand mufti condemns mob Shi’a Muslim killings

(Photo: Ahram)   Ahram Online: Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam strongly condemned the mob killing of four Shia Muslims in a Giza village on Sunday, an incident which has heighted fears of worsening sectarian frictions in Egypt. Four Egyptian Shias were … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

Egypt: Angry mob kills at least 4 Shias in Giza village including leader

[Angry Mob Beating A Shiite in Zawya Abu Muslam village “Source:Hazem Barakat”] By Zeinab El Gundy,   Eyewitnesses say that Salafist sheikhs in Giza village led a mob attack on Shia families, accusing them of being infidels and spreading debauchery, … Continued

21st Jun 2013

Pakistan: Suicide attack at Shi’a Musilm madrasa kills 15 in Peshawar

By Riaz Ahmad PESHAWAR, (Express Tribune): A suicide bomber blew himself up in Gulshan Colony, Peshawar, killing 15 and leaving 22 injured, Express News reported on Friday. The Hussaini Madrassa in the area was the target of the blast. The interior of … Continued

19th Jun 2013

Iraq: 32 killed in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad Shi’a Muslim mosque

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Up to 32 people were killed and 57 wounded in a twin suicide bomb attacks at a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry source said. “The toll rose to 32 killed … Continued


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The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

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