Did the jumu’ah khutba in Makkah indicate a Saudi-Israel normalisation?

A khutba by the imam of Masjid al Haraam in Makkah, Abdulrahman al-Sudais, has been widely interpreted as Saudi official approval for the UAE-Israel...

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem issues fatwa banning Emiratis from visiting Al Aqsa

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories has issued a fatwa prohibiting Emirati citizens from visiting Al Aqsa Mosque. Mufti Muhammad Hussein's fatwa...

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem resigns from UAE peace forum over false Israel statement

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem has resigned from the UAE-sponsored Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies after it falsely put his name to...

Two years before World Cup Qatar still ‘not paying migrant workers properly’

Ahead of the 2022 World Cup migrant workers in Qatar are still not being paid properly, Human Rights Watch said in a report today. HRW said despite...

CAGE calls on HTS to release Bilal Abdul Kareem and Tauqir Sharif

Advocacy group CAGE has called on Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to immediately release both American journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem and British aid worker Tauqir Sharif. CAGE...

The UAE and Israel normalise relations

The United Arab Emirates has agreed to normalise relations with Israel in exchange for Tel Aviv agreeing to suspend its attempts to annex parts of...

Hajj reaches climax on plains of Arafat

Hajj pilgrims ascended the vast plains of Arafat on Thursday, about 15 km east of Makkah, at the climax of this year’s pilgrimage. Chanting “Labbaik...

Turkey rejects calls to re-establish Caliphate

A spokesman for Turkey's ruling AKP party has said the nation will remain a secular republic after a pro-government magazine issued a call to...

EXCLUSIVE: Caliph Abdulhamid’s great-grandson on Hagia Sophia and Islamic revival

In this exclusive interview with the great-grandson of Caliph Abdülhamid II, deputy editor of 5Pillars Dilly Hussain discusses the restoration of Hagia Sophia Mosque and...

The restoration of Hagia Sophia Mosque: Symbolism, hope and Islamic revival

Deputy editor of 5Pillars, Dilly Hussain, speaks with Dr Yakoob Ahmed - a Ottoman historian at Istanbul University - about the restoration of Hagia...
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