The dean of the Grand Mosque of Paris presented a Quran to the French teenager, Mila, who sparked a great debate on the Internet after criticizing Islam and the Qur'an. The dean stressed that using dialogue and discussion is the way to correct concepts about Islam.
Sawt Al-Hikma Center of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned the recently observed abuse of Islam and its sanctities and the dissemination of violence and hatred against Muslims through several digital games that have spread and achieved wide popularity worldwide. The center said that it had kept an eye on what was raised over the past weeks about a digital game that included the demolition of the Holy Kaaba, noting that this offence comes within a wave of similar offences in other games, which reveals the extent to which Islamophobia has permeated the digital games market estimated at hundreds of ... Read More
With the world suffering from extremism and terrorism, it becomes clear why sacred texts called for dialogue as an inevitable necessity, according to Huda Darwish’s recently published book “Dialogue and Coexistence among Followers of Religions”.
Education Ministry of Canada will give $300K to Muslim associations to help combat Islamophobia in schools through creating digital resources for educators, students and parents. This step will raise awareness and help Muslims feel accepted, included and safe.
Dozens of UK mosques took part in Visit My Mosque initiative, which aims to dispel misconceptions about Islam and make the British more aware of their Muslim neighbours, amid expectations that more mosques will join the initiative with the easing of the lockdown.
Sri Lanka’s military has launched an investigation after soldiers forced minority Muslims to kneel on the streets as a punishment for flouting lockdown rules. The officer in charge was removed and the army said the strictest disciplinary action will be adopted.
The US president Joe Biden’s Cabinet includes the largest number of Muslims in the history of the White House after American Muslims succeeded in proving their political and administrative competence. Us Muslims hope that this would improve their conditions.
The German government welcomed opening the first Department for Islamic Studies, considering it the beginning of the graduation of German imams accepted and trusted by the Muslim community, and capable of spreading true Islam and fighting extremism.
A Reuters report revealed that Muslims are the most vulnerable to Covid-19 infection in France, as their lower-than-average socio-economic status brings them into closer contact with the public and forces them to live in cramped multi-generational households.
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.