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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Muslims help build Hindu temple in Bihar, India

SITAMARHI, Bihar – As media continues to focus on claimed tensions between both faiths, Indian Muslims in the northern Bihar's Sitamarhi district have been quietly helping Hindus in constructing a new temple to finish it before their coming Chhath festival in November. "Muslims are not only donating money for temple construction, they are also actively involved in ensuring that it should come up soon," Rajkishore Raut, president of the Shiva Temple Construction Committee, told IANS. Raut, a school teacher, said the construction of the temple was a fine example of Hindu-Muslim brotherhood. Read the whole article at: http://www.onislam.net/english/news/asia-pacific/460042-india-muslims-help-building-hindu-temple.html

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Imam leads campaign against forced marriages

A Muslim scholar has launched a groundbreaking campaign against forced marriage in Scotland. Shaykh Amer Jamil says the practice has no place in Islam. During the next few weeks leaflets and sermons are being given in mosques as part of an initiative to educate the community. "In the Muslim community there's a misconception amongst some people that religion allows this, that parents have an Islamic right to choose partner of their children, and that they don't have a choice in this," says the Glasgow-based Imam. [...] "The only thing that can break a cultural norm for Muslims is the religion," he explains. "So when you come down and say in Islam the prophet was against this practice, nobody can argue with you," he says. Read the whole article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-17908548

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bangladeshi Muslim Rickshaw Driver Builds Hospital

One rickshaw driver, who saved for 30 years on $6 per day, founded a small hospital in the remote village of Tanhashadia. His efforts have made him a national celebrity and his clinic now treats 300 patients each day.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jewish, Muslim volunteers join to help out during Christmas

Ari Goldberg filled Styrofoam cup after Styrofoam cup with lemonade from a giant jug cooler in soup kitchen at the St. Leo Catholic Church's on Detroit's west side on Christmas morning.

The 13-year-old West Bloomfield resident was one of about two dozen volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit who helped prepare and serve a festive holiday meal to less-fortunate people.

It was part of the organization's annual Mitzvah Day program, the largest single day of volunteering by the region's Jewish community, which enables Christians to spend the holiday at home with their loved ones, according to the Federation. This year, for the third time, an estimated 1,000 Jewish volunteers joined forces with their Muslim neighbors

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Windsor Islamic Center to produce solar power

WINDSOR, Ont. -- A new solar project on the roof the Rose City Islamic Centre has the potential to produce enough electricity to power 250 homes in the surrounding neighbourhood.

Located on Empress Street in partnership with Solgate Solar, the project will result in the installation of solar panels on about 55,000 square feet of the building's roof.


It's expected that the project will generate 250 kilowatts of power, reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 371,000 kilograms per year, save more than 500,000 acres of forest and displace more than 4,000 barrels of oil.

Read more: http://www.windsorstar.com/technology/Windsor+Islamic+centre+produce+solar+power/

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ugandan Muslim Religious Organization Launches Safe Motherhood Project

A sh10.5b programme to sensitise Muslim women on safe motherhood and reduce the school drop-out rate among children has been launched in Kabarole district.

The programme was launched on Monday at Toro Main Mosque in Fort Portal town by the Mufti, Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje.

The four-year project worth sh10.5b was named "Keeping Mothers and Children Alive, Safe and Learning." It is funded by the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

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