TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Malaysian government wants tahfiz schools - where students spend long hours memorizing the content of the Islamic Holy Book - to inject other subjects into their syllabus to allow students to pursue higher education and join the regular workforce.
TEHRAN (IQNA) – UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency, is following the situation of several thousand Rohingya who have been living in a so-called “no man’s land” near the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh since the end of August 2017.
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja “Ahok” Purnama has petitioned Indonesia’s top court to overturn his blasphemy conviction, which raised concern that pluralism and religious tolerance were waning in the Muslim-majority country.
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The man who carried out a shooting attack on an Orthodox church in Kizlyar, a town in the Russian North Caucasus region of Dagestan, has no connection to Islam, Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said.
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A new category titled “Quranic Qira’at (recitations)”, including Quran memorization along with the seven recitation styles of Quran has been added to the international Quran competition in Egypt.
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Plans are under way to deploy “mobile mosques” to event venues, training camps and other sites at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for use by Muslim athletes and other participants.
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Muslim women are facing routine racist abuse on the streets of the UK, Jeremy Corbyn said while visiting mosques participating in a nationwide open day to build bridges across communities.