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Pray for Nigeria

On January 3, 2015, Islamist terror group Boko Haram launched what some are calling the group’s deadliest attack to date in Borno, a northern province in Nigeria. The town of Baga and several surrounding villages found themselves under siege in the early morning hours, as the militants rode into town with rocket launchers, shooting citizens as they ran and burning homes to the ground with occupants still inside. The death toll is estimated to be as high as 2,000 people, many of whom still lie where they fell as emergency personnel cannot safely approach the area to offer aid or bury the victims….

Islam in Indonesia: Miss World Muslimah 2013 Crowned

This week the Miss America pageant crowned its first winner from an Indian background, Nina Davuluri, and yesterday (18 September), Miss Nigeria Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola took home the crown in Miss World Muslimah 2013 (pictured) in Jakarta, Indonesia. The third annual pageant exclusively for Muslim women, Miss World Muslimah is a global charity event for the relief of those who are struggling in hunger, war and conflict, and natural disaster, and shows how the beauty of the Muslim sisterhood can be a driving inspiration for others. The twenty contestants were chosen for their religious abilities, including memorization of the Quran and also public…

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