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After Turkey turned Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum back to a mosque, Muslims in Athens fear their proper place of worship, delayed for over a...
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Beautifully situated on the shores of the Bosphorus straits connecting the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea and regarded as the border between Europe...
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Muslim pilgrims circled Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths Sunday in the final ritual of the hajj, the smallest in modern history as...
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Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for the climax of Hajj 2020, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast...
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Mask-clad Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday began the annual hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during...
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Saudi Arabia on Wednesday begins hosting the annual Hajj pilgrimage, dramatically downscaled due to the coronavirus pandemic that has barred millions of international pilgrims...
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Greece hit out Friday at Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, saying it was a demonstration of "weakness", as churches...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took part on Friday in the first juma prayers, after 86 years, at Hagia Sophia since the Istanbul landmark...
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Joe Biden, the Democratic Presidential candidate, believes schools in the US should teach more about Islam. He says more knowledge among young people on...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Hagia Sophia on Sunday just days before the first Muslim prayers are due to...
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A Turkish decision to reconvert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque after serving decades as a museum has won praise from the Muslim...
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Sudan is to allow non-Muslims to drink alcohol for the first time in decades and has scrapped laws that had made leaving Islam potentially...
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Pope Francis on Sunday joined an international chorus of condemnation of Turkey's decision to convert Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia landmark back into a mosque."I...
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Renowned brand, Starbucks, and Target received backlash on social media for writing ISIS on the cup of a Muslim girl. The Muslim girl, Aishah,...
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Online Chinese retailer Shein apologized for selling Muslim prayer mats as decorative rugs. The images of prayer mats as rugs from the website of...
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Hajj 2020: Saudi Arabia’s unveils revised guidelines amid pandemic

Saudi Arabia, the center of the Muslim world, custodians of the Kaaba. There has been immense unrest amidst the Muslim world regarding the royal...
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Russian officials and the Orthodox church on Monday urged caution over calls in Turkey to alter the status of the Hagia Sophia, the historic...
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Saudi Arabia is expected to scale back or call off this year's hajj pilgrimage for the first time in its modern history, observers say,...
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Malaysia on Thursday pulled out of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca over coronavirus fears days after neighbouring Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation,...
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