- Grand Ayatollah Sistani Denies Reports about Elections Boycott
Iraq: An official source in the office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani has declined on Monday reports which said that the Grand Ayatullah warned that he may call for a boycott of January’s general election if MPs adopt a closed voting system,Iraq’s Buratha News reported.
- Iran for Yemen’s sovereignty, national unity
The Tehran government says it fully supports a united and stable Yemen, ejecting claims that Iran has been interfering in San’a’s internal affairs.
- Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Call for a day of anger in support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the head of the international association of Muslim scholars, called for the Arab and Muslim peoples to make next Friday a day of anger in support of the Aqsa Mosque against the Zionist dangers threatening it.
- Al-Aqsa mosque under siege by Zionist police
Israel has deployed thousands of security forces in and around the Al-Aqsa mosque compound amid heightened tensions over the closure of the holy site in East Jerusalem Al-Quds.
- Investors launch $600 mln Islamic investment firm
Investors from Asia and the Middle East on Tuesday launched a $600 million Islamic investment firm called Fajr Capital to make investments in the financial services industry in Muslim markets.
- Yemeni army martyrs five Shia soldiers
Yemeni army said on Monday it killed five Shias and wounded several others in the old city of Saada in northern Yemen, al-Jazeera TV reported.
- London: Muslim councillor faces backlash after stopping meeting to pray
A Muslim Labour councillor faced a backlash when a Town Hall meeting was adjourning while she went to pray.
- Gov’t plans to abolish age limit for Quran courses
Turkay Minister of Labor and Social Security Faruk Çelik has announced a plan to abolish the age limit imposed on children who wish to attend Quran courses offered for free at mosques in the summer months.
- Muslim honour killing book cancelled over safety fears
A German publisher has cancelled plans to publish a mass-market novel out of fears that it might face violent protests.
- Egypt’s top cleric plans face veil ban in schools
Egypt’s top Islamic cleric is planning to ban students wearing the face veil from entering the schools of al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s premier institute of learning, according to an independent daily Monday.