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A woman wearing a niqab walks along a street in Rabat, Morocco, on January 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
1 Oct 2017 17:01

‘Burqa Ban’ takes effect in Austria

Islam Times - A law banning Muslim women from wearing full-face veils such as burqas and niqabs in public, known popularly as the “Burqa Ban,” has taken force in Austria.

 
This image taken on September 30, 2017 shows outside the Idaara Maarif-e-Islam mosque in Herbert Road, Small Heath, Birmingham.
1 Oct 2017 10:45

Muslim boy of 14 stabbed outside mosque in Birmingham

Islam Times - A teenage Muslim boy has been stabbed several times outside a mosque in Birmingham, UK, leaving the 14-year-old victim in critical condition.

 
Mourners hold ceremonies in a central square in Ardabil in northwestern Iran to mark Tasu
1 Oct 2017 09:10

Muslims mark Ashura with mourning ceremonies

Islam Times - In their millions, Muslims have started staging passionate mourning ceremonies in commemoration of the day in history that witnessed the martyrdom of the icon of sacrifice to the faithful.

 
Iran’s Leader issues Message Urges End to Domestic Wars in Islamic Countries
2 Sep 2017 11:38

Iran’s Leader issues Message Urges End to Domestic Wars in Islamic Countries

Islam Times - Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei has issued a message on the occasion of the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage season calling for an end to domestic wars in Islamic countries.

 
Muslims Victims of Western-Backed Radical Islamists
31 Aug 2017 07:32

Muslims Victims of Western-Backed Radical Islamists

Islam Times - Less than a week after the August 17 Spain terrorist attack, a group of young men brutally assaulted a 38-year-old hijab-wearing Muslim woman in the country’s capital, Madrid. Assaults against Muslims and disrespect of Islam have been a familiar scene in the Western countries.

 
Muslims attend a demonstration in protest against a surge in anti-Islamic hate crimes following deadly terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, in Granada, August 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
26 Aug 2017 10:37

Mob attacks hijab-wearing woman in Spain in ‘Islamophobic’ assault

Islam Times - A mob in Spain has brutally assaulted a hijab-wearing Muslim woman in the country’s capital of Madrid, in what police describe as an “Islamophobic” attack.

 
Rohingya Muslims Besieged by Buddhists in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
23 Aug 2017 05:17

Rohingya Muslims Besieged by Buddhists in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Islam Times - Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been besieged inside their area by Buddhist extremists in a western Myanmar village.

 
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
20 Aug 2017 04:52

Terrorism in name of Islam doesn’t represent Islam: Zarif

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized US President Donald Trump for hastily “insulting” Islam following terrorist attacks in Spain, saying that acts of terror committed in the name of Islam do not represent the holy religion.

 
Sayyid Qutb (1906-66), the thinker of political Islam
15 Aug 2017 06:43

A wind of secularism blows over the Muslim world

Islam Times - Donald Trump’s speech in Riyadhh has sparked a wave of declarations against terrorism and against political Islam. The Arab world is expressing its thirst for secularism at the very moment that it is being misrepresented in Europe and used against religions. Faced with this breath of liberty,...

 
Islam and clericalism in the Greater Middle East
14 Aug 2017 04:32

Islam and clericalism in the Greater Middle East

Islam Times - It is fashionable in the West to talk about the « compatibility of Islam and democracy » or « Islam and secularism ». These issues suggest that by nature Islam is clerical, and therefore not a religion, but a political current. Consequently, the most « radical » Muslims are terrorists ...

 
Forest Gate mosque in London (file photo)
13 Aug 2017 03:55

UK police investigate hate mail sent to mosques

Islam Times - British police have conducted an investigation into hate mail and suspicious packages sent to mosques in the United Kingdom and the United States.

 
Anne Marie Waters
12 Aug 2017 06:08

Anti-Islam candidate to stand for UKIP leadership

Islam Times - The ruling body of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has permitted an anti-Muslim candidate with close links to the far right to stand for its leadership.

 
Myanmar Buddhist Extremists Block Muslims from Performing Hajj
12 Aug 2017 05:19

Myanmar Buddhist Extremists Block Muslims from Performing Hajj

Islam Times - Extremist Buddhists in Myanmar have prevented several Rohingya Muslims from embarking on the once in a lifetime journey of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

 
FBI agents and others inspect the site on the Mosque explosion
7 Aug 2017 04:56

US Islamic centers on Alert after Minnesota Mosque Bombing

Islam Times - Islamic centers across the United States are on high alert following the bombing of a Mosque in Minnesota amid worrying Islamophobia in the country.

 
FBI agents and others inspect the site where an explosion happened at the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, on August 5, 2017. (Photo via MPR News)
6 Aug 2017 08:21

'Improvised explosive device' caused blast at Minnesota mosque: FBI

Islam Times - An explosive device has detonated at a mosque in the US state of Minnesota while worshipers were preparing for morning prayers, officials say.

 
Kevin J. Johnston, of the Canadian city of Mississauga, who has been charged with hate crime over anti-Muslim messages
25 Jul 2017 12:00

Canadian charged with hate crime over anti-Muslim rants

Islam Times - A man in Canada has been charged with hate crime over posting anti-Muslim videos online.

 
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (file photo)
22 Jul 2017 05:58

Qur'an submerged in lard mailed to Islamic center in California

Islam Times - An investigation has been launched into the mailing of a Qur'an, which was submerged in a tub of what appeared to be pork lard, to a Northern California Islamic center.

 
80,000 Muslim Children in Myanmar Facing Hunger: WFP
18 Jul 2017 09:32

80,000 Muslim Children in Myanmar Facing Hunger: WFP

Islam Times - Over 80,000 Muslim children under the age of five living in western Myanmar are “wasting” and will need treatment for acute malnutrition over the next year, the World Food Programme has warned.

 
Rohingya Refugees’ Situation in Bangladesh Even Worse than Myanmar: UN
12 Jul 2017 06:27

Rohingya Refugees’ Situation in Bangladesh Even Worse than Myanmar: UN

Islam Times - UN warned that living conditions of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh is "quite worrying" and is "perhaps worse" than “very dire state” in their homeland Myanma, where they were forced to leave.

 
An Anti-Islam Protest in Australia
11 Jul 2017 06:18

Hijab Wearing Women Main Target of Islamophobia in Australia

Islam Times - Muslim women in Australia are bearing the brunt of Islamophobia as they are often targeted in public with their children, new research suggests.