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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…

Swedish King Visits Mosque Gutted in Arson Attack

SHAFAQNA - The King of Sweden visited a mosque in Orebro gutted in an arson attack on September 26. Carl XVI Gustaf was in Orebro for a previously scheduled visit to the university, and paid a visit to the mosque afterwards on his own request. Orebro…

Swedish King Visits Mosque Gutted in Arson Attack

SHAFAQNA- Carl XVI Gustaf was in Orebro for a previously scheduled visit to the university, and paid a visit to the mosque afterwards on his own request. Orebro Mosque Deputy CEO, Hassan Mountagui, said, "It is an honor to us that the…

Hating Muslim Women

SHAFAQNA - The Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, attended the Finsbury Park Mosque's 'Hate Crime Against Muslim Women' event at the start of this week. The MP for Islington North categorically condemned the rise in violence against…

Muslim cleric in Greece call for a Mosque

SHAFAQNA - Decrying how Muslims in Athens have no choice but to pray in unsanitary conditions in basements, a top Muslim cleric from Greece said there is a great need for a mosque in the Greek capital. “Greece is the only country in the…

ISESCO Condemns Suspected Arson Attack at Swedish Mosque

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SHAFAQNA- The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) strongly denounced the suspected arson attack at a mosque in central Sweden, China's Xinhua news agency reported. The ISESCO urged Swedish authorities to severely…

Muslims in St. Louis community react to mosque explosion in Minnesota

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SHAFAQNA - The local Muslim community spoke out on Saturday after an explosion occurred at a mosque in Minneapolis. "Hate crimes against any group, not only Muslims, is against all Americans," said Dr. Ghazala Hayat. Dr. Hayat is with…

Bomb attack in Minnesota mosque during morning prayers

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SHAFAQNA- A mosque in the US state of Minnesota was bombed early on Saturday, while worshippers gathered inside for morning prayers. No one was injured in the attack at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, but police say the…

Mosque in Kingston Holding Open Weekend

SHAFAQNA- Today and tomorrow (August 5 to 6), there will be an exhibition, free food, some activities for children and the opportunity for a guided tour of the mosque. The exhibition is aimed to teach visitors a little about Islamic teachings…

Mosque in London holding open weekend to introduce people to Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Kingston Mosque is reaching out to the community and encouraging people to visit its open weekend. This Saturday and Sunday (August 5 to 6), there will be an exhibition, free food, some activities for children and the opportunity…

Turkish Mosque Designed Based on Quranic Verse

SHAFAQNA- Located in Kirsehir city in central Turkey, the mosque has a blue dome and a Mihrab behind which a stream of water flows. It was built in 1910 in the Yinije neighborhood, according to Anadolu agency. In recent years, it was…

Turkey Says US-led Airstrikes on Syrian Mosque A War Crime

SHAFAQNA- Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Numan Kurtulmus, described the airstrike on a mosque near Aleppo, Syria, as a “war crime”. "It is not something tolerable, that bombing of a place of worship with praying people inside,”…

Tennessee Mosque vandalized Again

SHAFAQNA- An embattled mosque in the US state of Tennessee was vandalized again overnight, spokesman Saleh Sbenaty said. At the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, bacon strips were wrapped around the door, and expletive-laden graffiti was…

Over 2000 Mosques in Azerbaijan

SHAFAQNA- There are 2,246 mosques in the Republic of Azerbaijan, 210 of which are in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. This was stated at a meeting of the board of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations. The meeting…