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11 September, 2018
Iraq indicated that it has officially removed the US dollar in trade with Iran by announcing a legal limit for passengers to carry along Euros - instead of the customary US Dollars - into the Islamic Republic.
 
Iran’s media quoted a statement by Iraq’s Customs Authority as saying that passengers would be allowed to carry along €10,000 or an equal value of any other foreign currency other than the greenback into Iran.
 
11 September, 2018
The Turkic mostly Muslim Uighur minority in China’s Xinjiang region face arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions on religious practice and "forced political indoctrination" in a mass security crackdown, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
 
The United Nations human rights panel said in August that China is believed to be holding up to 1 million ethnic Uighurs in a secretive system of "internment camps" in Xinjiang, in China's far west, where they undergo political education.
 
10 September, 2018
A small Islamic monastery, also known as zawiya, in southeastern Turkey dating back to the 12th century was relocated Monday to a new site to prevent it from flooding when a new dam opens. 
 
A 256-wheeler flatbed truck moved the shrine part of the 850-ton ancient Artuqid-era religious school for one-and-a-half hours, to a cultural park in the district of Hasankeyf in the Batman province.  
 
The first part of the zawiya was carried some 2.4 kilometers away from its original spot. 
10 September, 2018
A dedicated doctor is hoping to inspire UAE residents to follow in his footsteps, as he gets set to embark on a 40-day trek from Abu Dhabi to Makkah.
 
Dr Khaled Jamal Al Suwaidi, an Emirati academic specialising in international relations, has shed almost 50 kilograms in just three years after lacing up his running shoes to boost his health.
 
In February, the super-fit 34-year-old, now a trim 72kg, completed a 327-kilometre run from Fujarah to Port Zayed in Abu Dhabi.
 
10 September, 2018
The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia has announced that Tuesday, September 11, will be the first day of Muharram, 1440H.
 
It said in its statement that the crescent of the month of Muharram 1440H was not sighted on Sunday evening, 29/12/1439 H.
 
Dubai announces holiday for Islamic New Year 
 
10 September, 2018
The 1440 Umrah season, beginning in Muharram, will see the entry of new Saudi companies in the field, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Haj and Umrah for Umrah Affairs Dr. Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Wazzan told Okaz/Saudi Gazette Saturday.
 
Licenses have been granted to some 685 companies and establishments. Investment opportunities in the hotel sector will increase by over SR100 million. This will create over 15,000 job opportunities for Saudi young men and women, he said.
 
10 September, 2018
Expats who have lived in Qatar for more than 20 years can now apply for permanent resident visas, if certain conditions are met by them.
 
According to a statement by Qatari News Agency, "HH the Amir issued today the Law No. 10 of 2018 on permanent residency."
 
A government notification said, "HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued Law No. 10 of 2018 on permanent residency yesterday. The law is effective and will be published in the official gazette."
 
10 September, 2018
The head of Dagestan, Vladimir Vasiliev, congratulated the Mufti of Dagestan, as well as all Muslims of the republic, on the upcoming 1440th new year in the Muslim calendar!
 
According to the congratulatory text of the head of the region, the Muslim community of the republic plays an important role in strengthening traditional values, familiarizing the younger generation with the historical and spiritual heritage ...
 
09 September, 2018

A fashion parade was organized in one of the central streets of Chelyabinsk as part of the city's day celebration on September 7. At the parade local and invited clothing designers demonstrated their collections. Moscow Fashion House Zuhra displayed the most impressive and attractive collection. 

08 September, 2018
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has seized 17 million products nationwide over the use of fake halal logos.
 
“As of August, we registered 41 cases of the use of fake halal logos. We confiscated 17 million products,“ said the ministry’s deputy secretary-general Datuk Muez Abd Aziz said at the announcement of the Halfest Giant 2018 Halal Expo at the Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) here today.
 
08 September, 2018
The Islamic and Cultural Center of Belgium (CICB) contests before the State Council the decision of Interior Minister Jan Jambon (N-VA) to cancel the concession agreement for the Great Mosque of Brussels, Sudpresse newspapers report Thursday.
 
The oral arguments were held Wednesday concerning a decision made last March by Minister Jambon, as head of the Buildings Agency.
 
08 September, 2018
A campaign to plant tree saplings under the “10-billion tree tsunami” campaign in Pakistan was launched earlier this week. The Islamic Republic’s Prime Minister Imran Khan planted the first sapling under this initiative in Haripur, a district in Hazara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
 
The 10-billion tree tsunami plan will be implemented in the next five years as Pakistan aims to fight climate change in the country.
 
08 September, 2018
Morocco will launch next year Islamic Insurance (Takaful) after introducing in 2017 Islamic banking services, which are thriving in the Middle-East, Africa, Asia and some western countries, say local insurance experts.
 
08 September, 2018
Two prayer rooms,  for Christians and Muslims, were solemnly opened in the therapeutic building of GKB No. 13, the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Bashkortastan reported. There had been created all the necessary conditions for praying and taharata (performing ablution) in the muslim prayer room.
 
07 September, 2018
The International Criminal Court said Thursday it had jurisdiction to probe the forced deportation of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's military as a possible crime against humanity.
 
Some 700,000 people from the stateless Muslim minority have fled Myanmar's northern Rakhine state into neighbouring Bangladesh since August last year to escape a bloody military crackdown.
 
07 September, 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in the Iranian capital on Friday to discuss the latest developments on war-torn Syria, according to presidential sources.
 
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will host the trilateral summit in Tehran, with a focus on Syria.
 
Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the talks where a range of issues would be discussed, including securing territorial integrity in Syria, preventing human rights violations, and developments in Idlib.
07 September, 2018
The greatest source of German angst are the policies of US President Donald Trump, according to an insurance company’s survey of the deepest fears plaguing the country’s people.
 
Trump’s policies were named as the top fear factor by 69 percent of respondents in the annual survey, in which last year’s number one issue, terrorism, was bumped down to fifth place.
 
06 September, 2018
In the once village of Sautu, the territory of which now belongs to the village of Verkhnaya Balkaria of the Chereksky district, the opening ceremony of one of the oldest mosques in the republic was held, the website of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic reports.
 
 
The mosque was restored on the funds collected by believers. Last Saturday, the Qadi of the republic Misirov Khizir lead the afternoon prayer in the mosque, after which everyone was invited to the festive table.
06 September, 2018
As part of the 3rd Indonesian Cultural Festival (ICF), the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Baku and YARAT Contemporary Art Space invites you to an Architecture Forum with the theme of Indonesian Islamic architectural heritage on September 14.
 
The Forum is led by Indonesian renowned architect, Mr. Munichy Bachron Edress, Chairman of Indonesian Architecture Association.
 
06 September, 2018
Palestine has praised Paraguay’s “courageous” decision to move its embassy from occupied Jerusalem al-Quds back to Tel Aviv, saying it will “immediately” open its own embassy in the Latin American state after the Israeli regime shut its mission there in a show of anger.
 
In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, Paraguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Castiglioni said his country had reversed a decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
 
06 September, 2018
Addressing 5,000 people at a ‘Building Bridges’ multifaith event in Italy this week, Muslim World League Secretary General Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Alissa said that extremism is an isolated condition, far from the principles of Islam.
“The values of Islam encourage extending bridges of dialogue, peace and harmony,” Dr. Alissa said at the event, which was attended by more than a million people over the course of the week-long event.
 
06 September, 2018
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has started preparing plans for the 2030 season with the ultimate aim of targeting 30 million pilgrims.
 
The ministry asserted that it would cooperate with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue the Umrah pilgrims’ visas ahead of time in line with targets set by the Saudi 2030 Vision to increase the number of pilgrims.
 
05 September, 2018

 The tragedy occurred on August 29 in the highland Khunzakh village of the republic on the territory of the Gotsatlinskaya Hydro Power Station. A car fell down from the cliff into the water. There was a family of three people in the car, the "Al-Salam" newspaper reports.

05 September, 2018

A meeting of the Supreme Council (Shura) of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol was held in Simferopol on September 4, 2018. The meeting was organized under the chairmanship of the Mufti of Crimea, haji Emirali Ablaev.

05 September, 2018
“The publication and distribution of content through social networks, which makes fun of, and also affects and undermines public order, religious values and public morals, will be a crime in the field of cyberspace”, – stated in the message of the Saudi Prosecutor’s office, published in “Twitter”.
 
It notes that the maximum penalty for such offense includes up to five years imprisonment and a fine of three million riyals (about 800 thousand dollars).
 
 

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