MABDA Report 1/12/2013

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

German President Praise Islamic Theology German President Joachim Gauck has praised the Muslim community as a part of the German society, asserting Germany as a common land for all its citizens. “Over two thousand sanctuaries and mosques have been built …

MABDA Report 24/11/2013

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New Zealand to Open First Muslim Forum Extending harmonious relations with the Muslim community, New Zealand’s Ethnic Affairs Minister has welcomed the opening of the Muslim World Forum to discuss the minority’s rich contributions in her country. Venice councilman changes …

MABDA Report 10/11/2013

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Religious leaders come together for interfaith seminar Representatives of Christianity, Islam and Judaism convened for a panel discussion about their respective holy books at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro Sunday night. The seminar, entitled “God’s Books: Reading Scripture in Judaism, …

MABDA Report 3/11/2013

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Turkish MPs enter parliament wearing headscarves The lawmakers — Sevde Beyazit Kacar, Gulay Samanci, Nurcan Dalbudak and Gonul Bekin Sahkulubey — attended the chamber on Thursday wearing the hijab, which is traditionally worn by many women in Turkey. Pope urges …

MABDA Report 8/9/2013

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King calls on church leaders to help end sectarian strife In an address to a gathering of Western and Arab church leaders in Amman, King Abdullah urged clergymen to play a greater role in curbing extremism and sectarian tensions that …

Mabda Report 01/09/13

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Seeking a world full of peace through dialogue: A meeting between His Majesty King Abdullah II and Pope Francis Dialogue and negotiations are “the only option for putting an end to the conflict and violence” in Syria, said Pope Francis …

MABDA Report 25/08/13

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King Of Jordan Abdullah II: Sectarian Violence Could Destroy Muslim World Jordan’s king warned Tuesday that ethnic and sectarian violence sweeping across several Arab countries could lead to the “destruction” of the Muslim world. Abdullah II’s remarks came at a …

MABDA Report 12/8/2013

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British PM feels the need to tackle surging violence against Muslims Cameron boasted that he will focus on violence against Muslims at the next meeting of the high-level taskforce established to tackle extremism, British media reported. It appears that the …

MABDA Report 29/7/2013

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Britain’s big Iftar break Islam myths British mosques have organized a nationwide initiative to open their doors to people of all faiths to share iftar during the holy month of Ramadan, offering their neighbors a chance to learn about Islam …

MABDA Report 15/7/2013

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Spirit of Ramadan from different spots around the world. Japan Free Iftars Welcome Ramadan Welcoming the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Japanese Muslims are offering free iftars at the country’s largest mosque to Muslims and non-Muslims to introduce them to …

Mabda Report 7/7/2013

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Muslim Culture on English Football Pitches Craving their names as stars in the premier league, Muslim players are increasingly affecting the English football culture, with fasting the holy month of Ramadna and prayer accommodation taking growing attention of fans. “Arsenal …

Mabda Report 23/6/2013

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Photos, video: Cardinal Dolan makes first visit to NYC mosque, meets with Staten Island Muslim leaders Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, made his first visit to a mosque in New York City and it was the Albanian …

Mabda Report 17/6/2013

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Scots Call for Fighting Islamophobia The rise in anti-Muslim offences in Scotland is raising concerns among government officials and prompting calls for serious efforts to combat Islamophobia in the country. “Any form of attack or discrimination based on the assumption …

Mabda Report 9/6/13

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Al-Azhar Open to New Vatican Relations Opening a blank sheet with the Vatican, Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, raised the prospect of restoring ties with the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, calling on …

Mabda Report 19/05/13

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Alabama Imam Presents Tolerant Islam Carrying a message of tolerance and love, a new imam for Huntsville, Alabama, has finally filled a severe gab in spiritual guidance in the Muslim community’s daily life, with a commitment to advance the cause …

Mabda Report 05/05/13

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Interreligious Dialogue in Morocco: Peaceful Co-existence between Divine Religions Like several countries in the Middle East, Morocco witnessed a popular movement that fell short of a revolution. But citizen demand for government reform did lead to a number of changes. …

Mabda Report 29/04/13

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‘Religious leaders should lead efforts in interfaith dialogue’ Religious leaders have a great responsibility in creating interfaith harmony and promoting peace worldwide, experts and scholars said on Thursday. “This responsibility has become urgent and essential given the sectarian violence we …

Mabda Report 21/04/13

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US Muslims Stand Against Terrorism While condemning violence and terrorism in the name of religion, Muslim leaders have urged Americans not to scapegoat the Muslim community following the Boston attacks. “We will never allow ourselves to be hijacked by this …

Mabda Report 14/04/13

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Zaytuna College Sets Example in America Mixing Qur’anic and Arabic studies with Greek, scholastic and Western sciences, America’s first Muslim college is setting a unique example as a Muslim version of the great American universities. “I believe the liberal arts …

Mabda Report 07/04/1/3

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First Muslim woman in NSW parliament Australia will have its first Muslim woman in any parliament when academic Mehreen Faruqi replaces NSW upper house MP Cate Faehrmann this year, the NSW Greens say. Ms Faehrmann is resigning from NSW politics …

Mabda Report 31/03/13

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Bosnian Grand Mufti’s message to Pope Francis The election of Argentine Pope Francis, the 266th Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church, deserves both our congratulations and our reflection for the future of Muslim-Christian coexistence and dialogue. …

Mabda Report 24/03/13

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Judges received 64 applications for the prize from the 363 events held in total. They were highly appreciative of all the efforts of all those who held events and applied for the prize. They wish they could reward all, but …

Mabda Report 17/03/13

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European Muslims see dialogue hope in pope name Muslims in Europe see hope for better relations with Roman Catholicism after the new pope took the name Francis, recalling the 13th-century saint known for his efforts to launch Christian dialogue with …

Mabda Report 06/03/13

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Islamophobia to be seen as a crime against humanity, Erdogan Premier Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said “We witness on a frequent basis, the shutting out and despisal of the other, whereas understanding the beliefs, culture and feelings of the other is …

Mabda Report 25/02/13

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Islamic Clerics Seek Dialogue With New Pope Senior Muslim clerics in Egypt believe Pope Benedict XVI’s abrupt resignation could reopen the way for dialogue with the Catholic Church, severed after Benedict’s controversial 2006 remarks on the Muslim prophet. But improved …

Mabda Report 16/12/12

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CAIR: National ‘MyJihad’ Campaign Launched with Chicago Bus Ads On Friday, December 14, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) will announce the launch of the “MyJihad” educational campaign at a press conference in the morning and …

Mabda Report 09/12/12

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Nigeria: No ‘Religious War’ in Nigeria Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair recently launched his Faith Foundation’s initiative in Abuja aimed at playing a role in fostering tolerance and peaceful co-existence between adherents of Islam and Christianity in Nigeria. In …

Mabda Report 02/12/12

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Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders meet in Vienna, commit to promote interfaith dialogue and tolerance Dialogue between religions is as necessary as ever in light of recent conflicts » said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday at a meeting Monday …

Jerusalem Series

Staff English Publications

Keys to Jerusalem On the Israeli Demand for Recognition of a ‘Jewish State’ ‏Why Should Muslims Visit Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa?

Interfaith Series

Staff English Publications

A Common Word Between Us and You Body Count Address to H.H. Pope Benedict XVI at the King Hussein Mosque, Amman, Jordan By: H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal Islam, Christianity and the Environment World Interfaith Harmony Week A …

Islam Series

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The Amman Message Forty Hadith on Divine Mercy Jihad and the Islamic Law of War The Holy Qur’an and the Environment Islam and Peace Reason and Rationality in the Qur’an The Concept of Faith in Islam Warfare in the Qur’an …

Mabda Report 26/11/12

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Action for Reconciliation in Nigeria Tony Blair, Bishop Justin Welby, and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad launch a major new programme of Faith Foundation-led work in Nigeria to encourage reconciliation between Christian and Muslim communities. Tony Blair, Bishop Justin Welby, and …

Mabda Report 11/11/12

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World Religious leaders meet in Rome and Florence In two separate international conferences, both co-sponsored by a myriad of interreligious and civil organizations with patronage by municipal and Church officials, delegates of the world’s major religions and spiritual movements recently …

Mabda Report 04/11/12

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Vatican joins King Abdullah intl center for cultural, religious dialogue The Vatican joined an international organization for cultural dialogue, founded by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, as a founding observer on Thursday. The King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious …

Mabda Report 21/10/12

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MILF signs peace agreement with Philippine government, World Interfaith Harmony Week to be held in February The World Interfaith Harmony Week, (WIHW) will be held in the Philippines in February 2013. The confirmation appeared today on the website of the …

Mabda Report 15/10/12

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Program associate remarks from U.N. panel exploring resources and best practices for successful interfaith relations On Thursday, Sept. 27, ICNY’s program associate Dr. Sarah Sayeed spoke at a panel exploring resources and best practices for successful interfaith relations, arranged by …

Mabda Report 07/10/12

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Five-Year Anniversary of ‘A Common Word’ Initiative October 13, 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the ‘A Common Word’ Open Letter sent by 138 Muslim scholars and leaders to Christian leaders worldwide. In this time, ACW has become the most …

Mabda Report 30/09/12

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Interfaith group protests ad that says ‘Support Israel. Defeat Jihad’ Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders gathered in New York to protest advertisements that claim “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad” smattered across 10 city subways stations Monday and to debut a …