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  • 7/9/2003

Senegal: IIRO distributes rice to the poor


The Jeddah-based International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) has distributed 60 tons of rice to the poor in various parts of the country. The distribution exercise was carried out by the Director of the IIRO office in Senegal, and the main beneficiaries of the distribution were those who are victims of the recent floods.

IIRO has also been helping the Senegalese people to obtain clean drinking water, by digging hundreds of water wells, and this it has been doing for many years now, at a cost of millions of Saudi Riyals.

Taken From: http://www.islamicnews.org/english/en_daily.html

Portugal: Muslim population up, mosques flourishing


The Muslim population of Portugal has been increasing steadily for the last many years, and the first Islamic organization was founded in 1968, with its headquarters in Lisbon, t he capital, and was officially recognized.

When the Muslim population reached the 30,000 mark, the local city authority granted them a piece of land on which to build a mosque and an Islamic Center, which was done in 1985. Now there are two main mosques in Portugal, in addition to 17 other smaller mosques and prayer areas, most of them within the city bounds of Lisbon, though some are to be seen in some of the smaller towns and cities, in the center, north and south of the country. Within the mosques are cells for teaching the Holy Qur’an and the Arabic language, plus other Islamic Studies.

Taken From: http://www.islamicnews.org/english/en_daily.html

Islamic Council to demolish "extra" mosques


The Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs is to demolish mosques that are in "excess" of the population in each island.
Speaking at the Atoll Chiefs Consultative Meeting 7 held in Male last week, council President Sheikh Mohamed Rasheed Ibrahim said that the Council has looked into the proposals by the atolls that small and insignificant mosques in islands be demolished.
Atoll Chiefs said that it was a financial burden to maintain and look after these "extra" mosques, which were in excess to the population demands of the islands.
Ibrahim revealed that other than the mosques in Male and nearby Villingili, there were some 700 mosques in about 200 inhabited islands of the Maldives, and that the Council will look into the matter of maintaining or demolishing these mosques.
The Atoll Chief of Dhaalu atoll, Mohamed Adam, told the meeting that mosques other than those that need to be preserved as historical and cultural treasures should be demolished to ease the financial burden of maintaining the not-needed mosques.
Most Atoll Chiefs supported this proposal.

Taken From: http://www.haveeru.com.mv/english/news_show.phtml?id=1598&search=&find

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