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20 September, 2018
The Islam Awareness Week 2018 was launched on Monday, September 17 at the Wellington Islamic Centre in the presence of FIANZ’s newly appointed president Dr Mustafa Farouk, community leaders, dignitaries and, representatives from parliament and other ethnic and interfaith communities.
 
FIANZ or Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand is an apex body of the Muslims in New Zealand that looks after the issues and, concerns of the Muslims in the country.
 
20 September, 2018
More than five million children risk famine in war-torn Yemen as food and fuel prices soar, Save the Children said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale"."Millions of children don't know when or if their next meal will come," said Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International.
 
"This war risks killing an entire generation of Yemen's children who face multiple threats, from bombs to hunger to preventable diseases like cholera."
20 September, 2018
A senator has proposed banning various companies from hiring drivers with foreign-issued or international driver’s licenses in order to boost road safety in Russia.
The bill – submitted by Senator Akhmat Salpagarov to the State Duma on Thursday – also sets a six-month transition period during which foreigners can exchange their licenses for similar documents issued in Russia.
 
19 September, 2018
The All-Russian Theological Conference "The Role of Religion in Strengthening the Unity of the Peoples of Russia" will be held in the Republic of Dagestan on September 20-21, 2018. The conference is organized by the Committee on Freedom of Conscience, Interaction with Religious Organizations of the Republic of Dagestan and the Muftiate of the Republic of Dagestan.
 
19 September, 2018
India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce.
 
The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word for divorce — “talaq” — three times violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women.
 
19 September, 2018
The holy city of Makkah is set to see a sharp increase in the number of retail malls and outlets to cater for a projected boom of pilgrims making the annual Hajj. They are expected to increase by more than 200 percent by 2030.
 
19 September, 2018
Cargill Meat Solutions will pay a total of $1.5 million to 138 Muslim workers who were fired after walking off the job in a dispute over prayer breaks at a Colorado meat-packing plant in 2015, the company said on Friday.
 
The dispute arose after the workers, mostly Somali immigrants, were dismissed after they staged a three-day walkout over what they said were insufficient prayer breaks at a plant in Fort Morgan, about 75 miles northeast of Denver.
 
19 September, 2018
The head of the populist UK Independence Party (UKIP) has been criticized by the party’s former leader for joining an anti-Muslim rally last weekend in the northern city of Sunderland.
 
Speaking after the Islamophobic rally, Nigel Farage warned that Gerard Batten needs "to be careful what company he keeps".
 
19 September, 2018
Some 1,700 scholars on Islamic studies from various countries attended the 18th International Conference on Islamic Studies (AICIS) in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, from September 17-20, 2018.
 
The theme of the conference is "Islam in a Globalizing World: Text, Knowledge and Practice."
 
Some 300 papers are to be discussed during the conference, which was initiated by Indonesia 18 years ago.
 
18 September, 2018
The 230th anniversary of the formation of the first Muslim centralized religious organization in Russia, the Central Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Russia will be held this year in Ufa.
 
The corresponding order of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortastan is published on the official portal.
 
18 September, 2018

 

Collection of food, clothing and household items for the point of rendering assistance to those in need was announced in the mosques of the capital of Tatarstan. The mufti of the republic Kamil Samigullin told about this for RIA Novosti.

18 September, 2018
Saudi authorities have confirmed that pilgrims and visitors from outside the kingdom can visit any city in the country during their 30-day Umrah visa, 15 days of which must be spent on visiting the Two Holy Mosques.
 
Abdulaziz Wazzan, Undersecretary of the Hajj Ministry for Umrah Affairs, said that more than 1,000 pilgrims from the world arrived in the Kingdom last week and over 25,000 Umrah visas have been issued over the last four days, Saudi daily newspaper al-Youm has reported.
 
17 September, 2018
Russia is ready to discuss the possibility of cooperating with the United States and Saudi Arabia on terms of oil production for market balancing, but this issue was not considered at a recent meeting with US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak told reporters on Monday.
 
17 September, 2018
UAE residents, here is your chance to experience the Bedouin way of life. As part of the fifth edition of the Camel Trek, residents will get to cover over 500km of desert on camel back. The registration for the annual event that is hosted by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) is now open.
 
The trek will take place from January 16 to 25, 2019.
 
17 September, 2018

Today the presentation of the certificate of the International Rating Center SHA International Ratings Center took place on the inclusion of the "Akhulgo Cultural and Historical Complex" in the World List of Objects of Spiritual Heritage and the Order of Public Recognition" Honor and Courage in Makhachkala.

17 September, 2018
Movie theaters in Saudi Arabia this week will screen an Egyptian film for the first time following the reversal of a 35-year ban on public cinemas.
 
Entitled “Al-Badla”, or “The Suit”, the movie is set to debut in the kingdom on Thursday, starred well-known Egyptian singer/actor Tamer Hosny.
 
In February, Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year ban on public cinemas, drawing varied reactions from Saudi citizens.
 
17 September, 2018
The Government of Malaysia has launched a national fundraising campaign to support Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
 
15 September, 2018
Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok is battling malaria, authorities said on Saturday, declaring a health emergency after a series of earthquakes in July and August forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.
 
The quakes and aftershocks that killed nearly 500 people are estimated to have caused damages of 5 trillion rupiah (RM1.3 billion) to hospitals and public infrastructure, among other buildings, on the island’s northern coast.
 
15 September, 2018
England all-rounder Moeen Ali has said he was called "Osama" by an Australia player during the 2015 Ashes series.
 
Ali's allegation was made in his autobiography, an extract of which was published in Saturday's edition of The Times newspaper.
 
Cricket Australia has announced it is launching an investigation, saying the comment was "unacceptable".
 
15 September, 2018
The Haberturk website said that the demand had come from an independent Turkish heritage association.
 
The Hagia Sophia was turned into a museum accessible to all by the secular founders of modern Turkey in the 1930s. Secular Turks are wary of any moves to re-Islamise the building or have it reconsecrated as a mosque.
 
There has in recent years under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan been an increase in Muslim activity inside the museum, with Koran readings taking place on occasion.
14 September, 2018
 
The Mufti of St. Petersburg and Northwest Russia Sheikh Ravil-hazrat Panchayeev visited Veliky Novgorod on September 12, where he had a meeting with Nabid Ashurlaev, chairman of the religious community of the Novgorod region, the Imam-Khatib of the region Abubakr Bisultanov, as well as the activists of the local community.
 
14 September, 2018
Saudi Arabia set to enter the Guinness Book of Records with the display of the largest number of fireworks and unfurling of the largest national flag to mark the celebrations of the 88thNational Day. The General Entertainment Authority launched the National Day Calendar that showcases wide variety of programs and events, which will begin on Sept. 19 and end with the National Day on Sept. 23.
 
14 September, 2018
Six thousand Tajiks performed hajj this year.The pilgrimage to holy places cost the believers of Tajikistan four thousand dollars.
 
Since not everyone who wishes to perform Hajj may go to Saudi Arabia, the government  annually sets a quota for each country. Its size depends on the number of followers of Islam residing in this or that state.
 
14 September, 2018
 
Cairo judges ended six years of legal wrangling on Wednesday over a 2012 police ban on facial hair for officers, ruling against the right of individual officers to sport long beards.
 
The decision confirmed the government’s interest in maintaining the police force as a “secular organisational entity”.
 
13 September, 2018
Egyptian Mohamed Salah, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Croatian Luka Modric were shortlisted for the 2018 Best FIFA Men's Player award.
 
According to a FIFA statement on Monday, Argentinean Lionel Messi missed out on the shortlist for the 2018 Best FIFA Men's Player award.
 
Mohamed Salah had scored 32 Premier League goals last season while Ronaldo scored 26 goals in La Liga last season and Modric was named UEFA's Men's player of the season.
 
 

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