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13 August, 2018
Pilgrims from Tatarstan visited Медина with a two day excursion. They performed prayers at the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi Mosque and got acquainted with the holy places and significant religious objects of the city.
 
13 August, 2018
The Kiswa consists of five pieces; four of them cover the four sides of Kaaba, while the fifth one is hung as a curtain above the door of Kaaba.
 
Preparing the Kiswa takes several months and needs large amounts of precious metals and pure silk. Around 170 craftsmen are involved in the process, which passes through various stages until the Kiswa is ready. The Kiswa is usually placed on the Kaaba on the day of Arafat.
 
13 August, 2018

Dubai has moved a step closer to approving the use of self-driving cars on its roads.

The Roads and Transport Authority department says it has endorsed standards of testing for electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles that will ensure the emirate is “pioneering” in the field.

The government body has revealed that autonomous vehicles will be a fixture on the city's roads in the "near future" - though it is still not known when the driverless fleet will be rolled out for public use.

13 August, 2018

The Dagestani participants of the Hajj to Saudi Arabia will be given pilgrims' electronic passports. This is a universal document, which will allow to implement a comprehensive monitoring of the security of the movement of its owner.

12 August, 2018

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Kazakhstan to take part in a summit of the five Caspian littoral states to conclude a landmark convention on the legal status of the inland waters.

Before heading to the Kazakh city of Aktau, where the summit opened on Sunday, Rouhani highlighted the importance of the event which will put some of unresolved issues among the littoral states to rest.

12 August, 2018

The public sector will get a week-long break for Eid Al Adha this year with the government announcing a five-day holiday from Sunday, August 19, to Thursday, August 23.

Employees of ministries and federal departments will resume work on August 26, after the regular Friday-Saturday weekend, according to a Cabinet directive announced on Saturday.

Holidays for the private sector have not been declared yet.

12 August, 2018

Thousands of demonstrators gathered at a mosque in China to stop its government-ordered demolition, a participant said Saturday, as Beijing's increasingly harsh policies against religion heighten anxiety about Islam's future in the country.

Across the nation, Chinese officials have sought to limit religious freedoms for Muslims as part of a widespread attempt to bring believers in line with the dictates of the ruling Communist Party.

12 August, 2018

Dhu Al-Hijjah, the 12th month in the Islamic calendar, begins on Sunday (August 12), it was confirmed on Saturday night.

The sighting of the crescent moon means that the first day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage will be next Sunday, Aug. 19.

Among the pilgrims will be 1,000 relatives of Egyptian armed forces and police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty, it was announced on Saturday.

The pilgrims, both men and women, will be part of Saudi King Salman’s annual Hajj guest program.

11 August, 2018

A male First Bus driver refused to carry a young Muslim female wearing a full-face veil, prompting racism accusations and compelling the company to apologize. The incident came to light shortly after Boris Johnson's crass remarks about veil-wearing Muslim women got the Tory embroiled in a huge debate.

11 August, 2018
 
On August 10, the last two groups of Muslims left the Crimea for the pilgrimage. Crimean pilgrims escorted by the representatives of the DUM of Crimea and Sevastopol, families, relatives, friends, compatriots. The deputy Mufti of Crimea, Aider Ismailov, gave the pilgrims encouraging words and wished an easy way. 
 
11 August, 2018

This year, the All-Russian festival of street cinema  will cover about 1100 cities across the country, including three cities of the North Caucasus. Festival films will be able to be seen by residents of Makhachkala and Nazran on August 25, and the next day, August 26, films will be held in Grozny. All films will be broadcast in outdoor cinemas in the open air, reports TASS.

11 August, 2018
Publishing house "Khuzur" DUM RT released the Koran in a small format. The publication was prepared by a scientific commission under the leadership of the Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil khazrat Samigullin, the press service of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan informs.
 
The commission included hafizs and specialists of Quran. Among them, a scholar from Egypt, a specialist in Shariah sciences Sheikh Hasan Hadiya and a well-known scholar from Turkey, Tayar Altynkulach, reports "Tatar-inform"
11 August, 2018

The first group of believers from Ingushetia flew to Hajj to Medina on Boeing 767  "UTair" airlines.The airplane was named after the first Hero of Russia Sulambek Oskanov. There were 247 people in the first group, reported by TASS at the airport of Magas.

Totally, about 1,5 thousand believers from Ingushetia will perform hajj this year.

11 August, 2018
The Saudi Supreme court has called on all Muslims in the Kingdom to sight the crescent moon on Saturday marking the start of Dhu al-Hijjah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
 
Dhu al-Hijjah is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. It is the month in which the Hajj pilgrimage takes place.
 
10 August, 2018
Today,  300 hundred Kazakhstani pilgrims flew from Almaty to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, - the press service of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Caucasus (SAMK) reported.
 
 
Muslims from Astana, Almaty, Shymkent and Aktau make up the first group of the pilgrims: the imams conducted religious literacy courses for them and consulted on all the procedures of the holy pilgrimage. During Hajj the pilgrims will be accompanied by preachers and doctors.
 
10 August, 2018

Heavily engaged in preparations for the massive transport of its facilities and equipment, Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) is counting down days for the opening of Istanbul's new airport and the first day of operations. The airliner will make the first flight from the new airport, due to open on the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey on Oct. 29, to the capital Ankara on Oct. 31 at 2:00 p.m., THY Chairman İlker Aycı said at a meeting yesterday.

10 August, 2018

The number of pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage has increased by nearly 65,000 people – that is a 7 percent increase on the same period last year, state news agency SPA reported.

The number of pilgrims arriving at the Kingdoms air, land and sea ports up until Wednesday had reached 1,057,880, according to the Directorate General For Passports.

The Directorate said that the number of pilgrims arriving by air had reached 998,811, while 48,515 had entered by land and a further 10,554 by sea.

 

10 August, 2018

Myanmar said on Thursday that a request at the International Criminal Court to probe the mass deportation of Rohingya Muslims from the country was “meritless” and should be rejected.

10 August, 2018

Muslims from all over the world will celebrate one of the main holidays - Kurban-bairam (or Eid al-adha) on August 21 this year. Every year it is celebrated on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dul-Hijja.

09 August, 2018

Boris Johnson is to face a Conservative Party investigation over his comments about women who wear the niqab.

Tory officials opened the inquiry into the former foreign secretary after receiving complaints about his widely-criticised remarks.

The probe could, in theory, lead to the MP being expelled from the party, although such an outcome appears highly unlikely.

09 August, 2018

 


Colombia has decided to recognize Palestine as a “free, independent and sovereign” state, the Palestinian Diplomatic Mission in Bogota said Wednesday.

09 August, 2018
The Historical Park "Russia is My History" launched flashmob, dedicated to the 95th anniversary of Rasul Gamzatov, in Makhachkala. The participants of the action are invited to read by heart the works of the great Dagestani poet and place them on their pages in social networks, the press service of the museum-exhibition complex informed.
 
The flashmob will last a month and its main goal is to attract as much attention as it possible to Dagestani literature and popularize the poems of Rasul Gamzatov in the segment of social networks.
09 August, 2018
 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he would keep pressing Saudi Arabia on its human rights record, even as a dispute with Riyadh over criticism from Ottawa continued to escalate.
 
Trudeau - who referred to the matter as “a diplomatic difference of opinion” - also told reporters that Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland had held a long conversation with her Saudi counterpart on Tuesday, but gave no details.
 
 
09 August, 2018

 In a sweeping, emirate-wide change in road laws which will be effective from August 12, motorists will no longer enjoy a 20km/h grace limit over the speed limit posted on signboards, police said on Wednesday.

 

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