Monthly Archives: October 2014

Israel reopens Al-Aqsa amid intense security

At least 3,000 officers deployed following holy site’s rare closure sparked by clashes over killing of Palestinian. Israeli right-wing activists scuffled with police as they tried to storm the Al-Aqsa compound on Thursday [AP] Israel reopened Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound … Continue reading

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Pakistan sends assistance to landslide victims

The High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. Qasim Qureshi along with the entire staff of the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka expressed their deep sympathy and grief on the tragic loss of life and property caused by the … Continue reading

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Conclusions – Sri Lankan Muslims at the cross roads – 23

By Izeth Hussain What is the explanation for the anti-Muslim campaign? I have argued in this series of articles that no cogent explanation can possibly be found in the bilateral issues that have been bedeviling Sinhalese-Muslim relations. Two of them, … Continue reading

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I’m a feminist, and I converted to Islam

I’m a feminist, and I converted to Islam

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Sweden recognises state of Palestine

Israel recalls its ambassador following move Swedish foreign minister hopes “will show the way for others”. Sweden has officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm’s foreign minister has said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to … Continue reading

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No ‘olive’ branch

Palestinian farmers denied land access, face attacks by settlers Seventy-year old Palestinian farmer Abbas Yusef, center, explains to United Nations officials and foreign supporters of Palestinian rights, the restricted access to his olive groves on land either side of an … Continue reading

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Charity ( Zakah) in Islam and what it really means…

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Clashes in Jerusalem after shooting of rabbi

Al-Aqsa shut down after member of far-right group which wants to rebuild Jewish temple on site of mosque is wounded. Tension has been running high in Jerusalem since summer, with several clashes near al-Aqsa [Reuters] Clashes have erupted between Israeli … Continue reading

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Colombo District Masjid Federation to collect Sadaqa for Koslanda Landslide Victims

Colombo District Masjid Federation has called upon all Masjids to collect Sadaqa for the rehabilitation of victims of the Koslanda Landslide Disaster. The collections will be made after Jumma Prayers tomorrow 31st October at all Jumma Masjids in the Colombo … Continue reading

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UN condemns Israeli settlement expansion

UN political chief tells Security Council that Israeli plans to build new homes in Jerusalem could ignite more violence. Last updated: 29 Oct 2014 23:29 The international community does not recognise Israel’s annexation of the eastern sector of Jerusalem [Reuters] … Continue reading

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