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Masjid Istiqlal Osaka opens in Osaka by Indonesian Muslim

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...

Donation of crowdfunded food aid complete

To support Muslims in Japan struggling in the Covid-19 pandemic, we conducted a crowdfunding project on LaunchGood from October to November 2021.We collected USD2,383 (about JPY280,000), and many thanks again to all those who supported it. THANK YOU. With your generous donations, we have donated Halal food and feminine hygiene items to a total of 462 Muslim students and mosque-goers through these organisations.・Tokyo University of Foreign Studies・University of Electro-Communications・Kobe University・University of Tsukuba・Akita University・Beppu Muslim AssociationThank you to all the universities and mosques for cooperating in the distribution. Here are some...