Monday , July 13 2020
Home / International

International

Donald Trump orders Governors to Allow Mosques to Reopen

United States President Donald Trump has declared churches, mosques and synagogues “essential services” and threatened to override governors who refuse to reopen them last weekend – a power he does not possess. “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other …

Read More »

Spend Responsibly on Eid-Fitr Celebrations- IUIU Guild President

The Guild President of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Yusuf Welunga has asked parents and guardians to spend responsibly during Eid-Fitr celebrations today. In his Eid-Fitr message, Welunga says parents and guardians should know that students have to go back to school after COVID-19 pandemic hence the need to keep …

Read More »

Saudi Delays Hajj Booking Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims planning to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage to delay booking amid uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic. Hajj Minister Mohammed Banten said the kingdom was concerned about the safety of pilgrims and urged people to “wait before concluding contracts”. Some two million people were expected …

Read More »

South Sudan Rebel Leader Appointed Vice President

By AFP: South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday appointed rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, after the two men finally agreed to form a long-delayed unity government-a crucial step towards ending six years of war. A presidential decree included “the appointment of the vice presidents and the dissolution …

Read More »

Use AU Leadership to End Xenophobia- Ramaphosa Told

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has told South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to use his new leadership of the African Union (AU) to promote human rights and justice for violations across the continent. “Ramaphosa’s leadership of the AU will be more meaningful if he uses the opportunity to focus the …

Read More »

Muslim Scholar Dies in South Africa

Mr Yousuf Deedat, a South African Muslim scholar and activist has passed away at St Anne’s hospital in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa on Friday afternoon, his family has confirmed. According to a statement issued by his son Raees Deedat , Mr Deedat , a son of renowned Muslim Scholar late …

Read More »

Muslims Suspend Imaam Who Wedded Fellow Man

Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District in Uganda , has been suspended from his clerical work after unknowingly wedding a fellow man in Islamic culture (Nikah). The regional Kadhi, Sheikh Abdul Noor Kakande, said Sheikh Mutumba, 27, was under investigation over the “unfortunate” …

Read More »

Ethiopian Muslims Protest after Mosques Burned

Several thousand Muslims across Ethiopia have protested against the burning of four mosques in the Amhara region. The attacks last Friday in Motta town, more than 350 kilometres (217 miles) north of the capital Addis Ababa, also targeted Muslim-owned businesses. Muslims have called for the perpetrators to be brought to …

Read More »

US Secretary of State backs Ozil’s stance on China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed his condemnation of China over its “gross human rights violations”, tweeting support for Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil who last week criticised Beijing for its treatment of its Muslim-Uighur minority. Ozil, a German national of Turkish descent, in social media posts called Uighurs “warriors …

Read More »

Ozil prays for “victimized” Chinese Muslim minority

Arsenal football star Mesut Ozil shared a heartfelt prayer for the Uighur Muslim minority in China on Thursday expressing his outrage at the lack of action from Muslim countries and their media. “The Muslim community is mute,” Ozil wrote in the tweet, which shared a sincere prayer written in Turkish …

Read More »