First Prayers Held in Turkey’s Hagia Sophia
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday joined the first Muslim Friday prayers attended by thousands in Hagia Sophia.
New Zealand Police Alarmed of Mosque Threat
New Zealand police and security services were warned of a threat against another mosque for the same day that a gunman killed 51 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch.
Holy Shrines to Reopen in Iran
Holy shrines in Iran will reopen as of Monday and pilgrims can visit the religious sites from sunrise to sunset after a months-long hiatus in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Oslo Mosque Shooting Being Investigated as Possible Terrorist Attack: Police
Police in Oslo, Norway said a mosque shooting in the city is being investigated as possible terrorist attack.
Masjed-e Jame: The Grand, Congregational Mosque of Isfahan City
Located in the historic centre of Isfahan, the Masjed-e Jame (‘Friday mosque’) can be seen as a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries, starting in AD 841. It is the oldest preserved edifice of its type in Iran and a prototype for later mosque designs throughout Central Asia. The complex, […]
Yazd Grand Mosque
The fascinating Grand Mosque of Yazd is in the southern Iranian province of Yazd and it is depicted on the Iranian 200 rials banknote as a manifestation of Iranian-Islamic architecture. It was built in 12th century at the time of Timurid Empire also known as Gurkani.
Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement Slams Fatal Mosque Attack in Egypt
TEHRAN – Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement’s Spokesperson Mohamed Abdel Salam strongly condemned Friday deadly terrorist attack in the Egypt, which killed and wounded hundreds of people. “We strongly condemn the criminal action in which a mosque in north Sinai was targeted,” the Yemeni official said, Beirut based al-Manar TV network reported. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah […]
Masjed-e Nou: The Second Old Mosque of Iran’s Shiraz
TEHRAN – The name of Masjed-e Nou (new mosque) was the Atabak Mosque in older times. However, since it was damaged several times in the years 1789 CE and 1852 CE by severe earthquakes, and was rebuilt, it became known as new mosque. It is located in Shiraz, in Iran’s southern province of Fars. In […]