The World Union of Muslim Women in a statement expressed condolences over the martyrdom of hundreds of pilgrims from different countries in a crush in Mina, near the holy city of Makkah during Hajj.

A conference is scheduled to be held in Tehran later this month featuring the Quranic studies in the West.

Indonesia said Saudi Arabia prevented Indonesian diplomats for days after the crush in Mina from either identifying or offering medical assistance to those nationals from the South Asian country who were killed or injured in the tragedy.

A book titled “Lessons of Mysticism in the Shia School of Islam”, which is an English translation of "Sayr wa Suluk" (spiritual journey) by Grand Ayatollah Gharavi Aliyari, was published on Eid Al-Adha.

An exhibition of blasphemous cartoons depicting Islam’s Holy Prophet (PBUH) was mounted in the Danish capital of Copenhagen on Sunday.

Claiming that children minds should not be distracted by religion, Uzbekistan pro-Russia government has banned children from attending regular Friday and `Eid prayer in mosques, in the latest violation of their religious rights.

The Eid Al Adha public holiday in Pakistan will begin on Thursday.

As world Muslims prepare to celebrate `Eid Al-Adha this year, Indian Muslim students and teachers might be forced to stay in school after authorities in north Indian state of Rajasthan asked schools and colleges not to declare the day as public holiday.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) expressed deep sorrow over the deaths of dozens of Hajj pilgrims in the collapse of a crane in the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The first specialized library of Islamic-Arabic culture was opened in Melun, a south-eastern suburb of Paris, the French capital.


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