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Tashkent mosque to be named after Islam Karimov

One of the oldest mosques in Uzbekistan’s capital will be named after late President Islam Karimov. "Due to the proposal by the Council of Religious Scholars and the society, it has been decided to name the …

Saudi Arabia allows non-Muslims to enter four mosques

Saudi Arabia allowed non-Muslims to enter four mosques in Jeddah. The main purpose of the move is to allow non-Muslims to get acquainted with the Islamic civilization, the New Indian Express reports. Saudi Arabia banned …

New Mosque in Istanbul

One of the largest mosques in Istanbul is the New Mosque (or New Valide Sultan Mosque). The construction of the mosque began in 1597. It was ordered by Sultana Safiye, who was the wife of Sultan Murad III. The architect of the mosque became an …