Islamic educational organisation urges Muslim nations to renew efforts to address illiteracy

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) has urged all Muslim nations on the occasion of the upcoming International Literacy Day Sep 8 to renew their efforts to address illiteracy on a wider scale.

IS tarnished Islam`s image: Egypt`s top cleric

Egypt`s top cleric has condemned the extremist Islamic State outfit as a terrorist organisation, saying it has "tarnished" the image of Islam and paved the way for destruction of Muslim nations.

People in Muslim countries prefer woman cover hair: Research

Most people in seven Muslim- majority countries, including Pakistan, prefer that a woman completely cover her hair but not necessarily her face, according to a Pew research.

Anti-Islamic filmmaker questioned by LA police

A California filmmaker linked to a provocative anti-Islam movie that has sparked widespread violence across the Muslim nations was taken to a Los Angeles police station for questioning.

Muslim nations pledge help for Somalia

The UN has appealed for $1.2 billion for famine victims in Somalia and Horn of Africa neighbours.

Muslim nations declare Ramadan begins Monday

Ramadan is a period devoted to dawn-to-dusk fasting, prayers and spiritual introspection.