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Islamic New Year 2014 | The Prophet and Kaaba

24/10/2014

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Robin Appleby Dubai 2014 New Years' Eve Fireworks Yet another amazing display, but now a record breaker!

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:52 p.m. DST, 24 October 2014 This year, the new Islamic New Year fell on October 24. The date will mark the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina in year 622. He led his followers over 200 miles across barren desert to escape persecution. […]

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Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

13/07/2014

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Airplane at Sunset, Prague Airport, Czech Republic, Photo by Jaromír Chalabala

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]

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Finally Justice for Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu

01/06/2014

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Honor Killing Crimes

Of course silence is an option, but is it moral? “From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married. Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come. When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound. So why call her bad? From her, kings are born. From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all.” ~ Guru Nanak, 15th Century Founder of Sikhism

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Indonesian Women Suffer Higher Rates of Caining as Punishment

20/05/2014

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"Battered.. & Broken" Photo by: Aphrodite

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 23:06 p.m. DST, 20 May 2014 EAST ACEH, Indonesia – A 25-year-old widow claims she was raped by eight men after they allegedly found her with a married man in her home in Lhokbani, a village in East Aceh district. The man, 40, and woman were beaten and doused […]

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Opposition to Child Marriage in Pakistan Gains Momentum

01/04/2014

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Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan by DFID - UK Department for International Development

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 01:10 a.m. DST, 01 April 2014 PAKISTAN – Child marriages are a major and disturbing problem in Pakistan and elsewhere. Eleven percent of the world’s children will be married before the age of 15 — amounting to over 2 million child brides. In Pakistan 7% of girls married […]

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