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Erdogan opened Germany's largest mosque in Cologne

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of Europe’s largest mosques in Cologne during his controversial visit to Germany. As Erdogan opens the Cologne Central Mosque, Some 10,000 Erdogan critics take to the streets in Cologne…

Photos: Raas Al-Hussein (P) Mosque in Cairo

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SHAFAQNA - The Al Hussein Mosque is one of the most sacred Islamic sites in Egypt and famously known for it’s housing the oldest complete manuscript of the Holy Qu’ran. It’s location is also in an immensely popular street of Cairo…

Eid Al-Ghadir will be celebrated in Kenya

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SHAFAQNA-  A ceremony on the occasion of Eid Al-Ghadir, will be held at the mosque of Shia Muslims in Park Road district of Nairobi, the capital, by The Iranian Cultural Center in Kenya .  According to the website of the Islamic Culture…

First prayer held by victoria islamic center in new mosque

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SHAFAQNA- Silhouetted figures remove their shoes and enter a quiet room in the rear of the Victoria Islamic Center, one by one, smiling and greeting each other silently as the air filled by the words of the Islamic chant called Takbir: allahu…

Hindu families displaced by Kerala floods can use Mosques as a shelter

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SHAFAQNA- A mosque in Kerala’s Malappuram district has prepared shelter and food for several Hindu families displaced by the massive floods. Also two groups of Muslim men have assisted in cleaning two Hindu shrines affected by the deluge. The…

Photos: Karachi's Ashiq Mosque

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SHAFAQNA - Beautiful Mosque: The first mosque of Karachi’s Bahria Town opened for the residents and visitors recently. Masjid-e-Ashiq is named after the father of Malik Riaz Hussain. Sprawling over 2.5 acres of land, Masjid-e-Ashiq has…

The Xi’an Mosque

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SHAFAQNA- Asian Inspirations: The Xi’an mosque is located near the Drum Tower – on 30 Huajue Lane of Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China. It is one of the oldest standing Mosques in China, built around 700 AD. It was further expanded during…

Canadian Muslim families are encouraged to become foster caregivers in GTA

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SHAFAQNA- The Star | By: Olivia Bowden : When an employee from the Children’s Aid Society visited Shahzad Mustafa's mosque, in order to talk about the significance of Muslim families fostering children of the identical religion, he remembered…

Photos: Wester Mosque in Amsterdam - Netherlands

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SHAFAQNA - Beautiful Mosques : Westermoskee (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌʋɛstərmɔsˈkeː]; Turkish: Ayasofya Camii; English: Western Mosque) is a mosque in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It is situated on the bank of the canalized river Schinkel…

Photos: Jamal Abdel Nasser Mosque in Ramallah - Palestine

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SHAFAQNA - Beautiful Mosques : Jamal Abdel Nasser Mosque (Arabic: مسجد جمال عبد الناصر‎‎ Masjid Jamal 'Abd an-Nasser) is the largest mosque in al-Bireh, in the central West Bank. Located in the Downtown district of the…

Romanian Muslims Cancel Grand Mosque Project

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SHAFAQNA - IQNA : The Romanian Muftiyat, which represents Muslims in the country, has cancelled its project to build a showpiece mosque in the capital, Bucharest, saying the costs were too high. The Muftiyat has filed a request to the Ministry…

The Importance of a Connection to our Islamic Centers and Masajid

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SHAFAQNA- The most exposure that some of our Muslim kids today have with Islam are basic Sunday (or Saturday) school classes. There, they will learn Islamic tenets and rules. If they are lucky, and the teachers are knowledgeable, they will…

South Africa Mosque Attacker Was Outpatient at Cape Town Psychiatric Institution

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SHAFAQNA - IQNA : The knife-wielding suspect in the deadly attack at a Cape Town mosque was an outpatient at a psychiatric institution‚ the Hawks said on Thursday. "The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Nur Arawal‚" Brig Hangwani…

Minute's silence marks one-year anniversary of London mosque terror attack

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Shafaqna- Relatives of victim Makram Ali joined survivors, Muslim leaders and politicians gather for a moment of silence to mark London mosque attack anniversary , killing father-of-six Makram Ali and injuring 12 others when a man drove his…

Rise of violence against shia muslims in South Africa: some withdraw from the Cape Accord

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SHAFAQNA - In South Africa, Shia Muslims face violence by their religious identity. Earlier this month, the Cape Accord – a document meant to encourage peace and unity and eradicate extremism – was signed in Cape Town by several Islamic…

Where Islam flourishes despite being half-underground

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SHAFAQNA - Economis : The strange social reality of Islam in Greece. ON A baking-hot Friday afternoon in the dusty Athenian district of Neos Kosmos, a cheerful assortment of (mostly male) worshippers greet one another in Arabic, Greek and…

Austrian far-right government is closing 7 mosques

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SHAFAQNA - Vox | by  Tara Isabella Burton: The far-right government claims it’s due to “national security” concerns. On Friday, the Austrian government announced that it plans to close down seven mosques and potentially expel about…

Attack to Shia's mosque in South Africa condemned by all Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- One person was murdered and two seriously injured in an apparent sectarian attack in a mosque in South Africa on Thursday afternoon. The attack on the Shi’a Muslims was condemned by the Sunni organisations. “We vehemently…

This extraordinary mosque in Australia brings Islamic and western architecture together

SHFAQNA- Mayada Srouji The unique ceiling of the Punchbowl Mosque in Australia viewed from inside. Image via MVSLIM Muslims around the world have looked for ways to practice their religion in their Western country.…

Stockholm mosque vandalised again

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SHAFAQNA- A mosque in Stockholm was vandalised with racist words and symbols on Thursday, according to mosque officials. In a statement, the Södermalm mosque management said a big swastika symbol was spray painted at the mosque’s door. The…

Christian Democrats in Sweden want to ban mosque from broadcasting call to prayer

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SHAFAQNA- A mosque in Sweden that has requested the use of loudspeakers to call Muslims to prayer has ignited a firestorm, with right-leaning groups saying this should be banned while a Jewish leader has come out in defense of religious freedom. Mosques…

Another German mosque comes under arson attack

SHAFAQNA- The German website Local reported that the fire department had been called in to put out a fire caused by a suspected arson attack at the Koca Sinan Camii Mosque shortly after 2 am (0100 GMT) on Sunday morning. The blaze reportedly…

‘Mobile Mosques’ Planned for 2020 Summer Olympics

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SHAFAQNA-  The mosques would be set up in large trucks, enabling them to be moved anywhere at any time for use by Muslims as secure places of worship. The idea was devised by Yasuharu Inoue, a 58-year-old Tokyo resident who is president…

Over 200 Mosques to Hold Open Days across Britain

SHAAFQNA- The Visit My Mosque Day is an annual event facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain where people of all faiths and none visit their local mosque to learn more about Islam. This year will see the largest ever number of mosques…

Mosque comes under attack in Drachten town

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SHAFAQNA-A mosque in northern Drachten town has come under an arson attack, according to the manager of Islamic Center Drachten Foundation on Sunday. The mosque, visited mostly by Moroccan-origin people, is operated by the foundation. Speaking…

Visiting a non-Muslim from the Mosque

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SHAFAQNA- There were displays, free refreshments (lots) and invites to a talk about the beliefs and to watch prayers if you wanted to. We did everything except watch the prayers – which we didn’t have time to do. But the MAIN thing by…

Bulgarian Govt blocks restoration of historical mosques

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SHAFAQNA- A total of 27 Ottoman-era mosques in Bulgaria are awaiting restoration, as their minarets, walls and doors have either collapsed or suffered considerable damage. But local Muslim authorities complain that Bulgarian officials…

Islamophobic attack on mosque in Amsterdam

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SHAFAQNA- A mosque in the Dutch capital Amsterdam was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, the head of the mosque said on Thursday. The far-right “Rechts in Verzet” movement claimed responsibility for the attack and hanged…