Tag: Islam

More trouble for Pakatan with the unilateral conversion of minors bill in Selangor

Pakatan seems to be in constant trouble, especially with a controversial bill that paves the way for the unilateral conversion of minors in the ruling coalition's controlled state of Selangor. The proposed amendment has the blessings of the state palace, but, according to a Malaysiakini...

Mosque apologises for “inappropriate” dance segment at CNY celebration held at its premises

Masjid Yusof Ishak apologised for an "inappropriate" dance demonstration during the Chinese New Year celebrations held at the mosque premises on Saturday (24 Feb). The apology, posted on the mosque's Facebook page, came after the event drew flak from some netizens who questioned why such...

Mosque draws flak from netizens for organising CNY celebration in its premises

A Chinese New Year celebration organised by and held at Masjid Yusof Ishak on Saturday (24 Feb) has drawn flak from some netizens. According to the Malay daily, almost 100 residents from three elderly nursing homes (Swami Home, SunLove and Orange Valley) were treated to a...

Did the Star picture Muslims in prayer as terrorists?

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The biggest selling newspaper in Malaysia, The Star is in trouble with the law for portraying Muslims in prayer as terrorists. At least this is what the cover of the newspaper's Saturday edition is telling, according to netizens who blew their temper over the front page...

Manchester United star Pogba introduced to Islam by his mother

It may have surprised many to see pictures of Paul Pogba at the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia at the start of this month of Ramadan, but he has been a devout Muslim for years. He followed Islam after being introduced to...

China’s fear of Islam and its impact on Muslims

“A community is like a fruit,” says a Uighur driver from Kashgar. “Squash it too hard and it will burst.” These words are resonant of the frustration and anger the Chinese Muslim community in the Xinjiang province where ethnic Uighurs are subjected to extreme religious...

Religious giant fights radical Indonesia’s online insults

The Nahdlatul Ulama the biggest Muslims organisation in the world claiming 50 million members in Indonesia has stepped in to debunk a flurry of sectarian hoaxes and false news reports. Indonesia, the largest Muslim populated country on earth, witnessed massive rallies against a Chinese politician...

Is Malaysia or Singapore more Islamic?

An outdated study, carried out in 2010, is making the rounds of WhatsApp groups in Singapore and Malaysia. The WhatsApp message headline reads: Singapore is placed 7th most Islamic city in the world. The study is an indexation of how the countries around the world have adapted...

The changing face of mosques in Singapore

Doing away with domes, arches, and minarets; having youth corners instead. When the Al-Mawaddah Mosque opened in 2009 with its roof-top garden, aluminium exteriors, and Building and Construction Authority (BCA) green-mark-award winning sustainability features, it was a sign that mosques in Singapore are going through...