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Aberdeen Mosques Open Doors to Celebrate Ramadan - About Islam

Aberdeen Mosques Open Doors to Celebrate Ramadan

Mosques in Aberdeen, northeast Scotland, are opening their doors this week to welcome their neighbors of all faiths and none to share food in Ramadan iftar, The Press And Journal reported on Tuesday, May 14. “Our mosque has been open to the community for over 30 years, and we are taking part in this initiative …

Vigils Across the World for New Zealand Muslims - About Islam

Vigils Across the World for New Zealand Muslims

CHRISTCHURCH – Solidarity events have been taking place across the world this weekend to express sympathy with the New Zealander Muslims in general and the families of the victims of Christchurch terrorist attack. “We all heard about the terrorist attack in New Zealand, and we were all moved by it,” Megan Kearley, member of a …

Scottish Muslims, Jews Unite Against Hate - About Islam

Scottish Muslims, Jews Unite Against Hate

GLASGOW – Jewish and Muslim community leaders have joined forces in a landmark challenge to hate crime in Scotland. Members of both faith groups unveiled a communique which lists aims that include challenging hate online and prejudicial reporting by the media, as the government reviews hate crime legislation in the country. “We stand together determined …

Scottish Muslims Hand out Flowers on Prophet Muhammed's Birthday - About Islam

Scottish Muslims Hand out Flowers on Prophet Muhammed's Birthday

WEST FIFE, Scotland – The local Muslim community in West Fife, Scotland, has been handing out flowers and cards that tell about Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in an outreach effort to engage with the wider public and introduce true Islamic values. “The outreach offers people an insight into the values of the Islam …

New Scottish Mosque Proves Hit with Tourists - About Islam

New Scottish Mosque Proves Hit with Tourists

STORNOWAY – The first mosque in the Western Isles of Scotland, opened last May, has proven to be a huge hit with tourists as the worship house’s trustees say hundreds of people have come to visit the mosque. “We received so much publicity when the mosque opened that people want to see what all the …

Defying Odds, Visually-Impaired Hijabi Thrives as Boxer - About Islam

Defying Odds, Visually-Impaired Hijabi Thrives as Boxer

‘I’m a Muslim woman, I’m visually impaired and I’m a boxer’ GLASGOW – Despite the fact that Sannah Hussain was born with weak muscles and serious visual impairment, the fit, strong Muslim woman has a steely determination to succeed in the boxing ring. “I’ve always been an active person regardless of my vision, regardless of …

Decades On, New Mosque in Aberdeen Takes Major Step Forward - About Islam

Decades On, New Mosque in Aberdeen Takes Major Step Forward

ABERDEEN – After almost two decades, the Muslim community’s dream of havinga new mosque in Aberdeen, northwest Scotland, gets a big boost as the council’s city growth committee sanctioned a lease to the Aberdeen Islamic Charitable Trust (AICT). “The council has approved the terms of a lease for the site at the beach for the …

Muslim, Christian Women Walk Together in Glasgow - About Islam

Muslim, Christian Women Walk Together in Glasgow

GLASGOW – Muslim and Christian women had a wonderful time walking together in Glasgow’s Queens Park to discuss their lives and faith. “When you’re walking, you look at people differently,” Church of Scotland Moderator, the Right Reverend Susan Brown, told The BBC. “If you’re walking alongside somebody, the conversation’s a lot looser, it’s a lot …

Outer Hebrides' First Mosque Opens in Time for Ramadan - About Islam

Outer Hebrides' First Mosque Opens in Time for Ramadan

LONDON – The first mosque to be built in the Western Isles has opened on Friday, May 11, ahead of the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. “I’m overwhelmed and very, very emotional,” Aihtsham Rashid, a builder from Leeds who spearheaded a crowdfunding appeal and organized contractors and tradesmen to build the mosque, …

Scotland's Local Mosque Gets Support After Attack - About Islam

Scotland's Local Mosque Gets Support After Attack

DUNFERMLINE – In a swift reaction to the vicious attack on the Dunfermline Central Mosque, the local community in Fife, Scotland, has organized a race against racism event to show support and love. The shocking incident happened last Saturday when an unknown person covered the door and doorstep of the mosque with bacon. “We had …



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