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Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow
Middle East

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

CAIRO (AP) — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the…
Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist behind Muhammad caricature, dies at 86
World

Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist behind Muhammad caricature, dies at 86

Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, known for his controversial caricature of Islam’s prophet Mohammed, died at the age of 86, his family…
Egypt’s Endowments Minister announces Eid al-Adha prayer restrictions
Egypt

Egypt’s Endowments Minister announces Eid al-Adha prayer restrictions

Egyptian Minister of Endowments Mohammad Mokhtar Gomaa on Sunday announced the Eid al-Adha prayer restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gomaa…
Virus transforms hajj in Mecca and future of the pilgrimage
Middle East

Virus transforms hajj in Mecca and future of the pilgrimage

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Tens of thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Sunday,…
Pope Tawadros II congratulates Islamic countries on occasion of Eid al-Adha
Egypt

Pope Tawadros II congratulates Islamic countries on occasion of Eid al-Adha

On Thursday, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark Pope Tawadros II congratulated Arab and Islamic…
Al-Azhar: A Gate to Muslim Unity
Featured Opinion

Al-Azhar: A Gate to Muslim Unity

Al-Azhar Al-Sharif,  both the mosque and the university, are often seen as a distinguished part of contemporary Islamic history. The…
Opinion | A Testimony to ‘A Thorny Path’: The story of the human fraternity journey
Opinion

Opinion | A Testimony to ‘A Thorny Path’: The story of the human fraternity journey

As president of Al-Azhar University, I was honored to attend some of the meetings between Professor Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam…
Dutch court upholds Geert Wilders conviction for insulting Moroccans
World

Dutch court upholds Geert Wilders conviction for insulting Moroccans

The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld far-right politician Geert Wilders’ conviction for collectively insulting Moroccans at a campaign rally in 2014.…
For some US Muslims, raw talk on suicide, mental health
World

For some US Muslims, raw talk on suicide, mental health

Dr. Rania Awaad was attending a virtual religion program this Ramadan when discussion turned to an unexpected question: Is it…
For first time in history, Muslim judge appointed to Supreme Court of Canada
World

For first time in history, Muslim judge appointed to Supreme Court of Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a historic decision on Thursday to appoint the first non-white judge to Canada’s Supreme…
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