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India's Kolkata Gears Up for `Eid

Last Modified:  28 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


KOLKATA – `Eid is coming, every corner in Kolkata told the same fact with shops being over crowded with last minute shoppers for clothes and jewelry, food stalls preparing for special `Eid sweets and enthusiastic Muslims awaiting the moon sighting to detect the newborn moon. “Every year for 3 or 4 last Ramadan days, I move to an `Eid baz......





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Last Modified:  28 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – `Eid is coming, every corner in Kolkata told the same fact with shops being over crowded with last minute shoppers for clothes and jewelry, food stalls preparing for special `Eid sweets and enthusiastic Muslims awaiting the moon sighting to detect the newborn moon. “Every year for 3 or 4 last Ramadan days, I move to an `Eid baz......



Last Modified:  28 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – For thousands of Rohingya Muslims, a safer refuge in Bangladesh could not offer joy of `Eid for the minority after escaping for their life from Burma’s state-sponsored persecution. “We have neither Eid, nor pleasure,” Seno Ara, a 27-year-old Rohingya Muslims who fled Burma recently, told World Bulletin on Sunday, July 27. ......



Last Modified:  27 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

MICHIGAN – Bidding farewell to the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Metro Detroit Muslim have donated hundreds of food boxes to needy ahead of `Eid Al-Fitr celebrati......



Last Modified:  27 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – `Eid is coming, every corner in Kolkata told the same fact with shops being over crowded with last minute shoppers for clothes and jewelry, food stalls preparing for special `Eid sweets and enthusiastic Muslims awaiting the moon sighting to detect the newborn moon. “Every year for 3 or 4 last Ramadan days, I move to an `Eid baz......



Last Modified:  27 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The flames of 20-day war on Gaza have extended to sport after two footballers, Joey Barton and Yossi Benayoun, have waded into a row over the Israel-Gaza conflict, sparking a social media storm over the crisis. “This is not war. These are not combatants. They are just innocent children. This is ethnic cleansing,” Joey Barton tw......



Last Modified:  27 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA – Amidst the bombs, blood and deaths, Gaza residents have been observing the last days of the holy month of Ramadan by praying inside a Christian church, awaiting an `Eid for martyrs. “They let us pray. It's changed my view of Christians — I didn't really know any before, but they've become our brothers,” Gaza resident Mahmud Kh......



Last Modified:  27 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

ASIAN CAPITALS – Fasting one day after the majority of world Muslims, South Asia’s Muslims have been gearing up for festivities of `Eid Al-Fitr that mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.



Last Modified:  26 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

KARACHI – This year, Hayatullah Khan, 72, a resident of Boya town of North Waziristan is going to celebrate his first ever `Eid away from his home as there is no immediate chance of his return to his hometown that has ......



Last Modified:  26 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Thousands of Israeli forces were deployed around Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) on Friday, July 25, as Palestinian leaders called for a “day of rage” after the biggest protests in years shook the West Bank in protest against the killing of more than 800 Palestinians in Gaza. “The intifada does not start by a decision and end by......



Last Modified:  26 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – As Ramadan bids farewell to the people of Malawi, a large number of needy Malawians will miss the charity offered by generous Muslims during the holy month which offered them free food and blankets in the cold winter. This is winter and Malawi is very cold in the morning and at night, Enerst Bwanali, a local community leader, ......



Last Modified:  25 Jul 2014 03:53  GMT

CAIRO – Choosing blessed Ramadan nights, scores of expatriates have reverted to Islam in Saudi Arabia over the holy month, reciting the shahada, Islamic declaration of faith, at their local mosques to join the world’s fastest growing faith. “I don’t want to burn in Hell in the Hereafter. My heart was always searching for the truth an......



Last Modified:  25 Jul 2014 03:53  GMT

SRINAGAR – As the Holy month of Ramadan is drawing to an end, Muslims in trouble-torn Jammu and Kashmir have started special prayers in last ten days of the holy month, with some of them choosing to enter into i`tekaf locally known as ‘Chulla’ in local Masjids. “I`tikaf has great importance in Islam and even Muslim women can perform ......



Last Modified:  25 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muslim leaders and opposition parties have reacted angrily to the incident of force-feeding an Indian Muslim man, who was observing Ramadan fasting, by an Indian lawmaker representing Ultra-nationalist Shiv Sena Party,  and they have called for an investigation. The incident turns much controversial and inhuman as the victim ......



Last Modified:  25 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A French politician has mocked the death of hundreds of Palestinian children in Gaza, comparing their mutilated corpses to halal meat . It’s halal meat, I suppose, Jacques Renaud, the right wing deputy mayor affiliated to the UMP opposition, wrote on Twitter, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday, July 23. Great support to ......



Last Modified:  25 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muslims in the Kenyan county of Lamu Island has welcomed authorities decision to lift dawn to dusk curfew to allow Muslims to pray during the last days of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. During Ramadhan, we mostly pray at night. The curfew would have interfered with that, Hussein Bilali, a resident of Mkomani, Lamu, told The S......



Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA – Israel attacked a UN school acting as a shelter in the northern Gaza strip at around half two on Thursday afternoon, July 24, killing at least 15 in the facility that shelter Palestinian women and children, Gaza health officials said. Such a massacre requires more than one hospital to deal with it, Ayman Hamdan, director of the Be......



Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Outraged by the incident of force feeding an Indian Muslim man fasting for Ramadan by an Indian lawmaker representing Ultra-nationalist Shiv Sena Party, Muslim leaders and opposition parties have demanded an investigation of the racial incident. The incident turns much controversial and inhuman as the victim of this barbaric act i......



Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – Preparing for the last round in Ramadan, a large number of Bangladeshi Muslims spend have started their annual i`tikaf in mosques throughout the country, amid hopes to meet Laylat Al-Qadr and gain the satisfaction of almighty Allah. “Main aim of I`tikaf is to gain of Allah’s forgiveness, final mercy and to find Laylat Al-Qadr b......



Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

TEL AVIV – TEL AVIV – In what many experts see as a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers have halted flights to Israel, citing concern over  Hamas rockets fired from Gaza and hitting an area near Ben Gurion airport, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushes for a Middle East truce in his visit to Israel on Wednesday,......



Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Residents of Maryland’s Harford County have been granted a special opportunity to members of the local Muslim community and learn more about Muslim culture and traditions during a special iftar during the holy month of Ramadan. I believe that education is the way that we will bring our communi......




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