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Obama Praises US Muslims on `Eid Message

Last Modified:  29 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – US President Barck Obama has issued a message to American Muslims and Muslims around the world congratulating them on the celebration of `Eid Al-Fitr, thanking US Muslims for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” As Muslims throughou......





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Last Modified:  29 Jun 2014 03:53  GMT

LONDON – Preparing for fasting the holy month of Ramadan, UK Islamic organizations and medics have issued warning ahead of Ramadan, as Muslims gear up for 19 hour fasting during the holy month. “In 2014, the fasting hours for Ramadan will be some 19 hours long. With some five hours only available to eat, drink, sleep and pray, Ramadan in......



Last Modified:  29 Jun 2014 03:53  GMT

CAIRO – Facing 21-hour fasting in endless summer days, Muslims living in northern Sweden have received new guidelines for when they can start and break the fast during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in cities where the sun never sets. When we didn't have so many Muslims in Sweden this wasn't a big issue. However during the last few yea......



Last Modified:  29 Jun 2014 03:53  GMT

PETALING JAYA – Falling in-love with Islamic headscarf or hijab, Malaysia’s first-ever playboy girl has decided to revert to Islam on her birthday next July 3, months after taking up a new job as a hijab model. I hope everyone will pray that I will be steadfast and committed in my new journey,” Felixia Yeap said in her post on her Fac......



Last Modified:  28 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KARACHI – Expecting temperatures to hit fifty degrees, Pakistanis are bracing for a scorching Ramadan as many parts of the country will be in grip of blistering heatwave in July, the hottest month in Pakistan. “Weather is extra ordinarily hot this year, and more heat is about to strike next month,” Gulzar Hussein, a vendor at Karachi......



Last Modified:  28 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide prepared to welcome the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Southern California Muslims from Iraqi and Syrian origins had little to celebrate, with their eyes and hearts worried about their relatives in the volatile Middle East. “We appeal to God Almighty to make it easier for them because ......



Last Modified:  28 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – British Prime Minister David Cameron has offered his very best wishes to everyone observing the holy month of Ramadan in the UK and around the globe, in a special video message marking the start of the holy month. This is an incredibly special time of year for Muslims at home and abroad: a time for charity, for contemplation and......



Last Modified:  28 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – US President Barck Obama has issued a message to American Muslims and Muslims around the world congratulating them on the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan as a time to remember the poor and the needy and to share responsibilities. “On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communi......



Last Modified:  28 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As Ramadan knocks the doors in Calgary, a leading Canadian Muslim organization has been wrapping up their preparations for special prayers and programs to make Ramadan easier for Muslims in the fasting month long day hours. “We have many Muslim taxi drivers who will be fasting during the Stampede and providing services to our gue......



Last Modified:  27 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO - Hours ahead of Friday's moon sighting, Makkah daily quoted Saudi astronomers saying that Ramadan is most likely to start Sunday. “It will simply not be possible to sight the crescent on Friday because on that day the moon will completely disappear from the skies before sunset,” said Khaled al-Zaaq, member of the Arab Union for Sp......



Last Modified:  27 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO — Mosques and Islamic centers in Greater Toronto Area will go on a mission on Friday, June 27, to look for the birth of the new moon which will accordingly declare the start of the holy month of Ramadan. “I hope that we all fast together, but there are very slim chances that the moon will be sighted in or east of Toronto,” Yunus ......



Last Modified:  27 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Making ends meet during Ramadan has never been a problem for Yasmin Khan, a single mother of two, thanks to the stuffed Islamic food banks that serve the less privileges during the holy fasting month. “I know I’ll have the basic items, I know my children won’t starve,” Khan, of Miramar, told Miami Herald. “As a mom it......



Last Modified:  27 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – When Ramadan moon appears in the Nigerian sky, thousands of less privileged Muslims in the west African county are certain that quality feeding is guaranteed as the rich, politicians and governments try to outdo one another giving out foods, money and other welfare packages. At least 84 feeding centers have been established across......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Recording their first world cup win, Bosnia team beat Iran 3-1 in their Group F finale on Wednesday , appearing at a major tournament for the first time as an independent nation and restoring some of the happiness they lost in long years of war. The win against Iran is scant consolation, but I congratulate my players for a display......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

PARIS – France has cautioned its citizens against engaging in any business in the Palestinian occupied territories, saying that illegal Israeli settlements breach the international law. “Due to the fact that the settlements are illegal in international law, the performance of financial activity in the settlements such as money transfers,......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Switzerland’s Muslim Xherdan Shaqiri scored three times on Wednesday, June 25, against Honduras, securing the Swiss a place in the second round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “We knew that we were going to show great football today,” Shaqiri, a Bayern Munich winger, was quoted by the Daily Breeze after the match. “For ......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Preparing to welcome Ramadan, Muslims in California’s Tri-City area are anticipating various challenges that will test their faith throughout the holy month’s long fasting hours and how to balance their life between work and worshipping. “It will be harder this year because of the long days,” Zain Ali, who worships at the A......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muslims from Manchester’s large city of Oldham have come up with an innovative idea to invite non-Muslim neighbors to share Ramadan fasting and iftar for one day with a Muslim family to drive out misconceptions about the faith and holy month. “This is to give people a bit of awareness,” Hushiyar Ali, a Muslim who lives in Old......



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

STRASBOURG – Almost three months after Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula, Crimean Tatars have announced plans to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over violations of their rights under the Russian regime. “Human rights violations in Crimea will be moved to the ECHR,” Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev w......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Touring world countries to offer the true image of Islam, an Omani travelling exhibition on the tolerant message of Islam reached Sao Paulo on Wednesday, June 25, to exhibit the role of religion in life. “It is an international exhibition. It is very important to see the role of religion in life,” Khalid Salim al Jaradi, Oman's......



Last Modified:  25 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

ABIDJAN – As Ramadan knocks the doors, Ivory Coast President has chosen to welcome the holy month by spreading feelings of generosity and sharing with the country’s Muslim community, consolidating harmonious interfaith relations in the West African country. “It’s a traditional gesture that the president makes each year before Ra......




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