Will Hagia Sophia become a mosque again? | Inside Story

It is an ancient monument revered by different ideologies for centuries. Hagia Sofia in Turkey – one of the world’s most contested buildings – is creating controversy once again. It was the largest Christian cathedral in the Eastern Roman Empire for a thousand years. Now, one of the busiest tourist attractions in Istanbul is a museum. … Read more Will Hagia Sophia become a mosque again? | Inside Story

Court weighs bid to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

A Turkish court on Thursday heard a case aimed at converting the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul back into a mosque and will announce its verdict within 15 days, a lawyer said, on an issue which has drawn international expressions of concern. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video … Read more Court weighs bid to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

Turkey’s Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque

Turkey’s highest court is set to decide the status of the Hagia Sophia. The government wants to reopen it as a mosque, a decision that is adding to tensions with neighbouring Greece and the Orthodox Church. It was the biggest Christian cathedral in the world for nearly 1,000 years, and is considered the pinnacle of … Read more Turkey’s Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque

Turkey to decide whether to redesignate iconic Hagia Sophia as mosque, not museum

Turkey’s top court will deliver a critical verdict Thursday on whether Istanbul’s emblematic landmark and former church Hagia Sophia can be redesignated as a mosque, a ruling which could inflame tensions with the West. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more Turkey to decide whether to redesignate iconic Hagia Sophia as mosque, not museum

Deadly blast hits Kabul mosque during Friday prayers

A bomb has ripped through a crowd of worshippers at a mosque in Kabul. At least four people were killed, including the imam who was leading Friday prayers. Al Jazeera’s Filio Kontrafouri reports from the Afghan capital. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera … Read more Deadly blast hits Kabul mosque during Friday prayers

Norway mosque shooter jailed for 21 years

A far-right Norwegian man was jailed for 21 years on Thursday for the racially motivated murder of his Chinese-born stepsister and attempting to kill worshippers in a mosque shooting spree. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. … Read more Norway mosque shooter jailed for 21 years

Al-Aqsa Mosque reopens after COVID-19 closure

The Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem has reopened. It had been closed for two months to contain COVID-19. Worshippers have been asked to wear face masks and bring their prayer mats. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett is on the ground with more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Al-Aqsa Mosque reopens after COVID-19 closure

Jerusalem reopens Al-Aqsa mosque compound

#Jerusalem has reopened the #Al-Aqsa mosque compound, after weeks of an unprecedented closure to contain the spread of #COVID-19. Worshippers are required to wear face masks and bring their own prayer rugs. The mosque is known as the third holiest site in Islam. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store … Read more Jerusalem reopens Al-Aqsa mosque compound

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after more than two months

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopened to worshippers on Sunday after a two-and-a-half month coronavirus closure, but Muslim authorities imposed some precautions as health officials warn of an uptick in local infections. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after more than two months

Indonesian grand mosque packed with Eid worshippers despite ban

Thousands packed the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia that implements Sharia law, to perform Eid Al-Fitr prayers and mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. The government has banned Eid prayers in many major cities and provinces to curb the spread of coronavirus. Indonesia has confirmed 22,271 COVID-19 … Read more Indonesian grand mosque packed with Eid worshippers despite ban

Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran

In Mecca, one of the most sacred cities in Islam, public prayers to mark Eid al-Fitr have been taking place. But only a few dozen worshippers gathered at the Great Mosque. Saudi Arabia has imposed a round-the-clock curfew after infections surged to nearly 70,000. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, large gatherings have been spotted across the country. … Read more Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran

Eid al-Fitr in Jerusalem | Several arrested during tensions outside Al-Aqsa Mosque

Scuffles broke out and several were detained by Israeli security forces as worshipers observed Eid al-Fitr outside Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, which still remains closed, due to the pandemic restrictions. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter … Read more Eid al-Fitr in Jerusalem | Several arrested during tensions outside Al-Aqsa Mosque

Saudi Arabia sets up disinfection booths at mosques entrances in Mecca

Saudi Arabia has installed disinfection booths at the entrance of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Other measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus include social distancing restrictions. Muslim worshippers are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan. As of May 8, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has officially recorded 35,432 cases and 229 deaths due … Read more Saudi Arabia sets up disinfection booths at mosques entrances in Mecca

Drive-in Mosque Used for Ramadan During Coronavirus Outbreak in Tehran

In the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims in Iran are finding ways to gather whilst observing social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. One of the solutions is a Western-style drive-in theater where people can come to in their cars. The nightly drive-in ceremony is a way for the Ramadan night prayers to continue whilst mosques … Read more Drive-in Mosque Used for Ramadan During Coronavirus Outbreak in Tehran

Mosques set up mortuaries to cope with COVID-19

At least 10 mosques in the UK have set up temporary mortuaries to cope with the number of deaths from coronavirus. With large numbers of COVID-19 deaths in cities with large Muslim populations, like Birmingham and London, mosques have been inundated with requests for burials. One mosque in Birmingham told Sky News they are now … Read more Mosques set up mortuaries to cope with COVID-19