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Russian-Muslim Billionaire Funds Digitizing of Jewish Manuscripts

Russian-Muslim Billionaire Funds Digitizing of Jewish Manuscripts

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Russian-Muslim billionaire is funding an Israeli project that will digitize Jewish manuscripts that were seized by the Soviet Union a century ago and are held in the Russian State Library. The Russian State Library and National Library of Israel recently announced their  joint effort to digitize more than 2,000 manuscripts that are part of so-called […]

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Conference on Protecting Cultural Heritage

Conference on Protecting Cultural Heritage

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Istanbul: The two-day Conference on Protecting Cultural Heritage of Muslim World was held under the sponsorship of the Istanbul-based OIC Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) and the Rabat-based Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). “Cultural heritage is one of the most important human values,” said Turkish Education Minister, Ismet Yilmaz […]

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Turkish Parliament Approves Halal Accreditation Agency Law

Turkish Parliament Approves Halal Accreditation Agency Law

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ankara: Turkey’s parliament has approved a law for establishing the country’s first halal accreditation agency. Under the law, the Halal Accreditation Institution (HAK) will have the sole authority for certifying and accrediting halal products made according to Muslim standards in Turkey. It will also establish offices abroad. The agency will also accredit Turkish and foreign […]

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US Consulate in Jerusalem Launches Annual Bazaar for Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs

US Consulate in Jerusalem Launches Annual Bazaar for Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jerusalem: The US Consulate General in Jerusalem launched the eighth annual Women’s Microenterprise Bazaar in support of Palestinian business women from all over Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem. The Microenterprise Bazaar is an important part of the US Consulate General’s efforts to advance the American-Palestinian entrepreneurship and small business development opportunities supporting the economic […]

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Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque –  “Most  Beautiful   Religious Building in the World”: ARTE Channel

Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque – “Most Beautiful Religious Building in the World”: ARTE Channel

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Casablanca: “The most beautiful religious building in the world”: this is how French-German television channel ARTE described Morocco’s largest Mosque Hassan II. The channel has broadcast a seven-minute video reportage about the Moroccan mosque, giving its audiences breathtaking views of the mosque and its surroundings from the sky. The reportage tells the story of one […]

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Saudi Scholar says Muslims can pray in Churches and Synagogues

Saudi Scholar says Muslims can pray in Churches and Synagogues

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jeddah: Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al-Manea, a member of Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Scholars, has said that Islam is a religion of tolerance and mercy, and not of violence, intolerance or terrorism. He stressed that Muslims should follow the tradition of the Prophet in his tolerant treatment of people from different religions. Al-Manea gave a […]

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Prayer Mat that Lights Up When Facing Qiblah

Prayer Mat that Lights Up When Facing Qiblah

| December 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Muslims across the world turn towards ‘Kabah’ to offer Namaaz. But if you are not in a mosque or happen to be in a new place, finding the right direction to the Kaaba in Mecca is a predicament one faces. Some take help of stars, some use compass, but now a Turkish industrial designer, Soner […]

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World Tulip Summit Award for Istanbul Municipality

World Tulip Summit Award for Istanbul Municipality

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ottawa: The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) was presented with an award and certificate by the authorities of the World Tulip Summit, which was held in Ottawa, in the first week of October. Presented by the head of the World Tulip Summit Michel Gauthier, the certificate was accepted by Turkish Ambassador to Canada Selçuk Ünal in […]

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Door-to-Door Campaign by Egyptian Women

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cairo: Muslim female preachers and Christian nuns recently attended an awareness course at Egypt’s Assiut University. This came as part of the training they have been receiving in the Door to Door campaign, led by Egypt’s National Council for Women, in cooperation with the Ministry of Religious Endowments and the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church to promote Egyptian women’s issues. […]

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World Sufi Centre to be Set Up in Malaysia

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kuala Lumpur: A World Sufi Centre is planned to be established in Kuala Lumpur for conducting studies and collecting inputs on Sufi practices, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said recently. He said that for a start, a philanthropist had agreed to donate US$1 million for the purpose. He said that it was hoped […]

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