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Arbaeen Walk Live from Karbala

A march is organized every year in which Muslims walk 92 k.m. in Iraq from Najaf to Karbala. Arbaeen literally means “fortieth” in Arabic and is used as a name for the day which marks the fortieth day from the date of the Tragedy of Karbala. This day falls on 20th Safar on the Islamic calendar. The whole route is ... Read More »

Tension at Al-Aqsa compound as Muslim, Jewish festivals overlap

Tension at Al-Aqsa compound as Muslim, Jewish festivals overlap

Israeli police have fired tear gas, rubber bullets and sound grenades to clear Palestinian worshippers from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, a flashpoint of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Thousands of Palestinians gathered at the mosque for the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha on Sunday. The day coincided with the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av, ... Read More »

Muslim women defy burkini ban at French pool

Operation burkini was launched by a group of Muslim and non-Muslim women in Grenoble Muslim women in France are disobeying the rules at a local swimming pool by wearing burkinis. In a protest inspired by US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, they bathed in suits covering their entire bodies – apart from the face, hands and feet – in the ... Read More »

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