Wednesday, October 20, 2021


IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan

The group, a bitter rival of fellow Sunni Islamist movement the Taliban, which swept back to power in Afghanistan in August, regards Shiite Muslims as heretics.

Deadly blasts hit Shiite mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

This comes a week after a suicide attack on Shiite worshippers at a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Piety or noise nuisance? Indonesia tackles call to prayer volume backlash

Around the Islamic world, the broadcast of the call to prayer and sermons via external loudspeakers are regarded as a key pillar of Muslim identity, but the issue is deeply divisive.

Germany’s largest mosque to broadcast call to prayer on Fridays

The call to prayer will be joined by the bells of northern Europe's largest Gothic church in a show of diversity, says Cologne mayor.

Deadly bomb attack hits Shiite mosque in Afghanistan

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State group, bitter rivals of the Taliban, has claimed similar recent atrocities.

Mufti pans quota for VIPs at mosques

Negeri Sembilan mufti Mohd Yusof Ahmad says everyone should have an equal opportunity to perform their prayers.

Cops probing report of vandalism at Ipoh mosque

The words 'jangan buka bunyi terlalu kuat' had been painted on the wall near the main entrance, according to the muezzin.

Saudi minister defends volume limit on mosque loudspeakers

In a major policy last week, the Islamic affairs ministry said the speakers should be set at no more than one-third of their maximum volume.

Failure to follow SOPs at mosque behind Patuma cluster in Sabah

Minister says several congregation members also continued going to the mosque despite having symptoms of Covid-19.

Mosque in Pahang slapped with RM10,000 compound for breaching SOPs

The mosque paid the fine with a 50% discount.

Turkey’s economy plunges as tourists vanish after Hagia Sophia conversion

The loss of visitors could pose a threat to the Turkish economy, which depends on tourist dollars for around 30% of its annual income.

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