World Bulletin / News Desk
Be'er Sheva Mosque in Be'er Sheva, southern city of Israel was announced to host first Friday prayer in 64 years.
A wine festival at the courtyard of the mosque was planned to be held for September 5-6, but withdrawn by the Municipality of the city because of the widespread protests and condemnations.
Yusuf Abu Cami, representative for the Islamic Committee of Naqab, told AA correspondent on Friday that they have decided to perform the Friday prayer in Be'er Sheva Mosque on October 5 which they call the "Salvation Friday".
He said that this step is a part of the initiative they gave start a couple of weeks ago for re-opening for prayers of the mosque which has been a museum for some time now.
Upon a question on whether they got permission from Israeli authorities, Cami said that they did not believe in getting permission for prayers.
He added that he wish Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement, would deliver the khutba on that day.
Built in 1906, an impressive Ottoman-era structure with a towering minaret, white dome and intricate metal detailing on its many windows, Be'er Sheva Mosque has a Turkish flag in it as well as a photo exhibition on the history of the city starting from the Ottoman and British rule.
It had been open for prayer until 1948 or Israeli occupation when it was turned into a prison and later a courthouse until 1952. It was turned into an Islamic museum on the orders of an Israeli high court in 2011.
After years of fundraising, the four-year construction of the state's first mosque is now near completion.
Council President Sheikh Kiyar Mohammed Aman, for his part, said: "Though the Supreme Council is a religious institution, its development wings will work as per the rules and regulations put in place for charity organizations of the country."
Iyad Madani, head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), said "None of the [Islamic State's] acts or principles align with the tolerant teachings of Islam."
Thousands protested against a spokesperson's defense of decapitation ‘as a way of executing war criminals.’
Speaking at the World Muslim Scholars Union meeting in Turkey's Istanbul, Sabri accused Arab dictatorships and a lack of initiatives by Muslim scholars in tackling the problem of extremism for it rise.
It was not immediately clear what any motive may have been and the identities of either man are yet to be clarified.
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S. Matthias Mende, a German entrepreneur who converted to Islam in 2008, created the app with the help of Shaikh Mohammed bin Majid Al Maktoum and Abdul Khaliq in the United Arab Emirates.
World famous Egyptian scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi will be among the speakers, as well as Yemeni scholar Abdulwahhab ad-Daylami and the Mufti of Chechnya Salah Mejiyev.
Mina Hindholm Imam Khatib school will take on students aged 18 and up from Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
At his Friday sermon in Mecca, the imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Sheikh Abdul-Rahman al-Sudais, decried "mass massacres against humanity" in Gaza, Syria and Iraq.
Finsbury Park mosque, the Ummah Welfare Trust and the Cordoba Foundation have all recieved letters saying their accounts will be closed due to 'risk appetite'.
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Global Deaf Muslims (GDM) is raising $480,000 to fund the project of translating the Qur’an to American Sign Language.
An ancient Islamic burial ground has provided researchers with new evidence of Muslim settlements in the Ciudad Real province.
The university asked questions regarding the students' opinion on the headscarf and whether they felt it was necessary in today's day and age.