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Russian Muslims urge to stop bloodshed in Nagorno-Karabakh

Moscow, October 20, 2020

The religious and secular leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan need to make efforts to stop the bloodshed in Nagorno-Karabakh. This is stated in the statement of the Presidium of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia (SAMR), published on the organization's website.


Koran Reader’s Contest to be held in Ingushetia

Magas, October 19, 2020

The republican contest of reciters and hafiz of the Koran is to be held in Ingushetia. The event will take place on November 1st. Muslims both male and female under the age of 18 can take part in the competition.


Mufti of Tatarstan urged reducing the time of Friday sermons

Kazan, October 19, 2020

Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin called on imams and Muslim believers of the republic to reduce the time for Friday prayers in mosques due to the situation with the spread of coronavirus.


Prophet’s Mosque witnesses resumption of prayers within Al-Rawdah Al-Sharifah

Medina, October 18, 2020

The Prophet’s Mosque witnessed on Sunday the second phase of gradual resumption of performing prayers within Al-Rawdah Al-Sharifah (the area between Prophet Muhammad's grave and his pulpit) and greeting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions, which is available through scheduled appointments and in accordance with the capacity of Al-Rawdah Al-Sharifah, SaudiGazette reports.


Over a million worshipers register for Umrah through Eatmarna app

Mecca, October 17, 2020

More than a million Saudi citizens and expatriate residents have registered for Umrah through the “Eatmarna” app, Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat said according to Al Akhbariya TV.

During the first stage of resuming Umrah, no COVID-19 cases were reported, he added.


Azan recitation contest held in Dagestan

Makhachkala, October 12, 2020

The Central Juma Mosque of the Dagestan capital hosted the final stage of the Republican competition for the best Azan reciter.

Some 120 competitors from all over the Republic took part in the qualifying stage of the competition, based on the results of which more than 20 participants reached the final.

The finalists were judged by a competent jury of experts in the field of Azan and Koran recitation.


Tatarstan mufti ran 10 kilometers at Kazan Marathon

Kazan, October 12, 2020

The head of Tatarstan Muslims, mufti Kamil Hazrat Samigullin, took part in the VI Kazan Marathon. Despite the injury, he ran a distance of 10 km. At the finish line, the mufti was met by representatives of Muslim youth and imams.


14-year-old Muslim saved six families from fire

Sassnitz, October 10, 2020

14-year-old Muslim teenager from Chechnya, Deni Eskiev saved the lives of six families in the German city of Sassnitz. The incident happened when the young boy was driving on the car round the city with his parents. Suddenly he saw a flame on the roof of one of the houses. The boy immediately called the fire department, and then run to the burning house and began to knock on all apartments, warning the residents of the danger.


Rihanna apologizes to Muslims for using song with hadith at fashion show

Los Angeles, October 7, 2020

Rihanna issued an apology to the Muslim community on Tuesday after being criticized for using a song that sampled a recitation from Islam's sacred hadith for her 2020 Savage X Fenty fashion show last week.

The artist-turned-designer, whose lingerie show was initially praised for its inclusivity, was called out by several Muslim fans for disrespecting the religion – a mistake she characterized as “honest, yet careless.”


No coronavirus cases reported during Umrah so far

Mecca, October 7, 2020

No coronavirus infections have been reported among Umrah pilgrims so far, said the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in a statement on Wednesday carried by Saudi Press Agency, SaudiGazette reports.

“On the fourth day of the pilgrimage, we received some 24,000 worshipers, none of whom showed symptoms of the virus,” the spokesman of the presidency said, commending the pilgrims for following preventive measures.


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