World Bulletin / News Desk
Two National Football League (NFL) American Muslim brothers, Husain and Hamza Abdullah, “voluntarily” sacrificed millions of dollars when they decided to take an absence leave to head to Mecca.
The two players felt the urgent need to head to Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage “not only to seek greater spiritual fulfillment, but also to nurture a greater tolerance of their Islamic faith,” the U.S.-based television network NBC reported.
When NBC’s correspondent Mary Carillo asked Husain, 27, why did he take decide to go on a trip to Mecca in 2012, he said “it is a long story…Last year, there was a tug war inside in my heart in my soul…something was just drastically missing.”
“We’ve been playing football since we were 8 years old,” Husain told Carillo.
“There’s more to life than this” he said, adding that he and Hamza, 29, felt the same towards deeply needing to do something beyond playing football.
A letter condemning attacks on Muslims is published on internet.
Turkey's Department of Religious Affairs head Mehmet Gormez said Turkey is planning to establish the university as a supprtive choice not an alternative to Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.
The victim had her head bashed into the wall of the train a number times by an unknown woman who was shouting abuse before being pushed off the train.
Russian police said that they arrested 30 people involved in the incident on the grounds that they attacked the police.
Husain Abdullah was flagged for 'unsportsmanlike conduct' for performing the Islamic prostration as a touchdown celebration.
Behavior that spoils the pilgrimage atmosphere will be totally prevented, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz said.
Lindsey Van Gele said she converted to Islam when she married Belgian footballer Mamoutou N’Diaye, who is originally from Mali.
Qatar women’s basketball team returned home from South Korea after being told they could not wear head scarves while competing.
Meetings between the religious leaders of Cyprus have become a regular opportunity to encourage dialogue between the two major religious groups on the island - Muslims and Christians - as the the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot governments seek to resolve the Cyprus dispute.
Calling the ISIL group's interpretation of Islam illegitimate and perverse, the letter issued in Arabic and English slams their use of torture, slavery, forced conversions, the denial of rights for women and children, and the killing of innocents as tactics in war.
Airports have become a flashpoint of the increased security, and many Muslims say they are being singled out for lengthy and extensive searches. Four mosques had received bomb threats in recent days, and Muslim woman attacked on streets
The players refused to remove their headscarves, saying it violated their religious beliefs and they wanted to send a strong message to the sport's governing federation that the ban was unfair.
The mosques are not just offering information about Islam to non-Muslims, but also to Muslims as well, allowing them to familiarize themselves better with the true teachings of their religion.
The documents which belong to the family of Egyptian architect Fahmy Moemen Bey, who was commissioned to design the expansion of the mosque, had been kept for 60 years.
Germany’s Muslim community held rallies in 2,000 mosques across country in protest against ISIL and growing racist attacks.