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Saint Sophia bathed in rose water

As the holy fasting month of Ramadan for Muslims approaches, Fatih Municipality teams in Istanbul carried out cleaning and disinfection activities at the converted Hagia Sophia mosque. Teams of the Municipal Directorate "Environmental Protection and...

A popular Turkish series fined because of a religious dispute

Turkey's radio and television regulatory body RTUK has imposed a two-week ban on the popular TV series “Scarlet pimples” (Kizil Goncalar) because it is against "national and spiritual values of society", Reuters reported. Ilhan Tascha,...

Sweden will not ban Koran burning

Such a change would require a constitutional amendment. Prime Minister Ulf Kristerson said his country has no plans, like Denmark, to ban Koran burning. "Each country exposed to acute threats chooses its own way to...

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: a Muslim teacher who advocated dialogue

I would like to illustrate my point by outlining the contributions to the idea and practice of Muslim-Christian dialogue made by two key individuals in recent Turkish history. Long before the Second Vatican Council,...

Russian President Putin Condemns Quran Burning in Stockholm, Recalling Historical Lessons

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently expressed his condemnation of the Quran burning incident in Stockholm, emphasizing Russia's strong stance against religious offenses. This article explores Putin's remarks, the legal repercussions in Russia, and the...

Trafalgar Square held the biggest Muslim Iftar in Europe

On Thursday a colleague and I were invited to attend Europe’s largest Open Public Iftar in Trafalgar Square by the Aziz Foundation. Thousands of people attended. For those that don’t know, Iftar is the fast-breaking...

Israel and the United Arab Emirates celebrated in Brussels anniversary of Abraham Accords

European Jewis Community Centre / The Embassies of the United Arab Emirates and Israel will co-host with the European Jewish Community Centre the celebration of the Abrahamic Accords on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at...

The first eco-mosque in the region will be opened in the Croatian town of Sisak

All people with an open mind, heart and soul are welcome to the new mosque and Islamic center in Sisak, regardless of their religion, Sisak chief imam Alem Crankic told Hina news agency on...

Hajj in Islamic Perspective

Another rite, like prayer and fasting, which is one of the five mandatory pillars of Islam and supports its doctrinal dome, is the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj). The Koran says about it this way:...

Alevis in the Republic of Turkey

Alevis are accepted by modern Shia scholarship, although there has long been controversy over this issue. From the beginning of their existence until today, the Alevis have been called by various names. In colloquial...

Predestination in Islamic Perspective

The meaning of the presence of prayers - requests in the prayer practice of such a fatalistic religion as Islam, seems completely incomprehensible. According to Islamic doctrine, the afterlife of a person is predetermined...

Orthodox prayer has nothing in common with the Muslim prayer except for …

Coming to the topic of Muslim prayer, an Orthodox person enters an area, many components of which will lead him into serious bewilderment. Despite the common name of this aspect of religious prescriptions, the...

Ablution in Islamic Perspective

Ablution is an integral part of Islamic rituals. Even prayer, which is one of the pillars of Islam, is considered invalid unless it is preceded by a ritual bath (K.5:6). That is, the quality...

Jerusalem – the Holy City

Written by archimandrite assoc. prof. Pavel Stefanov, Shumen University "Bishop Konstantin Preslavski" - Bulgaria The sight of Jerusalem bathed in a dazzling spiritual light is exciting and unique. Situated among higher mountains on the banks...

Erdogan’s visit to an Alevi temple angered the large Sunni community

Conflict has rocked the Alevi community, Turkey's second-largest religious community after Sunnis, though not officially recognized. The occasion was a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the Alevi temple (jemevi) "Hussein Gazi"...

Italy: 50 Muslim and Scientologists joined to clean up the main Street of the Great Mosque of Rome

Rome - On Saturday 23 July 2022, more than 50 volunteers from the Islamic Cultural Centre of Italy and Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology cleaned up the stretch of Viale della Grande...

Iran may ban keeping pets as ‘symbols of the West’

Iran's parliament is considering a bill that could introduce a virtual ban on keeping pets in the country, reports the BBC. If it is adopted, it will be possible to own animals only with...

The Jeddah Summit Declaration, a new tool for Peace and Development

The final declaration of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit (Jeddah Summit) was issued last July 16th, to the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and the United...

The Supreme Court of Cassation in Bulgaria returned “Islamic case” back to square one

After more than 6 years of consideration in three instances, the Islamic case is returned in April to the District Court in Pazardzhik and starts from the very beginning - with a pretrial hearing....

State Department: Bulgaria refuses to allow construction of new mosques

The next annual report of the US State Department says that the anti-Semitic rhetoric in our country continues, Nazi symbols are freely sold, and religious door-to-door agitation is banned in some places. The Annual Report...

A Turkish mosque in France shelled with Molotov cocktails

The facade of a Turkish mosque in Metz, eastern France, was slightly damaged on Thursday night against Friday during the week by Molotov cocktail incendiary bottles, AFP reported. This caused a stir in the...

Bulgarians, Greeks and Turks celebrate in Edirne, light fires for health

Thousands of Turks, as well as tourists from Bulgaria and Greece, gathered in the border town of Edirne to take part in the spring holiday Kakawa Hadrelles, BTA reports. This is one of the...

The first prayer for Ramadan in 88 years in “Hagia Sophia” celebrated

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which was recently converted into a mosque, will host the first special Tarawih evening prayer during the month of Ramadan tonight for the first time in 88 years. The holy month...

Russian troops fired on a mosque with children and elderly in Mariupol

The Russian army continues its attacks on Ukraine on a wide front, the Russian Ministry of Defense said, DPA reported. Russian forces have shelled a mosque in the southern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, which...

Solution to ideological struggles and extremism lies in dialogue, not force

What is Jihad and to what extent do conditions in Coast support calls for physical Jihad? The February 2 raid on Masjid Musa mosque in Mombasa to counter an alleged terrorist recruitment elicited divergent arguments from Kenyans. On...
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