The 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process

The 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process

Key Points of Moderators’ summary of the 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process for the “full and effective implementation of UN HRC Resolution 16/18”

In continuation of the previous four constructive meetings, the 5th Meeting of the Istanbul Process was held in the Headquarters of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 3-4 June 2015 to consider the full and effective implementation of UN HRC Resolution 16/18. Continue reading


Seminar Alert: Issues on Operational Security for the Humanitarian Aid Worker

Seminar Alert: Issues on Operational Security for the Humanitarian Aid Worker, organized by Islamic Outreach ABIM & the International Committee of the Red Cross, 18 April 2011, Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Background and Rationale

There has been growing interest among the local NGO community in Malaysia on the operational aspects of humanitarian aid. An increasing number of organizations and individuals are seeking for ways in which to contribute in a more tangible manner towards providing assistance for vulnerable populations around the world. It is arguable that the desire for a more direct and tangible participation in relief operations to better the lot of vulnerable populations is common among those already involved in humanitarian efforts. Unfortunately, an increase in the level of involvement in operational activities always comes with a corresponding increase in risk affecting the humanitarian aid worker.

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The most beautiful prayer by Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

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As was the custom with the tribes of Arabia prior to Islam, people’s allegiances were to tribes under whose protection one was, which meant other tribes, particularly less influential ones, would avoid entering into a feud with anyone from a more noble tribe. The Prophet (s) belonged to the most noble of them all, the tribe of Quraysh, and within that tribe, the noble tribe of Bani Hashim.

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The Uighur Massacre: We don’t need your solidarity Al-Qaeda!

The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia aligns itself with the rest of the world in condemning the recent unrest in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region caused by the Chinese Government’s mishandling of an alleged delicate internal matter. While we see that the root cause of this problem is simply human greed and arrogance, we strongly feel that there is no justification for the actions by the Chinese government in creating the conditions that caused the conflict and participating in fueling further the recent violence in Urumqi.

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