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In-depth: There are hopes that Pope Francis' historic visit could be a turning point for Iraqi Christians, a community ravaged by war and sectarian persecution.

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream Muslims who do not traditionally recognise female imamship

Rights group warns US Muslims against using targeted apps

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Rights group warns US Muslims against using targeted apps

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for a public inquiry into the allegations made by online magazine Motherboard on the warrantless surveillance of Muslim Americans.

Biden won the election... now what?

Dalia Mogahed

Biden won the election... now what?

Comment: America's deep-rooted structural challenges will not go away with the inauguration of President Biden, and correcting these ...

Iran police urged <em>to</em> crack down on 'loose hijab'

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Iran police urged to crack down on 'loose hijab'

Similar statements by Iran's clerics in 2014 were thought have sparked a wave of acid attacks on women whose hijab fell bellow acceptable ...

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the First Intifada of 1987.

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Mosque in Lebanon accidentally blasts Arabic pop song

A song by Lebanese pop singer Nawal Al-Zoghbi was blasted from a mosque in Nabatieh after a mishap with the loudspeakers.

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Lebanon observes one-minute silence for Beirut blast victims

Lebanese observed a minute's silence at 6:08 PM on Tuesday, exactly one week after the massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed more ...

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Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

A spokesman for the ruling party said that Turkey would remain a secular republic after a pro-government magazine issued a call ...

Saudi Arabia cancels ‘polytheistic’ children’s show after Twitter outrage

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Saudi Arabia cancels ‘polytheistic’ children’s show after Twitter outrage

The Saudi Broadcasting Authority has cancelled a children’s TV show which encouraged children to present their wishes to a ...

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Al-Aqsa 'under threat' by Israel, Jerusalem's grand mufti warns

Jerusalem's Grand Mufti Ekrima Sa'id Sabri said Israel is becoming increasingly violent towards Muslim worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

Gasia Ohanes

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

As opposition parties call for early elections, Erdogan's critics say he is using Hagia Sophia to divert attention from ...

Saudi Arabia announces new coronavirus deaths as lockdown eases

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Saudi Arabia announces new coronavirus deaths as lockdown eases

The kingdom has reopened 90,000 mosques across the country despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Joy in Gaza as mosques reopen after pandemic closure

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Joy in Gaza as mosques reopen after pandemic closure

Mosques in the besieged Gaza Strip are reopening after a months-long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey man killed in fight 'over <em>call</em> <em>to</em> <em>prayer</em>'

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Turkey man killed in fight 'over call to prayer'

The stabbing was initially thought to be a hate crime.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: UAE reopens despite a rise in cases, Yemen's coronavirus efforts run short of funding, Gazans celebrate the reopening of mosques and analysis on Dubai's economic future.

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Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

Worshipers will be asked to keep their distance from one another and bring their own prayer rugs and copies of the Quran from ...

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Turkey jails politician over videos of song from mosques

An opposition politician in Turkey has been detained by authorities for sharing a video that showed the moment mosques blared an Italian ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey makes arrests after mosques play WWII anti-facist song

Instead of the call to prayer, mosques in Izmir played the anti-fascist anthem 'Bella Ciao', prompting authorities ...

Ramadan: In Baghdad, calls <em>to</em> pray keep coronavirus away

The New Arab & agencies

Ramadan: In Baghdad, calls to pray keep coronavirus away

In Baghad, calls to prayer are being used to talk about Covid-19.

Tahmina Begum

Virtual Ramadan: How technology is helping Muslims stay connected

From virtual Iftars to live-streamed calls to prayer, technology has helped Muslims stay connected during Ramadan ...

Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden's immigrant community

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Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden's immigrant community

Sweden's immigrant communities have been hit harder than most by the outbreak of Covid-19.

Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls <em>to</em> <em>prayer</em>

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Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls to prayer

The Canadian city of Mississauga has faced backlash for allowing mosques to broadcast the evening call to ...

British Muslims go digital for socially-distanced Ramadan

Emily Lewis

British Muslims go digital for socially-distanced Ramadan

A group of tech-savvy British Muslims has seized the unique opportunity provided by this 'socially-distanced' Ramadan to channel their ...

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