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Unique silver Quran given over to Kazan Kremlin museum

Source : Tatar-Inform / 17 Apr 2014

A ceremony to hand the Silver Quran over for exhibition at Kazan Kremlin museum’s Kul Sharif mosque on Wednesday took place at the Tatarstan Plenipotentiary Representation in Moscow. The author of museum project is WT company.


'Love for the Prophet' exhibition opens in İstanbul

Source : Todays Zaman / 10 Apr 2014

An exhibition of Islamic art and calligraphy never before revealed to the public, “Aşk-ı Nebi: Doğumunun 1443. Yılında Hz. Peygamber” (Love for the Prophet in the 1443rd year of his birth), opened at Topkapı Palace with an event on Tuesday, presenting what its organizers say is the “most important classical Islamic artwork in the world to date.”


Crimea threatens to stop museum cooperation with Europe

Source : ITAR - TASS / 09 Apr 2014

The Republic of Crimea will stop museum and exhibition cooperation with Europe, if the Netherlands refuse to return a collection of Scythian gold which is currently on view in Amsterdam to Crimean museums, the CrimeaInform news agency reported on Monday with reference to Valery Kosarev, the head of the permanent commission of the Crimean State Council (parliament) for education, science, youth affairs and sport.


Amid war, world record set in Damascus

Source : AFP / 02 Apr 2014

A group of Syrian artists in Damascus has created the world’s biggest mural made of recycled materials, a rare work aimed at brightening public space in a city sapped by war and sanctions.

The brightly colored, 720-sq meter work was constructed from aluminum cans, broken mirrors, bicycle wheels and other scrap objects and displayed on a street outside a primary school in the center of the Syrian capital.


Historic mosque in Yemen at risk of collapse

Source : World Bulletin / 01 Apr 2014

Yemen's first mosque, which was built by Muaz bin Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him) - a prominent companion of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) - is at risk of collapsing and urgently awaits necessary repairs to save it.


Turkey to restore Andalusian Muslim prayer room

Source : AA / 29 Mar 2014

Turkey will restore a masjid (prayer room for Muslims) in Andalusia, a region that was controlled by its Muslim rulers for a few centuries in the Iberia Peninsula in Spain's southern city of Cordoba, says the Turkish cooperation agency.

In a district of Cordoba dubbed as Mazquit, the masjid is located at the historical remains of Andalusian period of Cordoba and very close to Mosque of Cordoba, a well-known Islamic monument which was converted to a cathedrale. 


Turkey wishes to rebuild Islamic heritage in Timbuktu

Source : AA / 27 Mar 2014

Turkey is to support the rebuilding of an Islamic heritage site in Timbuktu which was destroyed by armed groups in 2012, the United Nation’s cultural agency’s (UNESCO) representative in Mali Lazare Eloundou said on Wednesday.  

“Turkey along with UNESCO is ready to work to rebuild mausoleums, tombs and mosques which UNESCO started on March 14, at an  estimated cost of around $11 million,” Eloundou said.     


HIPA announces prize winners at grand ceremony

Source : / 26 Mar 2014

China’s Fuyang Zhou wins the grand prize of $120,000 at the annual HIPA competition in Dubai. The Chinese photographer is among 17 winners at the grand ceremony, which took place at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on the evening of 17 March.


Jeddah to host first ‘Textile Arabia’ show

Source : IINA / 25 Mar 2014

Jeddah is set to become a local and regional focal point for the rapidly expanding textile industry. Yesterday, the first “Textile Arabia” exhibition started at Jeddah Center for Events and Forums.


Dubai Islamic affairs department launches e-services guide

By Ahmad Shaaban / Khaleej Times / 22 Mar 2014

The Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai on Thursday launched its electronic services guide on its official website.


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