Wednesday 18 July 2018 \

 

Mufti of Tatarstan visited Children's Sabantuy

XI Republican children's Muslim Sabantuy was held in the Northern kaziyate of Tatarstan - in the village of Burbash of Baltasinsky district.
 
The annual festival of young Muslims was traditionally attended by Mufti of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan Kamil Hazrat Samigullin.
 
 

New Imam appointed in Makhachkala Jum`ah mosque

Head of the Dagestani Muftiyat Department of Fatwah Zaynullah Ataev was appointed as new Imam in the Central Juma mosque of Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan.
 
The decision was announced by Assistant to the Mufti of the Republic Muhammad Magomedov at a meeting of the mosque's employees on Friday, July 13.
 
He thanked the former Imam Muhammad Salamov for his work and wished Zainullah Ataev success, the official page of the Muftiate of Dagestan in Instagram reports.
 
 

‘Makkah Road Initiative’ to fast-track Malaysian and Indonesian Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Indonesia have joined forces to launch the “Makkah Road Initiative” this year, a pre-clearance system that will help Hajj pilgrims to fast-track journeys to the Holy Land.
 
Two flights carrying Hajj pilgrims were commissioned at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to mark the official launch, which was attended by officials from Malaysia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
 
 

Muslim swimmers forced out of city pool over ‘cotton rule,’ mayor apologizes

The mayor of a US city has apologized after officials forced a group of Muslim children out of a community pool by falsely claiming that their hijabs and niqabs did not meet safety standards.
 
Mayor Mike Purzycki of Wilmington in Delaware said staff had exercised “poor judgement” at the Foster Brown public pool earlier this month. The situation arose when the director of a summer Arabic enrichment program was approached by the pool manager, who cited a policy that supposedly prohibited swimmers from wearing cotton in public pools.
 

Chechen Minister called on Russians to poligamy

Chechen Minister on National Politics, External Relations, Press and Information, Zhambulat Umarov called on Russian Muslims to excercise their right to polygamy.
 
Explaining to RBC his words he said: "I addressed and appeal to Muslims, because according to the religion of Islam, they are allowed to have four wives. But this is absolutely not necessary. Moreover, the Most High says that if you doubt whether you will be fair between them, then it is better for you to have only one wife," he said.
 
 

Japanese wrestrers arrived in Dagestan

Members of the Japanese national wrestling team consisting of 4 sportsmen, including medalists of the Olympic Games have arrived in Dagestan for training purposes, RIA Dagestan reports. 
 
Japanese free wrestlers themselves expressed desire to come to Dagestan, because they consider the republic as the best place to prepare for the high-level competitions.
 
 

Everybody's Taj, no one's monument

The Supreme Court was harsh on both the central government and the government of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday on what it saw as their apathy and lethargy in protecting the Taj Mahal, and said that because no one seemed to be doing anything to protect the monument, it would start hearing the matter every day from July 31.
 
“You can shut down Taj. You can demolish (it) if you like and you can also do away with it if you have already decided,” said a bench of Justice MB Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta.
 
 

S.Africa launches world’s largest radio telescope

South Africa launched the largest telescopic radio in the southern hemisphere on Friday, a precursor to a larger project set to solve some of the most complex questions facing astronomy.
 
Sixty-four dishes in the MEERkat array scattered over eight kilometers in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province -- where signal interference is minimal -- were inaugurated today.
 
Radio telescopes detect radio emissions from both natural sources and man-made. More telescopes are set to be built. 
 

Turkey's state of emergency expected to end on July 18

Turkey's state of emergency imposed in the wake of the defeated 2016 coup attempt is expected to be lifted on July 18, a top Turkish presidential aide said on Friday.
 
"If we are faced with a very extraordinary threat, the state of emergency mechanism can be declared again," Ibrahim Kalin told reporters after the country's first Cabinet meeting under the new presidential system.
 
 

Tatarstani pilgrims to enjoy national cuisine in Hajj

Tatarstani chef will prepare national dishes for pilgrims from Tatarstan during their stay in Saudi Arabia, Deputy Director of Tatarstani Muftiyat Hajj Ildus Sabitov reports.
 
According to him, a local cook from the Republic of Tatarstan will accompany the Tatarstan pilgrims for the first time. "The cook will cook for the pilgrims dishes of the Tatar national cuisine. Previous years Tatarstani pilgrims used to eat Turkish cuisine," - Sabitov said.
 
 
 

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