The Great Mosque of Paris or Paris Central Mosque is the most visited mosque in France. Its construction began in 1922, with the aim of thanking Muslim soldiers who fought for France in World War I. Back then, the state financed the building of the edifice.
Germany has thousands of mosques, most of them tucked away in backyards or industrial parks. On Open Mosque Day, they open their doors to the public.
1 Nov 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Monday.
6 Sep 2020
Survivors and family members of victims of last year's mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques say they still have trouble sleeping, enjoying life, and providing for their families.
17 May 2020
Ramadan is typically a period of both worship and socialising, but this year strict lockdowns have limited gatherings for iftar meals at dusk when the fast is broken — a centrepiece of Ramadan. For millions of Muslims around the world, this Ramadan is unlike any other, with closed mosques and family gatherings forbidden.
10 Apr 2020
For the faithful of the three main monotheistic religions, the spring of 2020 will be one to remember. In France, like in many other countries, strict lockdown policies mean synagogues, churches and mosques are off-limits. But as they celebrate Passover, Easter or Ramadan, religious leaders are often relying heavily on social media to maintain a spiritual link with their congregations. Our team reports.
27 Mar 2020
The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, has ordered the closure of shops in markets and neighborhood centers to traders across Abuja due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
9 Aug 2019
Three civilians are dead and eight wounded after two female suicide bombers suspected to have been operating for Boko Haram launched an attack on the town of Mafa in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram has been waging a 10-year insurgency in northeast Nigeria that has seen it repeatedly use female suicide bombers to attack soft targets such as mosques, markets and bus stations.
30 Mar 2019
Investigators say the terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand was carried out by a single perpetrator. But referring to him as a "lone wolf" deceptively conceals a breeding ground of extreme-right terror.
17 Mar 2019
Fifty people have now died in the shooting attacks on two Christchurch mosques, and the number of injured has also risen. An official list of victims has not yet been released, though one has been shared with families.
15 Mar 2019
Leaders from around the world have condemned attacks at two New Zealand mosques in which dozens died. France and the UK have stepped up security near mosques for fear of copycat attacks.
15 Mar 2019
At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country's worst ever mass shooting.