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Islamic group’s health advice over Ramadan fasting

One of the UK’s leading Islamic groups says it is concerned that Muslims who fast during the month of Ramadan despite being ill are putting their health at risk. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has issued a leaflet with advice on how to fast safely in the current hot weather. The date of Ramadan this year means UK Muslims ... Read More »

What is it like to be a Muslim in Britain today?

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1. What does it mean to you to be Muslim? Sadiya Ahmed, 40, lives in London. In 2010, she founded Everyday Muslim, a project creating an archive of British Muslim life, education and culture. She says the project gives a sense of belonging to communities and young Muslims who can feel disaffected or demonised on the basis of their faith. ... Read More »

Phone apps helps Muslims in India during Ramadan

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Hard pressed for time in today’s fast-paced world, keeping track of religion and its day-to-day rituals is not an easy task. Cutting across religious lines, this seems to be a niggling problem for the Genxt devout, in particular. As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan gets under way, things are going to be easy this time around for the ‘rozedaars’ ... Read More »

Muslims in China’s Xinjiang told to ignore Ramadan customs

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Officials in China’s restive western region of Xinjiang have told Muslims to ignore religious customs during the holy month of Ramadan, an indication of what rights groups say is discrimination targeting the Uighur minority group. The fasting month follows a series of attacks around China, centred on Xinjiang, that Beijing has blamed on Islamists they say are seeking to establish ... Read More »

The Blessed Month of Ramadan Has Arrived

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The lunar month of Ramadan has come. It is the blessed month in which the Qur’an – the Muslim Holy Scripture — was revealed: “The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia: Sprinklers ease Ramadan hardship

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Madinah, (Arab News): Temperatures in the courtyards of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah can reach up to 46 degrees Celsius but worshippers and those observing the fast are able to enjoy the spiritual atmosphere thanks to the efforts and services provided by the authorities there. More than 500 giant fans equipped with sprinklers have been installed on the pillars of ... Read More »

Ramadan To Start on Sunday in Most Muslim Countries

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The holy month of Ramadan will start on Sunday in most Arab countries. The noon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt, where they announced that the Ramadan would start on Sunday. Like every year, the non-sighting of the moon in most Arab countries will create confusion among Muslim living in Europe and ... Read More »

US flying armed drones in Iraq

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Pentagon says flights are to protect US military contingent that is assisting Iraqi forces in fight against Isis.The US has confirmed it is flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect US troops who recently arrived to assess Iraq’s deteriorating security. The military for more than a week has been flying manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq, averaging a few dozen ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia will expel non-Muslims who disrespect Ramadan

Saudi authorities threatened Thursday to expel non-Muslim foreigners who eat, drink or smoke in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins this weekend. The interior ministry urged non-Muslims to “respect the feelings of Muslims by refraining from eating, drinking or smoking in public places, streets and at work.” “They are not excused for being non-Muslim,” said the ... Read More »

‘Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant would love Islam’

In a recent episode of “The Deen Show,” a conversation with Imam Abu Taubah about polygyny in Islam evoked references to Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant, two megastar athletes whose squeaky-clean images were both soiled by marital infidelity. While having a second (or third) wife isn’t for me, polygyny is allowed in Islam, and Taubah presents a thought-provoking argument: Source: ... Read More »