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The Story of Passover According to Islam

Pesach, or Passover, means protection in Hebrew, and the name refers to this last of the plagues sent by God to the Egyptians. While the Egyptians suffered this plague, the angel of death passed over the houses of the Israelites. To protect themselves, the Israelites…

For Decades, This Man Has Made Hajj Easier for British Muslims

LONDON – For 37 years, British Muslims performing the lifetime hajj journey have enjoyed best services, thanks to the London-based Egyptian El-Sawy travel agency. Established in 1981, the agency quickly reached a respectable reputation that in 1989 the Swedish ambassador to Morocco, a convert to Islam, asked to join it. “I organized the first Hajj …

Mosque Offers Award for Kids Who Pray Fajr

ALEXANDRIA- A mosque in Al-Beheira governorate of Egypt has announced a competition for  encouraging children to keep up with their Fajr (dawn) prayers,  offering LE 1000 ($55) to those who manage to pray at the mosque for 40 days in a row. “It is an excellent idea. We hope other mosques will follow suit and …

Thousands Gather to Farewell Australia’s Grand Mufti

Thousands Gather to Farewell Australia’s Grand Mufti

MELBOURNE – Thousands of mourners have observed the funeral Prayer for the Australia’s top Islamic leader, a day after his death in Melbourne, The West reported on July 12. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Azeem Al-Afifi, 48, was farewelled by about 3,000 people on Thursday during a service at Al-Taqwa Mosque in Truganina, Australia where he had …

Australia Grand Mufti Dies

Australia Grand Mufti Dies

MELBOURNE – After just three months in the role, the Grand Mufti of Australia, ٍSheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi, has passed away in a hospital in Melbourne after lapsing into a coma, The Australian reported on July 11. The Egyptian Sunni cleric had fought a long battle against cancer. His sudden death was confirmed in a …

Two Egyptian teams succeeded on June 23 to win the 2018 international student MATE underwater robotics competition in USA.

Muslims Excel in 2018 MATE Underwater Robotics Competition

WASHINGTON – Two Egyptian teams succeeded on June 23 to win the 2018 international student MATE underwater robotics competition in USA, according to Ibrahim Farouq, an Egyptian team member, who announced the achievement on his Facebook account by saying: “We defeated the Russian team and topped the list of ROV MATE.” The Egyptian Vortex Titans …

Mo Salah Gets 100-KG Birthday Cake in Grozny

GROZNY  – Egyptian football icon Mohamed Salah was presented with a 100-kg cake decorated with a golden boot to celebrate his 26th birthday in Grozny, Chechnya. The double-stacked cake with candles was taken to a hotel where the Egyptian team is staying for the World Cup. The football star celebrated his birthday on June 15, …

7 Muslim Countries to Watch in World Cup

MOSCOW – No Muslim country has ever won the football’s most prestigious competition, the FIFA World Cup. However, the best achievement for the Muslim World in the championship was Turkey’s historic qualification to semifinal and grabbing 3rd position in 2002, as well as Senegal’s qualification to the quarterfinals in the same tournament. In this 2018 …

Why Did Egypt Goalkeeper Refuse Man of the Match Award?

MOSCOW – Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy refused his Man of the Match award, following his incredible display against Uruguay, as the award was sponsored by beer maker Budweiser. El-Shenawy was almost perfect against Uruguay on Friday, making save after save for 89 minutes of the match until Jose Gimenez managed to get one through and …

Muslims & World Cup: 10 Facts You Should Know

Kicking off on June 14, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is record-breaking for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim nations taking part this year. The seven Muslim countries are Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. To celebrate this, here are ten facts about Muslim participation in the world’s greatest sports spectacle, as …



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