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Over a million worshipers register for Umrah through Eatmarna app

Mecca, October 17, 2020

More than a million Saudi citizens and expatriate residents have registered for Umrah through the “Eatmarna” app, Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat said according to Al Akhbariya TV.

During the first stage of resuming Umrah, no COVID-19 cases were reported, he added.


Azan recitation contest held in Dagestan

Makhachkala, October 12, 2020

The Central Juma Mosque of the Dagestan capital hosted the final stage of the Republican competition for the best Azan reciter.

Some 120 competitors from all over the Republic took part in the qualifying stage of the competition, based on the results of which more than 20 participants reached the final.

The finalists were judged by a competent jury of experts in the field of Azan and Koran recitation.


Tatarstan mufti ran 10 kilometers at Kazan Marathon

Kazan, October 12, 2020

The head of Tatarstan Muslims, mufti Kamil Hazrat Samigullin, took part in the VI Kazan Marathon. Despite the injury, he ran a distance of 10 km. At the finish line, the mufti was met by representatives of Muslim youth and imams.


14-year-old Muslim saved six families from fire

Sassnitz, October 10, 2020

14-year-old Muslim teenager from Chechnya, Deni Eskiev saved the lives of six families in the German city of Sassnitz. The incident happened when the young boy was driving on the car round the city with his parents. Suddenly he saw a flame on the roof of one of the houses. The boy immediately called the fire department, and then run to the burning house and began to knock on all apartments, warning the residents of the danger.


Rihanna apologizes to Muslims for using song with hadith at fashion show

Los Angeles, October 7, 2020

Rihanna issued an apology to the Muslim community on Tuesday after being criticized for using a song that sampled a recitation from Islam's sacred hadith for her 2020 Savage X Fenty fashion show last week.

The artist-turned-designer, whose lingerie show was initially praised for its inclusivity, was called out by several Muslim fans for disrespecting the religion – a mistake she characterized as “honest, yet careless.”


No coronavirus cases reported during Umrah so far

Mecca, October 7, 2020

No coronavirus infections have been reported among Umrah pilgrims so far, said the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in a statement on Wednesday carried by Saudi Press Agency, SaudiGazette reports.

“On the fourth day of the pilgrimage, we received some 24,000 worshipers, none of whom showed symptoms of the virus,” the spokesman of the presidency said, commending the pilgrims for following preventive measures.


Kazan to host Forum of Muslim Teachers of Tatarstan

Kazan, October 7, 2020

An annual Forum of Teachers of Muslim educational organizations is to be held on October 21 in Kazan, Tatarstan Republic. The event has been held since 2011 by the Muslim Religious Administration of Tatarstan together with the Russian Islamic Institute and the Fund for Support of Islamic Culture, Science and Education. The forum is a platform for discussing and solving urgent problems in the field of Muslim education and upbringing.


Square of martyrs opened in Dagestan

Makhachkala, August 31, 2020

A long-awaited opening of the “Shahids Square” was held yesterday in Makhachkala. The initiative of the construction belongs to the Mufti of Dagestan, Sheikh Ahmad Afandi.⠀


Koran recitation courses in Dagestan

Makhachkala, August 28, 2020

Mufti of Dagestan Sheikh Ahmad Afandi met with religious leaders who passed the courses on reciting the Holy Koran. The head of the courses was a Hafiz from Yemen, Ibrahim Ahmad al-Zubaji.

The meeting was also attended by the Head of the Koran memorization center of the Dagestan Muftiyat, Muhammadhabib Budunov.


Rosstat: low rate of divorces in Russian Muslim republics

Moscow, August 26, 2020

Three Muslim republics take the leading positions among the Russian regions with the least number of divorces, Pavel Smelov, deputy head of Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), told the agencies.


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