Back to a mosque: Erdogan's reconversion of Hagia Sophia
In The France 24 Debate, The Cato Institute's Mustafa Akyol fears that #Turkey's tradition of a tolerant Islam will be overshadowed by references to centuries of Ottoman hegemony.
Ramadan call to prayer resumes at London mosque
In order to discourage large gatherings during Britain's coronavirus lockdown the country's mosques have generally stopped broadcasting the traditional call to prayer. But with the holy season of Ramadan drawing to a close, one of Britain's largest Muslim places of worship, the Baitul Futuh Mosque in south London, has been granted permission to resume their evening call to prayer.
Covid-19: An unusual Ramadan
Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Ramadan is an unusual one for the Muslim community who are used to gathering together to pray and share meals as a community. Mosques around the world, including the holy sites in Mecca and Medina, have also been closed. These are a few of the reasons why this year's Ramadan is looking very different for adherents Islam around the world.
Argungu Festival returns in style after 11 years
Argungu Fishing Festival or Argungu Dance Festival is an annual four-day festival in the state of Kebbi. The festival returned this year after taking a break for 11 years due to the high level of insecurity and the activity of the deadly Boko Haram in the Northern region of Nigeria. The majority of fishermen are the followers of Islam and also predominantly farmers.
Islam fills the education vacuum for refugee Rohingya children
Islam fills the education vacuum for refugee Rohingya children.
Indonesia election puts Islam on the ballot
The election campaign for Indonesia's next president has been dominated by the role of political Islam. According to experts, young voters, who comprise a majority of the electorate, are in support of conservative Islam.
Pope Francis praises Moroccans for welcoming migrants and rejecting fanaticism
Pope Francis' Morocco trip is aimed at promoting moderate Islam and showing solidarity with migrants fleeing to Europe. In February, Francis visited the UAE, where he emphasized the need for inter-faith dialogue.