Four months after the March massacre of 51 Muslim men, women and children in two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, gun owners have begun exchanging military-style semi-automatic weapons for money. In the first of 250 planned
Homs is gradually recovering from eight years of a devastating warfare. The Old City, under rebel and al-Qaeda rule until May 2014, has come alive. Cars and pick-ups vie for right-of-way through its narrow alleys. Drivers back up to allow others to pass before gaining access.
Indian Christian Saji Cheriyan, who built a mosque the previous year accommodating 1,000 worshippers at a cost of Dhs1.8 million, is still continuing in his charity deeds towards the poor Muslims. This year in the Holy Month of Ramadan he provides full Iftar meals for around 1,000 fasting people daily. Such a charity gesture is a milestone that highlights the peaceful coexistence of different faiths in the UAE, which stems from the spirit of religious tolerance rooted in him and his sincere concern for the needy.
Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims attended Friday prayers as heavily armed troops and police guarded all mosques, including those badly vandalised in riots in the wake of the Easter terror attacks. Police said security would remain tight over the weekend for a major Buddhist festival as well as the 10th anniversary
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre tweeted the image with the caption, “A picture from space of the Holy Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, taken by #KhalifaSat…”
Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness the Ruler’s Court in Dubai, officially opened the new ‘Martyrs Mosque’ located at Muhaisnah area in Dubai.
The mosque was built following a generous donation from Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, opened on Friday the Sharjah Mosque in Al Tay area.
Muslims in Sri Lanka were urged to pray at home on Friday and not attend mosques or churches after the State Intelligence Services warned of possible car bomb attacks, amid fears of retaliatory violence for the Easter Sunday bombings.