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Muslims: Adherents of Islam
Muslims are people who follow or practice Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. Muslims consider the Quran, their holy book, to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet and messenger Muhammad. The majority of Muslims also follow the teachings and practices of Muhammad (sunnah) as recorded in traditional accounts (hadith). "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "submitter".

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India's Republic Day celebrations marked with protests, blasts

Hundreds of thousands of Indians protested across the country on Sunday against a citizenship bill that many fear is discriminatory against the minority Muslim community.
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Limited internet to be restored in Kashmir, no access to social media

Limited mobile data services and internet will be temporarily restored in Jammu and Kashmir from Saturday, ending nearly a six month communications lockdown after Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew..
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Videos for Muslims


'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling [Video]'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling

UN top court's order asking Myanmar to prevent further genocide of mainly Muslim Rohingya cheered at Cox's Bazar camps.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

India's top court orders review of Kashmir internet shutdown [Video]India's top court orders review of Kashmir internet shutdown

Top court said communications lockdown in Muslim-majority region violated country's telecoms rules.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:59Published

Super Cup in Saudi part of football's desire to make money - Barca coach [Video]Super Cup in Saudi part of football's desire to make money - Barca coach

Ernesto Valverde says the Spanish Super Cup is in Saudi Arabia due to the football industry's desire to find more revenue streams.

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'War is never the answer to saving more lives': Omar [Video]'War is never the answer to saving more lives': Omar

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim member of Congress, cautioned against war in the aftermath of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian commander saying 'sending teenagers to die or return with life-long..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

'War is not the answer': Omar [Video]'War is not the answer': Omar

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim member of Congress, cautioned against war in the aftermath of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian commander saying 'sending teenagers to die or return with life-long..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Facing criticism, Delhi police probe attack on students at elite university [Video]Facing criticism, Delhi police probe attack on students at elite university

Delhi police are investigating how masked men burst into a premier university and attacked a student protest with sticks and rods, an officer said on Monday, the latest incident to ignite criticism of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

India’s Sikhs rally against new citizenship law [Video]India’s Sikhs rally against new citizenship law

Sikhs in Punjab say new law allowing Sikhs but not Muslims from neighbouring countries to apply for citizenship is discriminatory.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Iranians Publicly Mourn Assassinated Military Commander [Video]Hundreds Of Thousands Of Iranians Publicly Mourn Assassinated Military Commander

Hundreds of thousands of mourner turned out across Iran on Sunday to mourn slain military commander Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was killed in Iraq in a U.S. military strike. His body was returned home..

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Ethnic Kazakhs ‘detained and tortured in Chinese camps’ [Video]Ethnic Kazakhs ‘detained and tortured in Chinese camps’

Some ethnic Kazakhs have told Al Jazeera they have been held in Chinese internment camps as part of the country’s crackdown on Muslims.

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The women at the front lines of India's citizenship law protests [Video]The women at the front lines of India's citizenship law protests

Having battled everyday sexism, female students come out in full force against bill excluding Muslims.

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Muslim fury grows after protest deaths in India [Video]Muslim fury grows after protest deaths in India

The death of five Muslim men during protests against a government law that many find discriminatory against Muslims has rocked the Northern Indian neighborhood of Meerut. Jonah Green reports.

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Hundreds march in New Delhi against citizenship law that excludes Muslims [Video]Hundreds march in New Delhi against citizenship law that excludes Muslims

The protesters walked to the Jantar Mantar area near parliament and chanted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and police.View on euronews

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India's citizenship law: Opposition protests bill [Video]India's citizenship law: Opposition protests bill

India's main opposition party protests new citizenship law that discriminates against Muslims as demonstrations grow.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Modi says law not anti-Muslim as protests continue across India [Video]Modi says law not anti-Muslim as protests continue across India

Indian PM defends new citizenship law at election rally, accusing critics of spreading 'lies and fear'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

India: Boy, 8, among many killed as citizenship law protests rage [Video]India: Boy, 8, among many killed as citizenship law protests rage

At least 15 dead in Uttar Pradesh state as demonstrators defy ban to protest against new law seen as anti-Muslim.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:05Published

Muslim nations look to gold and bartering to beat sanctions [Video]Muslim nations look to gold and bartering to beat sanctions

At the end of an Islamic summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's prime minister says several Islamic nations are looking into ways to be self-reliant in order to face the future threat of sanctions. David..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Mahathir Mohamad: Muslim world 'in a state of crisis' [Video]Mahathir Mohamad: Muslim world 'in a state of crisis'

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan were notably absent from meeting of Islamic nations at the Kuala Lumpur Summit.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

India citizenship law: "This is one more step in the government's policies towards marginalizing Muslims" [Video]India citizenship law: "This is one more step in the government's policies towards marginalizing Muslims"

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:07Published

Santa on a camel delivers Christmas trees in Jerusalem's Old City [Video]Santa on a camel delivers Christmas trees in Jerusalem's Old City

Issa Kassissieh, a Palestinian Christian, has been sharing both Christmas trees and spirit with Jerusalem's citizens in recent years.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Internet blackout hits India unrest, mass arrests [Video]Internet blackout hits India unrest, mass arrests

The protests that have swept India enters its second week. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is refusing to budge on the controversial citizenship law that sparked the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

India students lead waves of anti-citizenship law protests [Video]India students lead waves of anti-citizenship law protests

Students have been in the front line of the protests against India's new citizenship law which excludes Muslims.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

 

China a '21st century surveillance state,' U.S. defense chief says

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that China's Communist Party had created a surveillance state that uses artificial intelligence to repress Muslim minorities and pro-democracy..
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Muslim women protest India's new citizenship law

In New Delhi's Shaheen Bagh neighborhood, beside open sewers and electric wires dangling dangerously, a group of Muslim women in colorful headscarves sit in resistance to a new citizenship law that has..
USATODAY.com - Published

Former Applebee's employee says she was fired for booting customer who made anti-Muslim comments, files lawsuit

Amanda Breaud said she was told the comments included that Muslims were "disgusting" and "most of them are terrorists," according to the lawsuit.
USATODAY.com - Published

Explainer: Highest U.N. court can tell states what to do - but not enforce

In ordering Myanmar on Thursday to take immediate measures to prevent atrocities against its Muslim Rohingya minority, the International Court of Justice in The Hague was handing down a binding ruling..
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World Court orders Myanmar to take steps to protect Rohingya

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities, and preserve evidence of alleged crimes..
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World Court to rule on emergency measures in Rohingya genocide case

The International Court of Justice on Thursday will rule on a request for emergency measures by Gambia, which has filed a case against Myanmar accusing it of genocide against the Muslim minority..
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Biggest swimming pool in Russia's Muslim south bans women, causing outcry

The biggest swimming pool in Russia's Muslim-majority North Caucasus region has banned women, prompting anger from rights activists and others who have accused the sports complex of discrimination.
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India's top court gives government more time to explain divisive citizenship law

India's Supreme Court declined calls to suspend the implementation of a new citizenship law on Wednesday, deciding that a constitutional bench of five judges was needed to hear all the challenges to..
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Trump Considering an Expansion of His 2017 Travel Ban

The president said in Davos, Switzerland, that he was planning to add more countries to an executive order barring people from predominantly Muslim countries.
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Thai officials resume peace dialogue with main southern insurgents

A senior Thai official met an envoy of the main insurgent group fighting in the country's largely Muslim south in what both sides described as a positive step toward a peace process, the Thai..
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Myanmar government-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the..
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Myanmar president hails 'historic' visit as China's Xi arrives to fanfare

Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation isolated by the West over its treatment of the..
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Muslim millennial dispels stereotypes for millions

Aimed at young Muslim women and girls, a website started by a teen after 9/11 has cultivated a global audience. (Jan. 16)  
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Grief and Fear in Sacramento Over a Death That Set the World on Edge

The Sacramento region is home to thousands of Muslim immigrants. The death of one of them in Iraq was the spark that brought the United States and Iran to the edge of war.
NYTimes.com - Published

Rights group denounces Japan envoy for 'disturbing' comments on Myanmar Rohingya

Tokyo-based human rights activists on Wednesday decried recent remarks by Japan's ambassador to Yangon, who told local media he did not think the Myanmar military committed genocide on the Rohingya..
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Thailand, Indonesia to share intelligence to combat insurgents

Thailand and Indonesia on Tuesday signed an intelligence sharing agreement that the Thai army chief said would help limit the movements of insurgents operating in the Muslim-majority southern region of..
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India's top court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal

India's Supreme Court said on Friday that an indefinite shutdown of the internet in Kashmir was illegal, rebuking the government for the communications lockdown imposed after it withdrew the Muslim..
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U.S. lawmakers predict passage of bill backing China's Uighurs

Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump..
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Saudi Arabia arrests wanted man in Eastern Province: state TV

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday arrested a man it said had opened fire on a security patrol in the eastern Al-Qatif region, a regular flashpoint between the Sunni Muslim dominated government and minority..
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Four Rohingya children killed in blast in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Four Rohingya Muslim children were killed by a landmine explosion in Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Tuesday which the military and ethnic insurgents blamed on each other.
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Muslims should unite after Iran commander's killing: Malaysian PM

Muslim countries should unite to protect themselves against external threats, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday after describing the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander..
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Six dead in deadliest day of Indian citizenship law protests

Six people died and dozens were injured on Friday as Indian police clashed with thousands of protesters who again took to the streets in several parts of the country to oppose a new law they say..
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Iran's revolutionary guards, anti-U.S. forces will avenge Soleimani: IRGC spokesman

Iran's Revolutionary Guards and anti-U.S. forces across the Muslim world will avenge the assassination of Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, a Guards spokesman told Iranian state television on Friday.
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Bosnia indicts Serb army general over Srebrenica genocide

A Bosnian war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday indicted a Bosnian Serb former army general for taking part in the 1995 massacre of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, an atrocity described as..
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Bangladesh shuts down telecoms along India border citing security concerns

Muslim-majority Bangladesh has ordered telecom operators to shut down services along the border with India, citing security concerns over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new citizenship law which..
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In tense north India, Muslim family says Hindu neighbors stood guard at a wedding

Members of a Muslim family in northern India said they were able to conduct the wedding of a young woman last week after neighbors from the majority Hindu community stood guard in an area that was..
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Muslim fury grows after protest deaths in Indian neighborhood

Zaheer Ahmed had just returned home from work in northern India last Friday afternoon and stepped out for a smoke before lunch.
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Blindspot to backlash: India’s Modi and party misread the mood

Huge protests in India against a citizenship law seen by many as anti-Muslim have wrong-footed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sent his Hindu nationalist party scrambling to douse the anger.
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Indian Muslims wave national flag to show protest is not anti-India

Indian Muslims protesting against a citizenship law which they say is discriminatory are carrying national flags and copies of the constitution, aiming to prevent supporters of the Hindu nationalist..
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Explainer: Why India's new citizenship plans are stirring protests

Thousands of Indians have been protesting against a new citizenship law as well as possible plans for a National Register of Citizens (NRC), alleging the measures are an attack on a secular..
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Modi says citizenship law not anti-Muslim as protests continue across India

Following days of violent, sometimes deadly protests across India against a new citizenship law critics say discriminates against Muslims, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a rally on Sunday for his..
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Modi to address rally in Delhi as protests rage in India over new law

Following days of violent, sometimes deadly protests across India against a new citizenship law critics say discriminates against Muslims, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a rally later on Sunday..
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Muslim nations consider gold, barter trade to beat sanctions

Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar are considering trading among themselves in gold and through a barter system as a hedge against any future economic sanctions on them, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir..
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Turkish protesters march in support of Uighurs after Ozil comments

Thousands of protesters marched in support of China's Uighurs in Istanbul on Friday and voiced solidarity with Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil after the furore caused by his criticism of China's policies..
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Indian police fire tear gas in clashes with stone-throwing Muslims angry at citizenship law

Indian police fired tear gas and clashed with crowds of stone-throwing Muslims who took to the streets after Friday prayers across the north of the country in anger at a citizenship law they say..
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Protesters chant "Remove Modi" after prayers at historic Indian mosque

Chants of "Remove Modi" filled the air after Friday prayers at the historic Jama Masjid as protesters gathered to march toward New Delhi's center, one of many demonstrations across India over a..
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Malaysia's Najib swears in a mosque he had no role in model's murder

Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak took an oath at a mosque on Friday denying allegations he ordered the 2006 murder of a Mongolian model, seeking to clear his name in the Muslim-majority country.
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Curfew imposed in Indian city as two die in protests, internet shut in parts

Authorities shut down the internet in parts of northern India on Friday and imposed a curfew in a southern city after two people died in clashes between police and stone-throwing protesters angered by..
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Progress of non-Muslims 'left us in lurch', Malaysia tells Islamic summit

Muslim nations need to do more business among themselves, trade in each other's currencies and keep up with non-Islamic countries to stop being left at their mercy, their leaders said on Thursday at a..
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Erdogan says 50,000 Syrians fleeing Idlib to Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that 50,000 people were fleeing Syria's northwestern region of Idlib to Turkey, and slammed Muslim nations for not supporting his plans to resettle..
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Saudi Arabia, Pakistan snub Malaysia's Muslim summit

Leaders from many Muslim nations including Turkey and Iran gathered in Malaysia on Wednesday to tackle issues agitating Muslims globally at a summit that has been snubbed by Saudi Arabia and its close..
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Muslim leaders gather in Malaysia for summit shunned by Saudi

Leaders and senior representatives from some 20 Muslim nations flocked to the Malaysian capital on Wednesday to discuss issues agitating Muslims globally at a summit Saudi Arabia decided to snub, and..
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Police and protesters clash in Indian capital over citizenship law

Police fired shots in the air as thousands of protesters took to the streets on Tuesday in the latest clashes in the Indian capital over a new law that makes it easier for non-Muslims from neighboring..
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India's home minister says opposition misleading people over citizenship law

India's Home Minister Amit Shah accused some opposition parties on Tuesday of misleading people over a contentious new law that makes it easier for non-Muslims from neighboring countries to gain..
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Indonesia Muslim groups deny China lobbying sways views on Uighurs

Indonesia's biggest Muslim groups have denied that lobbying by Beijing, including tours facilitated by China in Xinjiang, had influenced their stance on the treatment of the region's Muslim Uighur..
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Clashes erupt in Indian capital over citizenship law; Modi rejects criticism

Clashes erupted in New Delhi on Tuesday between thousands of protesters and police, the latest violence in a week of opposition to a new law that makes it easier for non-Muslims from neighboring..
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Myanmar seizes boat carrying 173 Rohingya Muslims: military spokesman

Myanmar authorities detained 173 ethnic Rohingya aboard a boat off the southern coast, authorities said on Tuesday, amid signs that more members of the Muslim minority group are making perilous sea..
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