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Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, was summoned and interrogated by Israeli intelligence.

21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi, champion of an international online qari competition, has adhered to a strict regime of yoga, vocal exercises - and a total ban on biryani.

Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

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Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

Palestinians held the first Friday prayers of Ramadan following tension in Jerusalem and Israeli attempts to silence the call to prayer.

Jordan slams Israel’s ‘silencing’ of Jerusalem Muslim <em>prayer</em> <em>call</em>

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Jordan slams Israel’s ‘silencing’ of Jerusalem Muslim prayer call

Jordan has condemned Israel for stopping the Muslim call to prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday.

UK Muslims urged <em>to</em> get Covid-19 jab during Ramadan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK Muslims urged to get Covid-19 jab during Ramadan

Doctors and faith leaders seek to allay concerns the Covid-19 vaccine invalidates the Ramadan fast.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

The New Arab Staff

Yemeni muezzin killed over loud call to prayer

A man in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taiz has killed a local muezzin after being disturbed by a loud early morning call to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope to visit Iraq church damaged by IS militants

For Christians, the IS reign dealt a blow to a population already shrinking since the security breakdown and rise of militancy that ...

Experts voice concern over pope trip <em>to</em> Iraq

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Experts voice concern over pope trip to Iraq

The March 5-8 trip is expected to provide a sorely-needed spiritual boost to Iraq's beleaguered Christians while furthering ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

Human rights protesters have taken to the streets against a military coup in Myanmar.

Turkish union chief urges <em>call</em> <em>to</em> <em>prayer</em> from moon

The New Arab Staff

Turkish union chief urges call to prayer from moon

The 'gift of divine peace' must be recited on the moon and in space, the head of a Turkish religious workers' union has said.

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

Sofia Nitti

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

In-depth: There are hopes that Pope Francis' historic visit could be a turning point for Iraqi Christians, a community ravaged by war and ...

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

Rights group warns US Muslims against using targeted apps

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Rights group warns US Muslims against using targeted apps

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for a public inquiry into the allegations made by online magazine Motherboard on the ...

Dalia Mogahed

Biden won the election... now what?

Comment: America's deep-rooted structural challenges will not go away with the inauguration of President Biden, and correcting these inequalities must be a priority, writes Dalia Mogahed.

The New Arab Staff

Iran police urged to crack down on 'loose hijab'

Similar statements by Iran's clerics in 2014 were thought have sparked a wave of acid attacks on women whose hijab fell bellow acceptable ...

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, ...

The New Arab Staff

Mosque in Lebanon accidentally blasts Arabic pop song

A song by Lebanese pop singer Nawal Al-Zoghbi was blasted from a mosque in Nabatieh after a mishap with the loudspeakers.

Lebanon observes one-minute silence for Beirut blast victims

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon observes one-minute silence for Beirut blast victims

Lebanese observed a minute's silence at 6:08 PM on Tuesday, exactly one week after the massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed more ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

A spokesman for the ruling party said that Turkey would remain a secular republic after a pro-government magazine issued a call ...

Saudi Arabia cancels ‘polytheistic’ children’s show after Twitter outrage

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia cancels ‘polytheistic’ children’s show after Twitter outrage

The Saudi Broadcasting Authority has cancelled a children’s TV show which encouraged children to present their wishes to a ...

Al-Aqsa 'under threat' by Israel, Jerusalem's grand mufti warns

The New Arab Staff

Al-Aqsa 'under threat' by Israel, Jerusalem's grand mufti warns

Jerusalem's Grand Mufti Ekrima Sa'id Sabri said Israel is becoming increasingly violent towards Muslim worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

Gasia Ohanes

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

As opposition parties call for early elections, Erdogan's critics say he is using Hagia Sophia to divert attention from ...

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