This is a conceptual image of the completed building Osaka has a new masjid [mosque], Masjid Istiqlal Osaka (MIO), opened on 12 January 2022. This masjid was made possible through a donation drive led by Herizal Adhardi, an Indonesian entrepreneur, which we have also introduced before. Check out our interview with Mr Herizal about MIO's future plans and the first look inside this new mosque. Mr Herizal, MIO Chairman Mr Herizal bought a building originally owned by a Japanese company and renovated it into a mosque. About two years ago, he...
Since Covid-19 hit the world, many have switched their activities from offline to online, including meetings, events and fundraising. Connecting you with the global Muslim community, LaunchGood provides the technology to raise funds by delivering your stories to the world. (more…)
A Pakistani Muslim living in Japan for 25 years, Ahmed.He now focuses on Islamic media management dealing with companies worldwide interested in branding and promoting themselves to Muslims. We had a chat with Ahmed to learn more about him and what made 'The Halal Times' a successful media outlet. (more…)
Living abroad is a valuable experience as one sets off to a foreign land for many reasons: career or studies, expanding cultural-awareness, finding your true selves, and more. Salam Groovy Japan caught up with sister Noor, a Malaysian Muslimah who shared her precious experience on her life in Japan. (more…)
To build a mosque in Osaka's Daikokucho, an Indonesian Muslim, Herizal Adhardi, is fundraising to raise a hefty JPY700 million. As COOP JAPAN's CEO and an entrepreneur, he has been active in trade, recruitment, retail and expanding his business scope. (more…)