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Athens First Official Mosque in Two Centuries to Open in September - About Islam

Athens First Official Mosque in Two Centuries to Open in September

After more than 180 years, Greek capital’s first formal mosque is set to open for prayer within months, Al-Jazeera reported. “Soon the first prayers will be made by the imam. We hope that can take place by September,” Education Minister Kostas Gavroglou told journalists. The long-delayed first state-sponsored mosque is likely to begin operating in …

Muslim Fishermen Who Saved Lives in Wildfire Granted Greek Citizenship - About Islam

Muslim Fishermen Who Saved Lives in Wildfire Granted Greek Citizenship

ATHENS – The Muslim migrants who saved lives during Athens wildfire last July have been granted Greek citizenship in a ceremony attended by the Greek President, BBC reported. “You are now European citizens too, and so you can teach all our partners who don’t realize the values of Europe, to do what they ought to …

Athens’s First Mosque in Final Construction Stages - About Islam

Athens’s First Mosque in Final Construction Stages

ATHENS – The Greek capital city is getting ready for the final construction stages of its first mosque in the modern era which is located in Athens’s downtown, Greek City Times reported on September 20. “The obstacles that delayed the completion of the mosque in the past have now been overcome,” Asher Haider, substitute member …

This Muslim Fisherman Saved 23 Greeks from Wildfires - About Islam

This Muslim Fisherman Saved 23 Greeks from Wildfires

ATHENS – When wildfires erupted on the Greek coastal village of Mati on July 23, Mahmoud Al-Sayed Mousa, an Egyptian Muslim fisherman, did not think twice before rushing into save the lives of people whose only escape option was the sea. “We heard that 150 people were trapped between the fire and the sea,” Mousa …

Years On, Athens First Mosque Still A Dream for Muslims - About Islam

Years On, Athens First Mosque Still A Dream for Muslims

ATHENS – Athens first mosque is still a far-fetched dream for thousands of Greek Muslims, as many attribute such delays to far-right groups’ attempt to keep the status quo in Europe’s only zero-mosque capital. “When you go to practice your religion… if you’re a Muslim, you go to a basement, if you are Christian then …

Hijab Dominates Student Parade in Greece - About Islam

Hijab Dominates Student Parade in Greece

For the first time in Greece, Muslim students donning hijab dominated the scene in the student parade in Xanthi, northern Greece, a religious headwear that was absent for decades.

Court Backs Greece First Mosque - About Islam

Court Backs Greece First Mosque

The left-wing government is poised to back a plan to give Athens’ growing Muslim population the first mosque, after decades of objections that were often colored by the country’s fraught relationship with neighboring Turkey.



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