Somali town outlaws extravagant weddings to increase marriage among youth

A Somali town has prohibited extravagant weddings in an attempt to increase marriages between young people and stop them from migrating abroad, the BBC...

Morocco bans the production and sale of the burqa

Morocco has prohibited the production and sale of the burqa - the full face veil - worn by some Muslim women due to "security...

Egypt overturns Mohamed Morsi life sentence

Egypt's highest appeal court has overturned a life sentence handed down to former President Mohamed Morsi who was ousted in a military coup in...

Mohamed Morsi’s death sentence overturned

Egypt's highest court of appeal has overturned the death sentences against former President Mohammed Morsi and five other senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders. The Court of...

Shaikh Ahmad Al-Tayyeb named world’s most influential Muslim

The Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar University in Cairo has been named the world’s most influential Muslim. The honour was bestowed on Shaikh Ahmad Muhammad...

Senior Muslim Brotherhood member shot dead in Egypt

Egypt's Interior Ministry said police have killed a top Muslim Brotherhood leader in a shoot-out in Cairo, an account the group have unequivocally rejected. A...

Egyptian MP calls for women’s “virginity tests” before being admitted to university

A controversial Egyptian MP has called for women to undergo mandatory "virginity tests" before being admitted to university. Parliamentary member Elhamy Agina called on the...

Largest council of South African scholars refuse to welcome Grand Mufti of Egypt

The largest council of scholars in South Africa have refused to welcome the Grand Mufti of Egypt to the country due to his support...

Britain to send hundreds of soldiers to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab

Hundreds of British soldiers will be sent to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab.  The Al Qaeda-linked militia have been pushed back from major cities...

Grand Imam of Al Azhar: “Salafis are not Sunnis”

The Grand Imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar University, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, has said that "Salafis are not Sunnis" during a conference in Chechnya. During the conference...
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