A powerful explosion killed more than 50 worshippers after Friday prayers at a Kabul mosque, its leader said, the latest in a series of attacks on civilian targets in Afghanistan during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The discovery of a 12th-century prayer hall beneath Mosul’s Al-Nuri mosque and feedback from the local community have prompted a sea change in designs for the monument’s reconstruction, five years after it was destroyed by Daesh terrorists. On a recent tour of the site, which is being rebuilt by UNESCO in partnership with the United Arab Emirates and the Iraqi authorities, the UN agency’s senior project manager Maria Rita Acetoso said: “A monument never stops telling you its story.”
Non-Christians spend hours admiring the beauties of a church and non-Muslims enjoy drowning in the spiritual ambiance of a mosque. For each of us, it is something special that puts them on our bucket list: The graceful architecture, the attractive decorations, the peaceful ambiance, or a mixture of all.
Shiraz, the capital of southwestern province of Fars, is one of the most beautiful cities of Iran. Many tourists visit this amazing ancient city every year. Among the many historical sites of Shiraz that every tourist should visit is the Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque where the magic of light and color will fascinate everyone.
The Palestinian Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs condemned the Israeli regime over demolition of a mosque in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, describing the move a “clear attack on the holy sites and religious places for Muslims.”
Iran condemned as an inhumane crime a terrorist attack by Takfiri groups at a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar, underlining the need for unity among Shia and Sunni Muslims to counter divisive plots by enemies.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Afghan officials to bring to justice the perpetrators behind the Friday terrorist attack targeting worshippers at a packed Shia mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz.
Passing through the old bazaar of the city of Yazd, central province of Yazd, at the end of a narrow paved alleyway, one of the excellent examples of Iranian mosques stands with dramatic lofty minarets at its portal.
Turkey ordered the reconversion of Istanbul’s Chora (Kariye) church, which has served as a museum since 1945, into a mosque and opened it to worship, according to a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on Friday.