The Seminar of Family Law, British and Islamic
The Seminar of Family Law, British and Islamic: A Comparative Study will be held on22 May 2003by Abdul Alim Khan.This seminar has organized bythe Islamic College for Advanced Studies, 133 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10.There will be discussions about families and their relations between Islamic laws.
Taken From: http://www.ihrc.org/
Karelia: the position of the Muslims has improved, but the problems remain
April 7th, The Government of Karelia held a seminar-meeting on: “Constitutional-legal basis for cooperation of the state and religious association”, that was attended by the chairman of the Clerical Department of the Muslims of Karelia mufti Visam Ali Bardvil.
The head of Karelia S.Katanandov addressed the guests with a speech of welcome. In particular he said: “Despite certain difficulties in state-confessional relations in 2000-2001, on the whole there is a traditionally calm situation among people of different nationalities and religions in Karelia. It is vital that people of all faiths and also the religious and non-religious parts of the society felt calmly, citizens of the motherland that are equal in rights.
Taken From: http://eng.islam.ru/press/rus/2003-04-07
Muslims in Argentina
The number of Muslims inArgentina continues to increase, and many of the Muslims in this country, particularly among the immigrants, are of Syrian or Lebanese origin. At the moment, the Muslim population in Argentina alone is in excess of 1,000,000, but because for one reason or another, they lack proper organization and coordination among themselves. For instance, there is a community of 400 Muslim families on the border with Bolivia, yet they do not have a single mosque in which they could meet for prayers, nor do they have a Muslim cleric who could give them guidance and direction in spiritual matters. They do not even have books on Islam and its various teachings and tenets, which they could read and learn from.
Taken from: http://www.islamicvoice.com/
German Foundation Announces Prize for Islam
The Heinrich Heineh Foundation of Germany, which is one of the largest cultural bodies, has announced that its annual award for 2003 would be given for a literary work that portrays the good features of Islam. The Volks Wagen Industrial Foundation will give financial grants for encouraging studies and research in Islam, so that there is a better understanding of this religion. For this purpose, it has set aside a sum of Euros 780,000 for financing research into Islamic civilization at the Ruhr University.