Wednesday 20 March 2019 \

 

Deal signed to improve Hajj, Umrah experience

The Hajj Ministry signed an agreement with major travel booking website Agoda to improve pilgrims’ experience, as well as achieve the Kingdom’s goal of welcoming 30 million pilgrims.
 
The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed on Monday in Jeddah, means pilgrims can book ministry-certified hotels through Agoda for Hajj and Umrah.
 
The MoU aims to provide greater flexibility with languages and currencies when booking.
 
 

OIC rejects Israel’s disputed ‘nation-state’ bill

A committee at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) denounced and rejected a controversial Israeli law declaring the country a predominantly Jewish state in a meeting convened on Wednesday.
 
Dubbed the “Basic Law,” or the “nation-state” bill, the legislation is designed to ensure Jewish rights over those of minorities, a move that was widely denounced within the international community and even among members of the Jewish diaspora. The Israeli government passed the bill by a narrow margin in May.
 

2019 announced as Quran Interpretation Year in Tatarstan

Presidium of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Tatarstan announced that the next year (2019) will be named as year of interpretation of the Quran.
 
During this time, the Muftiyat decides to publish its Quran tafsirs in the Russian and Tatar languages, the press service of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Republic of Tatarstan has said.
 
It was decided earlier, during the traditional meeting of the presidium.
 
 

In Bolgar there is a forum of teachers of Muslim educational organizations

The Muslim Religious Board of the Republic of Tatarstan together with the Russian Islamic Institute and the Kazan Federal University hold the VI International Forum of Muslim Educational Organizations and Teachers at the Bulgarian Islamic Academy.
 
 

Orsk celebrated the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

The birthday of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was celebrated in the city of Orsk, Orenburg region. This event, along with the holidays of Uraza Bayram (Eid al-Fitri) and Kurban Bayram (Eid al-Adha), is the most revered date for Muslims. The solemn event was held in the city mosque.
 
 

VI North Caucasus Media Forum to be held in Grozny

Main media event of the North Caucasus Federal District begins its work on Wednesday in Grozny. More than thousand journalists, bloggers and editors are expected to take part in the two-day work of the 6th North Caucasian Federal District Media Forum.
 
 

Spiritual Administration of St. Petersburg Muslims assists orphans

The leadership of the Spiritual Administration of St. Petersburg Muslims and the North-West region of Russia provided charitable assistance to orphans, children left without parental care and children in difficult situations who are under the care of the Center for the Promotion of Family Education No. 12.
 
 

More than 90% of children in the Arab region have no access to preschool, kindergarten

More than 90 percent of children in the Arab region are not getting access to preschool and kindergarten-level education, Saudi Press Agency reported, citing the executive director of the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) Nasser Bakr Al-Qahtani said.
 
He said sustainable development goals could not be achieved without progress on five major agendas. These included early childhood, women’s empowerment, civil society, and open education for young people and young women.
 
 

"Culture on the roads" project implemented in Dagestan

As part of the implementation of the federal project “Culture on the Roads”, mass information educational campaigns will be held on the territory of Dagestan republic.
 
As reported by the Directorate of the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Dagestan, the federal campaign is aimed at all road traffic participants and aims at creating a cultural layer of behavioral forms, disclosing the canons of cultural behavior on the roads.
 
 

Fashion historian predicted victory of the Muslim style in Russia

Fashion historian, art critic Alexander Vasiliev is sure that unisex style is set to win fashion. He voiced this point of view at the presentation of his book "Family Heirlooms, the book of acquired memoirs" on Monday, December 3rd. However, according to the art historian, Russia is waiting for "the dominance of Muslim fashion, the victory of the headscarves." He remembered talking about it five years ago.
 
 
 

Social Networks