New Texts Out Now: Ward Vloeberghs, Architecture, Power, and Religion in Lebanon — Jadaliyya com Interview with the writer

[Cover of Ward Vloeberghs, “Architecture, Power, and Religion in Lebanon: Rafiq Hariri and the Politics of Sacred Space in Beirut”] Ward Vloeberghs, Architecture, Power, and Religion in Lebanon: Rafiq Hariri and the Politics of Sacred Space in Beirut. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Ward Vloeberghs (WV): While…

Islam and renewable energy: Nour (light) Muslim company of Darmstadt Germany is role model in changing Mosques, synagogues, Churches adopting clean energy

Video: Climate Protection Conference 2015 – Taking Action for the Climate and Society – NourEnergy e.V. One Day Convention – 5 Years of Nour Energy On the 17th of October, 2015 Nour Energy organized a one day convention on the theme ‘Muslims – Active for Nature and Society’ at the Justus-Liebig-Haus in Darmstadt, Germany. People…

Does Cape Town’s open mosque mean an evolving Muslim faith? — PBS Video

PBS NewsHour Published on 8 May 2015 A Muslim academic recently opened a gay- and women-friendly mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, which was largely regarded as a response to the culture of exclusion and conservatism in the Muslim faith. And despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism, experts say the house of worship’s policies…

Videos of opening of Blue Mosque in Cairo, Egypt

Ceremony of Opening of the Blue Mosque in Presense of Hazir Imam and Governor of Cairo Speeches by HH The Aga Khan and the Governor of Cairo in Blue Mosque opening ceremony HH the Aga Khan Hazir Imam meets with the Governor of Aswan HH The Aga Khan and Minister of Culture of Egypt Inaugurate…

A young Muslim walking here in the 22nd century will be able to feel the pull of his or her own history – Aga Khan, Cairo

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of Amir Aqsunqur Mosque, Cairo — AKDN org Side of the opening:  Photo courtesy,  The Cairo Post com –02 May 2015   Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Your Excellency the Minister of Antiquities, Your Excellency, the Governor of Cairo, Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and…

The “Blue Mosque” of Cairo Restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Inauguration of the restoration of the “Blue Mosque” in Cairo. Photo: AKTC/Gary Otte Please also see: Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) as part of the…

Shia blood keeps spilling in Pakistan — by Malik Omaid on Pak Tea House Net

  Photos via AFP. Shia Imambargah in Hayatabad neighborhood of Peshawar was attacked  during Friday prayers by terrorists killing at least 20 and injuring at least 59. State is expressing its resolve against the good and bad Taliban but lacking the same against the good and bad sectarian outfits. Unfortunately these are all the same….

Gallery: The Diversity of Mosque Architectures — The Institute of Ismaili Studies UK

Gallery The Diversity of Mosque Architectures The mosque, an emblematic building in Islam, while theoretically requiring nothing more than marking the direction of prayer, has developed a number of distinctive architectural forms. Local building traditions and differing social and cultural contexts have influenced the diversity of mosque architectures and methods in which mosques have been…

Khalifa Mosque, Hospital opened in Kazakhstan — Khaleej Times com

(…) The Minister stated that the mosque was built on an area of 8,000sqm and also has a prayer space for women with an area of 270sqm. Construction took three years, and cost approximately Dh45 million. (…) Dr. Al Dhahiri stated that the hospital is the biggest specialised maternity project in Kazakhstan to provide healthcare…