Friday 21 September 2018 \

 

Dagestan will discuss the role of religion in strengthening the unity of the peoples of Russia

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.
 
 

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

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.
 
 

Head of UK party warned after anti-Islamic rally

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".
 
 

1,700 scholars attend int`l conference on Islamic studies in Palu

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.
 
 

Cargill to pay total of $1.5 million to Muslim workers in Colorado prayer dispute

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.
 
 

Makkah will see big increase in malls to meet pilgrim boom

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.
 
 

The anniversary of the Central Spiritual Board of Muslims of Russia to celebrate in Ufa

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.
 
 

1 in 4 adults doesn't exercise enough, risking health: WHO

More than a quarter of the world's adults — or 1.4 billion people — don't exercise enough, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers, according to a World Health Organization-led study.
 
In 2016, around one in three women and one in four men worldwide were not reaching the recommended levels of physical activity to stay healthy – at least 150 minutes of moderate, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week.
 
 

Prevalence of overweight and obesity among girls increasing

The prevalence of overweight in girl students under the age of 20 is increasing form 6.4 percent in 1980 to 10.3 percent in 2015, Mohammad Hashemi, secretary of the society for the prevention of obesity in Iran said here on Sunday.
 
The prevalence of obesity in girls under the age of 20 also shows an increase of 1.7 percent compared with 4.5 percent at the same period of time, IRNA quoted Hashemi as saying.
 
 

Saudi Arabia allows pilgrims to visit any city during their Umrah visit

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.
 
 
 

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