Mahmud Jamal was appointed to the Supreme Court as the first Muslim and first non-white judge in the 146-year-old history of Canada. The Canadian government stressed that he had a distinguished career, throughout which he’s remained dedicated to serving others.
A new survey produced by a coalition of Islamic civic groups showed a dramatic rise by 31% in the number of US mosques over the last 10 years, despite the increase in local obstacles that hinder building, expansion or relocation of mosques.
The House of Commons of Canada passed a motion to convene an emergency national summit on Islamophobia. The action was spurred by the horrific murder of four members of a Muslim family in a terrorist crime described by PM as an “act of evil motivated by hatred”.
According to a security report ISIS has utilized a new strategy that focuses on recruiting minors via the Internet, to help it return to the battlefield and restore part of its alleged state that collapsed in March 2019. What are ISIS' odds of succeeding? https://youtu.be/LGcUeV3SI4w
Media outlets commended India’s mosques for their role in combating Covid-19 as some became care facilities to aid patients amid a staggering surge in infections. Others became centers for raising awareness of the virus's seriousness and ways to deal with it.
Actor Riz Ahmed launched an initiative for Muslim Inclusion in Hollywood and for improving the portrayal of Muslims on screen. Ahmad noted that Muslims are poorly represented across films from the US and the UK, although they are estimated at 1.6 billion people.
The Muslim community in Manila, Philippines opened the city’s first Muslim cemetery, in recognition of the rights of the Muslim community. The cemetery is expected to serve thousands of Muslims who exceed 10 million in various islands of the Philippines.
Anger grew across social networks after a video of Hindu extremists attacking an elderly Muslim in Uttar Pradesh state had gone viral. The aggressors forced the man to shave his beard and the incident triggered sharp criticism over the rise in anti-Muslims attacks.
A US company will settle a lawsuit that claimed it discriminated against Muslim employees by preventing them from prayer and ablution breaks. This case serves as a reminder of the systemic discrimination within some Western societies against immigrants and Muslims.
The Sawt Al-Hikma Center of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation announced that three videos by contestants from Algeria, Nigeria and Egypt won the prizes of its annual short-video competition, which came this year (2021) under the slogan “In the Best Manner” to promote the call for dialogue, coexistence and respect for the other. The announcement of the winners took place after their selection through a draw among those whose videos fulfilled the conditions of the competition in a virtual ceremony held by the Center on Tuesday (June 8, 2021) at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Organization of ... Read More