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UK Muslims Demand Mosque Protection

LONDON – The leaders of the British Muslim community have called on the government to provide funding for mosque security in the wake of the New Zealand shootings. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, will be writing to the Prime Minister highlighting the “palpable sense of fear” felt by Muslim communities …

While the Dust is Settling in New Zealand

While the Dust is Settling in New Zealand

While the dust is settling in the aftermath of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand, some rather bigger and more consequential truths and dimensions start emerging. Undoubtedly, the killed brothers and sisters are global heroes. They are also…

Story of the New Khandaq Mosque in Madinah

Story of the New Khandaq Mosque in Madinah

In the immediate vicinity of this mosque, the historical “Seven Mosques” are located. The mosque was established in 2007. Just a few years ago, it became fully operational. Due to the topography of the site, the mosque is somewhat awkwardly situated…

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 …

Plan for First Mosque in Skegness, UK Moves Forward

LINCOLNSHIRE – The Muslim community of Skegness in Lincolnshire, the UK, has unveiled plans to build the seaside town’s first mosque, Lincolnshire Live reported. “Everybody would use it every day plus there are lots of holidaymakers coming to Skegness looking for a mosque,” said a member of the group behind the project, Skegness Central Mosque. …

6 Tips for Youth-Friendly Mosques

6 Tips for Youth-Friendly Mosques

Mosques are fortresses of faith and essential hubs for all things Islamic. This is especially true within majority non-Muslim societies. A mosque should serve more than just as a place of prayer but as a community. Its role is so important that some scholars proclaim it to be haram (prohibited) for a Muslim family to …

Iowa Groups Send Message Against Islamophobia

IOWA – As American community sees the growth of Islamophobia to epidemic proportions, religious organizations and academics in Cedar Rapids, eastern Iowa, are planning an event next month to address the problem in the city home to America’s first mosque, The Gazette reported. “Islamophobia is a problem that exists from coast to coast, in small …

This Woman is the First to Design a Mosque

This Woman is the First to Design a Mosque

One of the most thoughtfully conceived features is the position and design of the women’s prayer area. Islamic tradition requires this space to be behind the men’s, and it is often smaller. Yet Fadillioglu’s design for this section is in one of the most striking areas in the dome…

Visit My Mosque 2019: AboutIslam Talks to MCB Coordinator

Following a successful 5th Visit My Mosque Day, AboutIslam reached out to the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), the organizers of the event, through one of its coordinators, to highlight the impact of this initiative on the Muslim community. Five years since the start of the first Visit My Mosque Day in the UK, huge steps …

UK Mosque Creates Homework Club to Helps GCSE Students

BANBURY – A secondary school pupils in Banbury are invited by the Muslim community to get help with their GCSE revision at a newly created homework club at Banbury Madni Mosque, Banbury Guardian reported on March 4. “Following the success of the community fridge which opened in October, we wanted to extend our offering to …



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