The Government has launched an Islamic Finance Task Force with the aim of securing London’s status as the western hub for Islamic finance. The new body, which will support development of the UK’s Islamic finance sector, has three key objectives … Read more »
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Spain's Supreme Court has overturned a ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in council buildings brought in by city authorities in Catalonia, ruling that it "limits religious freedom".
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Paid channels are coming to YouTube. Google, the video site's parent company, announced that starting today, it's launching a pilot program for a limited group of partners to offer paid channels on the 'Tube. Subscription fees will start at $.99 a month, which converts to £.64, AU$.97. Over the next few weeks, the company will roll subscriptions out as a self-service...
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The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has launched an Islamic equity index based on the wide-measure S&P BSE 500 index, providing a new benchmark for Islamic investors in one of the world's largest stock exchanges.
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Philadelphia, the city where I live, has quietly and unassumingly become the capital of the Western world as regards female Islamic garb as an accessory to crime. First, a tutorial on Islamic coverings, all of which tend to be called “veils” in English but fall into three main categories. Some (the abaya, hijab, chador, jilbab, or khimar) cover parts of the body, especially...
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The network operator owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks will include Colin Firth's turn in TV's "Pride and Prejudice," among other classic British dramas, on the channel rolling out in July.
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After a bride finds her wedding dress, the next question is always, "Veil, or no veil?" Often, the modern woman's first instinct is to shy away from it. She fears the veil symbolizes that she's a "blushing bride" -- a virginal young girl who must be given away when her father lifts the sheer fabric from her face at the altar. She can't see how a wedding veil fits into the...
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Sharjah Islamic Bank launched the sale of a $500 million sharia-compliant bond, or sukuk, on Tuesday at a profit rate of 2.95 percent, lead arrangers said.
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A MAN who ripped a Muslim woman's veil from her face at a fairground in France has been given a suspended sentence.
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