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Stop Muslim Infighting in Ramadan: OIC

Source : Agencies | 25 Jul 2013

Appealing for solidarity during the holy fasting month, the world's largest Muslim organization has urged warring parties in the Muslim world to halt infighting during Ramadan.

Sweets spread the spirit of Ramadan at Syrian refugee camp

Source : Al Arabiya | 20 Jul 2013

Syrian confectioners are preparing traditional Ramadan pancakes, bringing the spirit of the holy month to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, pan-Arab entertainment website Albawaba reported on Friday.

One of the confectioners, Daraa-born Ali Hariri, said he didn’t want his fellow Syrians to forget the Ramadan atmosphere, despite being in the camp.

“All confectioners in the camp wanted to provide their fellow Syrians with the same experience they used to have in Syria,” he told The Jordan Times.

Confessions of a Ramadan Rookie

Source : Rollo Romig | NewYorker | 13 Jul 2013

Russian Muslims welcome Ramadan with a great joy

Source : Agencies | 11 Jul 2013

Russians Muslims welcomed holy Ramadan with great enthusiasm. Around 20 million of Muslims around Russia including the capital city of Moscow flocked to the mosques to perform the first Tarawih prayer of this Ramadan.

Moscow is also home to two million Muslims who welcomed Ramadan with great joy. The tent mosque near the Moscow Central Mosque is also serving Muslims in performing their prayers.

19 hours of fasting and Tarawih prayer at 24:00

10 Incredible Health Benefits of Fasting

By: | 11 Jul 2013

Many people observe fasting as a religious obligation but only few know the health benefits it has. Fasting is a good practice, if properly implemented. It promotes elimination of toxins from the body, reduces blood sugar ans fat stores. It promote healthy eating habits and boost immunity. Here are top 10 health benefits you ca derive from fasting.

First tarawih prayers today

Source : Agencies | 08 Jul 2013

Muslims all around the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan which will begin tomorrow, the 9th of July and will continue for 30 days.

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars (fundamental religious duties) of Islam. It is a time of self-examination and increased religious devotion.

Many Muslims, except children, the sick and the elderly, abstain from food, drink, and certain other activities during daylight hours in Ramadan.

Ramadan special: British Channel 4 to 'provoke' viewers with Muslim 'adhan'

Source : Eman El-Shenawi, Al Arabiya | 03 Jul 2013

A popular British television channel says it hopes to provoke viewers by broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan, in what is said to be a first for a mainstream UK station.

Channel 4 says it will broadcast the call, known as the “adhan” in Arabic, during the 30 days of the holy month of fasting, which starts next week.

Muslims to celebrate Night of Power

Source : Agencies | 14 Aug 2012

Muslims throughout the world will celebrate Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Power, today, marking the anniversary of the night on which the revelation of the Holy Quran first began.

Known as Laylat al-Qadr in Arabic, the Night of Power is traditionally accepted as the night between the 26th and 27th days of Ramadan. It is believed that the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel on this night. It is, therefore, the most sacred night of the entire year.

Turkmen President Grants Amnesty for Ramadan

Source : RIA | Moscow | 14 Aug 2012

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov on Sunday signed a decree granting amnesty to more than 1, 300 inmates in honor of the Night of Destiny Muslim religious holiday.

The holy month of Ramadan is now marked in the Muslim world. This year Laylat al Qadr, also known as the Night of Power or the Night of Destiny, will be celebrated in the night of August 14th-15th. It is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Security problems up, drums down: Ramadan criers on way to extinction in Iraq

Source : Middle East Online | 13 Aug 2012

Beating a small drum and walking through the streets of his neighbourhood in the early hours, Luay Sabbah shouts, "Suhoor! Suhoor!", plying a craft that is increasingly rare in Iraq.

The 20-something spends his pre-dawn hours, like his counterparts nationwide, waking neighbourhood residents for the meal that precedes a Muslim's daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan, known as the suhoor.

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