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Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh


Grand Mufti: Bogus Sick Leaves Are Sinful

Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has issued a fatwa declaring the issuing and receiving of fraudulent medical sick leave certificates as sinful behavior. The grand mufti was reported as saying in the local media recently that medical professionals who issue the certificates and workers requesting them are sinners. These bogus reports result in businesses losing […]

he ruins of Saint Elijah's Monastery founded in 595 AD south of Mosul by the Christian monk Mar Elia. Photo by Doug, Wikipedia Commons.
The ruins of Saint Elijah's Monastery founded in 595 AD south of Mosul, Iraq by the Christian monk Mar Elia. Photo by Doug, Wikipedia Commons.


‘Don’t Abandon Us': Church In Mosul ‘No Longer Exists’

By Carl Bunderson Reflecting on his recent trip to the Holy Land and to Iraqi Kurdistan, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said that for all practical purposes, the bishops of Mosul no longer have Churches to shepherd. “When we were in Erbil, we met with the Archbishop of Mosul, who along with his priests […]

Monks protesting in Burma, photo by Racoles, Wikipedia Commons
Monks protesting in Burma, photo by Racoles, Wikipedia Commons


Buddhist Radicalism In Sri Lanka And Myanmar: Differences in Motivations – Analysis

By Roomana Hukil Recently, hard-line Buddhist clerics in Myanmar and Sri Lanka stated that Buddhist associations from both countries will work together to protect Buddhism against the threat from the Muslim extremists around the globe. Last month, Myanmar’s Ashin Wirathu and Sri Lanka’s Galagodaththe Gnanasara met in Colombo to work towards “Buddhists around the globe […]