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 Yet another Eid under lockdown

By Asad Mirza It seems as if the Muslims across the globe have become habitual of observing their most important festival, the Eid ul-Fitr, under Lockdown. This year it’ll be the third Eid, after the two Eids last year that the Muslims will be praying the Eid namaaz at home, …

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Jamiat urges Gujarat govt to change curfew timings for Taraweeh prayers in Ramadan

Raza Academy, a Mumbai-based organisation, has also urged the Maharashtra government to allow devotees to offer prayers in mosques during the month of Ramadan while taking care of precautionary measures By Muslim Mirror Staff New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH) has written to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani seeking relaxation in curfew …

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Shab-e-Barat Celebrations: The night for worship and guidance

“When it is the fifteenth of Shaban, then stand (in worship) at night andfast during the day. ‘Indeed Allah, descends to the lowest Heavensduring the night of the middle of Shaban, to grant forgiveness to morethan the number of hairs on the sheep of Kalb.'” (Tirmidhi: 739)Shab e Barat or …

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Anti-Muslim memes have no place in our politics | Editorial

There is a flyer circulating among voters in Piscataway that uses the kind of coded anti-Muslim language that makes most of us uneasy. The bigger problem is that the person who funded the flyer — powerful state Senator Bob Smith, the Middlesex Democrat — doesn’t see the necessity to repudiate …

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Health advice you can borrow from the Ramadan diet

“I forgot to have lunch yesterday but compensated with a drink and burger at dinner,” said my colleague. Given the huge gap between her breakfast and dinner, I wondered if this was the right thing to eat. Not at all, says Neda Anas Nizar, Consultant Nutritionist at Dieture Healthy Gourmet, …

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Dublin hotel praised for laying on 2.30am breakfast buffet for fasting Muslim

© Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited A hotel in Dublin has been praised for its treatment of a Muslim guest who was fasting for Ramadan. This month, Muslims around the globe are observing Ramadan, a period of deep spiritual reflection and fasting that takes place every year. …

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Why Ramadan is called Ramadan: 6 questions answered

Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Michigan State University Why is Ramadan called Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending on when the new crescent moon is (or should be) visible. The Arabic term Ramadan connotes intense heat. It seems that …

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While Enes Kanter is Observing Ramadan, the World Will Be Watching Him

On Monday, around 4 a.m., Enes Kanter will wake up, eat a light breakfast of yogurt, fruit and peanut butter, and drink as much water as he can. Then for the roughly 16 hours between sunrise and sunset in Portland, Ore., the center for the Portland Trail Blazers will abstain …

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Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

Ramadan, which begins on May 6 in most countries this year, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It involves abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset, in the hopes that it will lead to greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God. Muslims were commanded …

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