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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.


Your Body Cells will Bear Witness against You

Scientists have managed to save data on the DNA of bacteria and stored this data for thousands of years. Such technique enables scientists to write information on the cells of humans for instance or even on water molecules. It could be said that information could be saved on any and every organism. Hence, Allah, the creator made our body cells capable of saving all kinds of information and that's why body parts will bear witness with or against people on the Day of Judgment. A fact that has been revealed in the holy Qur'an in a great verse; Allah, the almighty says:


Riz Ahmed calls on Hollywood leaders to re-examine Muslim imagery

Art can provoke feeling, but its impact has limitations in the face of legal and systemic oppression, said Riz Ahmed, the activist and actor known for “The OA,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “The Night Of,” onstage at the CAA Amplify conference in Ojai, Calif., calling for the high-powered industry execs, talent, Wall Streeters and politicians in the room to act on reducing Islamophobic sentiment in the media, reports Chicago Tribune.


A new mosque will be built in Yekaterinburg

Muslims in Yekaterinburg started the construction of a new mosque. On July 2 vice-governor of the region Sergey Bidonko held a meeting with the representatives of the Muslim Religious Administration of the Sverdlovsk region "Ural Muhtasibat".

He said that authorities are working on the allotment of land for the mosque. “As soon as all the necessary legal procedures are completed we will start a public hearing on the city planning amendments. Further, the question will be submitted for approval by the Municipal Council” – he concluded.


St. Petersburg Holds Children's Quran Reciting Contest

The annual St. Petersburg children's Quran contest opened in the Mufti Zhafyar-Hazrat Ponchaev Memorial Mosque of the city.

The contest was dedicated to the 10-th anniversary of the memorial mosque named after Mufti Zhafyar-Hazrat Ponchaev in the Primorsky district of St. Petersburg and the 25-th anniversary of the Muslim Religious Administration of St. Petersburg and the North-West region of Russia.


Photo of Muslim Worker Praying with His Safety Gear On Goes Viral

A photo taken by a Singaporean non-Muslim woman for a worker praying in his safety gear on a hot day has gone viral, with many touched by the scene, The Independent Singapore reported.


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