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Inside a mosque in the Philippines

Inside a house inside a mosque is an experience that can change your perspective on the world.You’ll see the world in new ways.But that doesn’t mean it’s the same world as when you’re inside the mosque.Inside a Mosque The first thing that greets you is a metal gate.There’s a metal door that leads to the

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How the Australian Muslims have been ‘rebooted’

The number of Australian Muslims who support terrorism has doubled since 2001 to more than 60,000.The Australian Muslim community is still experiencing a major political crisis, but it’s been transformed.Key points:Muslim leader says he has no plans to leave the partyThe former Australian Labor Party leader’s wife, Linda, is a supporter of the party, and

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How to find the best mosque in London

In my search for the best mosques in London, I decided to go back to the beginning.The first mosque I checked out was a small one on St Mary’s Street, just a few blocks from the tube station, the Islamic Centre of London.It was the same building where I had sat down with my Muslim

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The pearl mosque: the Islamic world’s oldest mosque

New Scientist is running a special online edition of its monthly magazine called The Pearl Mosque, in honour of the International Day of the World’s Religions on September 4th.The edition will include articles on Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism, and feature the work of renowned British archaeologist, Alan Lomax, who has been a pioneer in

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Islamic scholar arrested in attack on Saudi prince’s mosque

Saudi Arabia on Monday arrested a prominent Saudi cleric accused of planning a suicide attack on a Saudi prince and his mosque.The government has said that Abdallah al-Shirley, who has previously called for jihad against Saudi Arabia, was arrested in Riyadh on Saturday for alleged involvement in the deadly suicide attack in June that killed

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What it is like to walk in the back of a black turban

An Arabic proverb says that when a man walks in the black turbin, his skin becomes dark.But the word also describes the face and the hair that surround the eyes, as well as the way the turban appears to cover the face.Here, BBC Sport looks at the black turbans worn by millions of Muslims around

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How to pray at a mosque in Melbourne’s west

A mosque in south-west Melbourne has been forced to close its doors after a complaint from local residents.Key points:The mosque, in a suburb of Port Phillip, has closed its doors for the last time in a week, the mosque’s local Muslim community saysThe mosque’s Imam says it has not received a response from the community’s