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Believed to be the only North American site for the Bektashi order, a mystical branch of Islam, the tekke -- or lodge, a significant spiritual center -- has been a haven for followers to celebrate holy days, share ethnic dishes, speak an ancestral language and seek spiritual guidance.
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FULL TITLE: 'Britain's first and only Muslim drag queen' banned from discussing homosexuality in BBC 'Free Speech' debate in mosque The British Pakistani drag artist regularly appears on the cabaret and club scene and makes glamorous music videos, often with a comedy edge.
The makers of BBC3's Free Speech have denied censoring a debate about being gay and Muslim, saying the topic was pulled because of security concerns after threats were received by the mosque where the programme was filmed.
Obviously frustrated after a week of futile search not yielding any concrete clues on the location of its missing Boeing 777 used for the ill-fated Flight 370, Malaysian Airlines turned to a witch doctor on Friday to help find the jet.
On the other hand, as far as I'm aware, American atheists and humanists have no plans to bring any separation-of-church-and-state suits against the City of Minneapolis, for its observance at City Hall last month of " Hijab Day ".
Malian masons on Friday began rebuilding mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu destroyed by Islamists during their occupation of the country's north, the United Nations said.
Thousands of worshipers prayed in the streets of Jerusalem on Friday after Israeli authorities imposed new restrictions on Palestinians' right to pray inside the holy Al-Aqsa compound.
Parti QuA©bA©cois leader Pauline Marois tackled the issue of radical Islam in Quebec during a radio interview Friday morning, telling Radio-Canada's Marie-France Bazzo that the phenomenon is "not a very major threat" but that she believes "there is a risk" involved.
The My Yesha Shabbat pamphlet, sponsored by the Yesha Council, features an article this week calling Israel "the Land of the Jews" - by none other than a Muslim Sheikh.
Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim called for an immediate and thorough investigation into the bomoh activities at KLIA that is "insulting Islam" and also making the country a laughing stock around the world.
The much-publicised ritual performed by 'bomohs' or witchdoctors at Kuala Lumpur International Airport as part of search efforts for missing flight MH370 has embarrassed many Malaysians at home and abroad.
A member of the Standing Committee of the Council of Senior Scholars, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Fawzan, said that buffets offered at restaurants are haram.
Saudi Arabia has issued a list of 50 names new parents are banned from giving their children, including Linda, Lauren, Sandy and Amir.
Noah , the Biblical epic from Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, has been banned in several Middle Eastern countries, since officials there believe the script is contradictory to Islam.
BBC Three's Free Speech programme was broadcast from Birmingham Central Mosque last night, and one of the topics set to be debated was homosexuality and Islam.
Islam is the world's second largest religion and has shown a significant increase over the last decade in many countries, including the United States.