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In Bosnia, Muslim miners mark Ramadan underground; pray and break fast underground
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In Bosnia, Muslim miners mark Ramadan underground; pray and break fast underground

During Ramadan, observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn until sunset and Zenica coal miners are no exception. For the entire duration of the Muslim holy month, they go about their normal work routine, insisting they feel no exceptional hunger, thirst or exhaustion.

Islamic scholar and Padma awardee Maulana Wahiduddin Khan passes away aged 96 in Delhi
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Islamic scholar and Padma awardee Maulana Wahiduddin Khan passes away aged 96 in Delhi

Through the course of his lifetime, Khan wrote 200 books that advocated spirituality and prophetic wisdom. He also established the Centre for Peace and Spirituality in 2001 in a bid to promote interfaith dialogue and peaceful co-existence in a multicultural society.

Muslims in Indonesia offer Ramzan prayers with social distancing as govt speeds up vaccination drive
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Muslims in Indonesia offer Ramzan prayers with social distancing as govt speeds up vaccination drive

Neighboring Muslim-majority Malaysia also eased its restrictions, including last year’s ban on taraweeh nighttime prayers and allowing popular open-air bazaars selling food, drinks and clothes to open.

Quran verses being targeted by proposed ban need to be read in context to be wholly understood
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Quran verses being targeted by proposed ban need to be read in context to be wholly understood

Ex-chief of the UP Shia Waqf Board Wasim Rizvi's argument for banning 26 verses of the Quran is based on their 'extreme interpretation', which in itself is a very vague term

Read an excerpt from Born a Muslim: A critical approach towards locating the Islamic identity in contemporary India
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Read an excerpt from Born a Muslim: A critical approach towards locating the Islamic identity in contemporary India

Using interviews, histories, memoirs and scholarship, Wahab pieces together a narrative which is at once critical and sympathetic, to address the dogma within and the prejudice against the community in India.

French parliament debates controversial bill on Islamist radicalism; Left slams legislation for 'stigmatising' Muslims
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French parliament debates controversial bill on Islamist radicalism; Left slams legislation for 'stigmatising' Muslims

Besides including crimes of online hate speech and divulging personal information on the internet, under the legislation doctors would be fined or jailed for performing virginity tests

Singapore detains teenager of Indian-origin for planning to attack Muslims at two mosques
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Singapore detains teenager of Indian-origin for planning to attack Muslims at two mosques

The Internal Security Department said the Singaporean teen was influenced by the 2019 terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 51 people were killed

Public discourse surrounding 'love jihad' misses one crucial element: Criminalisation of Muslim men
India

Public discourse surrounding 'love jihad' misses one crucial element: Criminalisation of Muslim men

We are falling into the collective trap of a psycho-political understanding where the only Muslim worthy of being 'asked' to be 'saved' has to be the one who fits the mould of a stereotypical Indian Muslim, who is distanced from the faith and does not claim their religious identity

Shakib Al Hasan apologises after receiving threats for attending Hindu ceremony in India
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Shakib Al Hasan apologises after receiving threats for attending Hindu ceremony in India

Shakib, who has recently completed a year's ban for failing to report corrupt approaches, set off a social media storm in the Muslim-majority country after attending a ceremony in Kolkata dedicated to a Hindu goddess.

A historical and theological look at the sentiment against figural representations, caricatures in Islam
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A historical and theological look at the sentiment against figural representations, caricatures in Islam

Most religious groups are highly reactionary to any insult hurting their belief system, but in Islam it is of particular concern when the images, portraits or sound of God and the Prophets are involved.

Watch: French President Emmanuel Macron posters stuck on Mumbai road, cops remove them
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Watch: French President Emmanuel Macron posters stuck on Mumbai road, cops remove them

Pedestrians and motorists spotted hundreds of posters of Macron, who is facing criticism from Muslim countries over caricatures of Prophet Mohammad, pasted on a road in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar area

‘Angry people kill irrespective of religion’: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad says after Twitter deletes his post justifying France attacks
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‘Angry people kill irrespective of religion’: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad says after Twitter deletes his post justifying France attacks

Referring to the beheading of a French teacher, Mahathir said he did not approve of the murder but added that freedom of expression does not include ‘insulting other people’

Turkey and Pakistan must be ostracised for dim view of Freedom of Expression, not France
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Turkey and Pakistan must be ostracised for dim view of Freedom of Expression, not France

Freedom of speech's biggest enemy is government overreach, but there aren't that many countries outside the Muslim world that would behead you for drawing a cartoon

Turkey condemns Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocking Erdogan; launches probe against magazine
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Turkey condemns Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocking Erdogan; launches probe against magazine

The Turkish president, meanwhile, said he has not seen the controversial cartoon even as his office criticised the magazine on Twitter

France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading, foreign 'meddling'
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France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading, foreign 'meddling'

France’s national police have called for increased security at religious sites around the All Saint’s holiday this coming weekend, particularly noting online threats from extremists against Christians and moderate French Muslims

France star Paul Pogba rubbishes international retirement rumours as 'fake news'
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France star Paul Pogba rubbishes international retirement rumours as 'fake news'

"Unacceptable, fake news," Pogba, a converted Muslim, posted on Instagram with a screenshot of the article that reported his retirement.

Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia
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Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia

The French Constitution defines the state only as secular, but it doesn't delineate the boundaries of this secularism

Ayodhya, CAA and beyond: India's Muslims caught between compromised identity and cuts in citizenship rights​
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Ayodhya, CAA and beyond: India's Muslims caught between compromised identity and cuts in citizenship rights​

Presently Muslims don't feel represented, which makes their insecurities graver. They feel that they have been struggling for 'respect' and 'acceptance' all the while, but now their struggle is reduced to mere survival.

Poor and desperate, Pakistan's dwindling population of Hindus accepts Islam to get by
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Poor and desperate, Pakistan's dwindling population of Hindus accepts Islam to get by

Forced conversions of Hindu girls and women to Islam through kidnapping and coerced marriages occur throughout Pakistan. But Hindu rights groups are also troubled by seemingly voluntary conversions, saying they take place under economic duress

Scaled-down Hajj begins with social distancing measures; pilgrims tested for COVID-19, given special attire
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Scaled-down Hajj begins with social distancing measures; pilgrims tested for COVID-19, given special attire

The 1,000 pilgrims selected for Hajj this year were seen standing apart and moving in small groups of 20