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Libya Flood Death Toll Rises, , Official Warns Retrieving ‘Severely Decomposed Bodies’ May Not be Possible

by Fatma Khaled/The Messenger A representative from one of the rescue missions in Libya warned that it might be difficult to recover the dead bodies that were “severely decomposed” during the devastating Storm Daniel that killed thousands. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in an update on Saturday that the flooding […]

American Muslim Relief Groups Should Combine their Relief Work in Morocco and Libya

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah During the last seven decades, no other religious community has suffered more than Muslims in wars imposed by fellow humans and tsunamis, earthquakes, fires, and droughts attributed to God as part of His creation schemes. The wars have destroyed countries like Afghanistan, Chad, Mali, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Chechnya, Central […]

French students, teachers join protests against school Abaya ban

by Aysha Qamar A school in the northeast of Paris has joined students in the movement against France’s school abaya ban. Teachers and students at Maurice Utrillo High School in Seine-Saint-Denis, a diverse suburb, have gone on strike together in protest against the government’s decision to ban the abaya and qamis in public schools, Al Jazeera […]

Ohio State Issue 1 defeated, Muslims urged to vote “No”

by Samana Aslam COLUMBUS, OH–Ohio’s Special Election took place on Aug. 8, deciding the future fate of the abortion amendment in the state. Voters took to the polls defeating State Issue 1. The proposal could have raised the voter threshold to 60 percent and could have rid the 10-day cure period for citizen-led amendments to […]

Millions More Afghans Are Being Cut Off From Food Aid

by Aysha Qamar Food rations to an additional two million Afghans will be cut this month, the UN World Food Program (WFP) said in an announcement Tuesday. The agency said it will only be able to provide food assistance to about one-fifth of the 15 million people who need it in Afghanistan. The decision follows […]

Op Ed Mattel Commercial, The Barbie Movie

By Mahvish Akhtar The Barbie movie has changed the way we look at movies, advertisements, and promotions of a product and the ideology attached. The brilliance of this film is unparalleled to any infomercial I have ever seen in the past. No business, no matter how big or small, has ever been able to make […]

Athan can be broadcast publicly in New York City without permit

by Rehan Qamar New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Edward A. Caban launched a new NYPD initiative to support and facilitate the Athan, or Islamic call to prayer, at regularly prescribed times each Friday and during the holy month of Ramadan. The effort represents a historic step […]

Pakistan Gives Cash to Nearly 100 Homeless Christian families

Pakistani authorities on Monday handed out thousands of dollars to nearly 100 Christian families whose homes were destroyed or damaged by a Muslim mob angered over an alleged desecration of the Quran last week. The government of caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar said each household was getting $6,800 in compensation on Monday. Police said they […]

Imran Khan In Jail Amidst News of Upcoming Federal Election

By Mahvish Akhtar Pakistan’s government institutions have been dissolved to prepare for an upcoming national election later this year. These elections would have to be held without former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was jailed on 5th August 2023 for three years. He has also been barred from politics for the next five years. Pakistani President […]

Swedish PM ‘Extremely Worried’ About Further Quran Burnings

by Aysha Qamar Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said he is “extremely worried” about the consequences if more demonstrations burning the Quran continue, as Mulim anger over the desecration of the holy book simmers around the world. Kristersson told Swedish news agency TT on Thursday, that more requests have been filed with police for permission […]

A courageous woman in the story of KARBALA

M Basheer Ahmed M D The Martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet of Islam, occurred on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims worldwide commemorate that tragic event on this day in 680 AD. It was a battle between good and evil. Imam Hussain, the beloved grandson […]

BBC Apologizes After Reporter Asks if Morocco’s World Cup Team Has Any Gay Players

by Aysha Qamar The BBC has issued an apology after a reporter asked an “inappropriate” question during a FIFA Women’s World Cup press conference on Monday. At a press availability before the team’s pool match against Germany, Moroccan captain Ghizlane Chebbak was asked a question about her teammates’ sexuality. “In Morocco, it’s illegal to have a gay […]