World Welcomes 2016 with Lavish New Year Celebrations & Fireworks


New Year Celebration @ Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France 2016JNN O1 Jan 2016 London : New Year’s Eve celebrations have kicked off with lavish fireworks displays as people around the world usher in 2016. However, some cities remain on high alert in the wake of terror threats. Continue reading

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Malaysian Conference on “ Confronting the Shia Virus ” , Led to formation of Indonesian Anti Shia Alliance


University Sain MalaysiaJNN 03  May 2014 Kuala Lumpur : The past fall, the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) held a seminar entitled “Confronting the Syiah Virus” (“Syiah” is the Malaysian word for Shia). At the event was Malaysia’s Home Ministry Security and Public Order assistant secretary Zamihan Md Zain Al-Ghari, who according to the Sun Daily said “there [is] an immediate need to stop the [Shiite] teaching[s].” The Anti Shia Alliance convention was held just a few short months later, and expressed similar viewpoints to those espoused in the seminar. Continue reading

Wahabi Lobby Afraid of Shiite Influence , Launches Organised Anti Shia Persecution in Indonesia


Anti Shia National Alliance in Indonesia JNN 23 April 2014 Jakarta : More than 1,000 people attended an anti-Shia declaration on Sunday at the Al Fajr mosque in the West Java capital of Bandung, in what appeared to be the first organized attempt to persecute Shiites in Indonesia. Continue reading

Indonesia Hosts Islamic Fashion Week


Islamic fashion Show , Jakarta , Indonesia kJNN 28 Oct 2013 Jakarta : Tapping into the growing industry, Indonesia’s government is championing talented young designers to face increasing demand for clothing that adheres to Islamic rules emphasizing modesty for women. Continue reading

Nigerian Girl Wins the Muslimah Miss World 2013


Nigerian Aishah Ajibola wins World Muslimah 2013JNN 22 Sept 2013 Lagos : Nigerian Muslim community has been buzzing with excitement after a young student was named Muslimah Miss World 2013, a global beauty pageant designed for Muslim women as a counterweight to the criticized though popular Miss World beauty pageant.

“We congratulate Sister [Obabiyi] Aishah Ajibola of the University of Lagos for emerging the winner of the world Muslimah contest,” Prof Ishaq Lakin Akintola, who teaches Islamic studies at the Lagos State University, told onIslam.net.

“We align with the contest in view of the fact that the criteria were not indecent exposure and provocative postures. The contestants were tested in the areas of recitation of the Glorious Qur’an, Islamic historiography, Islamic jurisprudence and Islamic current affairs.

In a contest held in Jakarta last Wednesday, 21-year-old Aishah emerged winner of the Muslimah World 2013.

Miss Aishah, a student at the prestigious University of Lagos, beat 19 other challengers from across the world to emerge Muslimah Queen 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia, at a competition that tested not just the Islamic appearance of the ladies but their understanding of the Qur’an and issues facing the Muslim world.

Aishah won $2,200 (N356, 000), hajj journey to Makkah and a visit to India.

Prof Akintola, who hosts an influential Islamic television program and gives comparative lecture about Islam and Christianity across Nigeria and beyond, added that Muslimah World competition offered a relief from the “immorality” of the Miss World contest.

“We equally congratulate the organizers of the contest as they used the global event to create great awareness for the rest of the world to show that Muslims have their own values and norms concerning beauty and intelligence,” the scholar said.

The scholar, who also heads the vocal non-profit organization, Muslim Right Concern (MURIC), added that the Jakarta event is a peaceful and commendable way of expressing Muslims’ outrage at the Miss World beauty pageant which he insists violates the chastity of women.

The feat has excited many Nigerian Muslims, especially young ladies who described the competition as charting a different course away from the well-known Miss World beauty pageant which is criticized across the Muslim world.

“Seeing a woman in such beautiful hijab and Islamic dress being honoured before the world is a pride for me as a Muslim woman,” Fatimah Adesokan, a 20-year-old lady nursing student, said.

Adesokan stressed that reports about Aishah’s victory excited her and confirmed her belief that hijab is a pride of the Muslim woman.

“I don’t see anything bad in it. It is a welcome development, more so that the contestants are not exposing their bodies or doing anything that is haram,” she said.

“This is a contest that tests their intellect and knowledge of Islam. Is there anything bad in our women exhibiting the beauty of hijab? I view it as a way of promoting Hijab which is our pride.”

Ruqayyah Bamigbade, 25, journalist, said she was glad Aishah has brought honor and not disgrace to the country, especially the Muslims.

“We have had instances of Muslims being accused of wanting to bomb innocent people. we have seen fellow citizens being nabbed for drug trafficking,” Bamigbade said.

“Here is a young woman who has placed the Nigerian Muslim woman on the global map of not exhibiting her nakedness but of expressing a dress sense in the Islamic way and of giving lie to the tale about Muslim women being second fiddle and who are not educated. Aishah’s intellect contradicts all that.”

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“10th Malaysia International Halal Showcase” Organized to Highlight the growing Halal Industry in the World


10th International Halal Showcase , Malaysia 2013JNN 06 Apr 2013 Kuala lumpur : Figures from the global halal food industry are gathering in the Malaysian capital to discuss ideas to expand the industry supplying food that complies with Islamic religious law, currently valued at $2.3 trillion annually.  Continue reading

Shia Believers are forced to convert to Majority's Sect of Indonesia


Indonesian Shia Protest against the DiscriminationJNN 22 Jan 2013 Jakarta : Credible local sources have told Amnesty International that the authorities have given the villagers until March to convert to Indonesia’s majority’s Sect of Islam as Sunni Sect, if they wish to return to their homes. Continue reading

Shia Believers are forced to convert to Majority’s Sect of Indonesia


Indonesian Shia Protest against the DiscriminationJNN 22 Jan 2013 Jakarta : Credible local sources have told Amnesty International that the authorities have given the villagers until March to convert to Indonesia’s majority’s Sect of Islam as Sunni Sect, if they wish to return to their homes. Continue reading

Indonesian Shia's Under Heavy Stress after attack & Displacement , as now even Govt. Relief Stopped


Indonesian Shias in Refugee CampJNN 25 Dec 2012 Jakarta : The Shia Community in East Java, Indonesia, has been subject to extreme measures of displacement and starvation by local authorities. At least 190 displaced Shi’a followers in East Java, including 69 women and 61 children, are at risk after local government authorities halted supplies of food and water to the community, citing a lack of funds.  Continue reading

Indonesian Shia’s Under Heavy Stress after attack & Displacement , as now even Govt. Relief Stopped


Indonesian Shias in Refugee CampJNN 25 Dec 2012 Jakarta : The Shia Community in East Java, Indonesia, has been subject to extreme measures of displacement and starvation by local authorities. At least 190 displaced Shi’a followers in East Java, including 69 women and 61 children, are at risk after local government authorities halted supplies of food and water to the community, citing a lack of funds.  Continue reading

529 killed in exodus to reach home to celebrate Eid ul Fitr in Indonesia


JNN 22 Aug  2012 JAKARTA – Exodus to homeland for celebrating Islamic festivity, Eid al-Fitr, has already killed 529 people in 3, 452 traffic accidents in Indonesia, media quoting official reported here on Wednesday. Continue reading

U.S. behind Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash in Indonesia: GRU


JNN 05 May 2012 Moscow : Russia’s military intelligence organization (GRU) believes that Washington was behind the crash of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane in Indonesia earlier in May, which killed 45 passengers onboard. Continue reading