|Type||Satellite television Internet television|
|21 October 1998|
Iqraa TV (Arabic: اقرأ iqraʾ "read") is a satellite and internet television channel owned by Saleh Abdullah Kamel's Arab Media Corporation. It was founded in 1998. The channel promotes itself as a "Muslim family's safe haven", presenting religious and social programming. The channel prominently featured influential Australian convert Musa Cerantonio in a program called "Ask the Sheikh". Cerantonio was an open supporter of al-Qa'ida who eventually supported ISIS. The Iqraa channel says its vision is;
Iqraa Channel seeks to meet the viewers’ needs through presenting a number of serious programs on the viewers’ everyday life problems, serving their spiritual, cultural, social and economic interests, from an Islamic perspective with a modern vision.
and that part of its mission is;
Educating non-Arab Muslims
Iqraa International states that its main missions is "to educate Islam to non-Arab Muslims, and reveal misconceptions and clarifying the teachings of Islam.”
The educational focus of Iqraa's strategy is evidenced in its programming, which address a range of everyday topics from an Islamic perspective. Iqraa International shows includes “The Market,” which discusses financial matters from an Islamic perspective and notably features Iqraa owner Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel. "The Balance" is a health and nutrition program incorporating Quranic teachings. Iqraa also produces programming for children, including "Youth Issues" and “The Lives of Noble Figures,” a documentary program “that aims to connect Muslim youth with the great leaders of Arab and Muslim history who achieved admirable glories.”
Iqraa's international programming is particularly aimed at educating Muslims living in the West on proper Islamic practices. Such programming includes "Muslim Minority" on "Muslims living in the West" and "The Role of the Masjid in the West".
In August 2011, Iqraa International began airing its first English-language programming.
- Shapiro, Samantha M (30 June 2006). "Ministering to the Upwardly Mobile Muslim". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 March 2008.
- "Iqraa Tv Channel ! About Our Channel". Arab Media Corporation. Retrieved 31 March 2008.
- "About Us". Iqraa.com/en. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Iqraa.com/en". Programs. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
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