Somali hijabi model makes history by appearing in Sports Illustrated magazine

Somali fashion model Halima Aden has made history by becoming the first Muslim model to appear in Sports Illustrated magazine wearing a hijab. Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine read by tens of millions of people each week. Aden appeared in the swimsuit edition, out next month. “Young girls who wear a hijab

Somalia’s Mogadishu hosts international conference on extremism

An international conference on countering all forms of extremism has opened in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the first of its kind in the country. The conference on Intellectual Security and Countering Extremism was organized by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) jointly with the Somali government. At least a dozen OIC member

Africa’s largest mosque has been completed …thanks to China

Algeria is set to open Africa's largest mosque, the Djama El Djazair, or the Great Mosque of Algiers. Constructed by China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), the mosque, built in the Algerian capital, is estimated to have cost two billion U.S. dollars to build. The mega mosque complex covers an area

Astronomers predict Ramadan 2019 dates

The Ramadan 2019 dates have been predicted by astronomers – with the official announcement set to happen within days. The important period looks likely to start on Monday May 6 in the Middle East, according to the International Astronomical Centre. The centre's director Mohamed Shawkat said the sighting of the crescent moon by

Expected Ramadan date announced for most nations

The International Astronomical Centre has predicted the start of this year's holy month of Ramadan on May 6, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported yesterday. The sighting of the crescent moon would be impossible from East and Southeast Asia as well as southern Europe and most of the Arab nations on Sunday,

This Somali boy is a future Liverpool FC superstar

"Physically he can hit big numbers,” Steven Gerrard said of him last year. “He’s a very strong runner, leggy. He’s found himself out of the team and off the bench in recent weeks, so we’re trying to push Abdi and make him more aggressive and improve him in possession.” “I agree 100

English actor Idris Elba marries Somali model Sabrina Dhowre

English actor Idris Elba has tied the knot with Somali model and actress Sabrina Dhowre in a ceremony in Morocco, Press Association reported today. The wedding ceremony took place yesterday at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel in Marrakesh, according to British Vogue magazine. Elba and Dhowre, a model and former Miss Vancouver, had

Man named Peoples rams car into pedestrians thinking they were Muslim

A man in California deliberately ploughed his car into a group of eight pedestrians because he thought some of them were Muslim, local authorities have said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, faces eight counts of attempted murder for injuring eight people, including a 13-year-old girl, after he deliberately veered his car into the pedestrians. According