Sectarian conflict leads to demolition of under construction mosque Current Affairs 

Sectarian conflict leads to demolition of under construction mosque

Chittoor: An under construction mosque at Palamaner town in Chittoor district was demolished after an ongoing sectarian conflict between two Sunni groups on Saturday. Tablighi Jamaat is the dominant group among Muslims in Palamaner and ever since the minority Jamiat Ahle Hadees group purchased a piece of land two years ago for the mosque (as the group claims) there has been dispute over the particular way of offering namaz. On Saturday evening there were clashes between Tablighi Jamaat and Ahle Hadees group, later police was called and mob dispersed. After…

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Christian businessman from India gifts Rs 2.4 Cr mosque in UAE to workers before Ramadan Society 

Christian businessman from India gifts Rs 2.4 Cr mosque in UAE to workers before Ramadan

Dubai: In a heartwarming gesture, Saji Cheriyan – a Christian expat, who landed in the UAE with just a few hundreds of dirhams in 2003, is gifting a mosque to hundreds of workers this Ramadan. An Indian Christian from Kerala, 49, has built worth Rs 2.4 crores mosque for Muslim workers living in a worker accommodation that he rented out to 53 companies in Fujairah. Speaking to Gulf News, the businessman, who has gone through ups and downs in the past 15 years, said he decided to build the mosque…

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IAMC condemns heinous killing of muazzin in Andhra Pradesh mosque, state govt announces ex gratia Society 

IAMC condemns heinous killing of muazzin in Andhra Pradesh mosque, state govt announces ex gratia

Rajamahendravaram: The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) has strongly condemned the heinous killing of muazzin (who calls Azan) and desecration of a mosque in Andhra Pradesh. Mohammed Farooq (61-year-old) was found murdered in the wee hours of Friday at Battinanagar mosque under Lalacheruvu Panchayat in Rajamahendravaram. According to media reports, Mohammed Farooq, a native from Bihar, was bludgeoned to death and was found lying in a pool of blood inside the Noorani mosque. In addition, the mosque was reportedly desecrated by the attackers who left behind a trail of destruction…

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