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Islam in Turkey

Organization of Islamic Cooperation to organize seminar on Islamophobia

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will organize the 5th international seminar on Islamophobia in Istanbul.
 
The event will be held on Oct. 17-18 in collaboration with the Turkish Ministry of Justice, and will discuss the roots and causes of Islamophobia against Muslims.
 
Separately on Sunday, the OIC condemned the attack on a political rally in Takhar province of Afghanistan.
 
 

Turkey records world's second-highest increase in gold reserves

old, known as a "safe haven," has come to be preferred by central banks as well as individual investors since the outbreak of the global financial crisis. Central banks in the first half of this year added 193.3 tons of gold to their reserves, the highest level since 2015. With 125.8 tons of gold, Turkey was named the second country achieving the highest increase in gold reserves since early 2017.
 
 

Seljuk mosques display Turkish-Islamic design elements

Mosques in central Turkey with unusual wooden features were built by the Seljuks for the first time in history and have been a significant representation of Turkish-Islamic architecture for centuries.
 
When the Seljuks arrived in Anatolia in the 13th century, they constructed mosques with wooden columns and roofs like those of Uzbekistan's Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) official website.
 
 

Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

Source : HalalFocus / 19 Sep 2014

The awareness of seeking Halal and Tayyib products increases daily for two billion Muslims all over the world. Various valuable experts and academicians from different countries met at the 7th international Halal and Tayyib Products Conference, which was held in Istanbul CNR Exhibition Center on 6 September 2014.

 

Green Mosque in south-eastern Turkey

Source : World Bulletin / 24 Jul 2014

People around the world have heard of the spectacular Blue Mosque in Istanbul. But there is another mosque worthy of visitors' attention, for different reasons -- the ivy-covered Yesil Mosque, or Green Mosque, in Adana, in southern Turkey, along the Seyhan River, about 20 miles from the Mediterranean sea.

 

Holy Qurans exhibition opens in Istanbul

Source : Kuzey news agency / 09 Jul 2014

Hand-written Qurans along with the ones written in several languages are exhibited in Istanbul during holy month of Ramadan, the month when the Quran was first to be revealed by Allah.

 

Non-Muslims attempt Ramadan fast in Turkey

Source : World Bulletin / 03 Jul 2014

It is during this time of the year – according to the Islamic lunar calendar – that many Muslims across the world welcome the arrival of Ramadan fasting; for the many foreigners living in Turkey it is a time of adjusting to a new way of life.

Ramadan is the most important time of the year for Muslims as the revelation of the Holy Quran to the Prophet Muhammad happened during this month.

 

Hundreds of Christians convert to Islam in Turkey

Source : Fides / 06 Jun 2014

According to the information reported in the Turkish press and from the General Secretariat of Religious Affairs in Turkey, 779 people residing in the Country have converted to Islam since the beginning of 2014. 

 

'Love for the Prophet' exhibition opens in İstanbul

Source : Todays Zaman / 10 Apr 2014

An exhibition of Islamic art and calligraphy never before revealed to the public, “Aşk-ı Nebi: Doğumunun 1443. Yılında Hz. Peygamber” (Love for the Prophet in the 1443rd year of his birth), opened at Topkapı Palace with an event on Tuesday, presenting what its organizers say is the “most important classical Islamic artwork in the world to date.”

 

Turkey to restore Andalusian Muslim prayer room

Source : AA / 29 Mar 2014

Turkey will restore a masjid (prayer room for Muslims) in Andalusia, a region that was controlled by its Muslim rulers for a few centuries in the Iberia Peninsula in Spain's southern city of Cordoba, says the Turkish cooperation agency.

In a district of Cordoba dubbed as Mazquit, the masjid is located at the historical remains of Andalusian period of Cordoba and very close to Mosque of Cordoba, a well-known Islamic monument which was converted to a cathedrale. 

 
 

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