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A Zakat Bail Fund? This Muslim Group Says It’s The Islamic Thing To Do

A Muslim organization has spent this past Ramadan asking their brothers and sisters in Islam to consider giving their zakat this year to help bail out low-income Muslims who remain in jail awaiting trial. Believers Bail Out describes itself as a “community-led effort” that “restores the presumption of innocence before …

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Ramadan 2018 hottest in Middle East, Indian subcontinent; longest in Iceland

In Australia and New Zealand fasting hours is as an average 11 hours 43 minutes. However, Muslims in Argentina are set for a shorter fast at 11 hours. The three countries are considerably cooler as compared to other parts of the world during this Ramadan. Mumbai: Ramadan – the Holy Month …

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How many months are there in the Islamic calendar, and what are their names?

It has a 30-year cycle with 11 leap years of 355 days and 19 years of 354 days. In the long term, it is accurate to one day in about 2,500 solar years or 2,570 lunar years. It also deviates up to about one or two days in the short term. In islam there is 12 Months Which is …

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The Islamic Calendar

The Islamic calendar is lunar, like the Jewish calendar. It consists of 12 months of 29 or 30 days each, for a total of 354 days. (The month of Dhu al-Hijjah varies between 29 and 30 days in order to keep the calendar in step with the true phases of …

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Islamic Holidays and Festivals

Islam has relatively few holidays compared to most other religions; nevertheless, sacred days and times are very important to Muslims. When holidays are being observed, it is common for routine social activities, such as work and commerce, to stop temporarily out of respect for the person or event being remembered. …

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Eid Ul-Adha: significance of Bakrid and its celebrations.

Bakrid or Eid Ul-Adha is being celebrated across India tomorrow i.e September 2nd 2017. Bakrid or Eid Ul-Adha is celebrated to honor the willingness of Prophet Mohammed to sacrifice his elder son Ismail as an act of submission to God. The festival teaches all of us the importance of sacrifice, …

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