Muslim

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  • Bangladesh-Myanmar 2019-01-10 11:59

    Myanmar wants to 'work closely' with Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Myanmar President Win Myint has expressed his interest in working closely with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to address the common challenges of both countries.

  • Myanmar 2019-01-07 23:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    After incarceration, Saudi deports ‘handcuffed’ Rohingya to Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Driven from their homeland in Rakhine state of Myanmar by the ultranationalist Buddhist monks actively backed by the country’s military forces, Rohingya Muslims have been rendered homeless.

  • Kashmir 2019-01-05 23:08

    Waving of ISIS flag in Kashmir’s biggest mosque sparks protest, condemnation

    TEHRAN - Days after some masked men barged inside the biggest mosque in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and unfurled the flag of ISIS on the pulpit of the mosque, a protest was held on Friday across the valley.

  • South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    YEAR IN REVIEW – SOUTH ASIA:

    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • Prof. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi 2018-12-27 09:49

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Making Tehran Geneva of Muslim world panacea to problems’

    TEHRAN - At a time when the forces of Takfirism have become menacingly stronger across the world, bringing bad name to Islam and Muslims, it has become extremely important for the liberal, educated Muslims to stand up and retune the discourse around Islam in the light of holy scriptures.

  • Shafiur Rehman 2018-12-10 21:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Genocide is slow strangulation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine’

    The heart-rending stories of Rohingya refugees continue to pour out from the refugee camps of Bangladesh, where they live in impoverished condition, and from Rakhine state, where they face incarceration. The repatriation plan has been shelved following calls by the international aid organizations that the timing was not feasible for their return.

  • Rohingya 2018-11-29 02:35

    Fleeing Rohingya sent back to Rakhine

    TEHRAN _Nearly 100 Rohingya Muslims were forcibly sent back to Myanmar's volatile Rakhine state after being detained at sea while heading to Malaysia, country’s police said on Wednesday.

  • روحانی وحدت اسلامی 2018-11-25 19:31

    Rouhani calls on Muslim nations to join hands against U.S. bullying 

    TEHRAN - On Saturday, in his address to the 32nd edition of the International Islamic Unity Conference opening in Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani decried the U.S. for its bullying policy and for treating the countries in the Middle East like slaves.  

  • Mirwaiz Maulvi 2018-11-22 08:07

    By Syed Ali Safvi

    ‘Muslims in Kashmir stand united against forces that seek to divide them’

    TEHRAN _As the world gears up to observe the Week of Unity coinciding with the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (pbuh), it has become extremely important to follow in letter and spirit the teachings of the greatest man to have ever lived and assiduously espouse the cause of Islamic unity, peace, tolerance and brotherhood and promote intra-faith dialogue.

  • Kabul 2018/11/21

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kabul 'Mawlid' attack, Takfiri plot to divide Muslims

    TEHRAN_On Tuesday afternoon, a large congregation of top-notch Afghan clerics had assembled at a wedding hall in Kabul to mark the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (pbuh). Festive fervor pervaded the air, as clerics, young and old, greeted and embraced each other in a beautiful spirit of camaraderie and compassion that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) preached and propagated all his life.

  • Nigeria 2018/11/15

    By Mahdi Garba

    Nigeria, persecution of Shia Muslims and the continued quest for justice

    TEHRAN _ Come December 12, people of conscience around the globe would be joining members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria to commemorate the third anniversary of the premeditated attack on armless citizens using armed-to-the-teeth security operatives while bracing up to hoist a flag on the dome of the Hussainiyya Baqiyatullah, Zaria.

  • Kashmir 2018-10-14 09:03

    Kashmir shuts down after militant’s killing

    Indian-controlled-Kashmir observed a complete shutdown on Friday and Saturday, after PhD scholar-turned-militant Mannan Wani and his associate were killed in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Handwara. The call for shutdown had been given by the separatist leadership.

  • Musliim women 2018/10/13

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Muslim women reclaiming their narrative

    TEHRAN - What is the status of women in Islam? Does Islam give equal rights to women? Are women in the Islamic republics subjugated and oppressed? What actually does Holy Quran say about women’s rights and women’s empowerment?

  • Rohingya 2018/10/10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Global media and Muslims: Selective coverage, selective outrage

    TEHRAN -“If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? William Shakespeare’s lines in The Merchant of Venice hold true today.

  • Rohingya 2018-10-07 08:28

    India’s decision to deport Rohingya men slammed by rights groups

    TEHRAN - Indian government’s controversial decision to deport seven Rohingya men, backed by the country’s apex court, has drawn sharp and widespread criticism from rights groups and activists.

  • Guterres 2018-10-03 18:07

    UN chief urges India to put pressure on Myanmar to resolve Rohingya crisis

    TEHRAN - Voicing serious concern over the plight of Rohingya refugees living in the ramshackle camps in Bangladesh under appalling conditions, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has urged India to put pressure on Myanmar and support Bangladesh.

  • Sheikh Azhar Nasser 2018-09-26 23:42

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Impart Islamic knowledge in a way that is relatable, enlightening and entertaining’

    TEHRAN - Sheikh Azhar Nasser is a Canada-based, globally-renowned Islamic scholar, lecturer, orator and a social media sensation. He is the founder and head instructor of Tasneem Institute, which offers on-site, weekend crash courses on Islamic sciences to Muslim communities worldwide. He also serves as the religious director of CBE Academy, which specializes in the production of short spiritually uplifting videos.

  • Indonesia election 2018-09-23 09:58

    Campaigning kicks off for Indonesia election

    TEHRAN - Ahead of next year’s election, major political parties in Indonesia have kicked off their election campaign. President Joko Widodo, who is looking to retain his chair, launched his campaign on Friday, looking to win over big chunk of millennial and Muslim votes.

  • Muharram 2018-09-17 21:48

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Ban on Muharram procession in Kashmir mockery of religious freedom

    TEHRAN - Muharram is the month of bereavement and remembrance. Every year, around this time, massive processions are taken out across the world to pay glowing tribute to the martyrs of Karbala. Reciting soul-stirring elegies and hymns, mourners wear black dresses and beat their chests in a spirit of devotion. They carry replicas of Imam Husain’s mausoleum in Karbala and parade the streets.

  • the 16th international conference of paying homage to Pirgholaman and servants of Imam Hossein 2018-09-09 17:13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Imam Hossein’s sacrifice, a true example of righteousness

    TEHRAN — Imam Hossein (AS), a name that has inspired billions of Muslims all over the world is bound to never fade or get past its glory. A sacrifice, one so big, so grave, that the world, till date, speaks of Imam Hossein with the mightiest of vocal chords, deep from the heart.

  • Rohingya 2018-09-09 06:45

    Myanmar welcomes repatriation plan of Rohingya

    TEHRAN - After facing blistering criticism and outrage from across the world, Myanmar has welcomed the Bangladeshi government’s plan to begin the long-delayed process of repatriating Rohingya refugees back to their homeland.

  • Rohingya 2018-09-04 10:46

    Bangladesh PM blasts Myanmar military for anti-Rohingya propaganda

    TEHRAN - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blasted the Myanmar regime for spreading disinformation about Rohingya Muslims presently stationed in Bangladesh’s refugee camps.

  • A faithful Muslim answers God’s calling 2018-09-02 15:19

    A faithful Muslim answers God’s calling

    Imam Reza (PBUH), known also as innocent and migrant, was not attached to “land”.

  • Rohingya 2018-09-02 10:35

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘It’s been a horrendous year for Rohingya refugees, met with international inaction’

    TEHRAN - It has been one year since Rohingya Muslims were forced to leave Myanmar following brutal crackdown by Myanmar military with tacit support from the government. As per conservative estimates, there are around 905,000 Rohingya refugees presently in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, although some human rights bodies have put the figure higher.

  • ISIS 2018/08/21

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Muslim unity key to defeating forces of Takfirism

    TEHRAN - For Muslims, the staggering fall from grace can largely be attributed to fragmentation in their ranks, exacerbated by the scourge of sectarianism fanned by divisive forces. The condition of Muslims today, in both the realms of spiritual and temporal, is appallingly poor.

  • Imran Khan 2018/07/29

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Imran Khan has the charisma and leadership traits. But will he deliver?

    As expected, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) had the last laugh in the bitterly-contested, violence-marred general election in Pakistan, enjoying success across the country. In results announced on Friday, PTI had won 114 seats, while its closest rival Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) had clinched 63 and Pakistan People’s Party 43 respectively.

  • Nawaz Sharif 2018/07/15

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Is Sharif’s arrest a blessing in disguise for PML-N ahead of Pakistan elections?

    TEHRAN - A week after being sentenced to 11- year prison term by an accountability court in the Avenfield properties case, the deposed Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested upon their arrival in Lahore on Friday night.

  • Pakistan election 2018-07-12 13:07

    Pakistan army to deploy 371,000 troops to ensure free and secure election

    TEHTAN - To ensure free and secure upcoming general election, Pakistan army has said that it will deploy about 371,000 troops across the country, while rejecting reports that it was planning to rig the polls in favor of Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

  • India 2018/07/10

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    The difficulty of being a Muslim in BJP-ruled India today

    When the ruling party organizes an event to felicitate a group of criminals convicted in a lynching case and a senior union minister goes to meet and garland them, you should understand that something is terribly wrong.

  • Rohingya 2018-07-08 11:52

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Global response to Rohingya crisis astonishingly slow

    In the crammed and dingy refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million Rohingya refugees are currently languishing in impoverished conditions, women who were gang-raped by Burmese security forces nearly 10 months ago are now giving birth to babies.