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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 …

Romanian Muslims' Grand Mosque Dream Dashed

BUCHAREST – Romanian Muslims’ plan of constructing a grand mosque in Romania’s capital Bucharest has been hit with a pitiful setback due to lack of funds. “The costs were way bigger than the current budget of our institution and that the Muslim community can currently afford,” Mufti Iusuf Murat said, without elaborating further, Eurasia Review …

61 Thousand Children Participate in Konya’s Pray & Play Project

61 Thousand Children Participate in Pray & Play Project

KONYA – The municipality of Konya in Turkey launched on July 2 its ‘Come to Mosque and Have Fun’ Project that encourages children between 7 and 14 years old to pray the Fajr (Dawn) prayer daily for 40 consecutive days. The children are encouraged through prizes and granting the diligent kids a bonus mark at …

Turkish Red Crescent Aids 10M People in Ramadan

ANKARA – Setting a new target, the Turkish Red Crescent aims to help 10 million people during the holy month of Ramadan. “We deliver aid to people in Turkey; we helped 145,000 families with US$75. We also operate in more than 35 countries this Ramadan,” head of the Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay), Kerem Kinik, announced …

Inspired by Teacher, Student Converts to Islam

ISTANBUL – A Beninese student in a scholarship to Turkey has converted to Islam, for being highly inspired by his teacher. “I heard the Azan (the Muslim call to prayer) and loved it but never thought that I would become a Muslim someday,” Thibaut Gbetolossi Gbaguidi, 27, told Anadolu Agency. Gbaguidi came to Turkey in …

Atheist Finds Islam

Atheist Finds Islam Through Fasting Ramadan

I started to fast in Ramadan even though I wasn’t a Muslim and I found it very pleasing in many ways, quite challenging in others, but very pleasing. I enjoyed the fast, I enjoyed especially the few moments before the Adhan of Al-Maghrib (sunset prayer).

World Summit & Congress of Muslim Minorities Launched

ABU DHABI – An international organization that addresses challenges facing Muslim minorities across the world has been launched on Monday, April 16, in Abu-Dhabi, Emirates, as Istanbul hosted a four-day summit to discuss the problems of Muslim minorities. “The International Muslim Minorities Congress (IMMC) seeks to promote civil and political rights of Muslim minorities as …

Ghanaian Converts to Islam, Preaches to Pagan Villages

ACCRA – A Ghanaian student, Faruk Arango Groupore, who converted to Islam in Turkey, is now introducing his religion to the pagans in his West African country. “After studying in Istanbul, I returned and joined an Islamic preaching mission which visits the pagan northern villages in Ghana. We first contact the tribal leaders and tell them we are …



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