French ban of abaya robes in schools draws applause, criticism
Some academics agree the move could be counterproductive, all the more as it touches on clothing they say is worn for fashion or identity rather than religion.
France to ban Muslim abaya dress in state schools
In 2004, France banned headscarves in schools and passed a ban on full face veils in public in 2010, angering some in its five million-strong Muslim community.
In Muslim-majority Indonesia, Islamic preacher under fire over unorthodox views
Panji Gumilang, head of the Al-Zaytun school in conservative West Java province, faces a maximum 10 years in prison if found guilt of blasphemy and hate speech.
At least 5 killed in Hindu-Muslim clashes south of capital
Another 60 people, including 10 police personnel, were injured in the clashes.
Muslim states demand action at UN after 'Islamaphobic' Quran burning
An Iraqi immigrant to Sweden burned the Koran outside a Stockholm mosque last month, sparking outrage across the Muslim world and protests in several Pakistani cities.
Kota Bharu council's fine on non-Muslim woman 'unlawful and misguided', says Bersatu
It says the standard imposed on Muslim women cannot be imposed on non-Muslims, after council's move to penalise the woman for wearing a T-shirt and shorts.
'Allah' issue should be discussed behind closed doors, PM says
Anwar Ibrahim says this is to avoid confusion and issues with other religions.
Friday sermon in Selangor condemns LGBT, warns Muslims against supporting their cause
It says it is forbidden for any individual or group to openly support LGBT rights.
Saudi Arabia to host pre-pandemic numbers for 2023 haj pilgrimage season
Haj, a once-in-a-lifetime duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it, is a major source of income for the government from worshippers’ lodging, transport, fees and gifts.
General headscarf ban at work is okay, Europe's top court says
The Court of Justice of the European Union says EU companies can ban headscarfs as long as it is a general prohibition that does not discriminate against employees.
Prominent Islamic scholar Yusuf Qaradawi dies at 96
He was considered one of the most influential contemporary Muslim scholars.
The real culprit behind Muslim inheritance woes?
A former top shariah judge says a lack of consensus and awareness among heirs of their responsibilities is mostly to blame for disputes.
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