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No Prayers for Non-Locals in Taj Mahal Mosque: Indian Supreme Court

Non-Local Muslims Barred from Taj Mahal Mosque

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court of India has barred Muslims on July 9 from praying at Taj Mahal mosque, India Today reported. The court dismissed a Muslim plea that challenged a prayer ban issued by the administration of Agra city to debar non-resident Muslims from praying on Fridays at Taj Mahal mosque. The district …

Itikaf: Are all Mosques Proper?

Itikaf: Are all Mosques Proper?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Itikaf is valid in any mosque in which the five prayers are held and which has a congregation. Dealing with the …

10 Oldest Mosques in the World

10 Oldest Mosques in the World

Ever wondered about the oldest masjids in the world? If yes, then you have come to the right place. In this post, we have for you some of the world’s oldest masjids, in order of their respective age, so the oldest one comes first, followed by the next oldest masjid, and so on. 1. Masjid …

Colorado Muslims Celebrate New Mosque

DENVER – Hundreds of members of the Muslim Bosnian community in Colorado, US, gathered Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Mile High Islamic Center. “We want the center to be an educational hub to teach those who are interested in learning about Islam. We welcome anybody here that would like to learn,” Ademir Ceric, …

Women-only mosques

Women-only Mosques - Why?

My first memories of mosques as a female convert in the UK are of waiting around for a reluctant male mosque member who could unlock the door to the dingy, cramped ‘women’s’ room. When I visited Pakistan, I had to plead to be shown the local mosque – it just wasn’t somewhere women went. I …

British Mosques Listed for Historic & Cultural Significance

LONDON – The British Minister of Heritage, Michael Ellis, announced on Tuesday giving a protected heritage status to two London mosques and upgrade the status of two others as a recognition of their historic, architectural, and cultural importance. “Listing the mosques preserves the importance of these worship places and celebrate the rich heritage of Muslim …

Buddhists Torch Mosques, Muslim Shops in Sri Lanka

KANDY – Several mosques and Muslim shops in Sri Lanka’s central Kandy district have been set on fire in the wake of attacks from majority Sinhalese Buddhists against the minority Muslim population. “We are facing the same situation that we had experienced with the previous government with tension, hate, and violence against Muslims are rampant …

About 1000 Attacks Targeted German Muslims in 2017: Report

BERLIN – German authorities registered at least 950 attacks on Muslims and their mosques in 2017, according to reports released by the Interior Ministry, the Neue Osnabrueckner Zeitung reported on Saturday. Warning against the huge increase in hate attacks targeting the religious minority, the ministry said 33 people were injured in the attacks, of which …

No Room for Women at Mosques?

If you are a woman whose heart is tied to the mosque, you have probably had some version of this hadith quoted to you at some point. You have probably questioned why it is that you are shunned from the mosque simply because of your sex.



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