Eid celebrations break the Ramadan fast, and begin the 10th month on the Islamic lunar calendar at the sight of the new moon.
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) While selfies are hardly new, Palestinians have embraced the phenomenon during the holy month of Ramadan as a way of showing their presence at Islam’s third holiest site.
(RNS) Searching for a recitation from a female “qariah” or reciter, Jerusha Lamptey, assistant professor of Islam and ministry at Union Theological Seminary, found none.
A spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, condemned the event as “an open provocation to the Islamic faith.”
(RNS) More companies are making efforts to accommodate the religious needs of their Muslim workers. But some businesses are going the extra mile to host events that celebrate the monthlong fast.
(RNS) Ramadan begins on the longest day of the year, but for some Muslims living in Northern Europe and Canada, it’s even longer. A British Muslim scholar says those Muslims don’t have to suffer.
JAKARTA (Reuters) Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population.
(RNS) China’s appalling religious freedom record underscores the obvious: Little has changed since Beijing shamed itself before the world 25 years ago, massacring its own people for the “crime” of demanding their rights.