Moon-sighting for Ramadan 1432H in Malaysia

The date for sighting the new moon to determine the beginning of the fasting month for Muslims throughout the country will be on the afternoon of Sunday, July 31st 2011, which is equivalent to 29th Sha’ban 1432 AH.

31 locations throughout the country have been set as the place to sight the new moon of Ramadan, which are as follows.

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Right-wing Christian influenced by Islamophobic blogs attacks Norway

Norway attacks was launched by a right-wing Christian terrorist and influenced by anti-Islam blogs claiming that Muslims are the “fourth column” in the West. The irony of the claim is that now it can be clearly seen that Christian fundamentalism is capable of terrorism.

Muslims gather at the largest Islamic convention in North America

If Muslims want to improve their image America, they have to get involved in their communities and proactively talk Islam before controversies arise, leading Muslim figures told 40,000 people gathered at the continent’s largest Islamic convention this weekend.

The message, echoed among dozens of panels and discussion groups at the Islamic Society of North America’s annual meeting in suburban Chicago comes after a difficult year for American Muslims. Several states have passed or proposed bans of Islamic law, mosque construction projects have met ferocious opposition and polls have shown that many Americans have a negative perception of the religion.

Panels carried titles such as “Muslims Under a Microscope,” “Anti-Sharia Initiatives: How to Respond” and “Not in My Backyard,” regarding to anti-mosque construction campaigns. The sessions at ISNA, which were based upon the requests of members, indicated that Muslims are also concerned about the state of their religion as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches.

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