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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 …

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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” …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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