The forum was organised by the Azerbaijan Caucasus Muslims Administration at the Baku Congress Centre.
Ahmet Altan was released on November 4, under judicial control after receiving a more than 10-year sentence for aiding a terror group.
At least 700 pilgrims and more in the coming days are expected to pass through the border into Pakistan without a visa to pray at the shrine of the founder of their religion, Guru Nanak.
The two countries plan to give special permits to pilgrims to access the shrine of Guru Nanak through a corridor built on both sides of the border every day beginning next month.
Turkey's Roman, Armenian, Jewish, Assyrian, and Chaldean religious minorities are holding a special prayer in the city of Mardin for soldiers taking part in Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria.
Moves taken, under the state of emergency declared in the aftermath of a 2016 coup bid, include dismissal from public service, cancellation of scholarships, annulment of the ranks of retired personnel and closure of some institutions.
Nearly a million Rohingya live in squalid camps in southeast Bangladesh, 740,000 of whom fled a 2017 military offensive against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.
A Southeast Asian Muslim initiative, the online platform, has gone live and aims to provide enyclopedic knowledge about the Al Aqsa Mosque.
In recent years, Pakistan has increasingly invested in renovations to both Sikh gurdwaras and Hindu temples, but structural problems still exist with its minorities.
Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, which follows the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The holiday also known as the Feast of Sacrifice celebrated over a four day period is one of two most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, with prayers and the ritual sacrifice of animals.
An armed attack at a Norwegian mosque will be investigated as a possible act of terrorism, police say.
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