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This Mosque Guard Taught Himself 7 Languages to Help Visitors

PUTRAJAYA – A Malaysian Muslim security guard at Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, has taught himself basic sentences and key phrases in seven languages in order to communicate easily with the picturesque mosque’s tourists, Says.com reported on March 13. “I practiced the words or phrases I didn’t understand over and over …

Mosque Launches ‘Rice ATM’ for Needy

To collect the rice, users tap a card on the machine’s sensor. The machine will then dispense 2kg of rice through a collection point at the base of the ATM.  KUALA LUMPUR – A mosque in the Malaysian capital city, Kuala Lumpur, introduced on February 15 a novel way to offer rice to the needy …

Airlines Launches World-First Brand for Pilgrim Flights

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines has launched the world’s first service dedicated for Muslim pilgrims traveling for Hajj and Umrah from countries in Southeast Asia, APEX reported. “We see big potential for the Hajj and Umrah market and we have the added advantage of having years of experience providing such a service,” said Malaysia Aviation …

A Tour of Malaysia’s Multifaceted Mosques

KUALA LUMPUR – Inspired by Islamic architecture from around the world, the mosques of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya are both exquisite and unique, The National reported. The modernity of Malaysian mosques is indicative of just how young Malaysia is as an Islamic nation. Although Islam arrived in the country about 700 years ago, the faith …

My Love for Jesus Led Me to Islam

My Love for Jesus Led Me to Islam

I was a very staunch Christian before converting to Islam. My life as a Christian was a focal point of my faith journey; without it I would not be a Muslim and it was my love for Jesus (peace be upon him) that actually led me to Islam.

Iconic Malaysian Mosque Becomes Touristic Attraction

The uniqueness of the mosque’s architecture with the colourful combination of the domes has attracted visitors non-stop since last year There are those who come from the north of the country not only to see the mosque but also with the intention to pray in it It resembles one of the most celebrated landmarks in …

Video of Muslim Praying in Sikh Temple Goes Viral

KUALA LUMPUR – A video showing a Muslim man praying inside a Sikh temple in Malaysia has gone viral on the internet, winning hearts of viewers worldwide. The video came to the public after a group called Sikh Inside shared it earlier this week, Times Now news reported. “A Muslim brother spotted doing Namaz [prayer] …

Students Help Make Hajj Possible for Teacher

JEDDAH – Taking care of three young kids and a son with a cerebral palsy, hajj used to be a far-fetched dream for Azif Asyrafi, a teacher from Kuala Selangor. But thanks to her faithful former students, the dream has finally come true. “Allah certainly works in mysterious ways,” she said, wiping away tears, New …

Malaysian University Develops Qur’an App for Deaf

NILAI – A group of researchers from the Faculty of Qur’anic and Sunnah Studies at the University Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) is working on developing a software to enable hearing-impaired people learn Qur’an. “People with non-typical levels of ability were often left out of religious education,” Norakyairee Mohd Raus, head of Ibnu Ummi Maktum (UMMI) …

Muslim Biologist Named 'World's Best Science Communicator'

Muslim Biologist Named World's Best Science Communicator

KUALA LUMPUR – Topping the list of 27 science communicators from around the world, Malaysian scientist Dr Siti Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah  has been named the “World’s Best Science Communicator” due to her exceptional performance in the 11th FameLab International competition. “I wanted to win so badly because I knew many people back in Malaysia were waking …



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