Pathway to greet Prophet Mohammad at Al-Masjid an-Nabawi ready for visitors

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The General Presidency for the Affairs of Two Holy Mosques has finished preparing a pathway leading to the place for greeting Prophet Mohammad and his companions at Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, in Madinah.The authority has covered the pathway with new green carpets produced by Saudi hands, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said.Head of the carpets department at Prophet Mohammad’s Mosque , Bandar al-Hussaini, said the 250 new green carpets were used to replace the older red carpets covering the ...

In an unprecedented incident, ‘extremists’ attack worshippers in S. Africa

Friday, 11 May 2018

A man hunt has been lunched by South Africa police Friday, after three men attacked and stabbed worshippers at a mosque outside Durban, on Thursday, in what is considered an unprecedented incident in the country where about 1.5 percent of the country’s 55 million population is Muslim. A spokesman for the city’s police said the motive of the attack is still unknown but “elements of extremism” were involved. The attackers killed one worshipper, reported to be an imam, and ...

More mosques being given heritage status in UK to celebrate history of Muslim communities

Sunday, 25 March 2018

The British government has decided that it is important to architecturally protect mosques in the UK and recognize their historic and cultural importance.Five mosques now find themselves on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) and one of them has had its protection upgraded so that it is on par with Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth’s home in the capital.Two London mosques – the London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent’s Park and the Fazl Mosque in ...

Listen to the first recorded call to prayer from the Prophet’s Mosque

Friday, 9 March 2018

The first call to prayer (Athan) recorded live from the al-Masjid an-Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Saudi Arabia was made 66 years ago by Sheikh Abdulaziz Bukhari, the mozen (man who calls for prayer). Social media users have been sharing an audio clip of the recorded event which dates back to 1953. Many have touched upon the overwhelming feelings Muslims at the time must have embraced as athan was broadcast on different channels and radio stations. Bukhari, born in 1933, was only 18 when ...

IN PICTURES: A mosque without minarets is angering hard-liners in Iran

Sunday, 25 February 2018

A newly built avant-garde mosque in the heart of Iran's capital would have hard-liners shouting from the minarets - if there were any. The architects behind the Vali-e-Asr mosque dispensed with the traditional rounded domes and towering minarets, opting instead for a modern design of undulating waves of gray stone and concrete, which they say complements the surrounding architecture and evokes the austerity of early Islam. The new structure has infuriated hard-liners, who see it as part of a ...

Trudeau decries Islamophobia a year after Quebec mosque attack

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Monday for Canadians to stand up against Islamophobia and discrimination as he paid tribute to six Muslims killed a year ago at a Quebec mosque. Trudeau lamented that acts of hate and discrimination have become "commonplace" or "even tolerated," saying in parliament that "it should never have come to this point." "We cannot bring back those who perished, but we owe it to them to fight the very sentiment that ...

IN PICTURES: A look at the historical Saudi Jawatha Mosque

Monday, 29 January 2018

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage restored the historical Jawatha Mosque, where the second Friday prayer in Islam was held, after sand had covered it. Jawatha Mosque in Ahsa, east of Saudi Arabia, has been restored several times as sand continuously covered it. The mosque, which was built in the seventh year of hijra by Bani Abd al-Qays tribe, has interested researchers and Muslims due to its significance as the mosque where the second Friday prayer was held. It has become ...

Egypt’s Awqaf supports actress complaint over ‘screeching’ call to prayer

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

The Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) has supported an Egyptian actress’ complaint that the voices of some muezzins (those who call to prayer at mosques) sound like they are “screeching.” Shereen Ridda’s comments have sparked outrage and controversy in the country. During her interview with ONTV, the former wife to Egyptian popstar Amr Diab called for uniting Azan calls. According to Ridda, “some muezzins' voices make those who hear them stray away ...

Muslim man attacked in mosque in Australia for ‘no opinion’ on Jerusalem debate

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Footage has emerged revealing a Muslim man being attacked in a mosque in Adelaide, Australia on Friday after an unknown man approached him to discuss religion and Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. According to the Islamic Society of South Australia president, Ahmad Zreika, the victim in question was at the mosque to perform evening prayers when he was approached by the foreign individual. However, after he responded to his queries stating that he had no ...

Why Quebec is probing ban on women at construction sites near mosques

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Quebec’s labor minister on Wednesday called for a probe into reports that women have been banned from working at public works construction sites near Montreal mosques on Fridays, the Muslim day of prayer.Dominique Vien asked the province’s Construction Commission to open the investigation following statements from officials at two public works companies on the exclusion of three women from a work site near a Montreal mosque.A spokesman for one of the mosques has denied making any ...

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