UAE extends nationwide disinfection campaign for an additional week to curb the coronavirus outbreak

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has extended the nationwide disinfection campaign for an additional week to curb the coronavirus outbreak. UAE health authorities on Saturday (March 28, 2020) reported 63 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the country’s total cases to 468, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention. In a press conference held […]

Parr’s makeup ad for Gucci has a brush with controversy

One is famed for warts-and-all realism, the other for high-end gloss, so there was always going to be something spectacular in the offing when British photographer Martin Parr was asked to shoot a make-up advertising campaign for the Italian fashion house Gucci. The imagery – for the brand’s new L’Obscur mascara – features New York punk musician […]

France: Two injured as man shoots at worshippers inside mosque

(AA) :An 84-year-old man has been arrested after he shot and wounded two people at a mosque in the southern French city of Bayonne on Monday, local media reported. Former soldier and candidate for France’s ultra-right party shot and seriously wounded two men in their 70s who saw him trying to burn a mosque in […]

The face of Indonesia’s moderate Islam nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah are the main Islamic organizations in the country.  They are crucial to stem the tide of religious extremism.  Fr. Franz Magnis-Suseno, philosopher and priest: “Thanks to them, we have tolerance, peace and stability”. Jakarta (AsiaNews / Agencies) – Indonesia’s greatest scholars support the candidacy of Nahdlatul Ulama (Nu) and Muhammadiyah – the two major moderate […]

France’s niqab ban violates human rights by leaving Muslim women ‘confined at home’, UN panel rules

France’s ban on Muslim women wearing the niqab in public has been deemed an infringement of human rights in a landmark United Nations ruling. The UN said it had upheld two complaints made against the French government’s policy of fining women for wearing full-face veils after determining it violated their individual rights. The complaints were […]

Muslim Students’ Association to host weeklong fundraiser for orphanages

The Muslim Students’ Association will soon join thousands of student groups across the globe raising money for orphans in seven countries. For the first time, the MSA is participating in a weeklong fundraiser from Oct. 22 to Oct. 28 for Charity Week, a worldwide campaign that raises money for orphanages and schools in countries like […]

Masjid is an integral part of Islam

Masjid is very important and both religiously and culturally an integral part of Islam. There are clear texts in Hadith where it is emphatically instructed that Muslim men must offer 5 daily prayers in masjid with congregations. This has been in practice ever since Islam existed in this world. If some individuals are not doing […]

How to prevent hairfall

I am a young girl suffering from heavy hair fall. I also want “naturally” wavy/curly hair. Any tips please? – Ayesha Incorporate green leafy vegetables, coloured vegetables, fresh fruits and low proteins into your diet; and drink 10 to 12 glasses of filtered water every day. You can also use filtered water to wash your hair. […]

UAE supports reconstructing Al-Nuri Mosque

The United Arab Emirates will finance a $50.4 million project to rebuild Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque, famous for its eight-century-old leaning minaret, that was blown up by ISIS terrorists last year, the United Nations said on Monday. Reconstruction and restoration of the mosque and al-Hadba minaret will be in partnership with the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO, Iraq’s […]