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Turkey to launch interest-free, participation insurance system

Turkey to launch interest-free, participation insurance system

To expand the range of interest-free instruments, Turkey is preparing to introduce Islamic insurance into the financial system where members contribute money into a pooling system to guarantee each other…

Ramadan, an opportunity to quit smoking: HMC

Ramadan, an opportunity to quit smoking: HMC

AS Muslims are expected to abstain from a variety of activities like eating, drinking and smoking between dawn and sunset during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC)…

Turkish aid agency opens new mosque in Gaza

Turkish aid agency opens new mosque in Gaza

Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) opened Friday a new mosque in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza. The construction of the ‘Onbaşı Hasan’ Mosque (Corporal Hasan), named after an Ottoman…

Jawahar al-Siqilli, the Italy-born commander who built Cairo, Al-Azhar mosque

Jawahar al-Siqilli, the Italy-born commander who built Cairo, Al-Azhar mosque

By Francesca Astorri : The story Jawhar al-Siqilli, or Jawhar the Sicilian, is incredible, almost mythological. The man with no exact date of birth went from being a slave to…

7 agreements signed for urgent Holy Sites projects

7 agreements signed for urgent Holy Sites projects

Seven agreements pertaining to Haj services were signed here on Tuesday. The agreements include construction of a pedestrian bridge, restrooms, gates, fences and walls, boarding stations, covering drainage channels with…

King orders support for underprivileged households in Ramadan

King orders support for underprivileged households in Ramadan

His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday instructed concerned authorities to implement a series of initiatives to support underprivileged families, the elderly, orphans and people with disabilities as the fasting month…

Turkey’s IHH opens Vietnam’s largest mosque

Turkey’s IHH opens Vietnam’s largest mosque

Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has opened Vietnam’s biggest mosque in Chau Doc city of Giang Province. The construction of Kahramanlar Rahmet Mosque, which has a capacity of 1,200 people,…

Turkey’s Ibn Haldun University opens with objective of intellectual independence

Turkey’s Ibn Haldun University opens with objective of intellectual independence

With Turkey gaining its unique voice in the educational realm, newly opened institutions continue to bring the country to a better level with every passing day. One of those institutions,…

King inaugurates Mideast’s first major int’l research centre

King inaugurates Mideast’s first major int’l research centre

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday inaugurated the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) international research centre, the first of its kind in the region,…

Researchers to explore ‘hidden secrets’ under Qatar’s waters

Researchers to explore ‘hidden secrets’ under Qatar’s waters

by SHABINA S. KHATRI : A new-five year project to better understand Qatar’s marine life and uncover its “hidden secrets” is set to begin in a few months, researchers have…