MABDA Report 26/08/12

Govt to create inter-faith council for religious harmony: Rehman Malik

Interior Minister Rehman Malik, in an interview with Radio Pakistan, has said that the government is going to constitute an inter-faith council to create harmony in the country.

He said the council will comprise of scholars from all religious sects and its chairmanship will be rotated among them every three months.

Malik said that an inter-faith conference will be held on August 30 on a national level for discussing how sectarian harmony can be promoted in the country.

He appealed to people of the country to unite and foil nefarious designs of the enemies who want to create instability in the country through subversive incidents.

Hamburg To Recognize Islamic Holidays For Muslim Celebrations

Authorities in Hamburg have become the first in Germany to officially recognize Islamic holidays so Muslim employees and students can celebrate them at home.

The decision forms part of an agreement between the north German city and local Muslim groups. Similar agreements exist with Christian and Jewish communities in the city.

Murfreesboro Tennessee's New Mosque Opens for the 1st Time

After years of threats, attacks and court action, the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro's new mosque opened its doors for the first time on Friday, where 300 people prayed together in congregation.

The opening went off without the protests or violence that some had feared.