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‘Only stones remain’: Gaza lies in ruins

‘Only stones remain’: Gaza lies in ruins

Mohammed Omer: Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip - Umm Ahmed Abu Sahwish holds stones in her hands. They are now all that’s left of her demolished home. “My home is gone and…

Foreigners call on leave Libya

Foreigners call on leave Libya

European nations have called on their citizens to leave Libya as heavy fighting between troops loyal to a renegade general and militias in the eastern city of Benghazi left more than 36…

Gaza bloodshed eases amid ceasefire confusion

Gaza bloodshed eases amid ceasefire confusion

Fighting has subsided in Gaza after Hamas said it backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce, but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end its conflict with Israel. Hamas…

UN worried over Myanmar’s displaced Muslims

UN worried over Myanmar’s displaced Muslims

The new UN human rights envoy for Myanmar has expressed serious concern about conditions in camps for more than 100,000 mostly minority Muslims displaced by violence led by Buddhist extremists,…

Hamas said Israeli offer unacceptable

Hamas said Israeli offer unacceptable

Hamas has said an Israeli offer to extend a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza is unacceptable because it does not include provision for the withdrawal of Israeli troops and for residents…

Miswak: Sticking with tradition…

RIYADH: GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN: Millions of Muslims across the world, especially in Arab countries, swear by the miswak as the ideal tooth cleanser, with no need for mouthwash, toothbrushes and…

Religion is lived by love and enthusiasm in heart

HARUN YAHYA: In the holy month of Ramadan, the blessings and the spirit of love of Islam is being felt deeply in believers’ hearts. It is very important that the…

The purpose of fasting in Islam

Abu Amina Elias: The purpose of fasting is to develop the quality of righteousness (taqwa) by abstaining from sinful deeds and training ourselves to control our desires. Allah said: “O…

Quba — the first mosque in the history of Islam

Quba — the first mosque in the history of Islam

MADINAH: YUSUF MOHAMMAD: Quba Mosque to the south of Madinah is the second largest and prestigious mosque in the city after the Prophet’s Mosque, but claims the first place owing…

I misunderstood Islam due to media image

Arab News: Lara was a Canadian-born Scandinavian who became Muslim at the age of 23. She was never affiliated with any religion nor was she atheist. In mid-teens she began…