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Muslim group break Ramadan fast with Irish LGBT community

Dublin : A Muslim group aimed at fostering peace and integration in Ireland has joined members of the country’s LGBT community to break fast during Ramadan, it was reported on Monday.

In an effort to display “true Islamic ideals”, the Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council invited a whole host of people from outside the faith to share in the spirit of the holy holiday on Saturday.

Fasting is observed from dawn to sunset during Ramadan to display self-restraint and is one of the five pillars of Islam.

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Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath organizes mega blood donation camp at Al Khobar

By TCN News,

The Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ), a South Indian Organization organized a mega blood donation campaign at King Fahad University Hospital, Al Khobar in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The campaign was held after Friday prayers on June 3 when more than 160 donors were gathered at the hospital premises while 135 volunteers of various nationalities from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Bangladesh registered themselves in the blood donation campaign and donated 100 units of blood.

Bahrain strips top Shia cleric Isa Qassim of citizenship

Manama : Top shia cleric of Bahrain on Monday was stripped by the Sunni-ruled Bahrain of his citizenship, state media report.

An interior ministry statement accused Sheikh Isa Qassim of using his position to "serve foreign interests" and promote "sectarianism and violence," BBC reported.

The cleric, who holds the religious rank of Ayatollah, has backed protests led by the Shia community groups for greater civil and political rights.

Islamic school in Britian gives students anti-IS classes

London : An Islamic school in Britain is holding classes for students as young as 11 years old in order to help them recognise violent propaganda to prevent jihadis from grooming them online.

More than 600 students aged between 11 and 16 attend the Al-Hira Educational and Cultural Centre in Luton, Bedfordshire, each week for weekend and evening classes on the Quran and anti-Islamic State (IS) for the last eight months, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.

'British Muslims join IS due to cuts in public services'

London : A student leader has blamed the British government's cuts to public services as the reason behind the Muslim youth travelling to join terror groups such as Islamic State.

Malia Bouattia, the controversial National Union of Students (NUS) president who refused to condemn IS, said Britons have no choice but to go off to Syria to join the IS because they feel disempowered, Daily Mail reported.

Israel 'cuts' water supplies to West Bank during Ramadan

Ramallaha : Israel's national water company on Wednesday cut crucial water supplies to large areas of the occupied West Bank, leaving tens of thousands of Palestinians without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Mekorot, the main supplier of water to Palestinian towns and cities, siphoned off water supplies to the municipality of Jenin, several Nablus villages and the city of Salfit and its surrounding villages.

'Anti-gay' British Islamic cleric leaves Australia

Sydney : A British Muslim cleric who believed death is a compassionate sentence for gay people, has had his Australian visa cancelled and left the country, officials said on Wednesday.

Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said he decided to revoke Sekaleshfar's visa, known for his speech given in the US in 2013, saying gays should be killed "out of compassion" in certain cases.

"It will be very difficult, if not impossible, for him to return back to our country," Dutton told Sky News.

Indian-American Muslims strongly condemn terrorist attack on civilians in Florida

By TCN News

Members of the Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the horrible terrorist attack on civilians in a social club in Orlando, Florida on June 11 by a terrorist who happened to be Muslim.

Surviving in the worst: The tale of widow Rohingya refugees living in Jammu

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net,

Jammu: Three weeks ago, Tahira Begum, 25 a Rohingya refugee along with her husband and two kids, was living a harsh, but acceptable life in a one-room rented Jhuggi (hut) in Karyani Talab area of Narwal Jammu, where like her, hundreds of other Rohingya refugees live thus giving the area a pseudonym of refugee colony.

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