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European Muslims Boost Halal Holiday Bookings

Throughout history, the Mediterranean has always stood as a magnet for picturesque-deprived tourists across the globe, drawn to its long sandy beaches, pretty coves, ancient sites, and turquoise coasts. Recently, many European Muslim tourists are giving halal, Islamic tourism a huge boost, The Guardian reported on March 10. According to The Guardian, an increasing number …

Turkey's Largest Mosque Opens

At sunrise on Thursday, the Camlica Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, officially opened to the public with a dawn prayer. It is now the largest of Turkey’s 90,000 mosques, with a capacity of 63,000 people and an attached library, art gallery, and museum.

Woman Completes Late Husband’s Unfinished Islamic Calligraphy in Mosque

SAKARYA – A Muslim Turkish woman has completed her late husband’s Islamic calligraphy artwork in a mosque in Söğütlü, Sakarya which he left unfinished due to his sudden death, Yeni Safak reported on February 28. “Honestly, I fell in love with my husband’s work. I’ve discovered my passion for Islamic calligraphy after I started to …

Muslim Vets Make Stray Animals Feel at Home

ISTANBUL – Taking care of all living organisms is a core part of Islamic Shari’ah, thus you can always see the Muslim residents of Istanbul helping animals by putting out food bowls and offering shelter by their doors. Similarly, Istanbul Municipality has now created the ‘Vetbus’ veterinary clinic for stray animals, Physics.org reported on February …

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Entire Turkish Village Quits Smoking

YOZGAT – Although smoking is forbidden in Islam, millions of Muslims are unfortunately addicted to tobacco. But things are now different in Haydarbeyli, a village in Anatolia, Turkey, where none of its 180 residents smoke, and the handful that used to, have quit, Daily Sabah reported on December 3. One of the residents, Muhsin Varol, …

Young Muslim Dies While Saving Elderly Man from Train

FRANKFURT – Hundreds of people gathered in the German town of Hanau to bid farewell to a 17-year-old heroic young man who died while o saving an elderly homeless man from oncoming train. “I am not a well-known or rich man but this crowd gathered here because of my son’s bravery,” father Ejder Sözen said …

Ertugrul: Successful Turkish Show Elevates Faith-based Heroism

ISTANBUL – Sitting in a tent, surrounded by film crew, I notice a muddy streak on my new sketchers. It must have happened as I walked across the Nomadic village set before taking my seat next to the director, of Ertugrul: Resurrection, Metin Günay. I will never wash the mud off. My girlish glee has …

Muslim Aid Groups Set to Help Millions This `Eid

ANKARA – As Muslims prepare to welcome `Eid Al-Adha later this month, Turkish aid groups are rolling up their sleeves to help millions of unprivileged people worldwide during the Muslim feast. During the Islamic holy festival, leading Turkish aid agencies will reach millions of people in more than 100 countries across the globe, Anadolu Agency …

Anti-Islamophobia Movie's Last Scene Shot in Germany

GLADBECK, Germany – A galaxy of stars have shot the last scene of anti-Islamophobia movie, a film produced by Turkey to counter negative conceptions about Muslims and uncover increasing levels of anti-Muslim sentiments worldwide. “Not only Muslims but the people of other religions are suffering from the negative impact of Islamophobia,” said Omer Sarikaya, the …

Turkey's Cliffside Mosque Mesmerizes Tourists

BLACK SEA – Located some 3200 meters about sea level, a cliffside mosque in Turkey’s northern Black Sea province is attracting tourists who enjoy the spectacular view. The mosque is locally known as Kirklar. Located between the regions of Bayburt and Trabzon, it attracts the faithful and nature lovers to experience the unique foggy, cloudy …



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