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How to prepare your body for fasting


There’s just about a week left to Ramadaan, so if you start cutting back on food and caffeine from today, it will make a difference on how easily you slip into fasting. By easing into the fast and making small changes now, you’ll increase your chances of avoiding otherwise inevitable symptoms that come with significantly decreasing food intake including headaches, ... Read More »

Malala Yousafzai shows support for Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram

Young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai with five of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls who escaped

the Pakistani activist who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, has urged Nigeria’s government to spend more on the country’s crumbling education sector, on a visit to express solidarity with more than 200 girls abducted by Islamists. Speaking on the day designated Malala Day by the United Nations, the teenager said Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, had promised ... Read More »

Nicolo Degiorgis lifts the veil on Italy’s Islamophobia

Hidden Islam sports stadium Trento Muslim worship rencontres d'arles prize

This year’s author book award at the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival went to Nicolo Degiorgis for Hidden Islam. With a foreword by Martin Parr, the man who matters most in the world of the photobook, it arrived in Arles with buzz attached from the recent photobook festival at Bristol co-curated by Parr. Hidden Islam looks at how and where Muslims ... Read More »

White House Iftar dinner guests press Obama on surveillance of Muslims


Attendees of a White House dinner this week celebrating a Muslim holiday attempted to leverage their direct interaction with Barack Obama into a presidential commitment to discuss widespread and controversial surveillance of their communities. They left feeling they had Obama’s interest, but not much more. Less than a week after the Intercept, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, showed ... Read More »

Trojan horse inquiry: ‘A coordinated agenda to impose hardline Sunni Islam’Trojan horse inquiry: ‘A coordinated agenda to impose hardline Sunni Islam’

Nansen primary school in Birmingham was investigated as part of 'Trojan horse' inquiry

An investigation ordered by the government has found a “sustained, coordinated agenda to impose segregationist attitudes and practices of a hardline, politicised strain of Sunni Islam” on children in a number of Birmingham schools. A draft of the report, marked as sensitive, states: “Left unchecked, it would confine schoolchildren within an intolerant, inward-looking monoculture that would severely inhibit their participation ... Read More »

Palestine: Israeli airstrikes kill dozens in Gaza


GAZA CITY (Ma’an): Israeli airstrikes across the besieged Gaza Strip killed over 30 Palestinians overnight Wednesday and Thursday, including a family of eight. The latest Palestinian to die, Abdullah Abu Majrouq, from al-Qassam Brigades, was killed in airstrike on his motorbike in Deir al-Balah. An eight-year-old was killed in an airstrike in al-Hakar area in Deir al-Balah. The boy, Abdul ... Read More »

World reacts to the conflict in Gaza


The international community remains sharply divided as an Israeli army offensive in Gaza that has killed scores enters its third day, and Palestinian fighters fire rockets at a number of cities in Israel. At least 81 Palestinians have died in airstrikes since they began on Tuesday, with Israel facing condemnation from many Arab and Muslim countries, and calls for restraint ... Read More »

Glasgow Muslims Observe Special Ramadan


Like millions of Muslims across the world, Glasgow Muslims celebrate Ramadan on their own way through several activities that have been promoting the holy fasting month for years in Scotland. “There is a lot of awareness of Ramadan in Glasgow through media and integration with local people, so everybody knows about it,” Mohammed Ishaz, assistant Imam at Al’Furqan Mosque on ... Read More »

Ramadan time for Limerick’s 2000 Muslims

Limerick’s Muslim population of over 2,000 people are currently fasting during the holy festival of Ramadan. A month of abstinence from sunrise to sunset with increased religious devotion, Alan Jacques accepted a warm invitation to celebrate life in this ever-expanding local community. Abdullah Hassan Jaribu with members of the Muslim community in Limerick in the Alfurqan Muslin Community Centre in ... Read More »

Muslims in China confront obstacles to Ramadan fasting

Previous Next Ramadan China Muslims Asia-pacific Video: Muslims in China confront obstacles to Ramadan fasting inShare 0 print © Photo: FRANCE 24 Text by FRANCE 24 Latest update : 2014-07-10 Chinese Muslims say they are facing growing discrimination within their country, after officials banned students and civil servants in the western region of Xinjiang from observing fasting rituals during the ... Read More »