Jefri Bolkiah College holds Nasyid contest
In conjunction with the Islamic New Year 1424, a Nasyid competition was held between groups of students in Jefri Bolkiah College, yesterday morning. The event was also held to celebrate the conversion of one of its students, Awg Affandy bin Ujang to Islamic faith.Chief Guest at the competition was the Deputy Principle of the college, Cikgu Affandy bin Awg Damit.The event's chairman, Ustaz Hj Abdul Razak bin Hj Ismail noted in his speech that the competition is organized by the Islamic bodies of the college and that it was held for the second time. Four female and three male groups participated in the competition. The objective of the religious event was to train and choose the winning team to compete in the national level, added Ustaz Hj Abdul Razak.
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France's Islamic heartland
The wooded hills of deepest Burgundy are the unlikely setting for a place that could play a key role in the development of a European Islamic identity. The unhelpfully-named European Institute for Human Sciences (IESH) is in fact a theological college, which for 13 years has been training up a new generation of indigenous imams for France and the rest of the continent. In the heart of what the French call "La France profonde" (deepest France) - amid the herds of cream-coloured cattle and the breathtaking scenery of the Morvan natural park - veiled young women sit studiously at their texts.
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Dakar:The Women’s Wing of the Al-Rahman Group in Senegal has held its Fourth Congress at the Islamic Institute here, attending by women from Gambia, Burkina Faso, and of course, Gambia itself. This organization was formed in 1978 with the objective of activating the role of women inSenegal’s Muslim community, and to involve her in charitable work. . The Congress discussed the problems affecting women, particularly rural women in the country, and the paternal and maternal authority in the homestead.
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