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CAIR Asks U.S. Muslim Prayer Leaders to Urge Swine Flu Precautions

Mosque leaders called on to offer health tips after daily, Friday prayers WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group today called on Islamic religious leaders, or imams, to use daily and Friday congregational prayers in the nati...

I Am a Muslim With Moderate Views, Haneef Tells Australian Police

India is seeking consular access to Mohammed Haneef, currently detained in Australia, in connection with the failed Glasgow bombing. On Tuesday the Indian External Affairs Ministry summoned Australia's high commissioner, John McCarthy, to express its concern over the treatment of Haneef. ...

Child Health Key Focus Among Muslim Nations

Muslim nations will focus on key areas of child health and vaccine production to eliminate preventable diseases, senior health officials were expected to announce Friday in Malaysia. Health ministers from the 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) have gathered here for a three-day...

Madhya Pradesh Begins Surya Namaskar Amid Muslim Opposition

Bhopal: As many as 300,000 students, led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, took part in the 'surya namaskar' - a warm-up yoga exercise that begins with salutation to the// sun as the primal source of energy - in government schools across the state as it unveiled a physical education policy h...

Veils Banned to Muslim medicos in Birmingham Hospital

Adding fuel to the already raging controversy in Britain, Birmingham city hospitals have banned Muslim medicos from donning full-face veils//. Birmingham University School of Medicine has passed this ban on wearing of a full-face veil by Muslim women in an attempt to "help to aid good communi...

Burka Style Inter-faith Gowns For Muslim Patients In UK

NHS has introduced hospital gowns designed for women patients who wish to preserve their modesty for religious reasons.// It was revealed that the NHS bosses in Lancashire have asked a Calderdale firm is to make a new burka-style head-to-toe hospital, ‘Inter-faith’ gown for muslim women patie...

Sexual Harassment on the Rise in Aligarh Muslim University

Two teachers have been suspended for sexual harassment. A woman student quit because she could take it no more. Another had her clothes pulled for her "un-Islamic" dress.//Now an angry student is on hunger strike. The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh is in ferment. Worse, many of...

Susie's Big Adventure Explores Plastic Surgery In Saudi Arabia

...rgery contradictory to Islam, which is such a strong guiding force in the kingdom? Read about how plastic surgery has gained popularity in this strict muslim country. http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/2009/08/plastic-surgery-in-saudi-arabia.html Susie's other blog, Jeddah Daily Photo, ...

JACQUES Initiative Joins Maryland AIDS Administration to Extend HIV Testing to the Faith-Based Community

... comprised of two local churches with 30 members participating in Project SHALEM. Phase II will engage new partners, including Baltimore's Jewish and muslim communities. The ultimate goal is to build the foundation for a sustainable Project SHALEM and finally put the first real dent in combating the HIV...

JACQUES Initiative Joins Maryland AIDS Administration to Extend HIV Testing to the Faith-Based Community

... comprised of two local churches with 30 members participating in Project SHALEM. Phase II will engage new partners, including Baltimore's Jewish and muslim communities. The ultimate goal is to build the foundation for a sustainable Project SHALEM and finally put the first real dent in combating the HIV...

Eliminating polio requires global, coordinated effort -- Health Affairs article highlights risks, rewards of eradication

...had a strong political component and was fueled by rumors that the polio vaccine was contaminated with antifertility drugs intended to sterilize young muslim girls. This boycott led to a global outbreak of polio, with cases spreading to 20 countries across Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, and it...

Council for American Medical Innovation Applauds President Obama's Pledge to Invest in Science, Technology and Health Abroad

...ent and treatment of life-threatening illnesses in muslim nations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/c...0090325/DC89081LOGO ) In his address to the muslim nation in Cairo, Egypt last week, the President sa... the currency of the 21st century, and in too many muslim communities there remains underinvestment in these...

'One Woman Initiative' Announces First Grants to Women's Organizations in Five Nations

...ive to empower women in countries with significant muslim populations, today announced its first grants, tot... directly assist women in the countries with large muslim populations. CAFAmerica, a member organization of...articularly sensitive to the potential of women in muslim majority countries, at this watershed moment, when...

Church Leaders Urge U.S. Congress to Support U.S. Foreign Aid Reform Bill

...nce system is the focus of Bread for the World's 2009 Offering of Letters legislative campaign. The effort has rallied nearly 50 Christian, Jewish and muslim faith bodies and agencies, who have issued a joint statement on U.S. foreign assistance reform. "In the Abrahamic tradition, the willingness t...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Obtains HAS Certificate

...btained the HAS certificate (Halal Assurance system) issued by the Hangzhou muslim Association. The HAS covers Group ACYW135 and A+C Meningococcal Polysacchar... CEO said "With this certificate, we can export all our products to all the muslim countries. Last year, we had successfully bid the tender of 75,000 vials of...

D.C. Mayor Fenty, Italian Ambassador Help Announce First-Ever Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure(R)

... An Integral Health Model for Faith-Based Community Navigation Shanti Norris, project director (Southeast Metro D.C. region) -- The muslim Community Center Medical Clinic - Reducing Cultural Barriers to Breast Cancer Healthcare for Low-Income and Uninsured Women Dr. Aziz Ash...

Virginia Faith Leaders Call on Sens. Webb & Warner to Support Legislation to Protect Kids From Tobacco

...thodist Church- Virginia Conference Ali Faruk, Policy Analyst, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy M. Imad Damaj, President, Virginia muslim Coalition WHERE: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church 9155 Hungary Road Richmond, VA 23294 WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2009 ...

Brain-injured patients can relearn emotions

...pletely cross-cultural," he says. "No matter what culture you enter, it's the same expressions, the same interpretation. The only exception is in some muslim areas where women's faces are covered. In these settings, much more expression is communicated in the eyes, because only the eyes are visible." The...

The Balm In Gilead Joins Saddleback Church in Thanking President Bush for His Leadership on Addressing HIV and AIDS Around the World

...unched a national HIV testing campaign, Our Church/Mosque is Lighting the Way!! In February 2008, Mrs. Laura Bush visited one of the Balm In Gilead's muslim PEPFAR funded programs, developed in partnership with the National Muslims Council of Tanzania. As President Bush accepted his award and exite...

Tenegar Town Celebrates Dedication Of New Clinic As Beacon Of Hope

... area has a population of about 6,000 from many tribes including Mandingo, Vai, Gola, Kpelle, and Bassa, all with different dialects and is 90 percent muslim in population. During the past 10 months while Mercy Ships surgeons provided free surgeries in the Port of Monrovia, the ship's community develo...

AAO-SOE Joint Meeting Nov. 9 glaucoma research highlights

...lation reports show that approximately 20 percent of the world's people are muslim and about 15 percent are Hindu; fasting is important to both religions. It...us fasting is generally voluntary. Dr. Kumar's team previously surveyed muslim patients on their use of prescribed eye drops during Ramadan and concluded ...

CHEST 2008: Featured abstracts

...n-Americans. #7123 BRONCHOSCOPY SAFE FOR RETRIEVING ASPIRATED PINS FROM muslim SCARVES (Tuesday, October 28, 1:00 PM EST) Flexible bronchoscopy may be a safe method of retrieving aspirated metallic pins that are used to fix muslim women's scarves, now a common problem in Islamic countries. Researchers in ...

NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/September 1, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, August 25, 2008).

...many Americans think Obama is not what he actually is, it has become that." Cose adds that pollsters found that some 45 percent of voters were wary of muslim candidates. "For Obama, that is a potential problem-particularly in a race that shows ever more signs of being extremely close." Cose also argues that...

amfAR Urges Iran to Release Missing HIV/AIDS Doctors

...Unit at the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), also called for the release of the two doctors while speaking this morning at the IAC. "As a muslim woman, I call on the Iranian government to release these brothers and allow them to continue their vital work," Dr. Kamarulzaman said. The Internati...

July 28, 2008: Status of Unlawfully Expelled Ahmadi Medical Students in Pakistan Still Unclear

...swire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the Ahmadiyya muslim Community USA: Miscreants of Islami Jamiat Talaba (student wing of Jamaat... Zinda M Bajwa, M.A. (Pol.Scie),LL.B. Secretary Public Affairs, Ahmadiyya muslim Community USA zmbajwa@yahoo.com , 646-498-8960 ...

Muslim Team to Take Part in D.C. 'Race for the Cure'

...Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure. The muslim team, sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic...ecure.org/ Team Name: MLM Muslims CAIR] WHAT: muslim Team Takes Part in Komen National Race for the Cur...o, 202-742-6417, E-Mail: aelborno@cair.com muslim participation in the event is part of CAIR'S fourt...

Prolonged Fasting Boosts Risk of Rare Stroke

...k of a rare type of stroke almost three-fold, according to a new study. The research focused on five years of data from three hospitals in Iran, a muslim country where fasting is a religious practice followed during the month of Ramadan. During the month, the average number of people admitted for cerebr...

NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/March 24, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, March 17)

... a citadel, but to win over the people. Young officers have learned, often on their own, operating with unprecedented independence, the intricacies of muslim cultures. It is hard to overstate the achievement of this Petraeus Generation of officers, but their success is terribly fragile. While the skills the...

New book examines disability in Islamic law

...of Haifa, analyzes attitudes to people with various disabilities based on muslim jurists' works (fiqh) in the Middle Ages and the modern era. In the Isla...advanced social outlook, judging by the considerations and arguments of the muslim jurists. Scholars of Islamic law, medicine and ethics, Islamic studies, soc...

Malcolm X Daughter Travels to Ancestral Home; Joins Muslim-American Leadership to Fight Malaria in Mali

..., Ms. Shabazz will visit her ancestral home for the first time as part of a muslim delegation hosted by Malaria No More, an organization working to end malaria-related deaths in Africa. A 90% muslim country, Mali is 100% malaria endemic experiencing over 800,000 malaria cas...

CURE International Plans Hospital in Bethlehem:

...nded the organization to help children in developing nations. In moving into Palestine, CURE leadership hopes to build bridges of understanding to the muslim world -- a vision they have aggressively embraced after opening a successful hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, two years ago and acquiring another hospi...

Virginia Faith Leaders Call on Senators Webb & Warner to Cosponsor Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco

...ot a pack of cigarettes. "Restricting retail marketing practices would significantly reduce youth smoking," said Dr. Imad Damaj, President, Virginia muslim Coalition. "It is critical to our communities and our public health to stop the marketing of tobacco products to our children. Congress needs to autho...

Muslim Groups Kick Off Ramadan With Anti-Smoking Initiative

...civil rights and advocacy group and two organizations representing American muslim physicians today encouraged U.S. Muslims to use the discipline acquired dur...ertainly no better time to do this than during the holy month of Ramadan." muslim smokers are being asked to take advantage of resources at http://www.smoke...

Women's World Banking Welcomes New Network Member From Tunisia

... Arab network members serve more than 480,000 low-income clients in the region, most of them women. "Money is important for people, but for centuries muslim women didn't have access to money and so it was easy to exploit them," says Essma Ben Hamida, Co-Director of Enda Inter-Arabe, the first and largest m...

Napoleon Love Letter Seduces Bidders at Manuscript Auction

...nment. In the letter, the freedom movement leader pleaded for religious harmony in the newly independent India. "It is wrong to ruffle muslim or any other person's feelings," Gandhi said in the seven-page document. Along with the Napoleon and Newton manuscripts, other notables whose ...

Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

... Egypt's muslim religious hierarchy issued a decree on the state MENA news agency on Tuesda...nt before it is passed. Officially the practice, which affects both muslim and Christian women in Egypt and goes back to the time of the pharaohs, was...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

...l circle. For the British public, the prospect of highly educated professionals as terror suspects is a chilling departure from the home-grown muslim terrorists, many with family roots in Pakistan, who have been implicated in previous conspiracies here. Britain remained jittery on Tuesday, w...

Singapore's Dr. Love Brings Good Sex to Indonesia

... Singapore's Dr. Love has ambitious plans to educate the world about sex. The starting point is his laptop -- and the world's most populous muslim nation, Indonesia . On Tuesday, Wei Siang Yu, nicknamed "Dr. Love" for his flamboyant, unconventional methods of sex education for Singaporean...

High Court Upholds Ban on Teenager's 'purity Ring'

...blic. The father of a 12-year-old girl fought and lost at the same court earlier this year for the right of his daughter to wear the full-face muslim veil or niqab at her school. Playfoot is part of a US-based programme -- "Silver Ring Thing" -- in which young people wear a ring engraved wit...

Male Circumcision can Cut HIV Infection, Studies Show

...w that if you went into any particular African country that HIV rates among muslim men were lots lower," Cooper told AFP. "But we were never sure that the muslim men had lower numbers of partners than non-Muslim men, so people always dou...
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