Source : Agencies | 25 Oct 2013
More mosques and halal restaurants and a better understanding of Islam are needed in South Korea to encourage Middle East students to study there, a survey has revealed.
Park Hyeon-uk, a member of El Naafidha College’s student group for Middle East studies, said the survey of Arab students in Korea reflected the challenges many of them faced, reported the National.
“Islam is part of their everyday life and many felt there was little in the way of halal food and too few mosques,” Mr Park said.
By Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 13 Jan 2013
Spiritual Administration of Dagestani Muslims announced that lectures about the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) will be conducted in all the mosques in the republic throughout the month of Rabiul Awwal. The statement was made by Abdullah Haji Magomedov, Chief Editor of Avar edition of Assalam newspaper at the Majlis of Ulama held last Saturday at the central Juma mosque in Makhachkala, Dagestan.
Source : OnIslam / 18 Dec 2012
Government plans to build six new mosques in the Russian capital Moscow are sparking a controversy in the country, with nationalists calling for a public referendum on the construction of the Muslim worship places.
“I would not like a mosque to be built near my apartment building,” Alexander Belov, leader of the Russkiye nationalistic movement, told Interfax on Monday, December 17.
“But I don't live in Lyublino or Butovo, I live in Orekhovo.”
Source : Agencies | 04 Dec 2012
Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi has said the Muslims will never give up even an inch of the land of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, demolished by Indians.
Owaisi was addressing a public meeting organised by the United Muslim Action Committee at MIM headquarters Darussalam Sunday night, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid on Dec 6, 1992.
Source : Reuters | 15 Oct 2012
Gunmen disguised in police uniforms opened fire on Muslim worshippers as they were leaving a mosque in northern Nigeria yesterday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said.
The attack happened in a remote village called Dogo Dawa, in Kaduna state, said Abdullahi Muhammad, the traditional ruler and councilor of Birnin Gwari, a local government area next door to the village.
Source : Agencies | 05 Oct 2012
Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan inaugurated with South Africa's President Jacob Zuma an Islamic-Ottoman style social complex in the South African capital of Johannesburg on Thursday.
Paying a formal visit to South Africa, Caglayan participated in the inauguration ceremony for a social complex in Johannesburg.
Source : Agencies | 26 Sep 2012
The Bajrakli Mosque, which was built almost 300 years ago by Ottomans in Belgrade, now capital of Serbia, challenges the passage of time with dignity.
In the centre of Belgrade, the mosque got its name from the flag (Turkish, bayrak) that signalled the call to prayer to other mosques. As the endowment of Sultan Suleiman II, it is the only remaining mosque of the many that once existed in Belgrade and is still full at Friday prayers.