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Sri Lanka Muslim ministers resign en masse over Easter bombings

Sri Lanka's Muslim ministers have resigned en masse over widespread hate attacks against their community in the wake of the Easter bombings.

Protests over Muslim politicians grip Sri Lankan city

Two of the Muslim leaders have stepped down from their posts as provincial governors, President Maithripala Sirisena's office says.

By a thread: Thai Muslim family keeps silk weaving heritage alive

Niphon's family laments the lack of apprentice weavers at his Bangkok silk shop, and they say they are the last of the Muslim weavers of Baan Krua.

Iran state TV fires managers over ‘insult’ to Sunnis

Two channel managers have been fired over a live programme that 'insulted the sanctities of Sunni Muslims', according to official news agency IRNA.

Muslims seek voice in changing Uzbekistan

Uzbek Muslim student has been discriminated because of her religion and expelled from a university in the capital Tashkent.

Indonesia’s transgender Muslims find safe haven for prayer during Ramadan

Islamic school provides shelter for marginalized community to pray during the holy Ramadan month.

The lesson from Sri Lanka: Be wary of radical preachers

Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of the suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka, is on record as saying things that should be familiar to Malaysians.

Let my daughter stay buried as a Muslim, pleads Surinder’s mum

Family also makes police reports on social media backlash over Surinder Kaur’s burial.

India’s top court orders mediation on contested sacred site

The decision comes amid a top court hearing on an appeal against a 2010 lower court verdict that gave Muslims one-third of the land and the rest to Hindu groups.

China using Muslim detainees for forced labour

Millions of mostly Muslim minorities are held in internment centres across Xinjiang, China, and others forced to work for far less than the local minimum wage.

What does it mean to be a Muslim woman? New book...

Mariam Khan hopes people will see that Muslim women are not under a 'monolithic, single story narrative', and their voices and stories concerning their faith should be heard.

Turkey: China’s treatment of Uighurs an ’embarrassment for humanity’

Turkish foreign minister says it is no longer a secret that more than one million Uighur Turks are subjected to torture and political brainwashing in concentration centres and prisons.

Francis in Arabia, the Muslim-friendly pope

The pope says he is looking to write a new page in relations between religions with his visit to the United Arab Emirates.

Philippines seeks peace with Muslim self-rule vote

Roughly 2.8 million voters will be watched over by a contingent of 20,000 police and soldiers, amid fears rival insurgent groups could use violence to try to disrupt the poll.

Datuk Manila Tomb: Burial place of Filipino Muslim scholar

It is believed this saintly man taught the virtues of Islam to the locals in Melaka and was greatly admired for his kind heartedness and good nature.

US congressman from Iowa under fire for racist comments

King is known for espousing hard-line views on immigration and has long backed building a wall along the southern border with Mexico.

Spike in bomb and grenade attacks in Thailand’s restive south

The latest attacks occurred Friday night in a series of seven separate incidents in three different districts of Narathiwat province.

Sultan Nazrin: State religious councils must play role as think tanks

He says all council members need to do re-engineering, removing their old mindset.

Why display such abrasiveness against Christmas?

I can’t imagine what would happen if a non-Muslim were to describe an Islamic festivity in a negative way.

From terror to triumph: a young Rohingya woman’s journey to the...

Since the military launched its crackdown in August 2017, more than 730,000 Rohingya have fled northern Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh.

Bangladesh slams Myanmar minister over Rohingya remark

Bangladesh summoned the Myanmar ambassador on Wednesday to condemn 'irresponsible remarks' made by Myanmar’s religion minister about Rohingya Muslims, and called for action against him.

Conservative Indonesian Muslims hold big rally in Jakarta

The rally was attended by former general, Prabowo Subianto, a nationalist with strong links to Islamists who is seeking to topple President Joko Widodo in next year's polls.

Repent now, Wan Saiful tells ‘desperate’ Zahid

The PPBM supreme council member made the remark after the Umno president asked Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah if he was a Muslim for supporting a human rights treaty.

Security heightened at disputed Indian religious site ahead of mass gathering

As millions of Hindus believe that the mosque stood at the birthplace of Lord Ram the dispute continues to be at the core of tensions between Hindus and India's Muslim minority.