EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES IN HALAL TOURISM AMID PANDEMIC: EXPERT

Mon 10 August 2020: Halal tourism understands need for privacy which gives it edge, says tour operator ANTALYA, Turkey (AA) – With the pandemic looming over vacationers, there has been growing interest in halal tourism which offers greater privacy, an international tour operator said. In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Emrullah Ahmet Turhan, secretary-general of […]

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6,000+ INT’L STUDENTS APPLY TO STUDY THEOLOGY IN TURKEY

Tue 04 August 2020: 6,295 students from 97 countries apply for Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation scholarships ANKARA (AA) – Over 6,000 students from 97 countries applied for international scholarship programs to study at Turkey’s high schools with Islamic curriculums and at theology faculties of Turkish universities. Applications for the scholarships offered by Turkey Diyanet Foundation (TDV) for international students […]

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HAJJ 2020: 6,250 CCTV CAMERAS, 54,000 LITERS OF DISINFECTANTS USED DAILY

Sun 02 August 2020: This year’s Hajj pilgrimage was downsized to 10,000 pilgrims residing inside the Kingdom due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The government is being cautious this time around. Pilgrims took several medical tests and were asked to quarantine for a week before starting their journey, then isolate for another week in their […]

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CAN SHIA MOURNING CEREMONIES BE HELD ONLINE? GRAND AYATOLLAHS ANSWER

Sat 01 August 2020: As Iran prepares to mark important annual Shia religious ceremonies, two health experts have appealed to Iran’s Grand Ayatollahs about their fears that large gatherings could lead to a spike in Covid-19 cases across the country. They propose that the forthcoming Muharram mourning ceremonies be held online. Arash Alaei and Kamyar Alaei, […]

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HAJJ 2020: 2,050 PEOPLE HELD FOR TRYING TO ENTER HOLY SITES ILLEGALLY

Sat 01 August 2020: Saudi authorities arrestred total of 2,050 people while attempting to infiltrate into Makkah and the holy sites without Hajj permits; said a spokesman of the Hajj Security Forces Command on Friday. “We stopped 2,050 who were in violation of the entry instructions into the holy sites and legal measures are set to be […]

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HAJJ 2020: MUSLIM PILGRIMS PERFORM THEIR LAST RITUAL “GREAT JAMARA” IN MECCA

Fri 31 July 2020: In reduced numbers due to the pandemic, Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia on Friday converged on the tent city of Mina to throw stones at a symbolic representation of the devil as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. According to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), after completing the major pillar […]

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EID-AL-ADHA: TURKISH CHARITY TO SACRIFICE ANIMALS IN 27 COUNTRIES FOR MUSLIM HOLIDAY

Fri 31 July 2020: Cansuyu Charity and Solidarity Organization to distribute meat from sacrificed animals to over 1.5M people worldwide A Turkish charity group will sacrifice more than 30,000 animals across 27 countries during the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Despite difficulties in overseas travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Istanbul-based Cansuyu Charity […]

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WHO ISSUES CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES FOR EID AL-ADHA

Fri 31 July 2020:. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued guidelines for the upcoming celebrations of the Eid Al-Adha festival, from July 30 to August 3 (dates differ per sighting of the moon) as the Covid-19 pandemic continues worldwide. Guidelines titled “Safe Eid al Adha practices in the context of COVID-19” were released by the WHO on […]

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HAJJ 2020: SECURITY FORCES ARREST 244 PEOPLE ILLEGALLY ENTERING MECCA

Thu 30 July 2020: In the light of the strict measures being put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus in the kingdom, Saudi authorities said they had detained 244 people who were attempting to infiltrate Makkah to perform the Hajj, Safa news agency reported yesterday. According to local news sites, the Saudi security teams could […]

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