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First UAE meeting for restoration of Al Nuri Mosque

The UAE’s restoration of Mosul’s historic Al Nuri Great Mosque and Al Hadba minaret took an important step forward on Thursday when officials held the first high-level reconstruction meeting in Abu Dhabi.
 
Noura Al Kaabi, the Minister of Culture, attended the first meeting of a joint committee that will drive the project to rebuild the Iraqi city’s world-famous holy places, which were destroyed by ISIS.
 
 

What is meant by Worldly talks which are prohibited in mosques

Source : DarulIftaBirmingham / 06 Sep 2014

While a person remains in the masjid one should abstain from talking about worldly matters and unnecessary talks.

Worldly talks refer to any talks or conversations which are not religiously orientated. This includes backbiting, lying and any general conversations about business or weather etc…

 

French Want Tougher Anti-Hijab Laws

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 27 Mar 2013

The majority of French support imposing tougher laws on the wearing of hijab in the southern European country, a new survey has revealed, putting the Muslim headscarf in the heart of a new controversy, France 24 reported.

The poll by the French marketing and opinion center BVA found that 86 percent of French support introducing legislation that would ban “all signs of religious and political affiliation” in private schools and nurseries.

 

Muslims rally for historic Macedonian mosque

Source : Agencies | 18 Feb 2013

Hundreds of people from 80 non-governmental organizations seeking the reconstruction of the Burmali Mosque have gathered in the square.

They request that the land be returned as property of the Association of Macedonian Muslims.

As of late, the site has been sold to a Greek company so that they can construct a hotel and rebuild the former officer’s club.

 

Abu Dhabi Mosque among world’s most talked about: TripAdvisor

By Al Arabiya | 13 Feb 2013

Leading travel website, TripAdvisor, has named the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi one of the world’s most talked about attractions.

The cultural gem notched up more than 1,400 reviews on the website reported 7days on Monday.

The mosque, which opened its doors to more than 4.6 million visitors and worshippers in 2012 alone, was part of a line-up that included, the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Harbor, New York’s Central Park and Table Mountain in Cape Town.

 

New Mosques Spark Moscow Controversy

Source : OnIslam / 18 Dec 2012

Government plans to build six new mosques in the Russian capital Moscow are sparking a controversy in the country, with nationalists calling for a public referendum on the construction of the Muslim worship places.

I would not like a mosque to be built near my apartment building,” Alexander Belov, leader of the Russkiye nationalistic movement, told Interfax on Monday, December 17.
But I don't live in Lyublino or Butovo, I live in Orekhovo.”

 

Historic mosques in Madinah add to Islamic glory of the city

Source : Arab News | 16 Aug 2012

Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara is a place of historic and spiritual density. The landmarks that mark this landscape are so numerous they can hardly be mentioned. Yet each and every mosque and field of this holy sanctuary symbolize an event in Islamic history that is too significant to let pass.

 

Süleymaniye Mosque restoration alters site's unique acoustics

Source : Agencies | 06 Aug 2012

The unique architecture that ensured an equal distribution of sound throughout Mimar Sinan's Süleymaniye Mosque has been altered by a recent restoration of the mosque, the Radikal daily reported.

 

Making Mosques a place for women

By Dorian Jones
Source: Eurasianet.org / Dec. 13/2011

A campaign to make Istanbul’s roughly 3,100 mosques more welcoming for women could set off a gender revolution in Turkey’s places of Islamic worship – and one that may not be uniformly welcomed.

 

From libraries to madrasas

Prepared by N. Jafarov : Islam Magazine | Makhachkala / 2011

Muslim Renaissance

Swiss orientalist Adam Metz (1869 - 1917) is a recognized expert in the history of culture of the Caliphate in the III - IV centuries AH (IX - X centuries AD). He did not turn to oriental studies but in the mature age. Before that he had studied law and theology. Having started with learning of Semitic languages, and having mastered Hebrew and Arabic, Mets then focused on the medieval period of the Arab East. By limiting the scope of his research with nothing more than two centuries, he carefully examined a great number of sources.

 
 

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