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Ramadan 2018: Google searches to be tailored for the Holy Month

The California-based tech titan has unveiled new applications and products related to Ramadan intended to help practitioners of the Islamic faith during the most sacred month of the calendar. The company has recently rolled out an interactive calligraphy application called Qalam to help create 3-D Ramadan messages and cards as well as an augmented reality tool called the Qibla Finder ... Read More »

Workplace Woes, Part 3: High Employee Turnover

The following question comes to me from a reader interested in whether his feelings of anxiety in a turbulent workplace are normal. It follows Workplace Woes Part 1, in which another reader asked about how to best socialize at work as an introvert, and Part 2, in which a reader asks for advice convincing her colleagues of her point of ... Read More »

Muslim Man in Court for Threatening to Blow Up French Cathedral for Not Reading Quran

A 37-year-old male identified only by his first name, Ahmed, was brought to a court in Chalon-sur-Saône accused of threatening to blow up a cathedral with a hand grenade. On Saturday, the 37-year-old barged into local landmark St Vincent’s Cathedral of Chalon-sur-Saône and while intoxicated and carrying a bottle of alcohol he yelled: “It is the Quran that must be ... Read More »


Bohras prefer to pray at home as they find it hard to book a seat in Nalasopara mosque. For Dawoodi Bohras, Monday night was the first important night of this year’s Ramzan. But many who live in the western suburb of Nalasopara told Mumbai Mirror that they prayed at home. The reason: they c ould not afford to ‘book’ seats ... Read More »

UAE announces first day of Ramadan 2018

The moon-sighting committee met at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department after Maghrib prayers on Tuesday to look for the new crescent moon The moon-sighting committee met at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department after Maghrib prayers on Tuesday to look for the new crescent moon and determine when the holy month would begin. Earlier in the evening, the department urged the public to ... Read More »

Future Imperfect: India Hungrier and indebted than ever before

The data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 conducted from January to December 2016 with a whopping sample size of 601,509 households brings the facts out like little else does. It found 35.7 percent of children below five years were underweight, 38.4 percent are stunted and 21 percent are wasted. The data on wasting is one of the most ... Read More »

Iran’s Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against US

Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying,” state television reported on Thursday. “The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers and we will continue to resist… All Muslim nations should stand united against America and other enemies,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. ... Read More »

Zawahiri calls for ‘jihad’ on eve of US embassy move to Jerusalem

Al-Qaeda chief says embassy move is evidence negotiations and ‘appeasement’ have failed Palestinians  Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Sunday said America’s decision to shift its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem was evidence that negotiations and “appeasement” have failed Palestinians as he urged Muslims carry out “jihad” against the United States. In a five-minute video entitled “Tel Aviv is also a Land ... Read More »

Iraq’s Shia cleric Sadr front-runner in partial election results

The Independent High Electoral Commission said on Sunday that Muqtada al Sadr’s coalition was leading in Iraq’s parliamentary election with over half of the votes counted. Full results are expected to be officially announced on Monday. The political coalition of influential Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr took an early lead in Iraq’s national elections in partial returns announced late on ... Read More »

Ramzan 2018: As Muslims set to begin fasting, here is all you need to know about the holy month

Ramzan in 2018 will begin from May 16, Wednesday evening and shall end on June 14, Thursday. The annual observance of fast begins and ends according to the lunar Islamic Calendar. Ramzan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from dawn to dusk. Ramzan is derived from Arabic root ‘ramida’ or ‘ar-ramad’, which ... Read More »