Thursday 18 July 2019 \


How does one prepare to go for Hajj?

Travelling for the annual pilgrimage to Makkah (Hajj) requires both spiritial and material preparation. Certain religious and logistical requirements must be met before one can set off for the trip.


Ambitious memorial proposed for Christchurch victims

A leading Australian Islamic group has proposed an ambitious plan for a memorial to the March 15 terror attack response.


Shots fired at mosque in Spain

A panic was caused outside a mosque in Spain yesterday after a mystery man fired four shots before speeding off.

The attack happened during dawn prayers when one – possibly two – assailants fired four rounds outside the Muley el-Mehdi Mosque, according to EFE news agency.

Luckily no one was injured at the place of worship in Ceuta, which is the largest of its kind in the Spanish-held territory.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.


The last path of the great Imam Shamil

143 years has passed since the greatest scholar of our time, the defender and support of religion, the freedom fighter of the Caucasian mountaineers, the Sheikh of the Naqshbandi tariqat, the great Imam of Chechnya and Dagestan Sheikh Shamil left this perishable world.
In Arabic, his name sounds like Shamwil, and the Imam himself loved to be called like that. In old manuscripts, the name of the Imam is also written as Shamwil.

Erdogan and Putin are the most popular world leaders among Arab countries

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Putin are the most popular world leaders for Arab youths, according to the results of a recent poll.

Carried out by the Arab Barometer research network for BBC News Arabic, the survey polled the opinions of 25,000 youths across the Arab world on a wide variety of subjects.

According to the results, President Erdogan ranked first among world leaders who Arab youths regarded in a positive view.


This British Muslim Woman to Be Honored by Queen

Nighat Khan is the founder and Managing Director of New Vision For Women, a UK community interest company.

She is set to meet Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday, as part of recognition of efforts of men and women who use their deep religious faith to unite fractured communities, Daily Mail reported.

“As head of the nation and head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty recognizes and celebrates religious diversity in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.


"Al-Quran - the attraction of harmony" exhibition opened in Kazan

The exhibition presents a rich collection of historically significant and artistically designed manuscripts and editions of the Arabic text of the Quran from the collection of the Kazan Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve "Kazan Kremlin".

A unique collection of Qurans of the Kazan Kremlin Museum-Reserve began to widen with the starting of the Kul Sharif mosque construction in 1995, the press service of the Muslim religious administration of Tatarstan informs.


First group of Haj pilgrims due in Saudi Arabia on July 4

Pilgrims for the upcoming Haj will start arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, July 4, reports Saudi Gazette.

Essam Fouad, director of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, said the pilgrims would continue to arrive in the Kingdom by air, land and sea until Aug. 5.

“The emirate of Makkah and the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) were striving to provide the pilgrims with outstanding services to enable them perform their rites in ease, peace and comfort” – noticed Fouad.


Under the ruins of the city, the Visigoths found the oldest mosque in Europe

In Spain, found the hidden underground buildings of the ancient city of the Visigoths. Studies were conducted on the ruins of Rekkopolis - this is one of the few cities founded in Western Europe in the so-called Dark Ages. Archaeologists scanned the area with the help of geomagnetic tools and found that under layers of soil and soil hiding parts of the palace and the building, which may be the oldest mosque in this part of the world.


Dubai schoolkids raise Dh10,000 for needy students in Malawi

Students at a Dubai school have raised over Dh10,000 for underprivileged children in Malawi by collecting and selling old and unused books.

Pupils at The Winchester School in Jebel Ali were able to gather a total of 5,000 books and sold them in their school's annual fun fairs and parent-teacher meetings, raising a total of Dh10,240.


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