London Is More Islamic Than Many Muslim Countries

Britain has been acquiring an increasingly Islamic face, with hundreds of official Shariah courts operating in the capital and many mosques dotting many cities. “London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together,” Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi, an Islamic preacher, was quoted as saying in the local media. “Terrorists can not

A $10m mosque is coming up in Nairobi

The Masjid Abubakar Committee in Eastleigh, Nairobi, has embarked on an ambitious 950 million ($9.5 millions) shilling expansion plan to upgrade its facilities to cater for the increasing need of the local Muslim faithful. The project, located in Eastleigh Sixth Street, will include a ten-storey modern mosque to enhance on the

30 Somali proverbs that have hilarious literal translations

Somalis are known for their love and excessive use of proverbs. Here are 17 of the most famous Somali proverbs literally translated into English: Aaddane eed ma waayo Human beings are never without a fault Abaal nin gala waa la arkay, nin gudase lama arag. Those who accept a favour are many (have been

Somali-American politician Ilhan Omar denies being anti-Semitic

Somali-American politician Ilhan Omar has denied being anti-Semite after Jewish groups claimed a 2012 tweet accusing Israel of “evil doings” amounted to anti-Semitism. Ilhan, who made history in 2016 by becoming the first Somali-American legislator in the US, said on Twitter that criticizing Israel did not mean she hated Jews. In the

Top five foreign names Somalis love giving their daughters

In Somalia, people love nicknames. They also love naming their daughters after foreign countries and cities or even continents. Some Somali parents name their girl after a city or country because it was a place they visited during their honeymoon, anniversary or another special trip. Some places have a historical or family

Five things you should stop asking Muslim girls

There are many misconceptions surrounding women in Islam fostered by traditional media and manufactured stereotypes. Muslim women do not always get the opportunity to speak up about these fallacies. In reality, is nearly unfathomable to generalise the women of a religion of 1.7 billion people. These generalisations lead to statements

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