World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan inaugurated with South Africa's President Jacob Zuma an Islamic-Ottoman style social complex in the South African capital of Johannesburg on Thursday.
Paying a formal visit to South Africa, Caglayan participated in the inauguration ceremony for a social complex in Johannesburg.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, Prime Minister of Gauteng province Nomvula Mokanyan, Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists Chairman Rizanur Meral, Turkish Exporters' Assembly Deputy Chairman Mustafa Cikrikcioglu and several Turkish businessmen attended the ceremony beside Minister Caglayan.
Following the ceremony, Caglayan and Zuma were informed about the social complex by the officials.
"This social complex becomes a meeting place for all religions and beliefs. This significant social complex will be on the list of people who should firstly visit in the country," said Caglayan.
The complex, called the Nizamiye Külliyesi, was commissioned by Ali Katırcıoğlu, a 74-year old Turkish businessman. In addition to a mosque, it will include a Turkish school, shopping facilities, a medical clinic, a restaurant and an academy of Islamic sciences.
The mosque inside the complex is a smaller replica of the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne. Its construction began three years ago.
The complex is named after Nizam al-Mulk, an 11th century statesman of the Great Seljuk Empire.
'Hello, I am a Muslim' event aims to dispel myths, propaganda against Islam
Event aims to promote empathy launched in London’s central King’s Cross Station
Bzeek, who has been helping terminally-ill children for decades, says his actions change the negative perception of Muslims
Over 100 Muslim leaders felt a “measure of hope” after last evening’s four-hour meeting with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on issues directly affecting them, including the labelling them as terrorists.
As-Salam Mosque -- Chile's first -- renovated at direction of Turkish president during visit to country in 2016
Hadji Mohammad Dollie was a son of Scottish father and a Malay mother born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1846. He opened the first “Hanafi” Mosque in Cape Town along with a Dutch convert to Islam in the 1880’s.
Finsbury Park Mosque, which suffered terror attack last year, continues feeding homeless in London
I went to the local shop to buy some naans. After placing my order, I was just waiting on the side when I noticed that the guy in the shop was just staring at the door and had no smile on his face. It seemed like he was annoyed that no one was coming to buy anything. I noticed he kept looking at the clock then at the door, becoming more miserable each time.
Palestinian mosque officials accuse Israel of waging aggressive campaign against Islam's third holiest site
Suliman Abdul-Mutakallim was shot in the head as he was going home and was robbed of just $60.
BISHWA Ijtema is the second largest congregation of the Muslim community after the Hajj in Mecca. The annual gathering draws in Muslims from 150 countries.
Here are 12 fascinating photos of Jerusalem in the 1930s when Muslims, Christian and Jews lived peacefully side-by-side.
Hundreds of her supporters gathered around her to celebrate in Makhachkala, Dagestan's capital, on Saturday, two days after she confirmed her bid in a Facebook post.
Aarhus University's research shows number of mosques in Scandinavian country jumps from 115 in 2006 to 170 in 2017
'We are ready to furnish and maintain our own facility if we are given space,' social activist says