The MJC (SA) welcomes the Constitutional Court judgment handed down on 28 June 2022, where it inter alia declared the Marriage Act 25 of 1961 and the Divorce Act 70 of 1979 to be inconsistent with the South African Constitution as it fails to recognize marriages solemnized in accordance with Sharia law (Muslim marriages) as valid marriages for all purposes in South Africa, and it fails to regulate the consequences of such recognition.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AA): Suspected terrorists raided several villages in central Mali over the weekend, killing at least 132 civilians, the government confirmed Monday.
Separatists in three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces agree to stop violence during fasting month
GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): The number of those killed in attacks by Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip late on Monday rose to 24 and the wounded to 103, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Kabul, Afghanistan (AA): At least 58 people, mostly Shia Muslim schoolgirls, were killed and 150 people injured in three back-to-back blasts that targeted a secondary school in Kabul.
A common thread links Pope Francis' keynote speeches given in Baku, Cairo and Ur, which indicate the need for an authentic religiosity to worship God and love our brothers and sisters, and a concrete commitment to justice and peace.
Pope Francis met this Saturday morning in Najaf with Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al-Husayni Al-Sistani in a visit which stressed the importance of friendship, mutual respect and dialogue between religious communities.
On the second day of his Apostolic Journey to Iraq, the Pope arrives in the city of Najaf on Saturday morning for a meeting with Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al-Husayni Al-Sistani.
The Muslim Council of Elders issues a statement regarding Pope Francis’ landmark visit to Iraq saying it is a message of solidarity with victims of violence in the region and around the world.
WASHINGTON (AA) – The US on Monday condemned three terrorist attacks in northern Syria that killed at least 20 civilians.
NEW DELHI (AA): An Indian high court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of a Muslim stand-up comedian over allegedly objectionable comments against Hindu deities.
(AA): A major terror attack has been foiled in Singapore as a 16-year-boy planning to attack two mosques and kill worshipers was arrested, an official statement said.
JERUSALEM (AA): Palestine’s acting minister of religious affairs condemned Israel’s demolition of a mosque Wednesday in the Bedouin community of Azwadeen, east of Yatta city, south of Hebron, occupied West Bank.
PARIS (AA): A special commission in the French National Assembly approved the “charter of republican values” which was announced earlier by the nation’s president as the fight against Islamist separatism.
PARIS (AA): A top Malian official has said the country would continue supporting the French military presence in the West African nation amid threats of attacks against the troops engaged in anti-terror operations.
WASHINGTON (AA): Iran is now al-Qaeda’s “home base,” the US alleged Tuesday despite an often-bloody history between Tehran and the terror group.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): A prominent pro-government religious figure survived a deadly bomb blast in Afghanistan on Sunday that killed at least five people as a string of such attacks rock the war-ravaged country, officials confirmed.
RAS AL-AYN, AFRIN, AL-HASAKAH, Syria (AA): At least four civilians, including two children, were killed and 37 others injured in three bomb attacks in northern Syria, local security sources said on Saturday.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): At least 11 Hazara Shia Muslim coal miners were kidnapped and later killed in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, officials said.
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AA):- A delegation from Israel visited Sudan’s capital Khartoum and held talks on military matters, the spokesperson for the transitional government said Sunday.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AA): The death toll has risen to at least 110 in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria, a UN official has said.
London, (The Muslim News): Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, was non-committal whether Israel was behind the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh but insisted that Britain was against the targeting of civilians.
VIENNA (AA): As racism and discrimination against Muslims in Austria soars, particularly after a terror attack on Nov. 2, clerics in the European country warn the authorities not to associate terrorism with any religion.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): Despite their own hardships, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have donated funds to help Buddhists displaced due to the ongoing conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Rohingya community leaders said on Friday.
DAKAR, Senegal/ANKARA (AA): At least 16 people have died in accidents over recent days as Muslim pilgrims gathered for a major religious gathering in central Senegal, authorities said late on Tuesday.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): The Thai government last Sunday met a delegation of Muslim groups in southern Thailand to hear their aspirations amid ongoing violence in the region.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan gets underway, though holy sites across the Middle East are deserted due to Covid-19 social-distancing measures.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) have advised leaders of mosques in the UK to plan for the suspension of congregational prayers in light of the increase in coronavirus cases in the country.
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