World Bulletin / News Desk
3,700 people in total from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia will travel to the holy lands this year to become hadji.
Macedonia is the country that sends the highest number of Muslims to the holy lands this year.
While 2000 hajj pilgrims will travel to region from Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina is behind Macedonia with 1,200 people.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Rasim Brkovic, the secretary of Bosnia-Herzigovina's Islamic Unity on Hajj, said Wednesday that there was an increase on the number of people who travel to Saudi Arabia from Bosnia-Herzegovina this term.
Brkovic said that nearly 200 more people would travel to the region compared to the last year.
While 229 people are going to travel to the holy lands from Serbia, 28 people from Montenegro and 40 people from Croatia will go to the region to become hadji.
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'.
Meanwhile, madrasas (religious schools) in Crimea are being searched for banned reading materials.
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.
Muslims living in the region of Uusimaa have made do with small 'Muslim section' in Lutheran church cemeteries.
Despite Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz inaugurating a Zamzam Water Project to ensure a constant supply of pure Zamzam water in 2010, criticism of the minaret plans appear to be falling on deaf ears.
The Deputy Mufti of Crimea, Esadulla Bairov, said he cannot understand why the famous 'Fortress of the Muslim' book of supplications of the Prophet Muhammad was banned.
The Historic German Shooting Federation said that only Christians were allowed to become shooting champions.
Authorities will prohibit passengers who wear veils, head scarves, a loose-fitting garment called a jilbab, clothing with the crescent moon and star, and those with long beards - from boarding buses in the northwestern city of Karamay.
Some Islamic books that have been banned include the work of popular 20th century Turkish scholar Said Nursi and the famous “Fortress of the Muslim” book of supplications of Prophet Muhammad, which was collected by ancient Muslim scholar Saeed Bin Ali Bin Wahf Al-Qahtani.
7-day period marks end of Eid and sees some Muslims visit family and friends to ask for forgiveness, while others dress up for processions to honor water.
Britain's former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, who in 2008 called for the application of certain aspects of Islamic law in the UK, also criticized the notion of “British values,” saying that they should be more universal.
Muslim individuals and companies in the UK are having their HSBC accounts closed for no reason.