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Israeli Lawmakers To Ban Adhaan

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SHAFAQNA - The Israeli parliament, Knesset, has given preliminary approval to a controversial bill that would ban Muslim calls to prayers from being announced via loudspeakers at mosques in the occupied Palestinian territories. The "muezzin"…

Seminar to help Muslims learn their rights

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Society of Central Jersey will hold a seminar with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Association of Muslim American Lawyers and New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Associations from 6:30-8 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the center,…

Faces of Islam - Muslim women are not in fact submissive but the pillars of society

SHAFAQNA - In the west, the common picture of a Muslim woman is the stereotype of a woman hidden behind a veil, a voiceless, silent figure, bereft of rights. It is a picture familiar to all of us, in large part because this is invariably how…

First Saudi woman to run in elections

SHAFAQNA - Their election leaflets cannot contain photographs, and they are not allowed to address men directly at campaign meetings. But in a breakthrough moment for Saudi Arabia, a country known neither for voting nor for female emancipation,…