Yemen: Symposium of Islamic scholars begins
Seiyun, March 2 (IINA)
A four-day international symposium that has brought together Islamic scholars has began at the Dar-al-Mustafa, in the city of Tarim, Hadhramout Region of Yemen. The scholars are drawn not only from Yemen itself, but also from other Arab and even foreign countries, and are scheduled to discuss nine main topics on the agenda.
Iran: World Channel starts pilot transmission
Tehran, March 2 (Iran Daily)
The World Satellite Channel has started a pilot transmission of its programs from here, in Arabic. The Channel will cover new, current affairs, including politics, culture, and sport. The pilot transmission will be starting from three o’clock in the afternoon to nine in the evening (GMT). The director general of the Channel, Biheshti Pur, has said that the Channel is expected to break the media monopoly of the West, so that the Islamic point of view could be put across. The Channel could be accessed through three satellites: Hotbird, Telestar, and Arabsat 2. The director said that the Channel would give first priority to Islamic issues and causes, particularly those that are paid scant attention by other world media.
CAIR’s publication this week highlights role of Muslim woman
Washington, March 2 (IINA)
In its year-long series of ads meant to correct the erroneous perception of Islam in the minds of the American public, the Washington-based Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has published on Sunday its third article. This one is on the social and political role, which a Muslim woman plays. These weekly articles, in the form of ads, would continue for the whole year. Today’s piece gives the story of an American Muslim woman, who is educated, active and progressive, and playing a political and social role in her society. She is quoted as saying that she is wearing the Hijab and a modest mode of dress as part of her faith, and is proud that she is a Muslim.