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Morocco to Train 50 French Imams

Marrakech- After recently training Imams in several African countries, Morocco will train fifty Imams from France, who will arrive to the kingdom this coming January. The trainings, which will cover the Quran and the life of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), will include supplementary lessons in science and information technology. France plans to use these new Imams to promote an image of moderate Islam, and to ...

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Morocco’s Religious Leadership: Allocation of €3 Million to Train Malian Imams

Taroudant - In its leading role in the fight against religious extremism that has emerged in Africa, Morocco has established a religious center in the capital of Rabat to train imams in the teachings of tolerant Islam. A group of Malian Imams arrived recently in Rabat on to study tolerant Islam. In addition to Quranic studies, the Malian imams will learn about the life of the prophet Mohammad, study Arabic ...

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Faceless ‘Sharia-compliant’ Doll for Muslim Girls Launched in UK

Taroudant - A new faceless doll launched in Britain in recent days and said to be “in accordance with Islamic law”  has sparked a backlash among some Muslims. The manufacturer of the doll said “The Deeni Doll has no face on it whatsoever and is Shariah compliant.” Nicknamed Hijab-clad Romeisa, the doll, which costs £25, is decorated with traditional “Islamic” costumes and a black headscarf covering the top ...

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Saudi Scholar Under Fire For Saying Women Not Required to Wear Veil

Rabat - A Saudi scholar came under fire over the weekend after he stated on a television program on the Saudi MBC channel on Saturday that women are not required to wear the veil in Islam. To make his point, he appeared with his wife, who did not wear a veil. Echoing a series of tweets he has been posting on his Twitter account over the past couple of weeks, the controversial Saudi scholar and former head o ...

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Frenchman Converted to Islam Thanks to Late Abdellah Baha

Rabat- Oussama Benkirane, son of the head of government Abdelilah Benikirane, has reportedly revealed that a French national has converted to Islam thanks to the late Abdullah Baha, who died in a train accident in Bouznika last Sunday. Oussama Benkirane wrote in a post on his Facebook account that he went with the son of Abdullah Baha on Thursday to visit Baha’s grave. He said that they found a man, who the ...

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US Expert Praises Morocco’s Reforms in Religious Field

Washington - Morocco is a "unique" case in the region of North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) in terms of religious field reforms through the centrality of the institution of the Commander of the Faithful, Haim Malka, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at the US Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said Monday in Washington. "There are countless lessons that we can learn from the Morocca ...

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Why the Claim that Hijab is Not Required in Islam is Baseless

By Abd ur-Raheem Murphy The following article is a response to an article previously published by MWN. The universality of the call to surrender to the command of God is undisputed by all who call themselves Muslim. This universality, however, is not a universality in terms of acceptance or inclusion, but rather of application and rule. The general principle regarding the laws of Islam is that if something ...

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Why Wearing the Veil is not Required in Islam

New York - The universality of Islam invalidates the claim that veiling of any kind is mandatory for all Muslim women, and, for that matter, negates the notion of particular clothing requirements for all Muslims. The Quran states “O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another” (49:13). The Quran recognizes and accepts cultural d ...

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ISIS Releases Pamphlet on How to Enslave Non-Muslim Women

Rabat- The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly released a new pamphlet detailing how to treat female slaves, as well as justifying beating, trading, and having sexual intercourse with non-Muslim female slaves, including young girls. The pamphlet cites Quran and authoritative Islamic scholars. Entitled Su'al wa-Jawab fi al-Sabi wa-Riqab ("Questions and Answers on Taking Captives and Slaves" ...

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Saudi Arabian Researcher Praises Model of Islam Practiced in Morocco

Fez- After frequent visits with Moroccan intellectuals and participating in many Moroccan forums and debates, Saudi Arabian researcher Dohyyan Suliman recognized Moroccan Islamic benevolence as beneficial to the religion in comparison to the Islamic approaches that dominate eastern Arab countries. In his article The Moroccan Model of Islam published in Makkah Online he specifies that the Moroccan Islamic di ...

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Egyptian Cleric Says Alcohol is ‘not Haram’ in Islam

Taroudant- Egyptian cleric Sheikh Rashid Mustafa made a controversial statement claiming that drinking alcohol is not haram (forbidden under Islam), and “those who say that it is haraam lie to God.” During a television interview with the Egyptian television channel Attahrir (liberation), the Egyptian cleric, who works as imam of a mosque in Sydney, said that the Holy Quran only prohibits drunkenness, but no ...

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Al-Azhar Accuses Islamic State of ‘Barbarism, Distortion of Islam’

Rabat - The Grand Imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar Mosque, Ahmed al-Tayeb, said on Wednesday that the Islamic State, known as IS or ISIS, is "barbaric," accusing "all armed groups and sectarian militias who use violence and terrorism... o having no relationship with true Islam."  During the opening of a two-day international conference, held in Cairo, Egypt, Ahmed al-Tayeb accused the “extremist militants of distor ...

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