Teenager arrested in Singapore for plotting Christchurch-inspired attack on mosques

SINGAPORE: A 16-year-old has been arrested in Singapore for intending to attack two mosques which authorities said were inspired by the killing of Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019. The boy, an unnamed Christian of Indian ethnicity,

Punjab bans shooting in mosques, shrines

LAHORE: The shooting of films and dramas in mosques has been banned by the Punjab Auqaf and Religious Affairs Department over the recent controversy at Wazir Khan mosque. A notification dated on 13th August 2020, stated that if any scene is

Saudi Arabia allows mosques to reopen from tomorrow

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has announced to resume all the mosques across the Kingdom from tomorrow with compulsory precautionary measures. The authority has ordered all the worshipers to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Saudi Ministry

Iran to temporarily reopen all mosques as restrictions ease

TEHRAN: All mosques in Iran will reopen temporarily on Tuesday as the government aims to ease restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the official news agency reported. The decision to reopen the mosques was made in consultation

Will take action if safety measures are not followed in mosques: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that the government will take action if the 20-point strategy regarding safety precautions is not implemented in the mosques during Ramazan. The statement came during a press briefing regarding the latest situation of

President Alvi urges media to highlight social distancing at mosques

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the electronic and print media to highlight the social distancing phenomenon at mosques as agreed between the government and the religious scholars. In a tweet, the president said the worshipers should also be

Prayers during pandemic

One of the most difficult decision for the government during the ongoing coronavirus crisis is regarding the congregational prayers in mosques. An outright ban could spark a strong reaction among clerics and religious scholars in a rather conservative and deeply