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S. Korea Builds Prayer Rooms to Attract Muslim Tourists

SEOUL – Seoul government announced on Monday its plan to build more Muslim prayer rooms in 2018 to fulfill the needs of the growing number of tourists from Muslim countries. “Most Muslim tourists enjoy shopping in Myeong-dong and Dongdaemun Market, but very few prayer rooms are available in those locations and many visitors express low …

In Korea Olympics: World Sports, But not World Faiths

LONDON – Opening with the astonishing display of drones, creating the shape of a snowboarder, a dove, and then the Olympic rings, the Winter Olympics in South Korea, with its 3,000 participants from 92 countries, got off to a great start. But despite initial plans to make a ‘Muslim-friendly Korea,’ that included a cafeteria serving …

Korea Plans Mobile Mosques for Olympics Visitors

Muslim visitors and athletes attending next month’s 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will be able to worship freely in temporary small mosques planned by the country’s minister of Culture and Tourism.

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Being Muslim and Korean – A Combination That Surprises Many

When my airplane finally landed in Incheon at the world’s most advanced airport, I felt very excited. Not only was it the first time for me as a German citizen to travel that far, I also knew that this journey would be something special — a Muslim spending five weeks in South Korea, a country that is …

Either This Quran Is a Lie or It Is the Truth

Either This Quran is a Lie or it is the Truth

What a bold statement! I said to myself, “Either this book is a lie or it is the Truth”. But as I read, it became very clear to me that there is no falsehood in it. I was not able to put it down, I read and read through the whole night. I was shocked and amazed, I said to myself: “This is simply the Truth”.

Korea Encourages Muslim-Friendly Restaurants

CAIRO – In a plan to attract more Muslim tourists, a South Korea state-run tourism promotion agency is encouraging local restaurants to seek a “Muslim-friendly certificate” to be able to serve halal food.

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