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Malaysia plans new logo for products made by Muslims

Kuala Lumpur : A Malaysian government official has said that the government is considering a new halal logo as proposed by two economic organisations to identify products made by Muslims.

Othman Mustapha, Director-General of Department of Islamic Development Malaysia, warned that the new logo could be unlawful unless they are certified by existing regulatory authorities, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday citing local authorities.

'Muslims Get Out' sign owner invited to mosque

Washington : The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) said they were reaching out to a business owner who put up a "Muslims Get Out" sign outside his restaurant to invite him to mosque.

The hope is that by giving Treats Family Restaurant owner Dan Ruedinger an opportunity to come to a mosque and interact with Muslims, he will learn more about Islam and the local Muslim community, kare11.com reported on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia announces success of Haj season

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the success of the current Haj season with the departure of pilgrims after performing related rituals.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud congratulated Saudi Crown Prince and Supreme Haj Committee, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the success of the season in a statement released through the Saudi Press Agency.

The number of pilgrims exceeded 1.8 million, of which 1.3 were foreigners, Saudi authorities said on Monday.

Nearly 2 mn pilgrims mark Day of Arafat as part of Haj

Mina : Nearly two million pilgrims from across the world observed the Day of Arafat, an occasion for repentance and supplication considered as the pinnacle of the annual Haj pilgrimage.

On Sunday, the worshipers began day-long prayers and recitals of the Holy Quran on a rocky hill known as Mount Arafat or Mount of Mercy, east of the Saudi city of Mekkha, where Prophet Muhammed gave his last Haj sermon.

The Day of Arafat falls on Dhu al-Hijah 9, the final month in the Islamic calendar. It comes a day before Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice).

After 35 years Grand Mufti retires from delivering Haj sermon

Makkah : After 35 years of delivering sermons and leading prayers in Namirah Mosque in Saudi Arabia, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al-Asheikh on Saturday stepped down citing health reasons.

Al-Asheikh used to deliver the sermon and lead the prayers at Namirah Mosque, which is also known as the-one-day-mosque, on the day of the grand stand in Arafat -- a granite hill also known as the Mount of Mercy.

Millions gather in Saudi Arabia for Haj

Makkah : Nearly two million pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Haj, which culminates on Sunday with the standing on Arafat -- a granite hill also known as the Mount of Mercy.

New measures have been brought in to prevent a repeat of last year's stampede which killed around 2,300 people.

This year is the first time in nearly three decades that Iran has not sent pilgrims to the six-day religious gathering, with the stampede legacy heightening tensions between the two countries.

Saudi men lobby for remarriages of widows, divorcees

Riyadh : A group of Saudi men have formed a society to promote remarriages of widows and divorcees within the existing system of polygamy in Saudi Arabia, the media reported on Sunday.

There are more than two million unmarried women, including widows and divorcees, in Saudi Arabia. Under the Saudi laws, these women are allowed to remarry, but the practice is not common.

Doctors, engineers, religious scholars and university professors are among the 100 founders of the new society, in which eight per cent of overall members are women, Xinhua news agency reported.

Saudi Arabia tightens controls to prevent MERS, Zika during Haj

Riyadh : The Saudi Arabian Health Ministry will enforce tight border controls to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Zika virus during the Haj season in September.

The ministry will also monitor suspected cases of diseases such as cerebral spinal fever, meningitis, yellow fever and polio among the incoming pilgrims, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

A team of 97 medics, including 18 doctors, has been assigned to monitor incoming pilgrims by examining suspected cases and checking vaccination cards.

Indonesian President inaugurates 12th Islamic World Forum

Jakarta : Indonesian President Joko Widodo opened the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum here on Tuesday, urging the Muslim community to use their fundamental powers to tackle global economy.

Speaking at the Jakarta Convention Centre, President Widodo said the Muslim community had the best demographic figures, apparently dominated by youths when compared to other communities, Xinhua news agency reported.

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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