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Muslims pray to the sea after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Muslims pray to the sea after Indonesia quake-tsunamiMuslims prayed facing out to the sea Friday and by crumbling mosques in an Indonesian region pummelled by a quake-tsunami, putting their faith in God to help on the road to recovery. Worshippers wearing skullcaps gathered by the coast in the city of Palu, ground zero of the tragedy in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, and chanted before sending prayers out to the waters. In the city’s shattered Baiturrahman mosque — whose green dome collapsed into the prayer hall — 62-year-old Adan Abdurazak stood in tears in the place of worship where he had said his Friday prayers every week for the past 15 years.



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U.S. Considers Sanctioning Chinese Officials Over Detention Of Muslims: Report

U.S. Considers Sanctioning Chinese Officials Over Detention Of Muslims: ReportThe Trump administration may sanction Chinese government officials and



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More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimageMore than two million Muslims from around the globe started the hajj pilgrimage on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings in a country undergoing unprecedented change. The ultra-conservative kingdom — where religion remains a guiding force amid dramatic social and economic reforms — has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, a pillar of Islam. “It’s the dream of every Muslim to come here to Mecca,” said Frenchman Soliman Ben Mohri.



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Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimageMECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers.



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World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed Muslims

World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed MuslimsWASHINGTON ― Now that United Nations experts have endorsed widespread reports



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Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn Marawi

Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn MarawiMARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Muslim residents of a southern Philippine city devastated by last year's bloody militant siege celebrated the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr on Friday in gunfire-riddled mosques while many whose homes were leveled by the fighting prayed in tent shelters.



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Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange studentHouston’s Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school. About 1,000 people, many with Pakistani roots and wearing traditional Muslim dress, converged on an Islamic center in Stafford to honor Sabika Sheikh, whose body was brought by hearse to the somber service from Santa Fe, the nearby small rural town where a student murdered 10 people including eight students. Men lined up in rows offered traditional mourning prayers as Sheikh’s coffin, draped in the green and white flag of Pakistan, was brought into a small, cramped sanctuary.



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Iran urges Muslims to develop sciences to shake off U.S. hegemony

Iran urges Muslims to develop sciences to shake off U.S. hegemonyIranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for unity among Muslims and efforts toward scientific advancement, saying this would make it impossible for “enemies” such as the United States to dominate Islamic countries. Shi’ite Iran faces off with Western-allied Sunni Saudi Arabia for influence in the Middle East. “Today, every movement that leads to mutual understanding of Islamic groups and sects is a good thing, and this gathering is an example of the movement for the unification of the Islamic nation,” said Khamenei in remarks carried by his official website.



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Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing MyanmarBIREUEN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.



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White House: Trump 'doesn't necessarily' agree with Moore about barring Muslims from Congress

White House: Trump 'doesn't necessarily' agree with Moore about barring Muslims from CongressWhite House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump doesn't necessarily back all of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's controversial views.



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