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Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) launched an investigation against a mufti over his sexist comments insinuating women who do not wear the headscarf were like “products sold at half price” on Sept. 22.
Turkish Muslims will celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in the week starting Nov. 29 this year following a date change made by the new chair of the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), Ali Erbaş.
Turkey’s top religious body has made major changes to the duties of all of its units, while also forming a new department to focus on migration and moral support.
Pope Francis on Sept. 9 visited Medellin, epicenter of Colombia’s narco wars of the 1980s and asked that God convert the hearts of the “drug assassins” who cut short so many young lives.
Turkey’s top religious body has been helping drug and alcohol addicts receiving treatment by sending them to umrah, a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy has said.
The Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) spent 97 percent of its 4.37-billion Turkish Lira annual budget in the first seven months of the year, according to Finance Ministry figures, daily Sözcü reported on Sept. 4.
The International Islamic Universit will “fight intellectually against organizations exploiting religion such as ISIL, FETÖ and Boko Haram” apart from its academic studies, daily Yeni Şafak reported on July 28.
Muslims worldwide, including those in Turkey, are celebrating Islam’s holy “Feast of Sacrifice”—known as Eid al-Adha in Arabic—with millions of Muslims around the world making a pilgrimage this week to Saudi Arabia.
Turkey’s top religious official has slammed the Fethullah Gülen network for exploiting the Islamic religion in order to direct a social movement.
Nearly two million Muslims from around the world ascended Mount Arafat on Aug. 31, near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, to mark the climax of the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) strongly criticized a new “liberal” mosque in Germany on June 20, saying it violates the principles of Islam.
Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime.
The head of the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) criticized the Gulf countries’ decision to add Qatar-based Egyptian Islamic theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi to the designated terrorist list on June 15.
Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew conducted a religious ceremony in the northwestern Turkish resort town of Erdek on Aug. 23, with the participation of locals and some 250 visitors from the Greek island of Chios.
The Hırka-ı Şerif, Prophet Muhammed’s sacred cloak made of linen, cotton and silk, is put on special display annually during Ramadan