A Screen Showing Belly Dancer Safinaz Was Spotted Hanging On Qaytbay Mosque

A Screen Showing Belly Dancer Safinaz Was Spotted Hanging On Qaytbay Mosque

Social media has spotted the most controversial scene in 2017 that redefined the hashtag #OnlyInEgypt. Just this week, a Sahel club has been shut down for being “inappropriate” and drinking on Sahel beaches has been banned. Yet, in a parallel universe, all the way back in Cairo, a belly dancer was seen shimmying near the […]

This UAE Mosque Was Renamed to Promote Tolerance and Coexistence

This UAE Mosque Was Renamed to Promote Tolerance and Coexistence

  In a world that could sometimes feel like it is just full of hate, it is always refreshing to know that love just may have a shot to trump it. A mosque in Abu Dhabi’s Al Mushrif district has been renamed, and its all in line with the United Arab Emirates’ vision of promoting […]

Mosques Refuse Egypt’s Decision to Not Live Broadcast ‘Taraweeh Prayers’

Mosques Refuse Egypt’s Decision to Not Live Broadcast ‘Taraweeh Prayers’

The Ministry of Religious Endowments had announced that a ban will be placed on using speakers, throughout the entirety of Taraweeh prayers.   The decision came as part of a series of decisions containing instructions that emphasized the importance of ensuring all preachers were licensed speakers; that all charity Iftar tables (Mawa2ed Rahman) on territory […]

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary in the Most Special Way

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary in the Most Special Way

  As if you needed a reason to visit Abu Dhabi. Hajj: Memories of a Journey, an exhibition that tells the story and history of Makkah and the rituals of Haj, will open on September 19, at the grounds of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.   Organised by the mosque, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and […]

Egypt’s State Council Claims Fajr Prayer Is Invalid for Muslims All over the World

Egypt’s State Council Claims Fajr Prayer Is Invalid for Muslims All over the World

  The Egyptian Administrative Court is looking into a lawsuit by an Egyptian Imam who’s demanding the state to amend the time of Fajr (dawn) prayer, as it usually starts way before its time, which automatically invalidates any Muslim’s prayer.   According to Al-Ahram, the Imam, who is from Monufia governorate, is filing an urgent […]

The Middle East to Have Its First Smart and Green Mosque Soon

The Middle East to Have Its First Smart and Green Mosque Soon

  In this day and age where everything is pretty much related to technology, it was only about time for a smart and green mosque to become a thing.   The UAE have been paving the way for the Middle East and the world when it comes to smart technology. From robo cops to driverless […]

VIDEO: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Surprises Residents in a Dubai Mosque

VIDEO: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Surprises Residents in a Dubai Mosque

A post shared by شبكة ابوظبي || أخبار الامارات (@net_ad) on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:40am PST The UAE royals are like no other. Imagine yourself praying in a mosque and suddenly a crown prince is next to you. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander […]

Prince Charles Visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Prince Charles Visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

by Amr Abdelhadi

  Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, yesterday, after arriving in Abu Dhabi as part of their three-nation tour of the Gulf. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had visited the mosque before in 2007 prior to its completion. This visit was intended to celebrate the UAE’s […]

Are Enthusiastic Pokémon Go Players Crossing the Line in the UAE?

Are Enthusiastic Pokémon Go Players Crossing the Line in the UAE?

By Nourhan Shahin

  A little over a month ago, Pokemon Go came to everyone’s life and took total control of it. A month later and the app is still going strong. I’ve become so used to seeing people walking in the streets, malls, beaches and basically everywhere catching Pokemon. I’m not sure Dubai’s imams feel the same […]

Muslims in Washington, DC Pray in This Church on Fridays

Muslims in Washington, DC Pray in This Church on Fridays

  With all the world’s unfairness, sometimes, just sometimes, good things actually happen in it. What we’re referring to is the church in America -Washington, DC to be specific- that offers its main hall on Fridays for Muslims to practice Jumu’ah prayers because of the lack of mosques in that area.   If that is […]