Posts Tagged ‘Mosque’

Anglican church in Mataura converted into a mosque Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

A former Anglican church in Mataura has been converted into a mosque. The Main St church was bought by the Ashburton Muslim Association at auction in May. The imam (leader) of the Mataura Masjid (mosque), Zamberi Bin Matyunus, a New Zealand citizen originally from Malaysia, lives in Mataura with his family. Read more Related Posts:Mosque Read more

Mosque renamed Mary, Mother of Jesus Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A mosque in the c has been renamed “Mary, Mother of Jesus”. The new name was ordered by Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi crown prince and deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirate armed forces. He ordered the mosque be renamed to “consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions.” Read Read more

Art which turned Venice church into mosque slammed Comments 0

Friday, May 15th, 2015

An art installation which has temporarily turned an historic Venice church into a mosque has upset city officials and Catholic authorities. Muslims have been allowed to pray inside the Santa Maria della Misericordia church, which was converted to a mosque by artist Christoph Buchel. The installation is Iceland’s official entry into the Venice Biennale and Read more

Anti-mosque demonstration in French Polynesia Comments 0

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Des pétitions circulent pour s’opposer à la construction de la mosquée de Papeete, et Gaston Flosse, élu de la République, Président de la Polynésie française autonome, a annoncé samedi qu’il aurait signé une pétition lancée sur une page Facebook (“Pas de mosquée à Tahiti“) mais aussi une pétition pour l’expulsion de l’imam Hicham el Berkani, Read more

Auckland Mosque to host an open day Comments 0

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at NZ are hosting an Open Mosque Day on 1 March 2014. The Baitul Muqeet Mosque in Wiri, Auckland was opened in November 2013 and is New Zealand’s largest purpose-built mosque. The day will include guided tours, an exhibition and literature, as well as refreshments and hospitality from the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Continue reading Read more

Patriarch opposes plan to make Hagia Sofia a mosque Comments 0

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey is strongly opposing plans to reconvert Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia basilica into a mosque. ”We want Santa Sofia to remain a museum. It was a Christian church for over 1000 years,” Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople has said. ”If it is to be reconsecrated, then it should go back Read more

First mosque in Marshall Islands opened Comments 0

Friday, September 28th, 2012

History was made in Majuro last week with the official opening of a newly built mosque for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Located in the downtown section of the capital, directly across the street from the courthouse, the new mosque was blessed and then people enjoyed food as part of the celebration. The opening included reading Read more

Terrorist attacks on church and mosque in Nigeria Comments 0

Friday, August 10th, 2012

A terrorist attack on an evangelical Christian church in central Nigeria, in which at least 20 people including the pastor were killed, has been followed a day later by a similar attack on a mosque. The assault on the main mosque of Okene showed the true nature of the terrorist attacks by the Islamist insurgency Read more

Foundation of the largest Mosque in New Zealand Comments 0

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of New Zealand will lay the foundation stone of a new Mosque in Manukau on Friday. It will be the largest purpose built Mosque in New Zealand which will accommodate over 600 worshippers. Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Supreme Head of Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, approved the project which is being funded Read more

Thousands pray for Istanbul landmark to become mosque Comments 0

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Thousands of devout Muslims prayed outside Turkey’s historic Hagia Sophia museum on Saturday to protest a 1934 law that bars religious services at the former church and mosque. Worshippers shouted, “Break the chains, let Hagia Sophia Mosque open,” and “God is great” before kneeling in prayer as tourists looked on Turkey’s secular laws prevent Muslims Read more