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Twenty Lakh Muslims Will Sacrifice Their Lives For Peace In India, Says Bareilly Cleric Founder of Ittehad-e-Millat Council In Protest Against Hate Speeches Made At Dharam Sansad

New Age Islam News Bureau

02 January 2022

 

Tauqeer Raza Khan, Founder of Ittehad-e-Millat Council

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• Twenty Lakh Muslims Will Sacrifice Their Lives For Peace In India, Says Bareilly Cleric  Founder of Ittehad-e-Millat Council In Protest Against Hate Speeches Made At Dharam Sansad

• Islamophobic Vandals Attack Gravestones In Muslim Cemetery In Germany

• New Year With A Twist For Filipino Muslims: As The First Day Of The Gregorian Calendar, Jan. 1, 2022 Or Jumada Al-Awwal 27, 1443 In The Muslim Calendar Known As Hijra Began

• Recognizing Afghan Govt in World's Interest: Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

• Karachi Court Nixes Punishment For Manslaughter, Says Guilt Is Still Intact

 India

• People Umar Gautam Helped Convert to Islam Deny Charges That He 'Forced' Them

• Let DKS embrace Islam, Christianity, KSE suggests

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Europe

• Muslims Named in the 2022 New Years Honours List

• Young Muslims Clean Oxford Streets After New Year Celebrations

• Muslim youth group helps keep Bolton tidy after New Year festivities

• UK health minister calls additional COVID curbs 'last resort' amid record cases

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Southeast Asia

• Dr Sim: Ministry of Health in Sarawak plans to vaccinate children aged 3-11 next month

• Dr Annuar Rapaee: 72.95pc of adult population in Sibu Division received booster

• Health Ministry issues new SOPs for pilgrims returning to Malaysia from Umrah

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South Asia

• Taliban’s interim government led to security in Afghanistan and region: Suhail Shaheen

• Taliban should change their approaches if they want recognition: Blenkin

• World Bank, other organizations politicized Afghanistan’s health sector: Taliban

• Taliban issue 340,000 national IDs in four months

• Over 28,500 kids killed in Afghanistan in 16 years: UNICEF

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Pakistan

• Senior Pakistani Sunni scholar hails Iran moving in line with Islamic unity

• Assassination of General Soleimani was oppressive act against Islam: Pakistani cleric

• PM seeks uniform policy on citizenship for foreign investors

• Journalist seeks modification of order in contempt case

• SC deplores SHC ‘failure’ to monitor selection process

• Ex-FIA chief grilled for ‘aiding’ foreign financial crime suspect

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Mideast

• Shia Cleric Calls On Muslim Scholars To Play Effective Role In Societies

• Senior Iranian Shia Cleric Visits Tomb Of Prominent Sunni Mystic 'Ali Ibn Uthman Hujwiri' In Lahore

• Muslims must unite against arrogance, looters of Islamic world: Iranian cleric

• Imam Khamenei: Due to blessing of Gen. Soleimani’s blood, Resistance movement now more thriving

• Edmonton’s Al Rashid Mosque extends temporary shelter as extreme cold remains

• Raisi says citizens don’t tolerate corruption in Islamic system

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Arab world

• A Village Dating From The Early Days Of Islam Has Been Found In Yanbu under Sands

• Saudi Arabia’s Dhee Ayn lit up to mark Arabic calligraphy’s addition to UNESCO list

• Saudi interior minister meets key Algerian officials

• Saudi Falcons Club takes part in Expo 2020 Dubai

• Snow falls at Jabal Al-Lawz in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk region

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North America

• US Denies Humanitarian Entry To Hundreds Of Fleeing Afghans

• Why US Is Raising Pressure on China Over Treatment of Tibetans, Uyghurs

• American professor: Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi a true philosopher

• NYC Mayor Eric Adams Continues State of Emergency, Extends Vaccine Mandate for Many Indoor Settings

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Africa

• Muslims Celebrating Gregorian New Year Not Bad – Islamic Singer, Ere Asalatu

• A Final Farewell to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu

• Over 2,500 Imams Storm Kano State To Pray For Tinubu’s 2023 Presidential Ambition

• Muslim, Christian dichotomy unhealthy for Nigeria -Kukah

• 2022: Thank Allah, we had no natural disaster – Islamic group to Nigerians

• Political Activist: Israel Apartheid Regime Worse Than South Africa Apartheid

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

URL:  https://www.newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/muslims-sacrifice-peace-india-bareilly-cleric-millat/d/126083

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Twenty Lakh Muslims Will Sacrifice Their Lives For Peace In India, Says Bareilly Cleric  Founder of Ittehad-e-Millat Council In Protest Against Hate Speeches Made At Dharam Sansad

 

Tauqeer Raza Khan, Founder of Ittehad-e-Millat Council

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Jan 2, 2022

Bareilly: Tauqeer Raza Khan, a prominent scholar and founder of Ittehad-e-Millat Council, appealed to Muslims across the state to gather in large numbers at the Islamia School ground in Bareilly on January 7 for a "mass sacrifice" in protest against recent hate speeches made at a religious conclave in Haridwar.

During a press conference on Saturday, Khan said, “There have been many incidents even before the recent Dharam Sansad against which objections were raised by our community. However, the present government was never ready to hear anything. Our ulemas conducted three meetings but we never called it Dharam Sansad. The kind of language used at the recent Dharam Sansad can never be used by our ulemas. Our ulemas show the path of peace, patriotism and love to disciples."

The religious scholar further said, “It is really shameful that such a situation exists in our country now. They want to kill 20 lakh Muslims. So, we decided that we are ready for it. I urge the government that they can send their people to kill us. On January 7, at least 20,000 Muslims will surrender before them. The best way is that Muslims sacrifice their lives to ensure peace in the country."

He added, "From now on, we will gather in large numbers every Friday. Let the world see what India’s Muslims are going through at the moment.”

Meanwhile, police have refused to grant permission to hold such a protest gathering in Bareilly.

Source: Times Of India

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Islamophobic Vandals Attack Gravestones In Muslim Cemetery In Germany

 

Vandals attacked gravestones in a Muslim cemetery in northwestern Iserlohn, Germany, Jan. 1, 2022. (IHA Photo)

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Merve Gul Aydogan Aglarci

02.01.2022

About 30 headstones at a Muslim cemetery in the northwestern German city of Iserlohn have been damaged, police said Saturday.

The incident occurred late Friday or early Saturday, according to a statement by prosecutors and the Hagen police department. Authorities issued an appeal for information from anyone who witnessed the vandalism or has information that could help the investigation.

It said the attack on New Year's Eve is "a new indicator of sick Islamophobic mentality which has been on rise especially in Europe and even targets Muslim cemeteries."

The ministry urged officials to find the "perpetrators of this disastrous attack" and that they are "brought to justice and given the punishment they deserve."

According to a recently published "European Islamophobia Report 2020," a total of 901 Islamophobic crimes were registered by the Federal Criminal Police Office in Germany in 2020.

Furthermore, 2020 saw a rise in online Islamophobia as coronavirus lockdowns were imposed and life shut down across Europe, according to the report.

Source: AA.Com

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New Year With A Twist For Filipino Muslims: As The First Day Of The Gregorian Calendar, Jan. 1, 2022 Or Jumada Al-Awwal 27, 1443 In The Muslim Calendar Known As Hijra Began

 

Gregorian Calendar:

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By Julmunir Jannaral

January 2, 2022

SOME Muslim Filipinos also celebrate New Year but merely as a social obligation or pakikisama.

What makes this New Year's Day unique is that according to the Muslim calendar, each day begins at sunset with the New Year itself ushered in by the first sighting of the moon.

On Friday, before the clock struck midnight, the majority of Filipinos were waiting for the New Year countdown with much excitement as the first day of the Gregorian calendar, Jan. 1, 2022 or Jumada Al-Awwal 27, 1443 in the Muslim calendar known as Hijra began.

Awal means beginning in English, and Muharram is the name of the first month in the Muslim calendar. The first day of Muharram is, therefore, the Islamic New Year's Day, and on this date, the commemoration of Hijra or the historic journey from Mecca to Medina begins.

Hence, some Muslim religious scholars are of the belief that it is not permissible for a Muslim to celebrate the New Year, a Christian tradition, considering that they have their own New Year, known as the Amun Jadid.

In an exclusive interview with the Chairman of the Imam Council of the Philippines, which is akin to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines or CBCP, Aleem Said Ahmad Basher told The Manila Times that Muslim Filipinos in particular may celebrate the New Year as part of their social obligation but not as a religious compliance.

"The New Year that was celebrated last night by all people throughout the world, including the Philippines, could be part of a social obligation but not a religious duty. Nowhere is it mentioned in the Holy Qur'an or the Hadith or sayings of Prophet Mohammad that Muslims are enjoined to celebrate New Year," Aleem Basher noted.

Basher, a graduate of Kolliyatu Da'wah from the College of Islamic Propagation in Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, explained that Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance, harmony and humanity where its followers are enjoined to perform three duties: to God, to one's self and to others.

Hence, if there were some Muslim Filipinos who celebrated the New Year last night, in the same manner they celebrate their own Amun Jadid New Year. Just like the Filipino Chinese celebrating not only their Chinese New Year, they were just showing respect or pakisama with their non-Muslim neighbors.

Hence, the Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Basher said since the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar month, which is roughly 29 days, it usually ends up being about 11 days shorter than the Western calendar.

In as much as the Western calendar is based on an Earth year, its months are divided somewhat arbitrarily, and February is a month with an irregular number of days.

By contrast, the Islamic year is 354 or 355 days long based on the moon's cycle, and each month is either 29 or 30 days long, Aleem Basher further explained.

One of the basic principles of Islam is "Islamic ethics," which is described and emphasized in many Quranic verses and sayings of the Blessed Prophet Muhammad (PUBH).

He said Islamic morals teach Muslims to "treat [people] kindly and justly" no matter where they are from or what they believe in as long as they do not fight against them.

While Islam ordains Muslims to treat all people without discrimination except those who are hostile to Islam, it also urges Muslims to "take care in their relations with non-Muslims in order not to weaken in their Islamic belief, consciousness and identity."

Basher, who hails from the Islamic City of Marawi, said under the belief of Islamic teachings, a person who has accepted the basic tenets of Islam will be weakened if he celebrated Christmas too.

Other Muslim religious scholars agreed that a Muslim performing an action of another religion willingly is committing blasphemy.

Source: Manila Times

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https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/01/02/news/regions/new-year-with-a-twist-for-local-muslims/1827898

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Recognizing Afghan Govt in World's Interest: Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

 

The Taliban flag is painted on a wall outside the American embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. (File Photo | AP)

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By Shirshah Rasooli

02-01-2022

The Islamic Emirate said that the recognition of the current Afghan government was nevessary for the world itself, not only for Afghanistan. 

The Islamic Emirate made the remarks in response to comments from representatives of regional countries, which demanded reforms in the Afghan government for recognition. 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the official recognition of the “Taliban” depends on progress in fulfilling their promises. 

“The issue of official recognition of the Taliban authorities is premature for the time being. The positive decision will depend on evolvement of developments in Afghanistan, to be more specific - when the Taliban will fulfill their promises, including the establishment of the inclusive government, and efficient combating of terrorist and drug threats coming from the territory of Afghanistan,” Lavrov told Russian news outlet TASS. 

“We will gradually move together with other members of the global community in linkage to that towards exclusion of the Taliban from sanction lists of the UN Security Council, which will create in its turn the basis for official recognition of the new government of Afghanistan,” Lavrov added.

“An inclusive government is one of the needs for Afghanistan's political society. If the Islamic Emirate seeks good governance and an enduring authority, they should pay attention to this issue,” said Hekmatullah Mirzad, a university instructor. 

“The recognition of the Islamic Emirate was not only the need of the Islamic Emirate but the international community as well. Afghanistan is a member of the international community and the engagement of Afghanistan with the international community benefits all of us,” said Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

The Islamic Emirate cited engagement with the world and self-sufficiency as its core policy for the year 2022. 

Source: Tolo News

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Karachi Court Nixes Punishment For Manslaughter, Says Guilt Is Still Intact

 

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Naeem Sahoutara

January 2, 2022

KARACHI: A model court has ruled that an accused can evade punishment following an out-of-court settlement in a manslaughter case but his guilt will remain intact.

The ruling was given by Additional District and Sessions Judge Liaqat Ali Khoso of the Model Criminal Trial Court (Central) in his judgement in a case pertaining to the death of two labourers in a boiler blast in a pharmaceutical company in Federal B. Industrial Area in 2018.

Talking to Dawn, former Sindh High Court Bar Association president Barrister Salahuddin Ahmed explained that an accused would neither be jailed or fined or face any other penalty by the court, but he/she will always be considered as a convict.

He elaborated that such an accused would have to face legal consequences. “Such as he/she cannot run for election, hold a public office or will not be considered as ‘never convicted’ wherever it is necessarily required to be mentioned in the documentation.”

Farhan Khan, the owner of Reign Nutro Pharma, was booked under Sections 322 (qatl-bis-sabab or manslaughter), 319 (qatl-i-khata), 426 (punishment for mischief) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

The matter came up for hearing recently when legal heirs of victim Ghulam Ishaq pardoned the accused “without accepting Diyat (blood money) or any other sort of monetary compensation”.

They also filed an application under Section 435(6) of the criminal procedure code, which was also supported by their personal affidavits raising no objection if the accused was acquitted by way of a compromise between them and him.

However, the legal heirs of second victim Imran Naseem also filed a compromise application with certain terms and conditions, agreed between his widow and the accused.

Under the terms and conditions, the accused will pay Rs20,000 per month until the second child of the deceased will attain the age of 20 years without fail/default and deposit the said amount with the court’s nazir (official).

The judge noted that the parties entered into an out-of-court compromise. However, they waived of all other payments like diyat (blood money) etc.

State prosecutor Shakeel Ahmed conceded to the compromise applications filed by the legal heirs of both the victims stating that they had settled the matter outside the court and the main purpose of law was to maintain public peace and tranquillity. Therefore, the legal heirs had no objection, he stated.

The judge noted: “Court can accept the compromise at any stage of the case, the legal heirs have forgiven the accused person in the name of Almighty Allah, and there is no legal impediment to accept the compromise arrived between the parties in such circumstances of this particular case.

“As per section 345 (6) CrPC the compounding of offence shall have the effect of acquittal. The proposition held in the provisions of above referred section of CrPC of 1898 does not mean that accused is acquitted but the composition of an offence shall have the effect of an acquittal.

“It means the guilt of the accused shall never be bolt out. It is sufficient for an accused to benefit by vanishing and avoiding punishment provided by the law. The guilt of the accused shall have effective in the field in the life time of accused. In the case of Waheed Ahmed in Criminal Appeal No. 328 of 2012 (appeal against conviction) along with Criminal Miscellaneous application No:185/2017 (compromise application) it was discussed by his lordship Justice Qazi Faiz Essa that guilt of accused would not be bolt out however, it is sufficient for accused to escape punishment for the offence by way of compromise,” the judge stated.

“There is no specific word in any provision of PPC and CrPC that the conviction of an accused is set aside by way of a compromise application which was effectively made between parties. The legal heirs have right to waive their right of Qisas but they have no right to take away the authority of state in awarding punishment to the accused as Taze’r. Same proposition is held in section 311 PPC.

“The proposition of section 311 PPC supports that a compromise does not vanish the guilt of accused as the said section authorized the court/state to award the accused a punishment as Taze’r, which may be upto sentence of death as Taze’r, though the compromise might have been accepted and death as Qisas has been taken away from the accused but yet he may be awarded death sentence as Ta’zir.

“In view of the above facts and circumstances and legal position, both applications moved by legal heirs of above named deceased are accepted. Accused Farhan Khan extended effect of acquittal by way of compromise under section 345 (6) CrPC suffice for him to skip from punishment due to compromise; however his guilt shall not be bolted out by way of compromise,” the judge ruled.

Supporting the judgement, Barrister Ahmed was of the opinion an accused may escape the punishment, but he his conviction must be considered in black and white for future for the purpose of deterrence in the society.

Source: Dawn

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 India

People Umar Gautam Helped Convert to Islam Deny Charges That He 'Forced' Them

Tarushi Aswani

02-01-2022

New Delhi: ‘Dharmantran’ or conversion as a phenomenon in India has claimed a greater space in public, political and policy parlance ever since the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014.

Six months ago, on June 20, Uttar Pradesh’s Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested two Muslim clerics – Mohammad Umar Gautam and Mufti Qazi Jahangir Alam Qasmi – from Delhi’s Jamia Nagar on ‘forced religious conversion’ charges. Qasmi and Gautam were running Islamic Dawah Centre, an organisation for deaf and mute students which officials claimed were involved in conversion operations.

Source: The Wire

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Let DKS embrace Islam, Christianity, KSE suggests

Nrupathunga SK

JAN 01 2022

Reacting to KPCC President D K Shivakumar's opposition to the government's decision to lift restrictions imposed on Hindu temples with regard to revenue use, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa stated that let Congress leader ...

Source: The Wire

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Europe

Muslims Named in the 2022 New Years Honours List

1st January 2022

Over 50 British Muslims were named in the 2022 New Years Honours List.

We congratulate all those who have been singled out for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

These include Kaneez Khan, Coordinator, Near Neighbours, West Yorkshire, recognised for services to Interfaith Relations, particularly during Covid-19; Dr Syed Ahmed, Clinical Director, Health Protection Scotland, recognised for services to the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme; Rizwan Patel, Founder, Lint GFroup, recognised for services to the disadvantaged communities in the UK and abroad, particularly during covid 19; Dr Seema Safia Arif, for services to Health Care amongst the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Community and Gulam Muhammad Ismail Teladia, Vice Chair, Birmingham Muslim Burial Council, for services to the community in Birmingham, particularly during Covid-19.

Source: MCB.Org

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Young Muslims clean Oxford streets after New Year celebrations

02-01-2022

By Liam Rice

WHILE many nursed sore heads, a young group of Muslims got up in the early hours to clean the streets following New Year celebrations.

The street clean follows other initiatives this winter, including visiting children’s hospitals to give out chocolates and gifts, as well as donating food to Oxford Food Hub.

Source: Oxford Mail

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Muslim youth group helps keep Bolton tidy after New Year festivities

By Joe Harrigan

02-01-2021

As New Year activities took place around the town, young people from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Bolton celebrated by being up at the crack of dawn to show their gratitude for a successful 2021 and to earn blessings with a prosperous 2022 that will allow them to continue to contribute to and serve their local communities.

Youth leader for Bolton Umair Ahmed said: "Our members have enjoyed living in Bolton for decades and so any opportunity to help our local community is a much welcomed one."

He added: "Cleaning the streets of Bolton also presents us with an opportunity to become better Muslims as cleanliness is an integral part of our faith."

Source: The Bolton News

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UK health minister calls additional COVID curbs 'last resort' amid record cases

BY CAROLINE VAKIL

01/01/22

The U.K.'s health minister wrote on Friday that COVID-19 restrictions such as lockdowns must be the “last resort,” even as England witnesses a record number of COVID-19 cases.

“Curbs on our freedom must be an absolute last resort and the British people rightly expect us to do everything in our power to avert them,” Sajid Javid wrote in the Daily Mail.

Source: The Hill

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Southeast Asia

Dr Sim: Ministry of Health in Sarawak plans to vaccinate children aged 3-11 next month

02 Jan 2022

KUCHING, Jan 2 — Incoming Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said on New Year’s Day that the Ministry of Health (MoH) plans to inoculate children aged from three to 11 next month to protect this age group against Covid-19.

“The vaccine to be used will be Pfizer-BioNTech, but the dose to be given will be different than that for adults. The dose for these children will be less,” he said during Kuching South Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng’s weekly Facebook live ‘Shall Wee Talk?’ yesterday.

Source: Malay Mail

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Dr Annuar Rapaee: 72.95pc of adult population in Sibu Division received booster

02 Jan 2022

SIBU, Jan 2 — A total of 144,440 individuals or 72.95 per cent of the adult population in Sibu Division have received their booster dose, said Nangka assemblyman Dr Annuar Rapaee.

Not resting on his laurels, the incoming Assistant Minister For Education, Innovation and Talent Development I (Education and Innovation), said mobile vaccination drive will be reactivated to ensure more people receive their booster jabs.

“We will roll out mobile vaccination drive again as we want more people in the division receive their booster jabs as part of the efforts to further reduce the number of daily Covid-19 infections,” Dr Annuar said in his Facebook live session last night to update on the Covid-19 situation here.

Source: Malay Mail

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Health Ministry issues new SOPs for pilgrims returning to Malaysia from umrah

BY ASHMAN ADAM

01 Jan 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 1 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has released new rules for those who already performing or set to depart for the minor Muslim pilgrimage or umrah before the government’s travel prohibition begins on January 8.

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the updated standard operating procedures (SOPs) would apply to those returning to the country.

Source: Malay Mail

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South Asia

Taliban’s interim government led to security in Afghanistan and region: Suhail Shaheen

By Najibullah Lalzoy

02 Jan 2022

UN nominee of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Suhail Shaheen said that the current assurance of security in Afghanistan and the region is because of the existence of the Taliban’s interim government.

Suhail Shaheen in a series of Twitter posts said that during US presence in Afghanistan in the past two decades, the Taliban were both fighting against foreigners and had stopped robberies and kidnapping.

Source: khaama Press

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Taliban should change their approaches if they want recognition: Blenkin

By Najibullah Lalzoy

02 Jan 2022

US secretary of state Antonio Blenkin has said that the Taliban should bring changes in their approaches and policies if they want recognition of their interim government.

Speaking about his priorities for 2022, Antonio Blenkin said that they are considering a number of approaches to enable injecting more cash into Afghanistan for the economy of the country.

Source: khaama Press

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World Bank, other organizations politicized Afghanistan’s health sector: Taliban

By Najibullah Lalzoy

01 Jan 2022

Officials in the ministry of public health of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said that the World Bank and other international organizations had promised to support Afghanistan’s health sector until 2024, but they have stopped the support now.

They said that the financial support has now stopped which has caused serious problems to the health sector of Afghanistan but added that they are doing their best to save the sector from collapse.

Source: khaama Press

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Taliban issue 340,000 national IDs in four months

By Najibullah Lalzoy

01 Jan 2022

National Statistics and Information Administration of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said that they have issued up to 340,000 electronic National IDs in the capital Kabul and provinces in the past four months.

A statement released by the Administration on Saturday, January 1, 2022 reads that, already printed IDs have been issued while the process of printing new IDs is going on in twenty provinces of the country.

Source: khaama Press

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Over 28,500 kids killed in Afghanistan in 16 years: UNICEF

January 2, 2022

UNICEF says more than 28,500 children have been killed in Afghanistan over the past 16 years.

“Afghanistan, for example, has the highest number of verified child casualties since 2005, at more than 28,500 – accounting for 27 percent of all verified child casualties globally,” UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said in a statement on Friday.

Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and northern Ethiopia are the places where children have paid a devastating price amid armed conflict and lingering insecurity, according to UNICEF. “Year after year, parties to conflict continue to demonstrate a dreadful disregard for the rights and wellbeing of children,” said Fore. He called on “all parties to conflict” to take concrete measures to protect children who “are suffering, and children are dying because of this callousness.”

Source: PressTV

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Pakistan

Senior Pakistani Sunni scholar hails Iran moving in line with Islamic unity

January 2, 2022

Orator of Badshahi Mosque in Lahore hailed the stance of Sunni community in Iran stressing that the Islamic Republic is moving in line with Islamic unity.

Abdul Khabir Azad, orator of Badshahi Mosque in Lahore met with the Iranian delegation led by Sheikh Hamid shahriari in Lahore and hailed the stance of Iranian Sunni minority.

Source : Taghrib News

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Assassination of General Soleimani was oppressive act against Islam: Pakistani cleric

January 1, 2022

The Pakistani cleric made the remarks in an interview with IRNA on the sidelines of a meeting with the Secretary General of the World Forum for Ecumenicity of Islamic Schools of Thought Hojjatoleslam Shahriari in Lahore.

According to Siraj-ul-Haq, the tragedy of the assassination of General Soleimani in the territory of an Islamic country is an aggression of foreign forces, which “we condemn and emphasize the support to oppressed Muslim nations.”

Source: Tehran Times

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PM seeks uniform policy on citizenship for foreign investors

Kalbe Ali

January 2, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting the idea of granting Pakistani citizenship to investors from Afghanistan alone, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that such a policy should not be limited to any single country.

According to official circles, the idea of granting permanent residency or citizenship to foreign nationals interested in investing in Pakistan was shared during a recent meeting of the Afghanistan Inter-ministerial Coordi­na­tion Cell (AICC), which was chaired by the prime minister.

The meeting specially focused on Afghan nationals living in Pakistan or those willing to leave the country after the rise of the Taliban.

Source: Dawn

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Journalist seeks modification of order in contempt case

Staff Reporter

January 2, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Ansar Abbasi filed an application before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday seeking the modification of an order passed in connection with the contempt of court proceedings over an affidavit of former chief judge of Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Mohammad Shamim.

Mr Abbasi pointed out that the order passed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah stated: “They (Ansar Abbasi and Aamir Ghouri) were explicitly asked whether they would report and publish the copy of a leaded document in the form of an affidavit if it contained untrue facts intended to influence the outcome of pending judicial proceeding. They answered that they would do so if it was in the public interest because their role was of a mere ‘messenger’.”

Source: Dawn

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SC deplores SHC ‘failure’ to monitor selection process

Nasir Iqbal

January 2, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has deplored what it called the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) failure to perform its constitutional duty of supervising the subordinate courts, particularly monitoring the process of appointment of paralegal staff.

“The plea of consistency with past practice is of no advantage because irregularities in the appointment process cannot be justified by invoking the neglect by the previous administrations,” observed a three-judge SC bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial.

Source: Dawn

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Ex-FIA chief grilled for ‘aiding’ foreign financial crime suspect

Zulqernain Tahir

January 2, 2022

LAHORE: Former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) chief Bashir Memon on Saturday appeared before an inquiry team for allegedly facilitating a suspect wanted in financial crimes abroad and also for his failure to probe the money laundering allegations against the person.

Two officials of the Foreign Ministry also appeared before the FIA Lahore probe team through video link over their alleged failure in getting the suspect extradited.

Source: Dawn

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Mideast

Shia cleric calls on Muslim scholars to play effective role in societies

January 2, 2022

Top Iranian Shia cleric met with Pakistani grand mufti calling on the Sunni scholars to play effective role in boosting solidarity among Muslims and confront the Takfiri movements.

Secretary General of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought met with mufti Raghib Naeemi, director of Naeemia seminary in Punjab in Cultural Center of Islamic Republic of Iran in Lahore.

Source: Taghrib News

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Senior Iranian Shia cleric visits tomb of prominent Sunni mystic 'Ali ibn Uthman Hujwiri' in Lahore

January 2, 2022

Secretary General of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought visited the tomb of prominent Sunni mystic Ali ibn Uthman Hujwiri in Lahore on Saturday.

Sheikh Hamid Shahriari, leading a delegation of Iranian scholars and cultural experts met with Tahir Reza Bukhari, Director General in Auqaf & Religious Affairs Department in Punjab as they visited the tomb of prominent 11th century Sunni mystic, Ali ibn Uthman Hujwiri.

Source : Taghrib News

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Muslims must unite against arrogance, looters of Islamic world: Iranian cleric

News Code: 84598459

Jan 1, 2022

Hamid Shahriari said this while addressing an Islamic Unity Conference organized by Iranian Culture Center in eastern city of Lahore on Saturday.

Molavi Nazir Ahmad Salami, Member of Iranian Assembly of Experts, Morteza Forati, Acting Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Lahore and Jafar Ronas, Director of Iranian Culture Center was also present on the occasion.

Source: En.Irna

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Imam Khamenei: Due to blessing of Gen. Soleimani’s blood, Resistance movement now more thriving

January 2, 2022

On Saturday morning, January 1, 2022, the family of General Soleimani and the officials of the General Soleimani Commemoration Conference met with Imam Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution. In this meeting, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution stated that truthfulness and sincerity are the essence, symbol and emblem of Martyr Soleimani’s school of thought. In pointing out that Haj Qasem is a role model for the youth in the region, he said, “Dear Soleimani was and still is the most popular figure in the nation and in the world of Islam.”

Imam Khamenei described the martyrdom of General Soleimani as being an event that was important for the nation and for the Islamic world. He added, “The people’s innovative commemoration of Haj Qasem’s martyrdom throughout Iran is indicative of the leading role the nation plays in appreciating that great martyr.”

Source: Khamenei News

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Edmonton’s Al Rashid Mosque extends temporary shelter as extreme cold remains

By Chris Chacon

January 1, 2022

Volunteers at the temporary shelter at Edmonton’s Al Rashid Mosque have been busy ringing in the new year by helping others.

“We have about 10 individuals staying at the mosque here with us during the day, the team is putting together a nice brunch for them to help them kick off the new year with a little bit of positivity and hope,” said Noor Al-Henedy, director of communications.

Source: global News

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Raisi says citizens don’t tolerate corruption in Islamic system

January 1, 2022

Referring to the government's provincial trips, the president said that the government's approach in provincial trips is that what is decided its implementation should be guaranteed.

Emphasized that the actions taken by the government should be announced to the people, he added, “It is necessary to determine the effects of actions in people's lives. People understand the situation well.”

The president added that what the administration is looking for is an effortful work and it must be achieved, and the results must be determined.

Source: Tehran Times

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Arab world

A Village Dating From The Early Days Of Islam Has Been Found In Yanbu under Sands

SALEH FAREED

January 01, 2022

JEDDAH: A village dating from the early days of Islam has been found in Yanbu by a team of Saudi enthusiasts who are documenting the Kingdom in an innovative way.

The head of the project, Abdulaziz Al-Dakheel, who is the founder of Erth Aerial Photography Team, told Arab News that the team surveyed vast stretches of the region by remote sensing and helicopter in search of Al-Oshairah. “After recording its presence from the air, the team then found the settlement that was lying under the sands,” he said.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi Arabia’s Dhee Ayn lit up to mark Arabic calligraphy’s addition to UNESCO list

SPA

January 02, 2022

BAHA: Light shows illuminated the facades of 58 palaces in the archaeological village of Dhee Ayn in Baha to celebrate the addition of Arabic calligraphy to UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The Saudi Heritage Commission said the celebrations would last for a week and that light shows inspired by Arabic calligraphy, accompanied by audio shows, would highlight the value of this art form and its heritage as a symbol of Arab identity.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi interior minister meets key Algerian officials

SPA

January 02, 2022

ALGIERS: Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif arrived in Algeria on Saturday.

He was received at Houari Boumediene Airport by Algerian Interior Minister Kamal Beldjoud, the Kingdom’s ambassador to Algeria, Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Bassiri, and several senior officials, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

An Algerian delegation led by Prime Minister and Finance Minister Aimene Benabderrahmane took part in the Middle East Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh recently.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi Falcons Club takes part in Expo 2020 Dubai

SPA

January 02, 2022

DUBAI: The Saudi Falcons Club participated in Expo 2020 Dubai through events marking World Wildlife Day on Dec. 30.

It organized a display on Thursday and Friday at the Gulf Cooperation Council pavilion, showcasing different falcon types to acquaint exhibition visitors about the birds, their biological nature, and their role in maintaining ecological balance and protecting wildlife, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Source: Arab News

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Snow falls at Jabal Al-Lawz in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk region

ARAB NEWS

January 02, 2022

JEDDAH: The mountains of Tabuk were capped with snow Saturday morning after a huge drop in temperature overnight.

Videos of the storm, and people celebrating the snowfall, circulated widely on social media, with impressive scenes of Jabal Al-Lawz, located in the northwest of the Kingdom, covered with snow.

Source: Arab News

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North America

US denies humanitarian entry to hundreds of fleeing Afghans

January 2, 2022

US immigration officials have reportedly denied entry to hundreds of Afghans seeking temporary stay in the country for humanitarian reasons in recent weeks, causing dismay of Afghans and their supporters.

By doing so, immigrant advocates insist, the Biden administration has failed to honor its pledge to assist Afghans who were left behind after the US military’s hasty pullout from the war-torn country in August following a swift takeover by the Taliban, AP reported.

Source : En.abna24

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Why US Is Raising Pressure on China Over Treatment of Tibetans, Uyghurs

Ralph Jennings

January 02, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO —

Human rights advocates are welcoming what they see as increased U.S. attention to Chinese behavior in its volatile Tibet and Xinjiang regions, suggesting that lobbying by rights groups may have contributed to the surge of pressure on Beijing.

A law, a boycott and the appointment of a government official added up in late 2021 to increased U.S. resolve toward the restive Chinese regions, these advocates say.

Source : Voa News

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American professor: Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi a true philosopher

January 1, 2022

Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi was a true philosopher with deep insights and great wisdom, says American philosopher Mohammad Legenhausen.

Legenhausen made the remarks during a ceremony held in Tehran on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the passing of the top Iranian religious figure.

The American professor recalled his meetings with the late Ayatollah, saying he would discuss a whole range of topics, namely philosophy, metaphysics and ethics.

Source : Abna24

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Continues State of Emergency, Extends Vaccine Mandate for Many Indoor Settings

Mimi Nguyen Ly

Jan 2, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has signed two separate executive orders after he was sworn into his new position in Times Square on New Year’s Day.

The first order will continue the city’s state of emergency pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state of emergency was put in place by former mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.

Source : NTD.com

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Africa

Muslims Celebrating Gregorian New Year Not Bad – Islamic Singer, Ere Asalatu

Abiodun Sanusi

2 January 2022

Islamic singer, Bukola Alayande, popularly known as Ere Asalatu, has said that Muslims should not shy away from celebrating the advent of the Gregorian New Year despite following the Hijra calendar.

Source : punchng

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A Final Farewell to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu

January 02, 2022

CAPE TOWN —

The state funeral for Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has taken place in Cape Town, South Africa, with only 100 mourners allowed inside St. George's Cathedral because of COVID-19 rules. The anti-apartheid hero and human rights activist who died December 26 at the age of 90 had been suffering with prostate cancer.

Desmond Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his campaign against apartheid, said he wanted the cheapest coffin. And he requsted that money intended for flowers should instead be donated to good causes.

Source : Voazimbabwe.

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Over 2,500 Imams Storm Kano State To Pray For Tinubu’s 2023 Presidential Ambition

By Oladipo Abiola

1 January 2022

Not less than 2,500 Islamic clerics on Saturday took part in a special prayer session in Kano State organized in support of the presidential ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Naija News gathered the prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Kafin-Maiyaki and had other Imams and politicians from Kano in attendance.

Source : Naijanews

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Muslim, Christian dichotomy unhealthy for Nigeria -Kukah

January 1, 2022

A renowned Christian cleric based in Sokoto, the heart of Caliphate of the nation, Catholic Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Sokoto Diocese has disclosed yesterday.

The Bishop cautioned the people of the nation, especially the politicians to depose selves and avoid focusing on politics of religious, regional sentiments and related aspects which he said could trigger gross disunity.

Accordingly, Kukah, who also observed that the nation’s politicians, had over time jumped to the conclusion that justice simply meant having joint ticket of Christian and Muslim contestants, insisted that it was not healthy for its unity and peaceful coexistence for harmony.

Source : Triumph News

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2022: Thank Allah, we had no natural disaster – Islamic group to Nigerians

By Seun Opejobi

January 1, 2022

As a new year is born, an Islamic human rights group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has asked citizens of the country to thank Allah for making them Nigerians.

The group noted that although many other countries experienced earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, windstorms, wildfires, Nigeria has been free from natural disasters.

A New Year message by MURIC’s Director, Ishaq Akintola, said Nigerians should “show gratitude to Allah by stopping all acts of criminality, fake news and hate speech and by adopting a positive attitude towards their country as the new year 2022 unfolds.”

Source : Daily Post

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Political activist: Israel apartheid regime worse than South Africa apartheid

January 2, 2022 -

Source : Hausa TV

Tisetso Magama, an activist and a former member of the South African parliament, says his nation clearly understands the experiences of the Palestinian people under the occupation of the Israeli apartheid regime, which he said is worse than what was experienced in South Africa.

Source : Hausa TV

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