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While Europe was slowly emerging from the famine, war, disease and mass poverty that killed 1 in every 10 Europeans between 1315 and 1316, Musa was building universities, mosques and city centers throughout the empire of Mali.
In November 2017, the militants killed 311 worshipers at a Sufi mosque in the North Sinai.
In November 2017, the militants killed 311 worshippers at a Sufi mosque in the North Sinai.
Tom Hanchett Syrian meat pies: Golden Bakery Open every day, but the best time is Friday afternoon after midday prayers at Charlotte’s mosques.
In 2005, New York Police Department officials positioned license-plate readers to gather information about congregants at mosques in the city.
Members of mosques in the Denver area reported concerns about him to authorities before the shooting.
That was the site of the Second Temple (destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD) and Islam’s third holiest mosque.
About 20 volunteers from the Muslim Social Services Agency and Islamic Relief USA spent their Sunday morning packing the food into containers and toiletries into care packages at the Masjid As Saffat mosque on West North Avenue.
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Mosques were known to the English-speaking world long before we called them mosques. In the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, we used many different variations of the word - moseak, muskey, moschy, mos’keh, among others - until we finally hit on mosquee, emulating Middle French. The Middle French word had come by way of Italian and Old Spanish from the Arabic word for "temple," which is masjid. In the early 1700s, we settled on the present spelling, and mosque thus joined other English words related to Muslim worship: mihrab, for the special niche in a mosque that points towards Mecca; minaret, for the tall slender tower of a mosque; and muezzin, for the crier who, standing in the minaret, calls the hour of daily prayers.
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