COVID-19 | Few worshippers at Friday prayers in Jerusalem

Only a handful of worshippers attended Friday prayers near the entrance leading to the Al-Aqsa mosque in east Jerusalem after Muslim authorities closed the compound to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The compound was shut earlier this week, while the mosque itself and the iconic golden Dome of the Rock were shuttered last … Read more COVID-19 | Few worshippers at Friday prayers in Jerusalem

Coronavirus: Mosques Go Quiet in Saudi Arabia as Group Prayers Are Suspended

It’s prayer time in Riyadh and you can hear the call to prayer coming from my neighborhood mosques. It’s the fourth one today, but mosques across the country, which is one of the most pious in the world, will be empty. This has been the case since the government announced on March 17 that it … Read more Coronavirus: Mosques Go Quiet in Saudi Arabia as Group Prayers Are Suspended

Christchurch mosque gunman pleads guilty | nzherald.co.nz

Brenton Harrison Tarrant has today made a shock admission that he was the lone gunman who murdered 51 Muslims at two Christchurch mosques on March 15 last year. Full story: https://bit.ly/2xsCGFn Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq Follow NZ Herald on Instagram: https://goo.gl/oLicXe Follow NZ Herald on Twitter: https://goo.gl/Wi6mbv

Made in Malaysia: How mosque event spread virus to SE Asia

A gathering of Muslims, held at the end of last month at a sprawling mosque complex on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, has emerged as a source of hundreds of new coronavirus infections spanning Southeast Asia. It was attended by 16,000 people, including 1,500 foreigners. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Made in Malaysia: How mosque event spread virus to SE Asia

Delhi violence leaves over 50 dead – BBC Newsnight

More than fifty people are now known to have been killed in the riots in the Indian capital Delhi. Both Hindus and Muslims were killed, but the violence largely targeted Muslims. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Delhi has been left reeling after February’s violence. Mobs swept through Muslim-majority parts of the capital killing dozens … Read more Delhi violence leaves over 50 dead – BBC Newsnight

Pakistan FM Qureshi: US and Taliban must honour their agreement | Talk to Al Jazeera

It has been more than a year since the former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan became Pakistan’s prime minister. During his campaign, Khan promised to turn his county’s economy around. But the fight to ease inflation has not been easy. The Pakistani rupee lost 35 percent of its value during Khan’s first year in office. And despite … Read more Pakistan FM Qureshi: US and Taliban must honour their agreement | Talk to Al Jazeera

How big a threat is white nationalism? | UpFront (Arena)

A year ago this week a white supremacist massacred 51 Muslims in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in an attack that shocked the world and put the spotlight on the rise of racist attacks occuring worldwide. “The level of violence, the number of people killed, the way it was live-streamed…I think was really shocking,” said … Read more How big a threat is white nationalism? | UpFront (Arena)

Islamic call to prayer changes in Kuwait amidst coronavirus fears

‘al-salatu fi buyutikum’ means ‘pray in your homes’ – a message which, according to the UK’s Guardian, has been heard in Kuwait. Saudi Arabia has banned pilgimages, as Muslims the world over react to the spread of Covid-19: The coronavirus pandemic has pushed countries around the world to take stringent measures to prevent the spread … Read more Islamic call to prayer changes in Kuwait amidst coronavirus fears

Christchurch: How are survivors coping one year on? | The Stream

Sunday marks the first anniversary of the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history – the attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch that killed 51 people and left nearly 50 more wounded. A year on, the scarred community awaits the conclusions of a governmental inquiry due in April, and many victims still … Read more Christchurch: How are survivors coping one year on? | The Stream

Kaaba almost deserted | Saudi Arabia lifts ban on worshipers at Mecca

Worshippers returned to Islam’s holiest site on Saturday after Saudi Arabia temporarily lifted its ban on visitors to the Grand Mosque of Mecca, imposed to control the spread of coronavirus. Video showed the first group of worshippers walking around the Kaaba, a place of pilgrimage that Muslims are required to visit at least once in … Read more Kaaba almost deserted | Saudi Arabia lifts ban on worshipers at Mecca