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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 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......



Last Modified:  29 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – As millions of India Muslims marked the first day of `Eid Al-Fitr on Tuesday, July 29, with festivities and new cloths, Muslims in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh have opted out from celebrating the religious holiday after the rise of deaths in Gaza at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces. “We have no reason to cele......



Last Modified:  29 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – Celebrated all across India, `Eid Al-Fitr has not knocked many doors in India’s administered Kashmir, where an unfortunate 1947 partition has deprived thousands of people from meeting their nears and dears......



Last Modified:  29 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – Calling it the `Eid of martyrs, thousands of Palestinians have marked `Eid Al-Fitr by tears and sorrow as the Israel shelling on the besieged strip entered its fourth week. “How should a mother feel when she opens her eyes on the day of `Eid and does not see her son next to her?” Abir Shammaly, whose son was killed during h......



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......




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