Tag Archives: Mosque

‘Preparedness’ of mosques checked to observe 27th night

KUWAIT CITY, June 29: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Mosque Sector and Administrative Affairs in the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Waleed Al-Shu’aib declared total coordination between officials of the ministry and their counterparts in Interior Ministry to ensure the comfort of a large congregation of Muslims that will …

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Al-Sadiq Mosque to be ‘ready’ by Ramadan – Restoration in progress

KUWAIT CITY, April 15: Governor of the Capital Governorate Thabet Al-Muhanna was recently quoted as saying the Al-Sadiq Mosque in downtown Kuwait City will begin receiving worshippers in the holy month of Ramadan, reports Al-Rai daily. He went on to say the restoration work and renovation of the mosque is …

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Ceiling of under-construction mosque collapses, 4 Egyptians injured

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: Four Egyptian construction workers sustained injuries in different parts of their bodies when the ceiling of an under construction mosque in Qairuwan collapsed. Firefighters from Sulaibikhat Fire Station and a rescue team rushed to the location after the Operations Unit at Kuwait Fire Service Directorate received …

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Women-led mosque opens in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, Feb 13, (AFP): Scandinavia’s first female-led mosque has opened in Copenhagen, in a bid to challenge “patriarchal structures” and hoping to create debate and dialogue, its founder said Friday. Sherin Khankan, born in Denmark to a Syrian father and a Finnish mother, said that while all activities at the …

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Protesters ransack ‘prayer hall’ – Belgian college’s concerns over Paris attacker ignored

AJACCIO, France, Dec 26, (Agencies): Demonstraaors ransacked a Muslim prayer hall and attempted to burn copies of the Holy Quran on the French island of Corsica Friday, police said, following a night of violence that left two firefighters injured. Tensions had mounted in Ajaccio on Christmas Day after two firefighters …

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Imam referred to Public Prosecution for collecting money

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs referred an Imam to the Public Prosecution for breaching the charter of the Mosque by collecting money from worshippers under the pretext of sending donation to poor people and charity societies in Syria, reports Al-Qabas daily Woman among 8 …

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Mosque bomb scare – Culprit sought

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: The Farwaniya police were put on a state of alert after some worshippers saw a briefcase with a wireless system near a mosque in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh just before Friday prayers. After the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior received the call, police and bomb disposal …

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Mosque blast verdict set for Dec 13

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12, (KUNA): The Court of Appeals, presided over by Justice Hani Al-Hamdan has adjourned the case related to the Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque blast until Dec 13 to deliver its verdict. In Thursday’s session, the court allowed the suspects’ lawyers to deliver their defense. On November fifth, the …

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‘No extremist sermons’ – Call to deport expats

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2, (KUNA): Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaaqoub Al-Sane said sunday the ministry has started tackling unlicensed mosques that were build on state-owned lands, thus violating “sanctity of public funds.” The ministry has formed a special committee to solve “the dilemma” of the unlicensed mosques, usually …

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Appeals commences Al-Sadiq Mosque bomb blast trial today

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24, (KUNA): The Court of Appeals is set to start Sunday the trial of the defendants involved in the blast of Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque that took place on June 26 and left 26 worshippers killed and 227 others wounded. The Criminal Court had sentenced seven suspects to …

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