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Saudi Arabia to allow one million pilgrims

Saudi Arabia to allow one million pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has decided to increase the annual number of Hajj pilgrims to 1 million people, the Saudi Press Agency with reference to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah reports. Not only about the subjects of the kingdom, but also …

School of Ingush Adats opens in Sunzha

School of Ingush Adats opens in Sunzha

The School of Ingush Adats has started to operate in the Ingush city of Sunzha, the press service of the republican Ministry of Culture and Archives reports. A facility was set specially for this educational project. There children …

 Imam of Makhachkala’s largest mosque dies after hajj

Imam of Makhachkala’s largest mosque dies after hajj

Yesterday,  a 77-year old Imam of the largest mosque of Dagestan’s capital, Idris Israpilov passed away. Idris Israpilov was born in the village of Eched in the Tsumadinsky district in 1940, lived in Makhachkala and was known …

Qatar denies blocking Saudi pilgrimage flights

Qatar denies blocking Saudi pilgrimage flights

Qatar denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Makkah, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh. Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday said Qatari authorities had refused to …

Pope Francis shares breakfast with homeless on 80th birthday

Pope Francis shares breakfast with homeless on 80th birthday

Pope Francis celebrated an active if low-key 80th birthday on Saturday, sharing breakfast with eight homeless people before celebrating Mass with cardinals as greetings flowed in from around the world, the abc7 reports. The pope …

200 radicals returned to traditional Islam in Kazakhstan

200 radicals returned to traditional Islam in Kazakhstan

During the first six months of 2016, more than 200 extremists have returned to traditional Islam in Kazakhstan. "As a result of measures undertaken in the region, in the first half of 2016 we rehabilitated 215 people who returned …

Radiohead fans attacked at Istanbul record shop

Radiohead fans attacked at Istanbul record shop

Some 20 suspected Islamists beat up customers and staff for drinking alcohol and listening to music during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Unconfirmed reports said one person was injured in the incident on …

Russian Church insists on rescheduling Pan-Orthodox Council

Russian Church insists on rescheduling Pan-Orthodox Council

The Moscow Patriarchate has refused to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council that was expected to be held on Crete on June 16-27, Interfax reports. "All Churches should participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council, and only in that …

Trump calls for step up in mosque surveillance

Trump calls for step up in mosque surveillance

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has called for surveillance of US mosques to be ramped up following the worst mass shooting in modern US history, Financial …

7th Halal Expo 2016 exhibition opens in Moscow

7th Halal Expo 2016 exhibition opens in Moscow

The 7th Moscow international exhibition-forum Moscow Halal Expo-2016 opened in the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow. "The purpose of the exhibition is the development of Russian brands and halal services, attraction of investments into the domestic halal sector, increasing the share of high-quality and environmentally friendly products in the Russian economy, as well as the implementation of the import substitution program," the organizers of the forum said. The industry forums and round tables for professionals, a cooking show, the Best Halal Product of the Year Award, as well as companies that best match to halal standards will be awarded in the framework of the 'business for business' and 'business for consumers' formats.

Chairman of Caucasian Muslims Office to arrive  in London

Chairman of Caucasian Muslims Office to arrive in London

Tomorrow the chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office (CMO), Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, goes to London for a visit. According to the press service of the Caucasian Muslims Office, the visit is implemented at …

Western Christians celebrate Easter holiday

Western Christians celebrate Easter holiday

Today Catholics and Protestants celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. Yesterday the head of the Catholic Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow, Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, started a …

Christianity and Islam united in fight against terrorism

Christianity and Islam united in fight against terrorism

Properly developed relations between the Orthodox and Muslims is an important component in the fight against international terrorism, Patriarch Kirill said today during a meeting with the Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office, …