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14th century Alhambra Gardens replicated in New York

Source : Islam Today
New York | 16 Jun 2011

The New York Botanical Garden has reproduced the medieval Alhambra gardens for its most recent exhibition.

This year's summer exhibition is entitled: Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra. For this purpose, the Garden's Enid A Haupt Conservatory has been into a microcosm of 14th century Islamic Spain.

 

Eco-friendly mosque planned for Germany

Source : Siobhan Dowling | Guardian
Berlin | 16 Jun 2011

A small Muslim community in northern Germany is pioneering renewable energy sources by planning to build a mosque with wind turbines in its minarets.

The €2.5m (£2.2m) project would see the mosque in Norderstedt, near Hamburg, become one of the first to turn the minaret, the place from which the muezzin called the faithful to prayer, into a wind-fuelled power source.

 

Clinton recognizes ‘proud history of innovators Muslim world has’

Source : Arab News
RIYADH | 15 Jun 2011

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officially opened recently an award-winning exhibition about the scientific achievements of Muslim Civilization at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

 

Shanghai meeting condemns US missile shield

Source : Reuters
Astana | 15 Jun 2011

Russia won the backing of China and other members of a regional security body in criticising U.S. plans for a missile shield, saying on Wednesday it could undermine global security.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a security bloc grouping Russia, China and four ex-Soviet Central Asian states, signed a declaration condemning any unilateral build-up of missile defences after their leaders met in the Kazakh capital.

 

Indonesia's president: 'We can be model for Islam and democracy'

Source | CNN
Jakarta | 15 Jun 2011

Indonesia's transition from an autocracy to a vibrant democracy can be an example to those countries in the Middle East experiencing political upheaval, says the country's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

"Indonesia can be a model where Islam and democracy exist hand in hand, with no contradiction between the two," he told CNN.

 

Glossary of Islamic terms

Source : Mark S. Luckie | The Washington Post
14 Jun 2011

Want to know the difference between hajj and halal? Here is a short glossary of some of the most commonly used words and phrases in Islamic religion and culture.

Allah
The Arabic word for God.

Hadith
A traditional account of things said or done by Muhammad recorded by his followers, commonly taught as a part of Islamic theology.

hajj

 

Mashair on track to help Haj pilgrims

Source : Badea Anu Al-Naja | Arab News
Makkah | 14 Jun 2011

Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb on Tuesday inspected the final phase of the Mashair Railway project that links the holy sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah. The project will bring about dramatic improvement in Haj transportation.

 

Turkey prepares new Cabinet after AK re-election

Source | Reuters
ANKARA | 14 Jun 2011

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his Cabinet formally resigned on Tuesday as expected, starting the process of forming a new government after winning a third consecutive term in office.

Erdogan’s AK Party won 49.9 percent of the vote, 326 seats, in Sunday’s election, short of the 330 seats it needs to write a new constitution without the support of other parties in the 550-seat parliament.

 

UN blasts Israel’s blockade over 45% Gaza jobless rate

Source : Agencies

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH : 15 Jun 2011

• 'Hamas govt flourishes while restrictions hit the poor'
• Wages fall, jobless rate up since Israel blockade began
• Egyptian border opening slightly relaxes tension
• High unemployment rate ups pressure on UNRWA

 

Militants seize parts of a southern Yemeni city

Sorce : Ahmed Al-Haj | AP
SANAA | 15 Jun 2011

Militants emboldened by months of turmoil in Yemen launched a surprise dawn attack Wednesday on a southern city, seizing entire neighborhoods after gunfights with government forces, security officials said.

The militants, believed to include Al-Qaeda members, were in control of several neighborhoods of Houta, the provincial capital of Lahj province, the officials said.

 
 

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