Saudi Arabia arrests more women’s rights activists Saudi Arabia has arrested three more women’s rights activists as the regime intensifies its crackdown weeks before it lifts a driving ban against women. Israeli warplanes attack Gaza ports, destroy boat Israeli fighter jets have carried out fresh airstrikes against various targets in the Gaza Strip, including seaports, hours after the regime’s tanks shelled the southern parts of the blockaded enclave. Danish minister under fire for calling fasting Muslims ‘danger’ A Danish government minister has sparked backlash among Muslim communities, unions, and refugee advocates after calling fasting Muslims a “danger” to the society and urging them to take time off work during the month of Ramadan. Prophecy (Nubuwwa) part۱۴ Both decisive intellectual judgment and explicit Qur’anic rulings alike establish the necessity of the ‘isma of the Messengers. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah fasting for ۱۸ hours leading up to champions league final Despite coming up to the biggest match of his life, Egyptian and Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah will reportedly strictly observe the customs of Ramadan – even on the day of the European Champions League final. Palestine asks ICC to probe Israel rights violations linked to settlements Palestine asks the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe the human rights violations linked to the Israeli regime's illegal settlement activities on occupied Palestinian territories. "Zionist media show Palestinians as usurpers" “Zionist media describes the Palestinians as if they are invaders and they seized Zionist-owned Jewish lands,” an American analyst of 'Russia Today' said. // "The United States and the Zionists think that any deal with Iran is a bad deal." Erdogan slams Trump's exit from Iran nuclear deal Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the US President Donald Trump administration for unilaterally withdrawing from the multi-nation Iran nuclear deal. Bahraini female detainee expecting court verdict in late June A final verdict in the case against Bahraini female detainee Najah Al-Sheikh is expected on June ۲۵. Mosques in China ordered to raise national flag Flags should be hung in a "prominent position" in all mosque courtyards for the places of worship to become "a solid platform for the study of the party and the country's laws and policies," the China Islamic Association said. Muezzin, worshiper found dead in Algeria Mosque Two men including the muezzin, who leads and recites the call to prayer, were found murdered in a mosque in Oued Sebaa in Sidi Bel Abbes Province, west of Algeria, on Monday, the fifth day of Ramadan. Female members of Daesh detained near Mosul Iraqi security forces arrested three women who are members of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group, an official said. School in southern Thailand lifts hijab ban Thailand's Education Ministry has defused a dress-code row at a school in Pattani province by giving the green light for Muslim students there to wear the hijab and long trousers in line with their religious rules. Report: US peace plan to offer Palestinians half West Bank, Abu Dis as capital US President Donald Trump has proposed to establish a Palestinian state with limited sovereignty over around half of the West Bank and Abu Dis as its capital, an Israeli intelligence website reports. Taliban warn Kabul residents to avoid military centers ahead of planned attacks The Taliban have warned Afghan civilians to stay away from “military bases” in Kabul as the militant group prepares to launch more attacks in the capital. Iran’s Spokesman: We continue advisory presence in Syria as long as Damascus wants it Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reiterated Tehran’s policy of providing support for Damascus in the fight against terrorism and said the Islamic Republic’s advisory mission in Syria will continue as long as the Arab country’s government wants it. Quran copies distributed in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai distributed thousands of the UAE’s national Mushaf (copy of Quran) and Islamic books in English among different mosques in New Zealand, the Republic of Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga (the countries bordering the Pacific Ocean). Turkey Int’l Quran contest begins in Istanbul The ۶th edition of Turkey’s international Quran competition got underway in a ceremony in Istanbul on Sunday. Court in Bahrain to issue ruling in Nabeel Rajab case on June ۵ Manama’s appeals court is expected to issue a ruling in the case against prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on June ۵. Jamkaran mosque in Qom to host Itikaf The holy Jamkaran Mosque in Qom, central Iran, will host the spiritual ritual of Itikaf (religious retreat) in the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan. Banned worshippers pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque gates in defiance of Israeli policy In an attempt to counter Israel’s policy of depriving them of their right to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestinians banned from doing so by the occupation authorities are resorting to standing at the nearest access points to the Noble Sanctuary gates, Quds Press has revealed. Crane collapse in Mecca raises fresh safety worries A winch crane has collapsed near the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia and left one person injured, raising fresh worries about the safety of pilgrims who visit the site from around the world. Duas for forgiveness from the Quran One of the most important acts of worship in Islam is asking for Allah’s forgiveness. Iran's ambassador to Lebanon: Resistance has made great achievements in region Iran's ambassador to Lebanon said to the reporters at the exhibition: "Fortunately,after many efforts that were made by the officials of the two provinces of Nabatieh and Qom, we were able to hold an exhibition which has been welcomed greatly by people." MP lauds ACECR for successfully holding Int’l Quran contest for Muslim students An Iranian lawmaker praised the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) for successfully organizing the ۶th edition of the International Quran Competition for Muslim Students. Iran's Leader donates $۹۵K to release needy prisoners Iran's Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei donated about $۹۵۰۰۰ to the release of needy prisoners. Macedonian goldsmith who teaches Quran A goldsmith in the Macedonian capital Skopje teaches the Holy Quran to students at his shop. Nigeria Islamic movement concerned over unknown whereabouts of Zakzaki The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has expressed concern over the unknown whereabouts of prominent Shia leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaki following his being arraigned before the state High Court. Trump junior met with Arab, Israeli envoy offering help with presidential election ۲۰۱۶ US President Donald Trump’s eldest son had reportedly met with Israeli and Persian Gulf Arab ahead of presidential election ۲۰۱۶ assuring him of support by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. US politician: America contributes $۱۰ million a day to Israel "The United States contributes $۱۰ million a day and $۳۰۰ million a month to Israel, which should be cut off and people in this area be informed", the former US visa director said. Amnesty international: citizenship revocation of ۱۱۵ Bahrainis “ludicrous” Responding to the news that a court in Bahrain yesterday revoked the citizenship of ۱۱۵ people and handed ۵۳ of them life sentences on terrorism-related charges, Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International, said. Should Diabetics Fast in Ramadan? The holy month of Ramadan started this week in which Muslims refrain from eating or drinking during the day for ۳۰ days, as a way to grow closer to God. Islamic book fair opens in UAE The second exhibition of Islamic books was opened in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the country. Protesters demand U.S. withdrawal from Bahrain Protesters took to the streets across Bahrain on Friday night demanding the withdrawal of U.S. forces stationed in the Gulf kingdom. HRW: Saudi Arabia detains female advocates ahead of lifting driving ban Saudi authorities have arrested seven prominent female activists who campaigned for women's right to drive, just weeks before the ultraconservative kingdom is to lift its decades-long ban on women driving. Inauguration of Int’l Quran expo to be broadcast live on Quran TV The opening ceremony of the ۲۶th Tehran International Quran Exhibition will be broadcast live. The exhibition showcases the latest Quranic achievements in the country as well as a variety of products dedicated to the promotion of the Holy Book. OIC member states underline protection of Palestinians against Israeli crimes Heads of Muslim states who gathered in Turkey for a special summit on recent Israeli massacre Gazans called for an international force to be deployed to protect Palestinian people against Israeli crimes. Iran leader offers condolences on senior cleric's demise Leader of the Islamic Revolution offered his condolences over the demise of prominent cleric and teacher of ethics Hojat-ol-Islam Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaei. "Whereabouts of Sheikh Zakzaki now unknown" The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has expressed great concerns about the whereabout of its Leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaki, claiming that he was last seen or heard from yesterday soon after he was arraigned before a Kaduna state high court. Avoiding sins, the best deed to do in Ramadan The Shia source of emulation recited a Hadith from Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) where the prophet was asked what is the best deed in the holy month of Ramadan and he answered, 'Avoiding sins.' Iraq's Hakim urges UN's decisive stance on 'callous slaughter' of Palestinians Leader of Iraq's National Wisdom Movement strongly condemned Israel for the recent killing of Palestinians near the Gaza border and called on the United Nations to adopt a decisive stance on the cold-blooded massacre. Former Lebanese Mufti calls on 'jihad' in support of Palestinians A senior Sunni cleric in Lebanon has called on all Muslims to carry out jihad, or holy war, in support of the Palestinians after the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem al-Quds. Sheikh Zakzaky accused before court over murder charges Leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky has been arraigned before the state court. In Pictures: Muslims around the world mark start of Ramadan Muslims worldwide have begun the holy month of Ramadan, kicking off a month of fasting. ​ Top Iraqi Shia cleric: Thursday to be ۱st day of Ramadan The office of grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani announced Thursday, May ۱۷, as the first day of the holy month of Ramadan Muslims in Paphos, Cyprus, left with no worship space for Ramadan Muslims in Paphos, a city on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island country of Cyprus, are calling on authorities to speed up ongoing upgrading work in the area of the Paphos Mosque, which has almost ground to a halt. Yemenis rally in support of Palestine / Photos Once again, tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets of capital Sana'a to show support for the liberation of Palestine and to condemn Zionism. Footage of the rally was published by the Ansarullah Media Center. Persian Quran exhibition opens in Greece The Iranian Cultural Center in Greece has mounted a Quran exhibition in Athens, the capital. South Africa Muslim judicial council delegation visits Shia Mosque A high-level delegation from South Africa's Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) visited the Imam Hussain (a.s.) Mosque in Verulam, near Durban, on Monday night to call for calm after Thursday's fatal attack there, the MJC said on Tuesday. Pope condemns Israeli genocide of Palestinians Pope Francis condemned the killing of Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border, saying the deaths would only lead to more violence, and appealed for dialogue to bring justice and peace to the Middle East. Leader to receive Iranian Quran activists Like previous years, members of the Iranian Quranic community will meet Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on the first day of Ramadan. Rohingya Muslims face difficult Ramadan in refugee camps The ۱۲-year-old Rohingya refugee dreamed of Ramadan back in his own village - fish to break the day's fast, gifts from his family and relaxing beneath the trees before evening prayers at the mosque. Bahraini court jails ۱۱۵ activists, revokes their citizenship A Bahrain court has sentenced more than a hundred citizens to jail and revoked their nationality as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on the majority community in the Persian Gulf kingdom. Turkey urges Islamic world to unite against Israel, calls summit Turkey has urged Islamic countries to review their ties with Israel after dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border. Syrian army killed and wounded tens of terrorist in Hamas province Tens of terrorists were killed or wounded in the Syrian Army troops' operations in Northern and Western Hama. Palestinian baby smallest victim of US embassy move A Palestinian baby girl has been suffocated to death after she inhaled Israeli tear gas amid a massacre of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli troops along the Gaza border protesting against the highly provocative move of US President Donald Trump in relocating the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds. Visually-impaired Quran activists honored in Mauritania Top participants in a Quran competition held for the visually-impaired in Mauritania were awarded in a ceremony in Nouakchott, the capital. Read translation of Imam Khomeini's works in ۲۵ languages on this website The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini's (r.a.) Works' offers many of the works of' the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran in ۲۵ languages, an official with the institute said. ۵۴ suspected Daesh members arrested in Istanbul Turkish authorities have detained ۵۴ suspected Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) members in Istanbul who were believed to be preparing to travel to conflict zones in Syria, police said . First propagator of Shia Islam in Thailand honoured A ceremony was held in Ayutthaya Rajabhat University in Thailand to commemorate Sheikh Ahmad Qomi, a ۱۶th century Iranian Shia cleric who spread Shia Islam in Southeast Asia. UNRWA calls for investigation into Israeli crimes in Gaza United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) called for an international investigation into the Israeli crimes committed against peaceful protesters in Gaza. Global protests denounce US embassy relocation to Jerusalem al-Quds Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Turkish city of Istanbul to show solidarity with the Palestinians after Israel killed many of them in Gaza. UNSC members want resolution on Israeli settlements enforced Two-thirds of the ۱۵ United Nations Security Council (UNSC) member states have raised alarm over the non-implementation of a ۲۰۱۶ resolution which urges the Israeli regime to stop its settlement expansion on occupied Palestinian territory. Hezbollah sternly warns against US deal of Palestine "US President Donald Trump is set to officially announce his much touted deal of the century within coming weeks," secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement said. Nasrallah also criticized Bahraini Foreign Minister over his support for Israel's latest missile attack on Syria. Palestinian nation unbeatable The deputy chief of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement dismissed any attempt at compromise with Israel, saying the Palestinian nation will never be defeated but will keep resistance against the Tel Aviv regime. Ayat. Arafi receives Head of Georgian Agency of Religions Ayatollah Arafi thanked the government of Georgia for their support for religious minorities in their country. Senior Cleric: Islamic World in need of unity Shia source of emulation noted that Shia Muslims including scholars are never silent when it comes to facing the oppressors. Ayatollah al-Sistani’s representative calls for people to take part in Iraqi elections The representative of Ayatollah al-Sistani in Iraq emphasized that the Iraqi people must take part in the elections in order to make changes in this country. Strengthening the relations between the seminaries of Qom and Najaf will neutralize the enemies’ conspiracies Ayatollah Hoseyni added that there must be stronger relations between the Islamic Seminaries of Qom and Najaf and said, “In this case, the plans of the enemies, who want to create dissension between Qom and Najaf, will be thwarted.” America and Israel tries to wide spread Iranophobia A political activist and supporter of Palestinians from north Ireland said, “America and Israel don’t want independent countries such as Iran and therefore, they are always wide spreading Iranophobia”. Larijani: Palestinians need Muslim world support more than ever Iran’s parliament speaker slammed the US planned move to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Quds (Jerusalem), stressing that Palestine is in need of Muslim world backing. Al Saud, main cause of Muslim divisions and bloodshed in the region Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi said, “Today, Al Saud is the cause of Muslim divisions and bloodshed in the region. Israeli snipers target protesters on Gaza 'day of rage', kill dozens Israeli troops have opened fire on Palestinians who have gathered near a Gaza fence for the climax of a six-week demonstration coinciding with the inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds. Zubar al-Hadid int’l convention held in Mashhad International convention of Muslim youths movement for the freedom of world’s religious leaders was held under the title of “Zubar al-Hadid” in Mashhad. Jewish settlers storm al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem Hundreds of Jewish settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, according to a Palestinian official. Daesh claims responsibility for Indonesian church attacks Daesh claimed responsibility for suicide bomb attacks on three churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Sunday that has killed ۱۱ people, the terrorist group'swithout providing any evidence. Leader: Asian states must further cooperation "Asian countries should enhance cooperation in a bid to boost their strength," pointed out Leader of the Islamic Revolution Turkey bans French studies after anti-Islam manifesto Turkey has taken retaliatory action over an anti-Islam manifesto published last month by ۳۰۰ French figures calling for parts of the Qur’an, the holy book of Muslims, to be removed. Islamophobic pastor set to lead prayer at US embassy in Israel A controversial Islamophobic pastor is set to lead a prayer at the opening ceremony of the American embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds, reports say. Iranian professional teaching Quran in Berlin The Dar-ol-Quran of the Islamic Center of Berlin in Germany holds weekly Quran teaching sessions. Calgary Muslims get ready to celebrate Ramadan Muslims across Calgary, Canadian province of Alberta, will be acknowledging one of the pillars of Islam in the weeks ahead. AP: UAE, Bahraini envoys met Netanyahu in Washington Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu met with the UAE and Bahraini ambassadors to the US in March, the Associated Press has revealed, shedding further light on quiet ties between Tel Aviv and certain Arab states. Researcher: Only US, Israel could pull off ۹/۱۱ Only the United States and Israel had the means to pull off an attack like the one that hit New York City on September ۱۱, ۲۰۰۱, says an American scholar. Displaced Iraqis make preparations for Ramadan Iraq still has over two million people who remain displaced by the country's war against Daesh.(or ISIS. ) Important role of lady Goharshad endowment in expanding the culture of pilgrimage The professor of Al-Mustafa International University in Mashhad, arguing that Imam Reza's (a.s.) Court is highly regarded by Muslims including Shias and Sunnis, said, "Lady Goharshad's endowment has an outstanding position in expanding the culture of pilgrimage." Muslims to make up ۸% of Europe population in ۲۰۳۰ The Muslim population of Europe will rise to ۸ percent and of the United States to ۲.۱ percent by ۲۰۳۰, according to Global Muslim Diaspora Report released. By continuing its nuclear activities, Iran will give a bold response to the US The revered source of emulation considered the continuation of Iran's nuclear activities to be the best response to the enemy's insolence. "Those countries say Iran must negotiate with them on missiles and military capabilities. We must not be optimistic about these countries." Iranian academic figures discuss translation of Islamic texts in Russia Members of the scientific board of Tehran university's faculty of Theology paid a visit to Russia's Islamic studies foundation in Moscow. Israel protested in London on ۷۰th Nakba anniversary Hundreds of people rallied in front of Israel’s embassy in London to protest the ۷۰th anniversary of Israel’s establishment -- an event Arabs refer to as “The Nakba” or “The Catastrophe”. Quranic center for women opens in Karbala A Quranic sciences center for women was launched by the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine in Karbala, Iraq, on May ۱۰. Journalist: Saudi Arabia using US-supplied cluster bombs against Yemenis A Yemeni journalist says Saudi Arabia is using US-manufactured cluster bombs in its deadly airstrikes targeting civilians in the impoverished country. Missiles fired at Israel ‘sign of victory and freedom’ Shaykh Maher Abdul-Razzaq said, “The missiles that were launched against the occupied Palestinian] territories were a sign of ultimate victory and freedom because the Zionist regime is in its weakest state ever.” Malaysia Int’l Quran contest to wrap up tonight The ۶۰th edition of Malaysia’s international Quran competition will wrap up in an awarding ceremony on Saturday evening. First mosque in Scottish Island opens in time for Ramadan The first mosque in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, opened in time for Ramadan. Thousands in Jakarta rally US Jerusalem move Thousands have gathered in Jakarta Friday to protest the relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Qom preacher: You must not trust the Europeans Ayatollah Arafi stressed the need to pay attention to the dignity and authority of the country and stressed that the officials are expected to pay more attention to the recommendations of the Supreme Leader and not trust the Europeans. Iran condemns deadly attack on Shia mosque in South Africa Iran has strongly condemned a recent attack on a Shia mosque near the eastern South African port city of Durban that killed one and injured several others. Iran Leader: unity, scientific progress, Muslim world’s main need today Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei referred to unity and progress in scientific fields as the most important need of the Islamic world today. Iranian foreign ministry: Israeli attacks on Syria meant to prop up terrorists Iran has condemned Israel's recent attack on Syria, calling it an attempt by the main supporter of Syrian terrorist groups to retaliate their many defeats against the government of Syrian President Bashar as-Assad Iraqis go to polls Saturday in first elections since victory over Daesh Iraqis are heading to key parliamentary elections on Saturday in their first vote since the country declared victory over the Daesh terrorist group some five months ago..