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15 July, 2019

A Muslim filmmaker who worked on a Star Wars film and The Favorite has produced four films aimed at fighting hatred and extremism, The BBC reported.

“Positive stories need to be highlighted,” Rizwan Wadan, 38, who lives in Luton said.

Wadan is behind The Error in Terror project and wants to “give Muslims a voice”.

The £1.2m project was started by Wadan to “tackle hatred, extremism, and terrorism”.

15 July, 2019

Istanbul, July 14, 2019

A group of English Muslims cycling from London to the holy city of Medina, Saudi Arabia took a break on Saturday in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul.

While biking across continents, the eight Englishmen, who call themselves the “Tour de Hajj” — meaning pilgrimage — also hope to raise money for Muslims in need worldwide and raise awareness of their plight.

15 July, 2019

The ICC World Cup 2019 ended on 14th July Sunday, at Lord's after seven weeks of excitement and exhilaration. England won the World Cup for the first time and ended New Zealand's dream run with a super-over victory in the World Cup finals.

The captain of the England team Eoin Morgan was asked by the journalists at the post match press conference after winning Cricket World Cup 2019:

Journalist: Do you think the luck of an Irishman got England over the line?

12 July, 2019

Makkah, July 11, 2019

Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary general of Muslim World League (MWL), chairman of the board of directors of the International Organization of Muslim Scholars, said that Haj ritual is a worship that should be performed by Muslims, warning against any breach or deflecting it from its religious objectives like raising political and partisan slogans and sectarianism.

12 July, 2019

Baku, July 11, 2019

The II International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in the Caucasus, organized jointly by the Azerbaijan Institute of Theology, the Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) and the Institute of Oriental Studies named after Academician Ziya Bunyadov of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), opened in Baku today, Trend reports referring to the Institute of Theology.

11 July, 2019

On July 11 the priests of the Gorodishchensky church district received the representatives of the Muslim administration of the region.

The parties discussed the harmonization of interethnic and interfaith relations in the district as well as the ways of interaction and further cooperation between the Orthodox and Muslim clergy, press service of the Penza eparchy reports.

11 July, 2019

"I started thinking, 'What can I do proactively so that these hate crimes don’t happen?'"

When Moina Shaiq started her “Meet a Muslim” events in 2016, she wanted to change wrong perceptions filled out by media.

Three Years on, she still has hope of making a change, WFMZ News reported.

10 July, 2019

Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil-hazrat Samigullin received the delegation of the World Council of Muslim Communities (UAE) headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Council Nasr Mohammed Aref.

The meeting took place in the residence of the Religious administration of Muslims of Tatarstan. It was also attended by the Rector of the Bulgarian Islamic Academy Daniyar Abdrakhmanov and Vice-Rector of the Academy Ramil Adgamov.

10 July, 2019

The authorities of the Dagestan city of Derbent are planning to hold 14 weddings of couples of different nationalities at the same time. They say that this flash mob can go into the Guinness Book of Records.

“The Big Dagestan Wedding” will join couples of 14 Dagestan nationalities. Moreover the couples from other regions of Russia and even from foreign countries have expressed their wish to join the celebration. More than 10,000 guests will take part in this event”, reports the website of the Derbent city administration.  

10 July, 2019

Grozny, July 10, 2019

2600 Muslims from Chechnya will make a pilgrimage to the Saudi Arabia this year, the region’s mufti Salah Mezhiyev said.

"We made all the preparations for pilgrims to date.  We have the agreements with hotels and airlines on direct flights from Grozny to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)," said the head of the Muslim religious administration of the republic, reports TASS.

Last year Chechen Republic had the same quota for haj.

08 July, 2019

Grozny, July 8, 2019

Mufti of the Chechen Republic Salah-Haji Mezhiyev held a meeting with the qadiys and imams of the districts from all over the republic. He called the Islamic scholars of the region to focus on the conversations with young muslims and try to explain them the danger of extremist ideas that can lead one to self-destruction.

“Everyone knows that killing of one person in Islam is equal to the killing of all mankind”, noted Salah haji.

08 July, 2019

Riyadh, July 7, 2019

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued directive to host 1,000 Palestinians who are family members of martyrs for performing the annual Haj pilgrimage.

The Palestinians will perform the pilgrimage under the Guests’ Program of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Haj and Umrah, which is being implemented and supervised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance every year, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

08 July, 2019

The International Space Station (ISS) will be offering halal food to first Emirati astronaut, Hazza Al Mansoori, who will be onboard on September 25, Sputnik reported on July 7.

“Halal dishes enough for the eight-day trip are expected to be ready by mid-August. These canned meals will include balaleet, sweet vermicelli, saluna — sweet and sour fish — and madrouba,” informed the Russian firm, ‘Space Food Laboratory’, which specializes in producing astronaut food.

08 July, 2019

Ankara, July 8, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Russia’s S-400 air defense missiles are currently being prepared to be flown to Turkey, the AP reports.

Speaking to reporters before leaving for Bosnia on Monday, Erdogan wouldn’t say, however, when the Russian missile defense system would reach Turkey or where they will be deployed.

05 July, 2019

Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek has revealed he refused to play an Arab terrorist in the next "James Bond" film, ruling out being cast as a religious fundamentalist or ideologically-driven villain.

When the Oscar-winning actor was approached to play the villain in the latest 007 film, he only had one demand - that he absolutely would not play an Arabic-speaking or religiously motivated terrorist.

05 July, 2019

The International Moscow Urban Forum opened yesterday at Zaryadye Park in the capital of Russia. The aim of the forum is to offer modern projects for comfortable living of citizens. The event is attended by the famous international experts and guests from the Arab countries. A new interreligious cultural and educational center in New Moscow with a modern recreational zone is also presented on the forum, Business Online reports.

04 July, 2019

Dubai, the 4th of July 2019

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced on Thursday the Eid Al Adha holidays for the private and public sector in the UAE, Gulfnews reports.

On its official Twitter account, FAHR confirmed that Arafat Day will be observed on 9 Dhu Al Hijjah 1440 and Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on 10, 11, and 12 of the Islamic month.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation also confirmed that the private sector will benefit from the four-day holiday in August.

04 July, 2019

Rulers of Emirates, shaikhs, top officials, and Emirati and expat well-wishers on Wednesday joined the funeral prayer and burial of Shaikh Khalid Al Qasimi, son of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Shaikh Khalid passed away in London on Monday and was buried in Jubail graveyard a little after 9am on Wednesday in Sharjah. The funeral prayer was held at King Faisal Mosque at 9am, not far from the graveyard.

03 July, 2019

Art can provoke feeling, but its impact has limitations in the face of legal and systemic oppression, said Riz Ahmed, the activist and actor known for “The OA,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “The Night Of,” onstage at the CAA Amplify conference in Ojai, Calif., calling for the high-powered industry execs, talent, Wall Streeters and politicians in the room to act on reducing Islamophobic sentiment in the media, reports Chicago Tribune.

03 July, 2019

Muslims in Yekaterinburg started the construction of a new mosque. On July 2 vice-governor of the region Sergey Bidonko held a meeting with the representatives of the Muslim Religious Administration of the Sverdlovsk region "Ural Muhtasibat".

He said that authorities are working on the allotment of land for the mosque. “As soon as all the necessary legal procedures are completed we will start a public hearing on the city planning amendments. Further, the question will be submitted for approval by the Municipal Council” – he concluded.

03 July, 2019

The annual St. Petersburg children's Quran contest opened in the Mufti Zhafyar-Hazrat Ponchaev Memorial Mosque of the city.

The contest was dedicated to the 10-th anniversary of the memorial mosque named after Mufti Zhafyar-Hazrat Ponchaev in the Primorsky district of St. Petersburg and the 25-th anniversary of the Muslim Religious Administration of St. Petersburg and the North-West region of Russia.

02 July, 2019

A photo taken by a Singaporean non-Muslim woman for a worker praying in his safety gear on a hot day has gone viral, with many touched by the scene, The Independent Singapore reported.

02 July, 2019

The cathedral mosque of Simferopol is running the last works on the improvement of its territory.

The deputy of the Russian State Duma from the Crimea Ruslan Balbek told the “Kryminform” that today more than 80% of the administrative building facade work was already completed.

“The builders continue work on the rough interior design. Now exterior windows are already fixed and in the autumn they will be decorated with stained glass windows”, - he said.

02 July, 2019

An ancient 3,400-year-old palace has been found in a reservoir after water levels dropped because of a drought.

The discovery of the ruins in the Mosul Dam reservoir on the banks of the Tigris River in Iraq has been hailed an “archaeological sensation”.

The Bronze Age site in the Kurdistan region dates back to a period when the Mitanni Empire controlled vast swathes of the Middle East.

Well-preserved wall paintings in bright shades of red and blue were found in the palace which has been excavated by German and Kurdish archaeologists.

02 July, 2019

The world's largest snow play park will open in Abu Dhabi in 2020 reports GulfNews.

Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are just some of the unique attractions that will welcome visitors at Snow Abu Dhabi, when the attraction opens on Reem Island in late 2020.


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