February 2, 2021

Hajj in 1885: Old & Rare Pictures of the Pilgrimage


These rare – perhaps the oldest existing – pictures have been attributed to Makkan photographer Abdul Ghaffar and Dutchman Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje who had come to Makkah and embraced Islam. (Archived by Leiden University Library) View of Ka’bah…...

Muslim residents call for rebuilding mosques in India’s Hyderabad

Mosque in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD, India:  Muslim groups and many Old City residents called on people to help rebuild mosques and spread brotherhood in the city. “We want to give a message to our youths to rehabilitate mosques by establishing prayers.  It’s time we took care of our historic structures,” said Asif Alam, a trader in Begum Bazaar, according…...