AL-AZHAR GRAND MUFTI AHMED AL-TAYYEB TO VISIT AYATOLLAH SISTANI IN IRAQ

Wed 20 October 2021: The Grand Mufti of Egypt’s Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, is to visit senior Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, in Iraq early next month, according to sources. The historic visit to the holy city of Najaf will be the first time the two will meet face-to-face and will include visits to the shrines […]

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300 DETAINED IN BANGLADESH AMID RIOTS TRIGGERED BY QURAN DEFILING

Mon 18 October 2021: According to law enforcement authorities, police in Bangladesh have detained at least 300 people for destroying and vandalizing Hindu temples across the country following unrest sparked by the claimed destruction of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, during a Hindu religious rite last week. After a photo of the Quran being […]

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“UNLAWFUL” MOSQUE PROBE CONDUCTED BY DUTCH MUNICIPALITIES

Mon 18 October 2021: Through contracting private companies, some municipalities in the Netherlands have been conducting “unlawful” investigations of mosques and Muslim community institutions, as revealed by local media reports Saturday. Dutch daily NRC reported that at least 10 municipalities in the country have been investigating mosques, imams, mosque association officials, and people active in the […]

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FAR-RIGHT AFD OPPOSES MOSQUE’S CALL TO PRAYER IN GERMANY’S COLOGNE

Wed 13 October 2021: The far-right AfD party in Germany has intensified its attacks on Cologne mayor Henriette Reker for permitting mosques to broadcast the call to prayer (Azan) on Fridays, Anadolu Agency reported. “This gives the impression that Germany is not a Christian country, but a Muslim one. This is not the case,” Matthias […]

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GERMANY’S LARGEST MOSQUE TO BROADCAST CALL TO PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

Mon 11 October 2021: After an agreement between the city of Cologne and the Muslim community to lift restrictions, Germany’s largest mosque will be allowed to broadcast the call to prayer over loudspeakers on Friday afternoons, the city announced on Monday. The Cologne Central Mosque, Germany’s largest Mosque, was opened in 2018.#Cologne #Germany #Islam pic.twitter.com/TAY9OjGVOC […]

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JEWISH ‘SILENT PRAYER’ AT AL-AQSA PROVOCATIVE TO MUSLIMS: OIC

Fri 08 October 2021: A top Muslim body on Thursday denounced an Israeli court decision allowing Jews to perform silent prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem.  The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef Al-Othaimeen, said in a statement that the ruling is a provocation to Muslims globally. “Such illegal […]

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POPE EXPRESSES SHAME OVER SEXUAL ABUSES OF CHILDREN IN FRENCH CHURCHES

Wed 06 October 2021: Referring to an investigation report on sexual abuse against children in France’s Catholic churches, Pope Francis said on Wednesday he was ashamed. Since 1950, around 216,000 children have been sexually molested in French churches. Following a meeting at the Vatican, Pope Francis said: “I would like to express my sadness and […]

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