Posts tagged ‘President of Ireland’

November 20, 2012

President of Ireland to visit ICCI

Source: Islam Ireland

The ICCI is delighted to announce that the 11th annual Neighbourhood Week will be launched on 28th November 2012 by President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D. Higgins and it will be open to general public daily from 12pm – 7 pm from 29 November to 10 December 2012.

This year’s week is entitled ‘Timeless Islamic Art’ and it will feature internationally renowned artists in Embroidery, Brass Embellishment and Calligraphy who will showcase their art, perform live demonstration as well as offer articles for sale.  The admission is free and all are welcome.  For more information see the attached poster or contact the Women’s Department at the ICCI.

April 30, 2012

Ireland-Ottoman Caliphate relations during the Irish Famine


On a recent trip to Turkey, President of Ireland, Mary McAleese expressed gratitude to the Turkish people for the humanitarian aid provided by the Islamic Khilafah to Ireland during the Great Famine, 160 years ago.

Turkish newspaper “Ikinci Vatan” reports that McAleese on her official visit to Turkey made the statement during her meeting with Turkish president Abdullah Gul and expressed the words of gratitude from the people of Ireland for humanitarian aid provided by Ottoman Caliphate.

During the period of 1840-1850, Ireland suffered the great famine, directly caused by the colonial policy of Great Britain who had occupied the territory.

In 1845, the onset of the Great Irish Famine resulted in over a million deaths. Ottoman Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid I declared his intention to send 10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only 1,000 sterling, because she had sent only 2,000 sterling herself.

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