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Vast crowds of men thronged downtown Karachi - Pakistan's largest city and a major business and industrial hub - many of them waving pro-Sunni flags and chanting Sunni-power slogans.

Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh was warmly received by Palestinian refugees in the Ein El-Hilweh refugee camp.

Jerusalem <em>Mufti</em> quits UAE peace forum over pro-normalisation stance

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Jerusalem Mufti quits UAE peace forum over pro-normalisation stance

Sheikh Muhammad Hussein has stepped down from an Emirati peace group in anger over its support for UAE-Israel normalisation.

Visiting Al-Aqsa 'impermissible' through normalisation, Jerusalem <em>Mufti</em> declares

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Visiting Al-Aqsa 'impermissible' through normalisation, Jerusalem Mufti declares

Those who try to enter al-Aqsa Mosque via the means of normalisation will not be allowed, says the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning ...

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Turkey's Hagia Sophia mosque conversion 'forbidden': Egypt mufti

Egypt’s grand mufti, Shawky Allam said Turkey's conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is forbidden in Islam.

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Egypt court sentences Coptic monks for abbot's killing

An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence for one Coptic monk and life imprisonment for another over the 2018 murder of a desert monastery's ...

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Libyan mufti orders Muslims to fight imminent 'Russian invasion'

Russians have "begun to penetrate cities, airports and oil fields, in order to gradually take control of Libyan lands and plunder its wealth," ...

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Israel defence minister warns Hamas against annexation retaliation

Alternate Israeli Prime Minister threatened Hamas and Hezbollah over the illegal annexation of the occupied West Bank.

Israel's 'unlawful' annexation map not yet drawn out: report

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Israel's 'unlawful' annexation map not yet drawn out: report

The final maps for Israeli annexation have not yet been drawn, a report suggest, days ahead of the planned move.

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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.

Egypt <em>mufti</em> says neutrality in Libya is 'haram'

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Egypt mufti says neutrality in Libya is 'haram'

Two of Egypt's top Muslim religious authorities have backed the country's stance on Libya after President Sisi threatened to intervene in ...

Palestinians in Jerusalem angered as Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa

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Palestinians in Jerusalem angered as Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa

As the Al-Aqsa Mosque re-opened its doors to Palestinian worshippers, Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of the mosque and held Jewish ...

Israel arrests imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Israel arrests imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli forces have stormed the home of the imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest site, as Palestinians tried to reach the mosque to ...

Pakistan’s coronavirus cases quadruple during holy month of Ramadan

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Pakistan’s coronavirus cases quadruple during holy month of Ramadan

Coronavirus is spreading at an alarming rate in Pakistan as Ramadan and Eid bring people out of their homes despite the risk.

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Job cuts in the UAE, a spike in cases in Yemen, and a tragic death in Algeria.

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Muslim authorities encourage Eid Al-Fitr prayers at home

Annual Eid Al-Fitr prayers this year will be held at home, as the world struggles to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Courtney Freer

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Comment: The displacement of a tribe in Saudi Arabia to pave the way for a future megacity signifies the crown prince's drive for control over ...

Drinking alcohol does not invalidate the fast: Egyptian cleric

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Drinking alcohol does not invalidate the fast: Egyptian cleric

Gomaa's remarks seem to invite misinterpretation and accusations of blasphemy, particularly as they come in the days preceding the month where ...

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Friday or Saturday? Muslims split over start of Ramadan

Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will start Ramadan on Thursday evening, while Iran and Oman have announced Ramadan for Friday ...

Ramadan begins under the shadow of coronavirus

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Ramadan begins under the shadow of coronavirus

Many Muslim-majority states have cancelled communal prayers and cautioned against gathering for fast-breaking meals during the holy month.

Saudi Arabia to sight Ramadan crescent on Thursday

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Saudi Arabia to sight Ramadan crescent on Thursday

Saudi authorities have urged citizens to carry out sightings of the new crescent moon on the evening of Thursday 23 April.

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Taufiq Wan

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Meet me at the altar? Probably not for now, but maybe Zoom or HouseParty...

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