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Imam pleads guilty to assault and sexual assault

A mosque in Sydney’s south-east has been ordered to pay $13,000 in damages to the family of a young man who was allegedly assaulted at the premises.The mosque, Imam Sammamisha Masjid, pleaded guilty in court to four counts of assault and three of sexual assault after the court heard the 27-year-old was punched, kicked and

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Why is Cairo mosque not under a state of emergency?

Cairo, Egypt (AP) A Muslim cleric says he was attacked by police during a visit to the mosque in Cairo, sparking fears of a return to the state of lockdown after the country’s political crisis.The cleric, who did not want to be identified, said he was visiting the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) building

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How to find a Friday mosque in Iran

The Friday prayer in the Islamic Republic of Iran is traditionally the day on which the country’s rulers issue fatwas, rulings that guide Islamic law.The fatwas can influence public life, but it’s usually only the government that has the power to impose them.But the Friday prayer, traditionally one of the holiest days in the Shiite

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Australian mosque to open in Brisbane

The Islamic Center of Brisbane is planning to open its doors to a wider Australian community this year, as it opens its doors for the first time in Brisbane.The mosque will be located in the former Brisbane City Hall and is scheduled to open this year.The centre will host about 60 people, with more to

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What you need to know about the al-Haram mosque in Hawaii

Hawaii is home to the Al-Harams mosque, which was established in 1924 in Honolulu, and was converted into the Alhamdulillah mosque in 1979.Since then, the Al Harams mosque has been home to a number of imams and congregants, and has hosted a variety of events including the annual Al-Fatah Festival. In the 1980s, the Hawaii legislature

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4 iwan mosques in Bellevue, WA, that are totally awesome

Bellevue is home to four iwanmosques.While many locals have heard of the mosque at 4 iWAN, its more than just that.The four mosques are the same size as a normal iwan, but the structure is very different.Here’s a closer look at the layout of each of the mosques.iwan Mosque #1: iwan at 4th Ave, Bellevue

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How to avoid being targeted by ISIS in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered his ministers to investigate reports that the countrys largest mosque has been seized by ISIS fighters, The Associated Press reported on Saturday.The move comes as the kingdom continues to face international criticism over its crackdown on dissent, especially since the September 11 attacks.Saudi Arabia has also been hit by