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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.

02 July, 2019

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's wife Emine Erdogan visited the Mosque of Tokyo in Japanwhere she met with Muslim women.

01 July, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umra is rolling out a bundle of smart systems to facilitate the travel of pilgrims from around the world and ensure that the rituals are performed with ease.

This includes an integrated e-track electronic system for the external pilgrims, which applies from the initiation of contracts on housing, transportation, and catering until the pilgrims depart from the Kingdom.

01 July, 2019

Award-winning Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim has quit, saying that working in such an industry constantly interfered with her iman (faith) and threatened her relationship with her religion, NDTV reported Sunday.

01 July, 2019

A Jewish organization in the American city of Pittsburgh has raised almost $1 million for the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

The community in Pittsburgh was still recovering from a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in which 11 people died last October.

Following that attack, the local Muslim community raised money to support the victims.

The city's Jewish Federation president Jeff Finkelstein said members of the synagogue wanted to return the gesture for the victims of the Christchurch shootings.

01 July, 2019

Mumbai, June 29. A record 200,000 Indian Muslims are expected to perform the Haj pilgrimage this year, including 160,000 through the Haj Committee of India and the rest through Haj Group Organizers, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Saturday.

He said that the HGOs would take 10,000 pilgrims at the rates finalized by the Haj Committee. The pilgrims will leave by more than 500 flights from 21 embarkation points all over India.

01 July, 2019

An Algerian young man has heroically saved a two-year-old toddler as she fell from an apartment window in Turkey, Euro News reported Thursday.

“I caught the child mid-air before she hit the ground,” 17-year-old Feuzi Zabaat said.

“I did what was necessary for the love of Allah.”

28 June, 2019

A leading Australian Islamic group has proposed an ambitious plan for a memorial to the March 15 terror attack response.

28 June, 2019

The name of the square in Eilendorf district of the western German city of Aachen has been changed to "Moscheeplatz (Mosque Square)" with a ceremony held on Tuesday, with an aim of highlighting the importance of tolerance and unity.

The square is home to the Aachen Yunus Emre Mosque, which operates under the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB).

28 June, 2019

A panic was caused outside a mosque in Spain yesterday after a mystery man fired four shots before speeding off.

The attack happened during dawn prayers when one – possibly two – assailants fired four rounds outside the Muley el-Mehdi Mosque, according to EFE news agency.

Luckily no one was injured at the place of worship in Ceuta, which is the largest of its kind in the Spanish-held territory.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

25 June, 2019

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Putin are the most popular world leaders for Arab youths, according to the results of a recent poll.

Carried out by the Arab Barometer research network for BBC News Arabic, the survey polled the opinions of 25,000 youths across the Arab world on a wide variety of subjects.

According to the results, President Erdogan ranked first among world leaders who Arab youths regarded in a positive view.

25 June, 2019

The exhibition presents a rich collection of historically significant and artistically designed manuscripts and editions of the Arabic text of the Quran from the collection of the Kazan Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve "Kazan Kremlin".

A unique collection of Qurans of the Kazan Kremlin Museum-Reserve began to widen with the starting of the Kul Sharif mosque construction in 1995, the press service of the Muslim religious administration of Tatarstan informs.

25 June, 2019

Nighat Khan is the founder and Managing Director of New Vision For Women, a UK community interest company.

She is set to meet Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday, as part of recognition of efforts of men and women who use their deep religious faith to unite fractured communities, Daily Mail reported.

“As head of the nation and head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty recognizes and celebrates religious diversity in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.

25 June, 2019

Pilgrims for the upcoming Haj will start arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, July 4, reports Saudi Gazette.

Essam Fouad, director of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, said the pilgrims would continue to arrive in the Kingdom by air, land and sea until Aug. 5.

“The emirate of Makkah and the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) were striving to provide the pilgrims with outstanding services to enable them perform their rites in ease, peace and comfort” – noticed Fouad.

25 June, 2019

In Spain, found the hidden underground buildings of the ancient city of the Visigoths. Studies were conducted on the ruins of Rekkopolis - this is one of the few cities founded in Western Europe in the so-called Dark Ages. Archaeologists scanned the area with the help of geomagnetic tools and found that under layers of soil and soil hiding parts of the palace and the building, which may be the oldest mosque in this part of the world.

21 June, 2019

Students at a Dubai school have raised over Dh10,000 for underprivileged children in Malawi by collecting and selling old and unused books.

Pupils at The Winchester School in Jebel Ali were able to gather a total of 5,000 books and sold them in their school's annual fun fairs and parent-teacher meetings, raising a total of Dh10,240.

20 June, 2019

Muhammad Ali, being a legend and a universal figure loved by everyone, is still being showered with honors three years after his death

Philadelphia has just renamed Philly’s 52nd Street after the late boxer, according to The Philadelphia Tribune.

“I just think he was more than a sports icon,” said Faruq Abdul Ghaffar, executive director of 400 Years Coalition, which is planning programs in the Philadelphia area to recognize the arrival and influence of Africans in America since 1619.

20 June, 2019

The Canadian government is preparing to introduce long-awaited, controversial legislation that would restrict religious symbols in numerous places.

A media report Tuesday with leaked details of the Parti Quebecois government's "Charter of Quebec Values" said the proposed policy will prohibit public employees from donning Sikh, Jewish and Muslim headwear or visible crucifixes in the workplace.

20 June, 2019

UK Muslim student scored 162 points, placing her just ahead of Albert Einstein

A UK Muslim student has received the highest possible score on the Mensa IQ test, thus becoming the new face of braininess,  SBS reported.

“I was shocked when I got the result – I never expected to get such a good score,” Tara Sharifi, a student in UK’s Aylesbury High School, told The Bucks Herald.

“It was a joint decision between me and my parents to take the test.”

20 June, 2019

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened a Muslim prayer room June 11, designed by two of its own physicians, the Houston Chronicle reports.

“As a faith-based organization, Houston Methodist Willowbrook is dedicated to serving the medical and spiritual needs of people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds,” Keith Barber, CEO of Houston Methodist Willowbrook, said.

20 June, 2019

Iran and Russia have signed a dozen cooperation agreements covering energy, railway, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and tourism, with senior officials stressing the political will of the two countries to reinforce ties in the face of US sanctions.      

The agreements were signed as Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak visited Iran with a delegation of 120 businesspeople, including representatives of private and public companies.

 

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