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ICD and AIH Signed a Collaboration MoU to Develop and Strengthen the Azerbaijan Private Sector

ICD and AIH Signed a Collaboration MoU to Develop and Strengthen the Azerbaijan Private Sector

AFRICA, Banking World, ISLAM, Religion, Saudi Arabia
Under the MoU both parties will co-operate in exploring the possibility of supporting the companies under AIH portfolio for the potential issuance of sukuk BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 4, 2021/ -- The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-ps.org), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG), and Azerbaijan Investment Holding (AIH) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of cooperation between the two parties for the furtherance of their respective mandates in several areas of financing and investments. The MoU was signed by Mr. Ayman Amin Sejiny, CEO of ICD and Mr. Ruslan Alikhanov, CEO of AIH. Under the MoU both parties will co-operate in exploring the possibility of supporting t...
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and FCI to host Online Conference on Islamic International Factoring

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and FCI to host Online Conference on Islamic International Factoring

AFRICA, DUBAI, ISLAM, WORLD
This webinar will focus on factors that will drive socio-economic growth and stability with Islamic finance to support businesses which is integral to global supply chains DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, September 3, 2021/ -- The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) is partnering with FCI to host an online conference on Islamic International Factoring. To be held on the 13th September from 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM KSA Time, the event will explore key topics including the benefits and principals of Islamic factoring. Keynote speakers include Mr. Peter Mulroy, Secretary General, FCI and Mr. Basel Al Hussain, ITFC Dubai Branch Manager who will share their perspective on Islamic factoring and what ...
IsDB Institute’s Global Forum: ‘Islamic Finance Has an Essential Role in Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery’

IsDB Institute’s Global Forum: ‘Islamic Finance Has an Essential Role in Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery’

Banking World, Business, ISLAM, Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
H.E. Dr. Al Jasser stated that the growing Islamic finance industry could serve as an essential source of finance for infrastructure development in developing countries and emerging markets JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, August 30, 2021/ -- Islamic finance has an essential role in helping countries mobilize resources to fund economic recovery and fight extreme poverty following the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was among the key conclusions of the 15th IsDB Global Forum on Islamic Finance, held virtually on 28 August 2021. The IsDB Institute (IsDBI) organized the forum under the theme, “The Role of Islamic Finance in Post-COVID19 Economic Recovery of IsDB MCs”, as part of the side events of the 2021 IsDB Group Annual Meeting. The forum brought together senior d...
Muslims seek travel permits to distribute meat for Eid

Muslims seek travel permits to distribute meat for Eid

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, ISLAM, Religion, UGANDA
Hear Uganda, a humanitarian organization is set to slaughter over 400 cows for distribution to different vulnerable Ugandans countrywide to mark the celebration of Eid al-Adha on July 20.     For this Eid, animals including sheep, goats, cows, or camels are slaughtered for their meat and shared over three days. The meat is divided into three parts in an act known as Qurbani (togetherness). One portion is given to the poor, one to the immediate family at home while another portion is reserved for relatives. Sheikh Haidari Kizza, the vice chairman of Hear Uganda says they are seeking travel permits from the ministries of Health and Works to distribute the animals and meat to different people across the country.  Former Supreme Mufti, Sheikh Kasule Ndirangwa advis...
Jihadists attack Christians in Niger

Jihadists attack Christians in Niger

AFRICA, CHRISTIAN, ISLAM, NIGER, Religion, TERRORISM
According to ACN’s Religious Freedom in the World Report 2021, the area has become one of the hotspots for militant jihadism in Africa. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has received news of a jihadist attack on Fantio and Dolbel, two towns in the Tillabéri region in southwestern Niger. Survivors of the attack fled to the Dori region of Burkina Faso, sources told ACN. It is a group of women with small children and babies. According to these witnesses of the attacks, the terrorists attacked the towns twice, killing the men. The two towns were abandoned by the rest of the inhabitants. In Fantio, the jihadists took a statue of the Virgin Mary, liturgical books and musical instruments and burned them. They then desecrated the Blessed Sacrament by throwing the sacred hosts on...
India police summon Twitter chief for video on Hindu men attacking a Muslim

India police summon Twitter chief for video on Hindu men attacking a Muslim

HINDU, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INDIA, INTERNATIONAL, ISLAM, POLITICS, Religion, Social Media, Twitter, USA
The video causing the furore shows Hindu men forcibly shaving the beard of an elderly Muslim man, with India claiming Twitter should remove it to prevent incitement of communal hate. Police in India have summoned Twitter's top official in the country to answer allegations that the US firm failed to stop the spread of a video that allegedly incited "hate and enmity" between Hindu and Muslim communities. An official police notice, seen by Reuters, showed a case had been registered in Ghaziabad in northern Uttar Pradesh state over a video of a few men, apparently Hindu, beating an elderly man believed to be a Muslim and cutting his beard. The police report names Twitter Inc, its local unit and seven others for their alleged roles in disseminating a video that was deemed insultin...
Christchurch attack film slammed over ‘white saviour’ narrative

Christchurch attack film slammed over ‘white saviour’ narrative

FAMILY, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, ISLAM, PEOPLE, Religion
Community members, leaders slam planned movie for not focusing on the victims of the attack which killed 51 Muslims. . The attacker killed 44 people at the Al Noor mosque before driving to the Linwood mosque, where he killed seven more [File: EPA] A planned film about the 2019 Christchurch mosque killings has sparked an intense backlash in New Zealand, with community members and leaders slamming the project for pushing a “white saviour” narrative. The film, “They Are Us”, aims to focus on New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s handling of the horrific shootings in March 2019 when a white supremacist gunman ran amok at two mosques during Friday prayer, killing 51 and seriously injuring another 40.The attacker killed 44 people at the Al Noor mosque before driving to the ...
Hajj pilgrimage will be limited to 60,000 people from within Saudi Arabia due to Covid, kingdom says

Hajj pilgrimage will be limited to 60,000 people from within Saudi Arabia due to Covid, kingdom says

INTERNATIONAL, ISLAM, PILGRIMAGE, Religion, WORLD
Mecca will be off limits to the vast majority of Muslims this year, after Saudi Arabia announced that only a select few, all from within the country, would be allowed to participate in the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The religious ceremony, which begins in mid-July, will be limited to 60,000 pilgrims between the ages of 18 to 65 who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the kingdom’s Hajj and Umrah Ministry said in a statement released on Saturday. All participants must either be citizens or residents of Saudi Arabia.  The restrictions reflect Riyadh’s “constant concern for the safety and security of pilgrims, as well as the safety of their countries,” the ministry explained.  All Muslims who can perform Hajj are required to do so at least once in their lifetime, and d...
Demolishing Palestinian homes for an Israeli religious theme park

Demolishing Palestinian homes for an Israeli religious theme park

Asia, CRIME, CRISIS, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, ISLAM, Israel, JUDAISM, PALESTINE, POWER, Religion, WORLD
More than 100 buildings housing about 1,500 people in the al-Bustan area of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem face demolition. Silwan, Occupied East Jerusalem – Nearly 120 Palestinian families face the destruction of their homes to make way for an Israeli religious theme park where the Israelis believe King David had a garden in biblical times. About 1,500 people living in more than 100 buildings in the al-Bustan area of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem are under threat. On Monday, Jerusalem Municipality inspectors, accompanied by Israeli forces, delivered notices to demolish at least 13 of those homes and structures within 21 days, after an Israeli court ruled earlier they had been constructed without building permits. “Stating that the orders were delivered is somewhat ...
Canada anti-Muslim attack: ‘It could have been any one of us’

Canada anti-Muslim attack: ‘It could have been any one of us’

CANADA, CRIME, CRISIS, FAMILY, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, ISLAM, PEOPLE, Religion, TERROR, WORLD
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the killing of four members of a Muslim family in Ontario a ‘terrorist attack’. Montreal, Canada – Like so many others have done during the coronavirus pandemic, the Afzaal family was out for an evening walk. But on Sunday, as they waited to cross a street in London, Ontario, they were run down by a driver police say was motivated by anti-Muslim hate. For members of Muslim communities across the country, the Islamophobic attack that killed four people, including a teenage girl, and seriously injured a nine-year-old boy, harkens back to painful memories of a deadly assault on a Quebec mosque more than four years ago. It is also a sign that something is terribly wrong. “The sentiment that I’m hearing across the board, and I think everybody...
What pilgrims will miss from their favourite place

What pilgrims will miss from their favourite place

ADVOCACY, AFRICA, African Union, ANGLICAN, CATHOLIC, DIPLOMACY, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, ISLAM, PAN AFRICA, Religion
KAMPALA, Uganda Mr Edward Sebalimba has for the better part of his life been walking from Kabale District in Western Uganda to Namugongo in Wakiso District, a distance of about 520kms to celebrate Martyrs Day. “I used to take about 11 days walking from Kabale to Namugongo and I was much prepared to walk for this year’s celebrations,” he says. Mr Sebalimba is sad that he has not been to Namugongo for the second year running. “Besides spiritual healing, the annual walk has always been a spiritual and healthy walk,” he says. Mr Mike Ssajjabbi, a catechist at Kitovu Catholic Parish in Masaka Diocese, has also for the last 16 years been trekking to Namugongo for the celebrations. “In 2016, when I moved to Namugongo, I asked the martyrs to intercede on my behalf for God ...
Martyrs day: Archbishop Kazimba asks Christians to respect Covid-19 guidelines

Martyrs day: Archbishop Kazimba asks Christians to respect Covid-19 guidelines

AFRICA, ANGLICAN, CATHOLIC, ISLAM, PAN AFRICA, PILGRIMAGE, Religion, UGANDA
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stephen Kaziimba has asked Christians to respect the Covid-19 guidelines as they celebrate the Martyrs day. Kaziimba on Tuesday addressed journalists at his residence in Namirembe ahead of the commemoration of Uganda Martyrs Day on Thursday 3rd June. In previous years, millions of people from within and outside Uganda thronged both the Anglican and Catholic Shrines to commemorate the martyrs, a brave group of young men who died while defending their faith. At the Catholic Shrine, Christians start accessing the centre on May 25, when a Novena which is often prayed nine days earlier in preparation for a feast or a specific intention is recited. The earlier arrivals of both national and international faithful’s has also previ...
TANZANIA: Muslims In Fear Of Missing Hajj Due to Delayed Vaccination 

TANZANIA: Muslims In Fear Of Missing Hajj Due to Delayed Vaccination 

HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, ISLAM, Religion, TANZANIA, TOURISM, TRAVEL, World Health Organization
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA - Saudi Arabia is requiring all pilgrims for the scaled-back, annual Hajj in July to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In Tanzania, where vaccinations have not yet begun, Muslims hoping to go to Mecca are urging authorities to start jabbing. Omar Aboubakar, like many other Muslims in Tanzania, wants to make the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. It’s an integral part of the Muslim faith, but for now only those immunized against COVID-19 can take part in this year’s Hajj. Aboubakar is worried because vaccinations in Tanzania have yet to be approved. “The time remaining is limited but still, we haven't given up,” he said. “We expect our top leaders to check on the issue of vaccination carefully so we can accomplish this holy w...