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Morocco: Join ISIS, Lose Your Nationality

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - Since the collapse of Syria, Moroccan security services have arrested several men who are recruiting fighters to join the ranks of various groups in Syria. They primarily recruited for Jabhat al-Nusra until the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a terrorist group under the leadership Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Morocco has been a major recruitment source for ISI ...

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The Reasons Behind Egypt’s Unhealthy Obsession with Morocco

Washington DC - Egyptian fixation on Morocco has reached a “hysterical” level. With an economy tumbling and a security situation worsening, Egyptians still find the time to interfere in Morocco’s internal affairs. This weeks’ comments made by Youssef Eid, Secretary General of the Fatwa at Al-Azhar Mosque, the highest religious authority in Egypt, nullifying King Mohammed’s celebration of the aid-Al-Adha is ...

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Egypt’s Al Azhar Cleric Says Eid Al-Adha in Morocco is Invalid

Tinjedad, Morocco -Scholars from Egypt’s Al-Azhar Mosque questioned today the legitimacy of the Moroccan celebration of Eid Al Adha. Unlike most Muslim countries, where the holiday was celebrated on Saturday, Morocco celebrated Eid Al-Adha on Sunday. According to El-balad, Youssef Eid, Secretary General of the Fatwa at Al-Azhar Mosque, said that Morocco’s celebration of the first day of Eid al-Adha today “i ...

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Wish a Happy Eid to a Stranger

Fes- The idea of Wish Happy Eid to a stranger was launched last year by Moroccan blogger Baba Louay. Louay spend over three years traveling around the world, and he returned to Morocco last year he deiced to share the joy of Eid holidays with strangers. "I hadn’t celebrated Eid in Morocco for three years. When I was back early 2013, I wanted to make something special. #Eid is usually celebrated among the me ...

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This is Why Muslims Celebrate Eid Al Adha Holiday

By Yassine El Hattch Rabat - Eid Al-Adha, called in Morocco Eid Al-Kabir, refers to ‘The Great Eid’ and is a famous and religious festival that is celebrated all over the Islamic world. It is celebrated on the tenth of Dhou Al-hijja each lunar year of the Islamic calendar. Religiously speaking, the root of this festival goes back to Abramham, who is deemed the father of all the Abrahamic religions: Christia ...

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Inauguration of Pro-gay Mosque in South Africa Sparks Controversy

Washington D.C. - Controversy surrounded the opening of what is proclaimed to be South Africa’s first ‘open mosque’ Friday, when a small group of people protested outside the gates at the mosque’s inaugural prayer.   The mosque, which welcomes people from all genders, religions and sexual orientations, was founded by Taj Hargey, a professor at the Muslim Educational Center of Oxford. “In South Africa 20 yea ...

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Morocco, Guinea Sign Draft Agreement to Train 500 Guinean Imams

Rabat - A draft agreement to train 500 Guinean imams (religious leaders) in Morocco was signed on Wednesday in Rabat, in the presence of Guinea's PM Mohamed Said Fofana. Signed by minister of endowments and Islamic Affairs Ahmed Toufiq and secretary general of Guinea's religious affairs ministry Hadj Abdellah Jassi, the agreement touches on the training, in the first place, of 100 imams currently working in ...

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Iran: a Man Sentenced to Death for Insulting the Prophet

Rabat - An Iranian social media activist has been reportedly sentenced to death for his alleged insult of the prophet Mohammed (PBUH). On Sunday, the Tehran-based court reportedly sentenced Souhail Arabi, a 30-year-old social media activist to death and 3 years in prison, over’ insulting the prophet charges’, local media reported. Souhail Arabi who is the father of 5-year-old child was detained in Evin pris ...

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List of Stars who Observe Ramadan Fasting

Taroudant, Morocco- The International Business Times published this week a list of the world's most famous Muslim converts who, like millions of Muslims around the world, are observing the Holy Month of Ramadan. Some of the names included on list have identified as Muslims for a long time and are familiar with fasting during Ramadan, but others that are new to Islam may find the new experience somewhat chal ...

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Nigerian man Sent to Mental Hospital After He Renounced Islam

Taroudant, Morocco- The Muslim community usually welcomes those who renounce their religions and convert to Islam, but when a Muslim openly renounces his or her faith, he or she may face ostracism or even harsh punishment by their society. According to the German news agency DPA, a Nigerian man’s family had him committed to a mental institute in Kano state, northwest Nigeria, for denying his belief in God. ...

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Sudan: Woman Sentenced to Death for ‘Renouncing Islam’

Rabat- A Sudanese court sentenced a woman to death for “renouncing Islam” and embracing Christianity.  According to CNN, before the verdict, the court gave the woman until Thursday to recant her Christian faith, but she refused.  "I am a Christian, and I will remain a Christian," she was quoted by CNN as saying. The court considered her to be Muslim although she was raised Christian, according to the same s ...

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Muslim Man Gives a Needy His Shoes, Walks Home Barefoot

Taroudant, Morocco- A charitable act of kindness by a selfless Muslim in the bus on Saturday, April 20 has touched the hearts of millions and elicited appreciative responses all over the world. The wonderful story of this simple act of selflessness and true human character went viral in the social media. Its hero is a Muslim who gave his own shoes and socks to a needy barefoot in the in a bus in Vancouver, ...

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