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Shahid bin Yusuf Takala says his prolonged stay at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque has been a 'great blessing'.

Far-right extremist Alexandre Bissonnette killed six worshippers at a Quebec mosque in 2017

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be French, writes Raphaël Kempf.

Agreement grants Emirati, Bahraini tourists entry to Al-Aqsa: report

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Agreement grants Emirati, Bahraini tourists entry to Al-Aqsa: report

Visitors will be allowed in through the Jordanian-Palestinian gates, according to reports.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil calls to 'disarm Islamophobia with kindness'

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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil calls to 'disarm Islamophobia with kindness'

"Let's disarm Islamophobia with kindness," Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil wrote on Twitter.

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Grim conditions await Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the launch of military operations there.

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'Foreigners leave': Mosque in Germany plastered with Islamophobic posters

Right-wing extremists targeted a mosque in Germany on Friday, reports confirmed, amid heightened Islamophobia in Europe.

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Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

Professor Amna Nosseir sparked public outcry after she said there is no text in Islamic law that prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a ...

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CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'.

Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

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Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political movement.

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Pompeo in Turkey for visit with no official talks

Mike Pompeo met with the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox world as talks to arrange a meeting with the Turkish president fell apart.

Protests erupt in Lebanon after assault on Byblos <em>Mosque</em>

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Protests erupt in Lebanon after assault on Byblos Mosque

A Mosque in Byblos was broken into and its muezzin was beaten, prompting protests calling for prosecution.

Erdogan turned down meeting with Pompeo: report

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Erdogan turned down meeting with Pompeo: report

Pompeo will not be meeting with top Turkish officials during his visit, after President Erdogan and Foreign Minister Cavusoglu reportedly turned ...

First Friday prayers in decades held in Azerbaijan's Shusha

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First Friday prayers in decades held in Azerbaijan's Shusha

Uniformed Azerbaijani soldiers in Shusha participated in the city's first Friday prayers in nearly three decades, after an agreement brought an ...

Asad Dandia and Hamzah Raza

American Muslims won this election

Comment: Biden's victory affirms the power of those on the margins to organise, assert their voices, and radically transform the political landscape, write Asad Dandia and Hamzah Raza.

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Turkey forewarns Pompeo on religion ahead of visit

The US secretary of state is visiting Turkey, where he will speak of religious freedom, to Erdogan's annoyance.

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Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

Since 2014, a series of projects financed by the European Union has changed the face of a small section of the sprawling necropolis.

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Turkey's famous Hagia Sophia cat dies of 'old age'

Turkey bids farewell to its beloved Hagia Sophia cat, as thousands mourn the furry social media sensation on social media.

Four children 'terrorised' by French police during anti-terror raid

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Four children 'terrorised' by French police during anti-terror raid

The parents of four children, three of Turkish and one of Algerian descent, have accused police of terrorising their kids in an anti-terror raid.

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Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

One NGO, which documents anti-Muslim harassments and racism, has reported a an increase in incidents in the wake of the Vienna attack.

Six sought for questioning over Manchester bombing

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Six sought for questioning over Manchester bombing

Manchester police are looking into half a dozen people in relation to the Manchester Arena bombing.

Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

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Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

Bangladesh has opened its first Islamic school for transgender Muslims, in a new win for LGBTQ+ members of the Islamic community.

Exclusive: Reactions to US elections inside the Middle East

Diana Alghoul

Exclusive: Reactions to US elections inside the Middle East

The Middle East is keeping a watchful eye on the outcome of the volatile elections taking place in the US.

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