Muslim faith

Imam of Mecca Under Fire for Saying Trump Leading the World to Peace

TEL AVIV — The president and chief Imam of the Grand mosque in Mecca, considered the holiest mosque in Islam, Abed al-Rahman Sudais, has stirred up controversy on social media after an interview in which he praised U.S. President Donald Trump, saying, “Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz are leading the world to peace.”

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Iran and Saudi Arabia at Odds Over Mecca Pilgrimage

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei renewed criticism of Saudi Arabia over how it runs the haj after a crush last year killed hundreds of pilgrims, and suggested Muslim countries think about ending Riyadh’s control of the annual pilgrimage.

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Muslims Worldwide To Begin Ramadan Fast Monday

Millions of Muslims around the world will mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, a time marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.

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Indonesian Muslims hold prayers to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al Akbar mosque in Surabaya on June 5, 2016. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country will begin observing the fasting month of Ramadan.