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VI Congress of North Caucasus Muslims held in Makhachkala

VI Congress of Muslim Communities of the North Caucasus themed 'The Role of Religious Associations in Countering the Challenges and Threats of Modernity - experience of the republics of the North Caucasus' was held in Makhachkala House of Friendship on 22 November.

List of references for Muslim convicts has been approved

The Fund for the Support of Islamic Culture, Science and Education, together with the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, held a meeting of the working group on the interaction of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation with Muslim centralized religious organizations. The event took place in the Bulgarian Islamic Academy, Tatarstan.

Russia to grant 300 entry visas for five years to Saudi business owners

In a major boost to enhance economic cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia, Russia will grant 300 entry visas for five years to Saudi business owners and companies, the Russian-Arab Business Council has announced.
The announcement was made during the meeting at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) between Sami Al-Obaidy, chairperson of CSC, with Tatiana Gvilava, director of the Russian-Arab Business Council.

Egypt offers residency to foreign investors

In an attempt to further boost its booming real estate sector and attract foreign investment, Egypt will grant residency permits to foreigners who invest at least $100,000 in the country’s property market.
The growth rate of Egypt’s property market stands at 133 percent in 2018. This has been fueled by strong demand for housing, along with the sporadic launch of residential construction projects.

OIC countries seek to be dependent on their own halal vaccines

Member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are forging a way to become self-reliant on vaccines and medicines to the Islamic nations as representatives of their respective heads of national medicine regulatory authorities are meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the first time.

Philippine Congress moves a step closer to expanding Islamic banking

The Philippines has moved a step closer to opening the country to the wide range of banking and other financial services available through Islamic banking and finance.
The move comes after the House of Representatives recently approved on second reading a proposed bill providing for the regulation and organization of Islamic banks in the Philippines.

Finns held in Muslim Malaysia over ‘Christian pamphlets’

Four Finns have been arrested on a holiday island in Muslim-majority Malaysia for allegedly distributing pamphlets about Christianity, police said Wednesday, and may face up to five years in jail.
Religion is a deeply sensitive issue in Malaysia, where more than 60 percent of the populaton is Muslim, and critics say rising conservatism has chipped away at a traditionally tolerant brand of Islam in recent years.

50 killed, 83 wounded in wedding hall explosion in Kabul

A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
Another 83 people were wounded in the attack, with 20 of them in critical condition and the toll likely to rise, Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said.

Chechen boys born on Prophet Muhammad's birthday to receive USD1500

In Chechnya, families of boys born on the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ i.e. on 12th of Rabiul Awwal received 100 thousand rubles (USD1500) each.
Some fourty boys were born in Chechen Republic on the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Twenty-one of them received the name Muhammad, and the rest were named after other Prophets and famous Awliya names.
Parents will receive gifts from the hands of the mayor of Grozny, Ibrahim Zakriev.

Tatarstani Muftiyat offered assistance to the people of Syria

On behalf of the Mufti of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kamil Hazrat Samigullin, his deputy Mansur Hazrat Jalaletdin and Imam-muhtasib of Nizhnekamsk region Salih Hazrat Ibrahimov visited Syria as part of the Russian Working Group on helping the people of Syria and Religious Cooperatiion. 
During the visit, a meeting took place between the group’s participants and the Minister of Awqaf Affairs of Syria, Muhammad Abd Al-Sattar Said.

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