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World 15 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Afghan, Iraq laws link Islam and democracy

VIENNA (Reuters) - The presidents of Afghanistan and Iraq told a conference on Islam and pluralism on Tuesday that their countries' new constitutions proved democracy, civil rights and women's equality were compatible with the Koran.

World 15 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Afghan, Iraq laws link Islam and democracy

VIENNA (Reuters) - The presidents of Afghanistan and Iraq told a conference on Islam and pluralism on Tuesday that their countries' new constitutions proved democracy, civil rights and women's equality were compatible with the Koran.

Nation 25 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pak Lah: Islam Hadhari not a new religion or order

Islam Hadhari is not a new religion or a new religious order but merely re-emphasises the centrality of Islam in the daily lives of its believers, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi .

World 09 May 2014 | 9:30 PM

Egypt's Sisi turns Islam on the Islamists

CAIRO (Reuters) - As the Egyptian state presses its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, the man expected to become president has deployed a new weapon in the battle with the Islamists: his own vision of Islam.

Nation 05 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

GMMF: M’sia to promote moderation and explain beauty of Islam

AMMAN (Jordan): In an effort to address negative perceptions of Islam, especially related to extremism, Malaysia has taken initial steps to promote moderation and to explain the beauty of Islam.

Nation 27 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Najib calls on Muslims to uphold Islam

PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on Muslims to uphold Islam in the country and reject anyone who is anti-Islam.

Nation 18 Dec 2015 | 10:57 AM

Conflicts among Muslims due to misinterpretation of Islam, says Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA: Wars involving Muslims today are not caused by Islam’s teachings, but by leaders and scholars who deviate from the religion due to politics and greed, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

World 31 May 2015 | 4:15 PM

Special Report - Egypt deploys scholars to teach moderate Islam, but scepticism abounds

CAIRO (Reuters) - In his battle against militant Islam, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is relying not just on bomber planes and soldiers but on white-turbaned clerics from Al-Azhar, Egypt's 1,000-year-old centre for Islamic learning. He wants clerics to counter radicalism in the classroom.

World 26 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Arab Spring boosts political Islam, but which kind?

REUTERS - More democracy is bringing more political Islam in the countries of the Arab Spring, but Islamist statements about sharia or religion in politics are only rough indicators of what the real effect might be.

World 19 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hamburg moves toward official recognition of Islam

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Hamburg may soon become the first German state officially to recognise Islam as a religious community and give Muslims the same legal rights as Christians and Jews in dealing with the local administration.