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A Muslim visitor takes food from a platter for her breakfast at the Al Meroz hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Taipei woos Muslim tourists

By: Source: TAIPEI, Oct 13 — Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is going all out to tap on the burgeoning Muslim tourism market that represented 117 million travellers or 10 per cent of the travellers worldwide in 2015. The MasterCard-Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2016 ranked Taiwan as the seventh-most popular non-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destination for the Muslim tourists market. As Muslim travellers have special needs, host Taiwan is doing its best to win them over. Hence, it’s not surprising that the number of halal restaurants and hotel will increase to 36 by the end-2016 from 29 in the first half of the...

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In these Muslim countries women are 50% of students in technical professions

By: Bianca Soldani Source: SBS Engineering classes look different in Jordan, Malaysia and Tunisia, and it has nothing to do their lecture slides. Up to 50 per cent of university students studying engineering in these Muslim-majority countries are women, while in Australia that figure sits at closer to 15 per cent. The same can be said for America where the number of female students is between 15 to 20 per cent, and it’s something Washington State University is trying to improve. Just last month they launched a research project to investigate what Jordan, Malaysia, Tunisia and even Saudi Arabia, are doing to reach gender parity in engineering studies, and how that knowledge can be applied...

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Can Muslims of different personality types succeed in marriage?

By: MuslimVillage Source: MuslimVillage Can Two Different Personalities Have a Successful Marriage? Let’s say that you have found the person that you feel could be the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. She/He is a person of piety and good character. She would be a good mother to your future children, and he is stable and would be a good provider for the family. So everything checks out, right? Well, there’s just one little thing that causes concern. Your potential wife comes across as being indecisive and too relaxed about matters you deem important. For your part, you are very decisive and prefer a more organized life. You like to know what is expected of you at all...

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