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Seek Forgiveness for the Believing Men and Women

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) marvels at Allah’s command to His Beloved to seek forgiveness for the believing men and women and the Beloved’s request for us to do the same.


Muslims from Chechnya go on hajj

Grozny, July 10, 2019

2600 Muslims from Chechnya will make a pilgrimage to the Saudi Arabia this year, the region’s mufti Salah Mezhiyev said.

"We made all the preparations for pilgrims to date.  We have the agreements with hotels and airlines on direct flights from Grozny to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)," said the head of the Muslim religious administration of the republic, reports TASS.

Last year Chechen Republic had the same quota for haj.


Muslim scholars are called to fight the spread of extremist ideas among the youth

Grozny, July 8, 2019

Mufti of the Chechen Republic Salah-Haji Mezhiyev held a meeting with the qadiys and imams of the districts from all over the republic. He called the Islamic scholars of the region to focus on the conversations with young muslims and try to explain them the danger of extremist ideas that can lead one to self-destruction.

“Everyone knows that killing of one person in Islam is equal to the killing of all mankind”, noted Salah haji.


Russia preparing to supply S-400 systems to Turkey

Ankara, July 8, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Russia’s S-400 air defense missiles are currently being prepared to be flown to Turkey, the AP reports.

Speaking to reporters before leaving for Bosnia on Monday, Erdogan wouldn’t say, however, when the Russian missile defense system would reach Turkey or where they will be deployed.


King Salman to host 1,000 relatives of Palestinian martyrs for Haj

Riyadh, July 7, 2019

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued directive to host 1,000 Palestinians who are family members of martyrs for performing the annual Haj pilgrimage.

The Palestinians will perform the pilgrimage under the Guests’ Program of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Haj and Umrah, which is being implemented and supervised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance every year, the Saudi Press Agency reported.


A Muslim Astronaut Will Have Halal Food at Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) will be offering halal food to first Emirati astronaut, Hazza Al Mansoori, who will be onboard on September 25, Sputnik reported on July 7.

“Halal dishes enough for the eight-day trip are expected to be ready by mid-August. These canned meals will include balaleet, sweet vermicelli, saluna — sweet and sour fish — and madrouba,” informed the Russian firm, ‘Space Food Laboratory’, which specializes in producing astronaut food.


Oscar winner Rami Malek refused to play an 'Arab terrorist villain' in Bond 25

Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek has revealed he refused to play an Arab terrorist in the next "James Bond" film, ruling out being cast as a religious fundamentalist or ideologically-driven villain.

When the Oscar-winning actor was approached to play the villain in the latest 007 film, he only had one demand - that he absolutely would not play an Arabic-speaking or religiously motivated terrorist.


Moscow presents a new project of the largest interreligious center

The International Moscow Urban Forum opened yesterday at Zaryadye Park in the capital of Russia. The aim of the forum is to offer modern projects for comfortable living of citizens. The event is attended by the famous international experts and guests from the Arab countries. A new interreligious cultural and educational center in New Moscow with a modern recreational zone is also presented on the forum, Business Online reports.


Four-day holiday for Eid Al Adha 2019 in UAE

Dubai, the 4th of July 2019

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced on Thursday the Eid Al Adha holidays for the private and public sector in the UAE, Gulfnews reports.

On its official Twitter account, FAHR confirmed that Arafat Day will be observed on 9 Dhu Al Hijjah 1440 and Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on 10, 11, and 12 of the Islamic month.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation also confirmed that the private sector will benefit from the four-day holiday in August.


Shaikh Khalid Bin Sultan, son of Sharjah Ruler, dies in London

Rulers of Emirates, shaikhs, top officials, and Emirati and expat well-wishers on Wednesday joined the funeral prayer and burial of Shaikh Khalid Al Qasimi, son of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Shaikh Khalid passed away in London on Monday and was buried in Jubail graveyard a little after 9am on Wednesday in Sharjah. The funeral prayer was held at King Faisal Mosque at 9am, not far from the graveyard.


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