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How Modern Mathematics Emerged From A Lost Islamic Library

Centuries ago, a prestigious Islamic library brought Arabic numerals to the world. Though the library long since disappeared, its mathematical revolution changed our world.
British Mandate Palestine map

Israel’s Borders Explained In Maps

More than 70 years after Israel declared statehood, its borders are yet to be entirely settled. Wars, treaties and occupation mean the shape of the Jewish state has changed over time, and in parts is still undefined.

‘Muslim Game Of Thrones’ Breaks Viewing Records

The Turkish historical TV drama Dirilis Ertugrul (Ertugrul's Resurrection) has been all the rage in Pakistan since the state broadcaster began airing a dubbed version in April.
People celebrating Eid

Coronavirus: Muslims Urged To Avoid Communal Eid Celebrations

Muslims in the UK have been urged to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid at home under lockdown this weekend.
Women protest outside the Saudi consulate in New York on 1 June 2019 to protest against the trials of three clerics in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Executed Record Number Of People In 2019

Saudi Arabia put to death 184 people in 2019 - a record number for the kingdom - despite a decline in executions worldwide, Amnesty International says.
Many daily wage workers in Pakistan are now unable to work, earn and eat (Credit: Credit: Aysha Imtiaz)

The Law Of Generosity Combatting Coronavirus In Pakistan

As Pakistan imposes greater social distancing measures to combat coronavirus, a Muslim law of generosity is helping to save those out of work.

Turkey Charges 20 Saudis Over Journalist’s Murder

Turkey has charged 20 suspects over the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October 2018.

US Begins Withdrawing Troops

The US has started withdrawing troops from Afghanistan as part of a deal with the Taliban aimed at bringing peace to the country.

Muslim Council Urges Investigation Into Conservative Party

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has renewed its call for an independent inquiry into accusations of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party, accusing it of failing to act.

How Muslims’ Homes Were Targeted And Burnt

There are some 200 homes and shops in riot-hit lanes of Khajuri Khas, a fifth of them owned by Muslims. The mob targeted houses and shops with chilling ease.

Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President Dies Aged 91

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in Cairo at the age of 91.

Israel Says It Struck Sites In Gaza And Syria

The Israeli military says it has launched air strikes against a Palestinian in Gaza and Syria in response to rocket fire.

Peterborough Muslim Women’s Cycling Group ‘Great For Socialising’

A group of Muslim women who set up their own cycling group are on a mission to get more females from minority backgrounds on their bikes.

‘Muslims Did No Favour To India By Staying Here’

Muslims who chose to stay in India when it was partitioned following independence from Britain did the country "no favours", Yogi Adityanath, one of India's most controversial right-wing politicians

Huge Rally As Iraqis Demand Us Troops Pull Out

Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr earlier called for a million people to join Friday's march, close to the US embassy in the capital.

Royal Derby Hospital: Disposable Sterile Hijabs Introduced

A hospital trust believes it is the first in the UK to introduce disposable sterile headscarves for staff to use in operating theatres.

Syrian Migrants In Turkey Face Deadline To Leave Istanbul

Thousands of Syrian migrants have until Tuesday to leave Istanbul or face expulsion from Turkey's biggest city.

Norway Mosque Shooting: Man Opens Fire On Al-Noor Islamic Centre

A man has been arrested in Norway after a shooting inside a mosque left one person injured on Saturday. Police say a gunman opened...

Pakistan Election: Imran Khan Claims Victory Amid Rigging Claims

Former cricketer Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan's election, amid accusations of vote rigging by rivals.