Biswa Ijtema ends today

Biswa Ijtema ends today Lakhs to join Akheri Munajat slide showDevoteesare heading towards Ijtema ground on the bank of Turag yesterday. Thecongregation will conclude today with the final supplication–AkheriMunajat. Photo: Anisur RahmanStaff Correspondent BiswaIjtema, the largest congregation of Muslims next to hajj, passed itssecond day yesterday with Islamic scholars from different countriesdelivering sermons on various […]

The Afterlife

It is the story of a girl who, before embracing Islam, belonged to a family associated with extremist Hindu organization Shiv Sena. Here is a brief interview of the girl named Kavita. Her name was later changed to Nur Fatima when she converted to Islam. Question: What was your name before embracing Islam?Answer: My name […]

American Muslims raising funds to repair Malaysian churches

American Muslims raising funds to repair Malaysian churches WASHINGTON (AP) — An American Muslim group has donated the first $1,000 to an account it established to pay for repairs to Christian churches that have been firebombed in Malaysia. Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says CAIR is asking American Muslims and other […]

Israel opens organ theft hearing

Israel opens organ theft hearing Israel’s parliament opened testimony on Wednesday over the organ theft allegations  [AP] Israel’s parliament has begun hearings on the theft of human organs from Palestinians, Israelis and foreign workers without their relatives’ permission. Israeli health officials testified on Wednesday that Israeli authorities harvested organs from the dead bodies of Israelis and Palestinians in the […]

Israel admits to organ thefts

Israel admits to organ thefts Harvested organs were alleged to have been used by the military and in public hospitals [File: AFP] Israel has admitted that it harvested organs from the dead bodies of Palestinians and Israelis in the 1990s, without permission from their families. The admission follows the release of an interview with Jehuda […]

Israel admits to organ thefts

Israel admits to organ thefts Harvested organs were alleged to have been used by the military and in public hospitals [File: AFP] Israel has admitted that it harvested organs from the dead bodies of Palestinians and Israelis in the 1990s, without permission from their families. The admission follows the release of an interview with Jehuda […]

Families of disappeared accuse Moscow of dirty war

Families of disappeared accuse Moscow of dirty war This Nov. 12, 2009 photo shows Leila Pliyeva holding photos of her son Alikshan Pliyev in the city of Nazran in Russia’s Ingushetia region. Pliyev was talking on his cell phone with his girlfriend one autumn afternoon when two dozen masked men in uniforms stormed into his […]