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#VisitMyMosque: Hundreds of UK Mosques Set to Open Doors in March

YORKSHIRE – More than 200 mosques across the UK will be opening their doors next March in an initiative organized by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) to allow people a chance to learn more about Muslims. “It’s back for the fifth year! #VisitMyMosque will be taking place on Sunday 3rd March 2019,” MCB website …

Appreciating the Mosques of Madinah

Appreciating the Mosques of Madinah

The long history and complex architectural development of the Prophet’s Mosque represent a narrative of the development of Islamic civilization, along with the evolution and maturation of the identity of Islamic architecture.

Muslims Donate 4869kg to Food Bank for Christmas

BLACKBURN – Muslim volunteers at Jaame Mosque in Blackburn, the UK, volunteered on December 9 to package 11,595 meals, stocking up their local food bank in preparation for Christmas, Asian Image reported on December 12. The Muslim charity drive saw mosques and Muslim organizations from Blackburn coming together to raise as much as they could …

Muslim Women Seek Prominent Roles in Kosovo Mosques

PRISTINA, Kosovo —In a bid to make Kosovo mosques more inclusive, religious authorities in the European country are training women as spiritual teachers in mosques, SF Gate reported. Each day, scores of women gather around Agime Sogojeva, a spiritual teacher known as a mualime or teacher, in the Haxhi Veseli mosque in Kosovo’s northern town …

US Midterm Elections: Mosques Encourage American Muslims to Vote

Mosques in the Midwest US state of Minnesota are urging worshipers and people of color to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections, Voice of America reported. The move is part of the last pitch to voters as local candidates try to swing voter support to help reshape the country. Muslim efforts to encourage voters started a …

Muslims & Halloween: Celebrate or Not?

Muslims & Halloween: Celebrate or Not?

It is Halloween; if you are a Muslim parent you may be thinking about many questions. – Is it OK to participate in this occasion? – Should I let my kids go knock the doors to collect candy? – From where did all these practices come in the first place? – And how can Mosques …

Africa’s First Mosque Renovated

ADDIS ABABA – Believed to be the first mosque in Africa, Al-Najashi mosque has been drawing more visitors after been  renovated recently by a Turkish aid agency. “From what I have read, the mental picture I had about the mosque was it that it was old. But, it actually looks it was built one or …

Tibet's Lhasa Mosque, One of the Highest Mosques on Earth

FKLHASA, Tibet – Standing at more than 3650 meters above sea level, the Lhasa Great Mosque, also known as Hebalin Mosque, in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, is deemed one of the highest mosques in the world. The mosque, originally built in 1716, underwent renovation in 1959, fully transformed to what the building looks today. …

UK Muslim Group to Train Women on Running Mosques

LONDON – A leading British Muslim umbrella group has announced the launch of a six-month program to train women for leadership positions in mosques and increase diversity in community bodies. “This lack of diversity is unacceptable and it is essential for the management boards of mosques and third sector organizations in general to reflect the …



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