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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 …

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 …



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