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Extortionate rates in Mecca an obstacle to Ramadan pilgrims

by Staff Reporter - 10th August 2011

Greedy hoteliers and gigantic architecture are undermining the fifth pillar of Islam – the hajj – claim believers.

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Muslim reformers expose scandal of undocumented British marriages

by Jenny Taylor - 6th July 2011

Lack of written contract leads ‘hundreds of marriages’ to violence and even murder, claims leading Muslim academic.

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Al-Azhar University’s ‘democracy’ call leaves room for Islamism

by Irfan Al-Alawi - 29th June 2011

Lapido Media analyses a stream of new initiatives by Cairo’s Grand Shaykh in light of mass demonstrations planned for 8 July demanding a pre-election constitution.

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