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24 November, 2018
The Religious Board of Muslims of St. Petersburg and the North-West region of Russia organised a festive event - Mawlid, which was dedicated to the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
 
This event brought together a large number of parishioners of mosques, public figures of St. Petersburg and the region, believers representing various parts of Russia and abroad. About 1,200 parishioners took part in the Mejlis. Truly, love for the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) united the hearts of people of different nationalities.
 
24 November, 2018
Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, addressed the Muslim population of the country with congragutatory messages on the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. They congratulated the Indian Muslim community on the holiday of Mawlid an-Nabi, which is celebrated in honor of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
 
24 November, 2018
The Chief Imam of Simferopol and the assistant to the Mufti of the Crimea, Mohammed Islamov, suggested introducing halal food for Muslim prisoners and determining them to places of detention within the Crimea. This was reported by the press service of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Crimea, with reference to Islamov’s statement during a conference of a working group of Muslim religious organizations on interaction with the Office of the Federal Service for the Execution of Punishments in Kazan.
 
23 November, 2018
VI Congress of Muslim Communities of the North Caucasus themed 'The Role of Religious Associations in Countering the Challenges and Threats of Modernity - experience of the republics of the North Caucasus' was held in Makhachkala House of Friendship on 22 November.
 
22 November, 2018
In a major boost to enhance economic cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia, Russia will grant 300 entry visas for five years to Saudi business owners and companies, the Russian-Arab Business Council has announced.
 
The announcement was made during the meeting at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) between Sami Al-Obaidy, chairperson of CSC, with Tatiana Gvilava, director of the Russian-Arab Business Council.
 
22 November, 2018
The Fund for the Support of Islamic Culture, Science and Education, together with the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, held a meeting of the working group on the interaction of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation with Muslim centralized religious organizations. The event took place in the Bulgarian Islamic Academy, Tatarstan.
 
22 November, 2018
In an attempt to further boost its booming real estate sector and attract foreign investment, Egypt will grant residency permits to foreigners who invest at least $100,000 in the country’s property market.
 
The growth rate of Egypt’s property market stands at 133 percent in 2018. This has been fueled by strong demand for housing, along with the sporadic launch of residential construction projects.
 
21 November, 2018
Four Finns have been arrested on a holiday island in Muslim-majority Malaysia for allegedly distributing pamphlets about Christianity, police said Wednesday, and may face up to five years in jail.
 
Religion is a deeply sensitive issue in Malaysia, where more than 60 percent of the populaton is Muslim, and critics say rising conservatism has chipped away at a traditionally tolerant brand of Islam in recent years.
 
21 November, 2018
On behalf of the Mufti of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kamil Hazrat Samigullin, his deputy Mansur Hazrat Jalaletdin and Imam-muhtasib of Nizhnekamsk region Salih Hazrat Ibrahimov visited Syria as part of the Russian Working Group on helping the people of Syria and Religious Cooperatiion. 
 
During the visit, a meeting took place between the group’s participants and the Minister of Awqaf Affairs of Syria, Muhammad Abd Al-Sattar Said.
 
21 November, 2018
A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
 
Another 83 people were wounded in the attack, with 20 of them in critical condition and the toll likely to rise, Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said.
 
21 November, 2018
In Chechnya, families of boys born on the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ i.e. on 12th of Rabiul Awwal received 100 thousand rubles (USD1500) each.
 
Some fourty boys were born in Chechen Republic on the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Twenty-one of them received the name Muhammad, and the rest were named after other Prophets and famous Awliya names.
 
Parents will receive gifts from the hands of the mayor of Grozny, Ibrahim Zakriev.
20 November, 2018

Mufti of Dagestan, Sheikh Ahmad-Afandi, congratulated Muslims of the country on the occasion of the 12th of Rabiul-Awwal - the birthday of the Best of the Creations of the Most High, the Prophet Muhammad. 

19 November, 2018
Muftiyat of Dagestan in cooperation with the plenipotentiary of the Government of the Republic of Dagestan in the Omsk Region and with the participation of the Siberian Muftiyat organized an international and interfaith conference in Omsk, on November 18.
 
The event was assisted by representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Dagestan and the Ministry of National Policy and Religious Affairs of the Republic of Dagestan.
 
19 November, 2018
St. Petersburg State University is ready to spend 13.1 million rubles for the improvement of the professional skills of Islamic teachers. Relevant documents published on the portal of public procurement.
 
In particular, teachers will have to study the issues of "contextual understanding of ijtihad" and "topical issues of the Hanafi fiqh."
 
The university will spend another 1.5 million rubles on foreign internships for Islamic teachers in Minsk and Paris.
19 November, 2018
The IV Republican sports games among Muslims were held in the sports and recreation complex of the village of Khlystovo in the Elabujskiy district. Teams from 16 districts of Tatarstan competed in such sports as mini-football, arm wrestling, tug-of-war and lifting weights.
 
19 November, 2018
China is set to overtake France as the world’s number one tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to experts at market research group Euromonitor International.
 
In a report published Tuesday at an industry conference in London, Euromonitor said it is predicting there will be 1.4 billion trips made in 2018, up 5 percent from last year. Stronger growth in many major economies mean industry receipts will rise by an estimated 11 percent.
 
17 November, 2018
Have you ever wondered what Muslims do at the mosque or what a mosque is?
 
In an initiative for both tourists and residents, the Islamic Information Centre (IIC) has launched a free-for-all 'mosque experience' where they are inviting people of all faiths and nationalities to attend their weekly tours of one of the most beautiful mosques in Dubai. The aim of the tour is to demystify any misconceptions they may be having about Islamic and Arabic culture.
 
17 November, 2018
Iran is making plans for nominating a city as the Islamic capital of environment and sustainable development at the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the deputy education minister for international affairs has said.
 
The possible inclusion of an Iranian city in ISESCO list will make the cities environmentally friendly in line with achieving sustainable development goals, Gholamreza Karimi who is also a secretary general at ISESCO national commission and a member of ISESCO executive council explained. 
16 November, 2018
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says five-year-old Rahim Kurayev – dubbed the “Chechen Schwarzenegger” – can repeat his “world record” of 4,105 push-ups without stopping after the feat was reportedly not officially recognized.
Kurayev is said to have achieved the impressive push-up tally in 2 hours and 25 minutes, according to local sports minister Musa Khanarikov.
 
16 November, 2018
The Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Abbas Salehi, met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Medinsky in St. Petersburg on Thursday.
 
Salehi expressed his thanks over the support from the Russian Culture Ministry for organizing an Iranian cultural week in Russia, and said that Iran is ready to help the country organize a Russian cultural festival in Iran, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Thursday.
 
He also stressed the need to organize mutual book fairs in Russia and Iran.
16 November, 2018
Indonesia and the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations (ASEAN) are ready to help resolve Rohingya issue, the country’s president said on Thursday.
 
"Indonesia is ready! I am sure, the ASEAN is also ready to help the Myanmar government to create a conducive condition in the Rakhine State, where freedom of movement should be respected," Indonesia’s Antara news agency quoted Joko Widodo as saying.
 
16 November, 2018
Speakers at 6th International Conference on 'Islam and Liberty' said that the Islamic teachings have never forbidden markets to grow but it imposed specific restrictions to curb all sorts of exploitation and injustices. They said that it was need of the hour to integrate Islamic teachings in modern world to lead the Muslims and eventually present an Islamic model of economy.
15 November, 2018

The Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and the Crimean hajj-operator AVN-Tour invite Muslims to perform Umrah (small hajj) during the winter holidays. For those who want to make Umrah, four tour packages have been developed: Umra-standard, Umra-comfort, Umra-luxe and Umra-exclusive.

15 November, 2018
Denis Protsenko, head of the department of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for the South and North Caucasus Federal Districts announced, on Wednesday, that the 8th century Juma mosque in Derbent will be restored by 2020 and the cost of restoration work will exceed 300 million rubles.
 
15 November, 2018
 Iranian students came in first by winning 9 gold and silver medals at the 2018 International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.
 
Fatemeh Mohajerani, an official with the Ministry of Education, explained that 9 Iranian students in two teams vied against their contestants and managed to win 6 gold medals and 3 silver medals. 
 
Teams from Russia and China ranked second and third respectively, she added. 
 
 

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