NAIROBI – A Kenyan bishop has converted to Islam and turned his church into a mosque, saying that he could not stand how women wore indecently to his church. “My church was known as Nyalgosi God’s Call Church of East Africa, but it is now Nyalgosi Jamia Mosque,” Bishop Charles Okwany, now Ismael Okwany, told […]
Denmark’s immigration minister on Tuesday posted a screenshot of her iPad showing a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad -God forbids- on Facebook, one of the satirical cartoons that caused outrage among Muslims around the world more than a decade ago.
The Facebook post comes as a reaction to a decision by the Skovgaard Museum in Viborg, Denmark, not to include the drawing in a new exhibition about blasphemy since the Reformation.
“It is the museum’s own choice and they have their full right to do it, but I think it’s a shame,” said Inger Stojberg, minister for immigration and integration, in her Facebook post.
The Facebook post is accompanied by a screen shot of the minister’s iPad background screen, which shows a cartoon of a bearded man with a bomb in his turban.
A mosque in the city of Örebro has been largely destroyed by a fire, which police are treating as arson.
THATTA – As many as 250 people from Hindu families have on Saturday converted to Islam in Chohar Jamali area in Thatta’s District -Sajjawal-Pakistan, despite the continuous efforts by racists and Islamophobes to mutilate the religion of Islam.
As per details, around 250 people of Hindu Sami family converted to Islam during a ceremony held in in Chohar Jamali area in Thatta’s District Sajjawal.
The ceremony was organized by renowned trader Abdul Aziz Memon, which was attended by large number of political, social and religious personalities.
Those who converted to Islam include males and females. Gifts including Ajrak, clothes, grocery and financial help were also distributed among those who converted to Islam.
Construction of mosque and madarassa in the area were also announced on the occasion.
Al-Baqara (The Cow) Sura 2: Verse 258 (partial)
This sums up the basic principle concerning guidance and error. The term zalimin (wrongdoers or unjust persons) in Quranic terminology refers to those who misuse the gifts and faculties given to them by Allah. Instead of considering them as Allah’s blessings and being grateful to Him, they regard them as theirs by right — a privilege that they deserve. Consequently, they become proud and insolent like Iblis, the Devil. Instead of obeying Allah and adoring Him, they install themselves over others as their gods and lords. Such people, the Quran says, are unjust and become wrongdoers and are left to grope in darkness all their lives. No matter how clear and plain the message of truth is, because of their perverse nature, they always find some excuse to refute and reject it. Like Nimrod, they are sometimes dazzled by truth, but they cannot see clearly. They may at times be puzzled and rendered speechless, yet they will not embrace the truth and walk in its path.
“Pondering Over The Qur’an: Surah al-Fatiha and Surah al-Baqarah” – Amin Ahsan Islahi