Latest on attempted moon sightings and predicted dates for Saudia Arabia and UK Ramadan is coming to an end with families now waiting to hear news of the date of Eid ul Fitr.Eid marks the end of the month of daily fasting and the start of the next month, Shawwal.
MILLIONS of Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Fitr as the month of fasting and reflection, Ramadan, draws to a close.So how can you wish someone a happy Eid?Eid al-Fitr, the first of the two Eids celebrated in the Islamic religious calendar, celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the month of Ramadan.
The Taliban has declared a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan to mark this week’s Eid al-Fitr holiday, just two days after the government blamed the group for bombs outside a school that killed more than 50 people, mostly young girls.“Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate are instructed to halt all offensive operations against the enemy countrywide from the first till the third day of Eid,” a statement released by the insurgents on Monday said.
KABUL — Their grief quickly turned to impotent rage.“They were our family, our friends.More importantly, they were our blood, our people,” one woman told NBC News at the scene of the explosions, where she had gathered after funerals held in line with Islamic law, which calls for burials to take place as soon as possible.
Maldives police have arrested a person believed to be the prime suspect in an explosion that critically wounded the country’s former president and was blamed on Islamic extremists.Police said on Sunday they had in their custody three of the four suspects in Thursday’s blast targeting the former president Mohamed Nasheed, who is recovering in a hospital after multiple operations.
The Taliban on Monday declared a three-day ceasefire across Afghanistan to mark this week's Eid al-Fitr holiday, just two days after being blamed for killing more than 50 people -- mostly young girls -- in a bomb attack outside a school in the capital.The ceasefire offer comes as the United States continues to pull out its last 2,500 troops from the violence-wracked country despite faltering peace efforts between the Taliban and Afghan government to end a decades-long war.
Police in the Maldives said they have arrested a person believed to be the prime suspect over an explosion that critically wounded the country’s former president and was blamed on Muslim extremists.Police now have in their custody three of the four suspects in connection with Thursday’s blast targeting former president Mohamed Nasheed, who is recovering in a hospital after multiple surgeries.
When the Canterbury Bankstown council announced it had cancelled the annual and extremely popular Ramadan night markets in Lakemba, there was disappointment all round.The markets have grown to become a staple during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
Eid is a time for celebration in the Islamic faith – and there’s actually not just one Eid, but two.The first, Eid-al Fitr, follows Ramadan – a test of devotion and endurance as people will undergo a month of fasting and prayer.Eid celebrations were impacted last year by UK lockdowns and this year again Ramadan and Eid-al Fitr celebrations will be smaller in scale than under normal circumstances because of current restrictions.
1) Lean Into Warm Tones 2) Make It Kid-Friendly 3) Mix in Colorful Florals 4) Trade Lanterns for Candles 5) Play with Light 6) Ditch the Florist for Dried Flowers 7) Build a Pallet Picnic 8) Get Playful with Pom-Poms 9) Opt for Flameless Lanterns 10) Add Lunar Accents
Eid al-Adha celebrations last for five days, with the annual occasion marked with feasts and prayers Celebrations for the Islamic festival of Eid will begin this month, with the first of its two festivals taking place after the holy month of Ramadan.Eid al-Fitr is the first of the celebrations, which will be marked from 12 to 13 May this year, followed by Eid al-Adha on 19 July.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court is considering a prosecutor’s request to outlaw jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and regional campaign headquarters as “extremist”.Here are some of the other organisations that have already been labelled as such.NATIONALBOLSHEVIKPARTY A post-Soviet political party espousing far-right and far-left ideas, banned in 2007.
Iran's election-vetting body has spelt out conditions for running in next month's presidential poll, potentially barring several high-profile candidates, local media reported Thursday.The conservative-dominated Guardian Council complained earlier this week of the "unpleasant situation" that allowed would-be candidates lacking basic requirements to register to run in the election held every four years.
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia began imposing a previously announced ban on domestic travel on Thursday as it sought to contain the spread of the coronavirus during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations, when millions normally travel to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month.Police officers were deployed across the capital city of Jakarta on Thursday to check documents and prevent travellers without special permission from leaving the city.
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BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany said on Wednesday it was banning Ansaar International, an Islamic organisation which Berlin says has financed terrorism around the world, and police raided affiliates of the group.“If you want to fight terror you have to dry up its sources of funding,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Twitter.
With Ramadan 2021 in full swing, the Recorder has taken an in-depth look at the holy month and its significance for Muslim people.Ramadan was welcomed this year by Muslims across the UK on Tuesday, April 13, following an announcement by the Saudi Arabian Supreme Court of the crescent moon sighting.
Germany's Interior Minister has outlawed a Dusseldorf-based Islamist group for allegedly giving cash donations to designated terror groups overseas.In a tweet on Wednesday, ministry spokesman Steve Alter said Ansaar International and its subsidiary organisations were banned for "financing terrorism worldwide with donations".He quoted Interior Minister Horst Seehofer as saying: "If you want to fight terror, you have to dry up its sources of money."
(Reuters) - Germany is banning Islamic organisation Ansaar International, which it says has financed terrorism around the world, the interior ministry said on Wednesday."If you want to fight terror you have to dry up its sources of funding," Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Twitter.