1. African Top Shia Cleric Speaks on Virtues of Ramadan
    Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has stressed the significance of the Holy month of Ramadan, and called on Muslims to intensify acts of worship to attain God’s forgiveness and blessings.
  2. Iran to unveil oldest Nahjul Balagha
    Iran is slated to unveil the world’s oldest Nahjul Balagha, the collections of sermons, letters and narrations, attributed to the first Shia Imam, Ali (PBUH).
  3. Swedish Muslims face daylight fast challenge
    Sweden’s long summer days are presenting a challenge to Muslims fasting for Ramadan.
  4. No school during Ramadan in Bangladesh
    DHAKA (Bangladesh) – BANGLADESH has ordered all schools and colleges to close for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to save electricity and ease traffic congestion, the education ministry said on Thursday.
  5. Turkish FM meets Iraq’s Kurdish Islamic party leader
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with Leader of Iraq’s Kurdistan Islamic Union Party Salahaddin Muhammad Bahaaddin.
  6. UK police officers face charges of assaulting Muslim
    Britain’s Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer announced Thursday that four police officers will face assault charges over the wrongful arrest of computer expert Babar Ahmad nearly seven years ago.
  7. “Muslim students in Bihar unable to open bank accounts”
    Complaints have reached the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MMA) that as in Andhra Pradesh, in Bihar too, banks have refused to allow tens of thousands of Muslim students to open scholarship accounts.
  8. Saudi king says only senior clerics can issue fatwas
    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Thursday issued a decree stating that only senior clerics are permitted to issue fatwas or Islamic religious edicts, the official SPA news agency said.
  9. Uzbek, Tajik authorities crack down on Muslim observances
    Uzbekistan and Tajikistan have cracked down on various Muslim observances as Ramadan begins.
  10. Al-Sagheir: INA heads to serious negotiations with IS, KA
    Member of the Iraqi National Alliance Jalal al-Sagheir of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council pointed out that “The discussions related forming government will be more serious, especially among the INA, the Kurdistani Alliance and the Iraqiya Slate because Maliki missed the chance granted for the State of Law’s Coalition via rejecting to nominate a replacement for him.”