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Pakistan Announces Science And Technology Scholarships

The Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) has announced ten (10) Masters level Scholarships for candidates from Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
The Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) has announced ten (10) Masters level Scholarships for candidates from Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Turkey court rejects plea to open Hagia Sophia for Islamic prayer

The Haberturk website said that the demand had come from an independent Turkish heritage association.
The Hagia Sophia was turned into a museum accessible to all by the secular founders of modern Turkey in the 1930s. Secular Turks are wary of any moves to re-Islamise the building or have it reconsecrated as a mosque.
There has in recent years under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan been an increase in Muslim activity inside the museum, with Koran readings taking place on occasion.

Saudi Arabia raises $2 billion with new Islamic bonds

Saudi Arabia has raised $2 billion in new sukuk, or Islamic bonds, completing its external funding requirements for 2018.
The transaction is the kingdom’s second international sale of sukuk after a $9 billion issue last year.
The bond sale was “part of the Ministry of Finance’s commitment to the development of the Shariah-compliant debt capital markets,” the country’s debt management office said in a statement on Thursday.

Last group of Tajik pilgrims returned from Hajj

Six thousand Tajiks performed hajj this year.The pilgrimage to holy places cost the believers of Tajikistan four thousand dollars.
Since not everyone who wishes to perform Hajj may go to Saudi Arabia, the government  annually sets a quota for each country. Its size depends on the number of followers of Islam residing in this or that state.

Egypt’s bearded police lose court battle to keep their beats

Cairo judges ended six years of legal wrangling on Wednesday over a 2012 police ban on facial hair for officers, ruling against the right of individual officers to sport long beards.
The decision confirmed the government’s interest in maintaining the police force as a “secular organisational entity”.

Seljuk mosques display Turkish-Islamic design elements

Mosques in central Turkey with unusual wooden features were built by the Seljuks for the first time in history and have been a significant representation of Turkish-Islamic architecture for centuries.
When the Seljuks arrived in Anatolia in the 13th century, they constructed mosques with wooden columns and roofs like those of Uzbekistan's Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) official website.

Saudi Arabia to break new Guinness records with largest flag and fireworks

Saudi Arabia set to enter the Guinness Book of Records with the display of the largest number of fireworks and unfurling of the largest national flag to mark the celebrations of the 88thNational Day. The General Entertainment Authority launched the National Day Calendar that showcases wide variety of programs and events, which will begin on Sept. 19 and end with the National Day on Sept. 23.

Riyadh-based airline to recruit Saudi women as co-pilots

Riyadh-based carrier Flynas has announced plans to recruit Saudi women to work as co-pilots and flight attendants for the first time, just months after the kingdom lifted a ban on female motorists.
Saudi Arabia in June ended a longstanding ban on women driving cars as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seeks to improve women's participation in the workforce and implement his Vision 2030.

Mufti Panchayev visits Veliky Novgorod

The Mufti of St. Petersburg and Northwest Russia Sheikh Ravil-hazrat Panchayeev visited Veliky Novgorod on September 12, where he had a meeting with Nabid Ashurlaev, chairman of the religious community of the Novgorod region, the Imam-Khatib of the region Abubakr Bisultanov, as well as the activists of the local community.

Turkey's UNESCO heritage sites inadequate: Official​

Turkey is considered the cradle of civilization but has fewer UNESCO World Heritage sites than other nations.
In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Professor Ocal Oguz, president of the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, said Turkey has 18 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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