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Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary spectrum.

Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact vaccination roll-out in the UK.

Recognition of Muslim holidays gains ground at US schools

Brooke Anderson

Recognition of Muslim holidays gains ground at US schools

Taking advantage of an increasingly favourable climate, young Muslims across the United States are campaigning for the formal recognition of Islamic holidays.

Pakistan parliament postpones debate on expelling French ambassador

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Pakistan parliament postpones debate on expelling French ambassador

Pakistan's parliament has postponed a debate on whether the country should expel the French ambassador, which will now take place on Friday.

Tunisia President Kais Saied planning ‘soft coup’: political party

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Tunisia President Kais Saied planning ‘soft coup’: political party

The Tunisian president's move to claim control over the nation's domestic security forces has proven unpopular with many.

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Muslim-majority Albania in shock after Ramadan mosque stabbing attack

A stabbing attack after prayers in a mosque in Tirana has shocked Albania.

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Pakistan's parliament to debate whether to expel French ambassador

Pakistan's parliament will debate Tuesday whether the country should expel the French ambassador in response to increasing Islamophobia.

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

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France to hold 'national consultation' to define secularism

The "general states of secularism" will be launched in France on Tuesday as a way to define secularism.

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

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Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore.

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Israel interrogates Al-Aqsa Mosque director amid 'Ramadan harassment'

Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, was summoned and interrogated by Israeli intelligence.

Pakistan police and rangers taken hostage in anti-France protests

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Pakistan police and rangers taken hostage in anti-France protests

Supporters of the now-banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) radical party have taken at least seven hostages during an anti-France protest.

Sudanese leader says Bashir may be handed to ICC

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Sudanese leader says Bashir may be handed to ICC

The head of Sudan's Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said the country may hand over ousted dictator Omar Bashir to the International ...

Five dead in protest at Chinese-financed plant in Bangladesh

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Five dead in protest at Chinese-financed plant in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi police opened fire on workers at the construction site of a coal power plant who were protesting over unpaid wages, working hours ...

A path towards ally-ship: Reframing 'The Muslim Problem'

Yousra Samir Imran

A path towards ally-ship: Reframing 'The Muslim Problem'

The New Arab Meets: Tawseef Khan, author of The Muslim Problem. In it, he elegantly deconstructs myths surrounding Islam, whilst ...

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Northern Cyprus sparks Turkish anger with 'Quran teaching ban'

Turkish Cypriot authorities have denied there will be a ban on Quran classes, but a court ruling on religious instruction has been condemned by ally Turkey.

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Meet Hassan Ali Kasi, a Champion Pakistan Quran reader

21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi, champion of an international online qari competition, has adhered to a strict regime of yoga, vocal exercises - and ...

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Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

It comes a day after French nationals and companies in Pakistan were advised by their embassy to temporarily leave.

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French mosque subsidy dropped in 'foreign meddling' row

The pullback came after Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin accused the eastern French city of supporting "foreign meddling" on French soil with ...

Algerian academic faces death threats during blasphemy trial

Paul McLoughlin

Algerian academic faces death threats during blasphemy trial

An Algerian academic is facing death threats over comments he made on common Islamic practices.

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East London mosque feeds NHS workers for iftar

An East London mosque may be unable to open its doors for iftar but it can still provide meals to NHS workers and the poor.

Jordan slams Israel’s ‘silencing’ of Jerusalem Muslim prayer call

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Jordan slams Israel’s ‘silencing’ of Jerusalem Muslim prayer call

Jordan has condemned Israel for stopping the Muslim call to prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday.

UK Muslims urged to get Covid-19 jab during Ramadan

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UK Muslims urged to get Covid-19 jab during Ramadan

Doctors and faith leaders seek to allay concerns the Covid-19 vaccine invalidates the Ramadan fast.

French embassy advises citizens to leave Pakistan

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French embassy advises citizens to leave Pakistan

Anti-French sentiments have been on the rise in Pakistan since the Charlie Hebdo magazine republished cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed ...

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