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Islamic art exhibition to be held in Kazan Kremlin

Source : / 17 May 2014
May 21, an exhibition of Islamic art “V & A Jameel Prize” will start its work at the "Hermitage-Kazan" exhibition center in Kazan Kremlin. Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A, London), the world's leading museum of art and design, for the first time hold such exhibition in the capital of Tatarstan.


Russian Muslims to attend third Gulf Halal Conference in Kuwait

Source : and Agencies / 14 May 2014

Under the auspices of His Excellency Dr Naif Ajaj Al-Ajmi, Minister of Justice and of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs,Third Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry  will be held between  13-15 May 2014 in Sheraton Hotel, State of Kuwait.

The Conference is organised by Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs & Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).


World’s First Underwater Mosque

Source : OnIslam with News Agencies / 09 May 2014

The first underground mosque has been constructed in Turkey’s Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, the building that has won the first place in the World Architecture Fest competition for religious places.

"Mosques are places to contemplate and pray,” Mehmet Narin, the Mufti of Buyukcekmece, told the World Bulletin.


High-tech podcars to take to Dubai streets

Source : Gulf News / 07 May 2014

Dubai is set to have a new mode of public transport — high-tech podcars — in the next couple of years, a senior official announced at a conference on Monday.

The Zabeel area has been identified for the launch of the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system, which is currently operational only at London’s Heathrow Airport and in West Virginia in the US. In 2011 a similar system was also piloted at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.


Istanbul hosts Islamic exhibition for Prophet's birthday

Source : World Bulletin / 06 May 2014

In commemoration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Turkey's Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture and Tourism Ministry has opened an exhibition about his life at Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum.


App maps communities of 1948 Palestine

Source : Al Jazeera / 05 May 2014

An Israeli non-governmental organization is launching a smartphone app that will allow users to identify Palestinian cities and towns depopulated or destroyed by Jewish paramilitaries in the 1948 war that led to Israel's creation.


Cairo Library launches a campaign to save heritage

Source : DailyNewsEgypt / 02 May 2014

Given the current state of Islamic monuments in Egypt, the Cairo Library decided to launch a campaign to try to bring awareness to the negligence monuments in historic Cairo suffer from.  The campaign is headed by architect Dr Galila AlQady, novelist Gamal AlGhitany, and Amina Abdel Bar who is a PhD candidate and a member of the Save Cairo campaign.


Turkey to restore oldest mosque in Albanian capital

Source : World Bulletin / 02 May 2014

The last remaining mosque from the Ottoman Empire in Tirana, Ethem Bey's Mosque in the capital Tirana, will be restored by Turkey's aid agency - Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, reports Anadolu Agency (AA) correspondent.


Yemeni student’s adventures in Russia

Interview with an Arab student from Yemen, Rafiq Muhammad Salih Al – Humaid.

An Arab student from Yemen Rafiq Muhammad Salih Al - Humaid, a physicist by profession, is studying at Dagestan State University. He came from Yemen five years ago. He graduated from the Masters program here, and after that pursues post graduate degree. In an interview today he shares with our readers his  impressions about Russia and Russians, and talks about his studies and homesickness.


Major Islamic Complex in Ingushetia

Source : Vestnik Kavkaza / 26 Apr 2014

Four years ago the president of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims decided to build a major Islamic complex in Magas, and the main facility had to be the Jami mosque. The Azan Fund, a non-commercial organization, was established to collect money for the construction.


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