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Al-Aqsa Mosque to reopen soon

Jerusalem, May 28, 2020 

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque will reopen to worshippers from May 31 after staying closed for more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the authority responsible for overseeing the city's holy sites said on Wednesday.

Preventive measures will be taken at the entrance of the mosque, Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, announced after a meeting held by the Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department to discuss the latest measures regarding the mosque.

 

Muslim woman becomes first hijab-wearing judge in UK

Burton upon Trent, England, May 27, 2020

Raffia Arshad, 40, started dreaming of a career in law when she was just 11 – but grew up questioning if there would be ‘people who looked like me’ and if a working-class woman from an ethnic minority background could make it in that world.

Nearly 30 years later, she is not only a successful barrister, but was appointed a Deputy District Judge on the Midlands circuit last week.

 

Grand Mosque of Makhachkala equipped with disinfection complexes

Makhachkala, May 25, 2020

The authorities of Dagestan capital proceed to hold measures to prevent the further spread of coronavirus infection. According to the decision of the mayor of Makhachkala, Salman Dadaev, two disinfecting complexes were installed at the entrance to the Central Mosque of the capital that could help to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

 

Famous Russian football players assisted hospitals in Dagestan

Makhachkala, May 25, 2020

Famous Russian football players, members of national football team Georgy Dzhikia and brothers Alexey and Anton Miranchuk supported Dagestan combating COVID-19. According to the Russian national team’s Twitter, the football players sent to Dagestan Republic all the necessary equipment to deal with coronavirus.

Earlier this month the local football club Anji provided the necessary medicines and protective equipment for the Caspian hospital.

 

Tatarstan Marathon “Ramadan-the month of good deeds” was summarized

Kazan, May 25, 2020

The organizers of the initiative “Ramadan - Month of Good Deeds” summed up the results of the annual charity event at the press conference held on May 25 at the Tatar-Inform news agency. The program provides assistance to seriously ill children, poor families and needy citizens.

 

We will not allow mosques to be epicenters of coronavirus spread: Mufti of Tatarstan

Kazan, May 20, 2020

“We cannot let our mosques to become the epicenters of a new coronavirus infection spread. We have no rights to endanger health and lives of people”, said the Mufti of Tatarstan, Kamil Hazrat Samigullin in his address to believers on the eve of the Eid ul-Fitr (Uraza-Bairam) holiday, published on the website of Muslim Religious Administration of Tatarstan.

 

Stavropol Muslims urged to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr at home

Pyatigorsk, May 20, 2020

The Muftiyat of the Stavropol Krai suspended worship in mosques and prayer houses during the celebration of Eid ul-Fitr (Uraza Bairam) due to the coronavirus infection spread. The decree of the Mufti of the region Muhammad-haji Rakhimov is published on the website of a religious organization.

“Due the difficult epidemiological situation, I hereby decree to suspend Uraza Bairam's festive services in mosques and prayer houses in the Stavropol Krai”, the document says.

 

Mufti Krganov urged world leaders to unite amid COVID-19 pandemic

Moscow, May 20, 2020

The head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, Mufti Albir Hazrat Krganov urged the global community to lift the sanctions and join the efforts of world countries in developing a COVID-19 vaccine, reported RIA Novosti.

“We appeal to all countries of the world to combine their intellectual, scientific and creative potential in developing a vaccine that will help to overcome the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic”, Krganov said.

 

Eid ul-Fitr festive services to be held online in Bashkiria

Ufa, May 18, 2020

The festive of Uraza Bayram (Eid ul-Fitr) in Bashkiria will be held without the presence of believers in mosques. This was announced by the Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, at the strategy meeting.

“We cannot allow the people to gather on the day of Eid this year. We offer holding online broadcasting festive services by analogy with Easter”, said the head of the region.

 

Putin wished recovery to the Dagestan Mufti

Moscow, May 18, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin wished good health to the Mufti of Dagestan, Sheikh Ahmad-Afandi. The Mufti on Monday took part in the videoconference meeting, which the head of state held with the authority and public representatives of Dagestan Republic. Putin thanked the religious leader of Dagestan for his speech, in which he, in particular, focused on health problems and the situation with coronavirus in the region.

 
 

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