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China bans Muslims from fasting Ramadan in Xinjiang | Ramadan 2017 News

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open.<p>Most Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month, which began on Thursday, but China's ruling Communist party is …

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Durasi Puasa di Berbagai Belahan Dunia, Ada yang Puasa 22 jam 48 Menit

<b>dakwatuna.com</b> – Umat Islam tersebar di seluruh penjuru dunia. Karena itulah lama puasa yang harus dijalani setiap hari di bulan Ramadhan sangat …

Deal reached to rebuild war-ravaged Gaza

The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a stop-gap deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, UN Middle East envoy Robert Serry has said.<p>The deal on Tuesday came as a World Bank report outlined dire economic prospects for Palestinians …

Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

Australia will deploy military forces and aircraft to a global coalition against the Islamic State group, responding to a request from the United States to become involved militarily in the conflict.<p>A 600-strong force comprising about 400 air force personnel and 200 special forces soldiers will be …

IS group claims beheading of UK aid worker

The Islamic State group has released a video purporting to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines - an act described by the British prime minister as "pure evil".<p>The video, released late on Saturday, shows Haines, 44, being killed in a desert location by a masked man. The father of …

Cameron warns Scots of 'painful divorce'

The British prime minister has urged Scots to vote against independence in his most forceful speech yet, by promising Scotland sweeping new powers in the event of a "No" result, ahead of this week's historic referendum.<p>In his last visit to Scotland before Thursday's election, David Cameron warned …

Brotherhood leader jailed for 25 years

An Egyptian court has sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and 14 others to 25 years in jail for murder and inciting violence, Reuters news agency has reported.<p>The session on Monday had been designated for witness statements to be heard, but the judge issued a verdict …

Ebola death toll accelerates in West Africa

At least $600m is needed to fight West Africa's Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organisation has announced, as the death toll shot up by about 400 in a week to more than 1,900 people.<p>There have now been about 3,500 cases in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal, WHO Director Margaret …

Second ‘beheading’: More pressure on West? | Middle East

The Islamic State group has released another video, this time said to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.<p>The 31-year-old had been filmed in another video released two weeks ago in which journalist James Foley is said to have been killed.<p>The latest atrocity has been condemned …

Al-Qaeda leader announces India wing

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has announced the formation of an Indian branch of his global armed group that he said would spread Islamic rule and "raise the flag of jihad" across the subcontinent.<p>In a video spotted in online "jihadist" forums on Wednesday by the SITE terrorism monitoring …

Healing by listening to Quran

How could listening to the verses of Allah affect the brain cells? What's the scientific explanation to this phenomenon? Is there a hidden energy in …

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Ramadan goes hi-tech with phone apps to help Muslims fast and pray

As millions of Muslims around the world began observing the holy month of Ramadan today, modern technology has stepped in to help them through the 30 …

Ramadan 2012: A HuffPost Community Observation Of The Islamic Month Of Fasting (LIVEBLOG)

Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims, and is considered to be one of the holiest times of the year. It was established as a Holy Month for Muslims after the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in 610 CE on the occasion known as Laylat al-Qadr, frequently translated as "the Night …

Ramadan Around The World In Pictures

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Ramadan Around The World<p>Last week, Muslims around the world, commenced a month-long fast for Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan was established as a Holy Month for Muslims after the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in 610 CE on the occasion known as <i>Laylat</i> …

China curbs Ramadan fasting in Xinjiang

Chinese authorities in the northwestern province of Xinjiang have banned Muslim officials and students from fasting during the month of Ramadan, prompting an exiled rights group to warn of new violence.<p>Guidance posted on numerous government websites called on Communist Party leaders to restrict …

Ramadan drummer of Istanbul hopes the beat will go on

Just after two o'clock in the morning, Carli arranges his red velvet costume one last time. "The first night is always exciting", he says.<p>He is one …

Eid Al-Fitr 2012: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan

One of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, <i>Eid al-Fitr</i>, also known as <i>Eid ul-Fitr</i> or <i>Eid</i>, is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan (a holy month of fasting observed by Muslims). This year Eid al-Fitr will most likely be observed on Aug. 19, 2012 in the United States. It is celebrated …

Mecca's removal of Muslim history

An aerial photograph made available on 24 August, 2011 shows the grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca during the last ten days of Ramadan, Saudi Arabia, 21 August 2011. EPA/SUZAN ESKANDAR<p>Construction plans to expand the Al-Haram mosque in the holy city of Mecca are underway. The project began in …

Celebrating Ramadan in Mumbai

For those who've been over (but not on) Mohammed Ali Road, it's hard to picture the blighted stretch underneath as an all-night, kilometre-long …

Ramadan in Qatar : an Qatar expat experience

<i>By Velvet from Must Love Dust</i><p>Ramadan is a <b>holy month observed by Muslims</b> which involves a number of lifestyle changes. The aim is to bring oneself …

What Do People Who Live in Mecca Think of the Annual Influx of Pilgrims?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i> <b><br>Answer by Ibtehal Noorwali, Saudi by law:</b><p>As a Meccan, I have to say that it does get hectic during Hajj …

Ramadan 2011

Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, began earlier this month with the sighting of the new moon. Throughout this ninth month on the Islamic calendar, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink, and sex from dawn until sunset. The fast, one of the five pillars of Islam, is seen as a time for …

It's Ramadan: Save The Date

It's Ramadan, the month when Muslims fast all day long — from sunup to sundown. The fast is broken each day with a celebratory meal called an <i>iftar.</i> Muslims follow a lunar calendar, which means Ramadan falls at a different time each year. When Ramadan falls in August — as it does this year — it …