BMA chief chairs key meeting
Bahrain Monetary Agency (BMA) governor Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa chaired the second meeting of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) in Jeddah; Saudi Arabia.The event was hosted by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and attended by central bank chiefs from Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan.
Shaikh Ahmed is current chairman of the IFSB, which approved the applications of Qatar Central Bank and the Central Bank of Jordan as full members. The Association of Islamic Banks in Malaysia was also accepted as an observer member.IFSB member set supervisory standards and core principles in compliance with Sharia rules and principles for the regulation and supervision of the Islamic financial services industry.
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Jackson, Mississippi, is probably one of the last places in theUS you would expect to find the International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC). Whatever you would expect, the onlymuseum ofMuslim culture in the US is located there. There are fewer than 1,000 Muslims in the city of 200,000 in the southern state of Mississippi, which has a long history of racial problems and tensions. The Muslims in Jackson, however, hastily assembled the museum in early 2001 to compliment an exhibition of Spanish treasures at the nearby Mississippi Arts Pavilion. They felt that the exhibition failed to reflect the nearly 800 years during which large parts of Spain were under Muslim rule. During those years, remarkable progress was made in science and culture and scholars from all over Europe came to Spain to increase their knowledge and take the learning back home with them.
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Daghestan celebrates the month of birth of the Prophet (peace be upon him!)
Daghestan carries out majlises with participation of alims due to the beginning of the month of Rabi-ul-Avval, the month of birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Recently a majlis took place in the village Kokrek of the Hasavyurt region, it was devoted to discussion of the questions concerning the life and the mission of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), uniting the Muslims and the Muslim education. There also was a meeting of alims in the village Moksob, where it was said that the month of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) should be spent in divine service.
Such majlises are held all over Daghestan, Islam.ru was informed at the Clerical Department of the Muslims of the republic. Also soon there will be a contest of the best Qu’ran elocutionists and of the best knowledge of Islamic sciences held for several days.
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The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, has gifted 774,430 copies of the Holy Qur’an, with translations, to Islamic societies and Islamic Centers in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Congo, Niger, Syria, Kuwait, Yemen, the Philippines, Austria, Mauritania, Mauritius, the Maldives, Malawi, and other countries.
The Rabat-based Islamic Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) is organizing, with the help of Egypt’s Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa and the Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Aal-Ibrahim Charity Foundation, a national training course in the Guinean capital, Conakry, for teachers of Islamic Studies and Arabic. The course will start on May 12 and continue till May 16. Its objective is to impart on the teachers new skills in the teaching of these subjects, with a particular focus on the teaching of Arabic to those whose mother tongue is not Arabic. The teachers will learn new and modern methods of teaching and applying the best skills that relate to their profession. ISESCO will be sending lecturers who are specialized in this discipline, and it is expected that 30 teachers will be attending, drawn from various parts of Guinea.