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Shadow education secretary warns against religious extremism in schools

CommentIsFree - 3 hours 32 min ago
Tristram Hunt's remarks to NASUWT conference follow claims of plot to take over schools and run them on strict Islamic principlesTristram Hunt, the shadow education secretary, will warn on ...
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Be Easy with The Lovers!

The Revival - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 8:19pm
Look at this beautiful but sad poem as narrated by Imām al-Asma‘ī: On the authority of al-Asma‘ī, that he said, “I was once walking in the village when I came across a stone. Someone had written ...
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Filipinos nailed to cross in Good Friday ritual frowned on by Catholic Church

FaithWorld - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:18pm
(A penitent grimaces as he hangs on a cross during the reenactment of the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De ...
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Mega salaries are evil, papal preacher tells Vatican Good Friday service

FaithWorld - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:07pm
(Pope Francis lies on the ground as he prays during the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer) The Vatican’s ...
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Greek Christians hold rare Good Friday liturgy in Turkish north Cyprus

FaithWorld - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:00pm
(A Greek Orthodox bishop and an Islamic cleric attend a Good Friday liturgy at the Church of St. George Exorinos in Famagusta, northern Cyprus, April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Andreas Manolis ) Hundreds ...
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British Muslims to the World: We are Happy

Muslim Matters - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 3:45pm
Muslims. Dance-off. I didn't think I'd live to see those two things juxtaposed. But what's happening on both sides of the Atlantic seems to be just that. After release of the notorious 'Somewhere ...
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Hassan’s Tale | Part 1 – The Mountain is a Muslim

Muslim Matters - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 3:45pm
This story is a sequel to “The Deal“, “Dispatch Wizard“, and “Kill the Courier”. If you have not read those stories yet, please do so. See the Story Index for a ...
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Quebec’s Ruling Party Suffers Crushing Defeat – Despite the Anti-Muslim Campaign

Muslim Matters - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 3:45pm
The lunacy which has dominated the discourse coming out of Quebec over the last year has finally been countered with a dose of sanity. In a historic vote this Monday, the ruling Parti Québécois ...
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Dispatch Wizard | Part 4 – Starship Hassan

Muslim Matters - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 3:45pm
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 See the Story Index for a chronological guide to all the stories. Alice was too nervous to eat, but she made a cheese sandwich with tomato and lettuce for Mr. Saleh and ...
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Pakistani cleric names Islamabad school library after Osama bin Laden

CommentIsFree - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 2:52pm
Maulana Abdul Aziz, controversial and hardline cleric, wanted to pay tribute to al-Qaida leader, 'the martyr'A Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital of Islamabad ...
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Happy British Muslims: the video that made me dance for joy

CommentIsFree - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 1:56pm
A video of British Muslims bopping to Pharrell Williams' song Happy has already delighted hundreds of thousands of YouTube viewers. Here's why I joined inFrom Jerusalem to Jamaica, feelgood video ...
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Mormons in Marib

Tabsir - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 11:24am
N-H-M in Sabaean Not being a resident of Utah, I sometimes forget that there are people who take The Book of Mormon (the original and not the Broadway play) seriously. There is a passage in 1 ...
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God Is Enough For Us; And How Excellent A Guardian Is He!|Yahya Ibrahim

Muslim Matters - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 8:45am
The Garden is hypnotic. Enchantingly reverent and dignified. Those who visit the Rawdah and are blessed to pray near the grave of our Prophet Muḥammad in the very masjid that he erected with his ...
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The Unseen Shackles of Muslim Social Media Activism

Muslim Matters - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 2:14am
Back in the late 90′s and early 2000′s, internet da‘wah really started to gain ground. People who were otherwise lacking in scholarly credentials created beautiful facades in the form ...
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Modi cannot escape responsibility for communal violence | @guardianletters

CommentIsFree - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 8:00pm
Meghnad Desai (Letters, 15 April) plays down the crimes committed by Narendra Modi and suggests that others, too, are sinners in the realm of communal violence. The Indian electorate, he ...
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Why would Muslims (allegedly) be "divided" over an interest free Student Loan option?

The Revival - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 5:47pm
There was an article in the Guardian today where it was mentioned that the government is looking into ways of providing interest free student loans to those Muslim students who wish to untilise ...
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What’s The Matter?|My Brother’s Wife and My Husband Exchange Friendly Glances

Muslim Matters - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 5:32pm
Question: I am happily married to my husband for 11 years. We have three children together. My siblings and I usually get together along with our spouses. We are a practicing family. My brother ...
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Anti-Muslim suspicion in Britain has a whiff of McCarthyism about it | Salma Yaqoob

CommentIsFree - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 1:06pm
Allegations of an Islamic takeover plot in Birmingham schools aren't justified by the evidence and the government response is way out of proportionAllegations that 25 schools in Birmingham are at ...
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Postcards from old Aden #13

Tabsir - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:42pm
There are many postcards on the Internet from old Aden under British control. This continues the series with views of Sheikh Othman. to be continued… for #12, click here.
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School exam timetables should avoid clashes with Ramadan, teachers say

CommentIsFree - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 9:30am
Teachers fear that Muslim students' grades will suffer if they have to sit GCSE and A-level exams while they are fastingExam chiefs should review the GCSE and A-level timetables to avoid clashes ...
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