Author: ainullah

Woolies creates halal brand

The Australian supermarket chain Woolworths will be selling its own brand of halal products labelled Al-Sadiq by the middle of this year. Al-Sadiq, meaning truthful branded products will be stocked in more than 20 Woolworths stores especially in the suburbs of Western Sydney with large Muslim populations. The Woolworths in-house brand has been created and certified with consultation from the Islamic Council of Queensland in order for the supermarket chain to gain the confidence and trust of Muslim shoppers that rely on the credentials of halal food. Al-Sadiq private label would first cover chicken products but could be extended to include other fresh...

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George Pell: Cardinal found guilty of sexual offences in Australia

Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of sexual offences in Australia, making him the highest-ranking Catholic figure to receive such a conviction. Pell abused two choir boys in the rooms of a Melbourne cathedral in 1996, a jury found. He had pleaded not guilty. The verdict was handed down in December, but it could not be reported until now due to legal reasons. Pell is due to face sentencing hearings from Wednesday. He has lodged an appeal against his conviction. As Vatican treasurer, the 77-year-old cardinal was one of the Church’s most powerful officials. His trial was heard...

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Amnesty, UNHCR hail Pakistan move for Afghan refugees

The Amnesty International (AI) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have lauded the government’s decision of allowing the registered Afghan refugees to operate bank accounts in the country. Soon after the decision was announced by PM Imran Khan through a message on Twitter, the Amnesty International South Asia praised the government’s move. The AI said in a Twitter message: “At a time when much of the world has turned its back on refugees, Pakistan’s government has taken an excellent step to help them reclaim their dignity.” After heading a meeting which discussed how money laundering could...

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Palestinians pray in long-closed part of Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem

For the first time in 16 years, Palestinians on Friday 22 February prayed at an area by the Al-Rahma gate, located inside occupied East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque complex. It is a passageway of gates and a stairway leading to a hall that had been closed by Israeli authorities for years and was reopened on Friday by Muslim religious officials. The hall is located a short distance from Al-Aqsa Mosque itself. The Israeli authorities closed the area in 2003. In 2017, an Israeli court upheld the closure order. But on Friday, the Religious Endowments Authority, a Jordan-run agency mandated with...

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Fake Sheikh Tawhidi visit to India ushers controversy

Australian Fake Sheikh Mohamad Tawhidi is currently visiting India creating  controversy with his inflammatory comments against Muslims in general and Pakistan in particular, receiving red carpet treatment by Islamophobic media personalities and leadership of the Hindu nationalists party BJP. He has been invited to visit India by Zee TV network to attend ‘Arth’, a cultural festival attended by more than 250 writers, scholars, artisans and artists from India and abroad. Even before he landed in India, self-proclaimed Imam Mohamad Tawhidi has became a subject of contention. Tawhidi’s remarks have found favour with the Hindutva brigade and right-wingers in India....

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