(RNS) A controversial Muslim scholar-turned-television-host has given away at least two abandoned babies during his live TV show in Pakistan, saying “it is real Islam” and not exploitation.
Articles tagged “ramadan”
(RNS) While it is a long-established Vatican practice to send messages to the world’s religious leaders on their major holy days, those greetings are usually signed by the Vatican’s department for interfaith dialogue. This time, Pope Francis personally extended his greetings ahead of Eid al-Fitr, the conclusion of Ramadan.
(RNS) The survey shows the U.K.’s estimated 280,000 Muslims report giving more money annually to charity than Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and Jews.
(RNS) The couple allegedly posted a photograph of themselves earlier in July, smiling at a roadside restaurant while eating pork stew with chopsticks.
(RNS) The head of programming at Channel 4 describes the decision to broadcast live the Muslim call to prayer as an act of “provocation” aimed at viewers who associate Islam with terrorism and extremism.
Britain’s Channel 4 is broadcasting the adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, live every morning during Ramadan.
(RNS) The two sides want to achieve a violence-free month of Ramadan in four Thailand provinces where a decade of fighting has killed more than 5,700 people.
(RNS) Tisha B’Av, many rabbis say, can be a hard holiday to sell, with its commemoration of the most depressing events of Jewish history. But many of those same rabbis are trying to revive interest in Tisha B’Av, with new rituals and practices to which modern, nontraditional Jews can better relate.
(RNS) The 30-day fast known as Ramadan began Tuesday, and requires that believers forgo food and drink. At this time of year, that means 15 hours of parched throats and unquenched thirst.