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Ramadan begins tomorrow

Ramadan begins

MNA National Desk: Muslims in Bangladesh will begin fasting on Friday, as the National Moon-Sighting Committee says Ramadan begins on that day, reported news agency. Tarabih prayers will follow Isha prayers on Thursday night. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan will begin Thursday in Saudi Arabia, the land of the religion’s two holiest sites, authorities said. Ramadan is a holy month for the world’s nearly 1.5 billion Muslims, many of whom practise the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers. Ramadan is one of the five “pillars” of Islam. The others are the profession of faith (“there is no God but ...

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Reforms in Saudi Arabia to project fresh light on world’s Muslims


MNA Editorial Desk: Saudi Arabia holds the two holiest cities of the Muslims — Makkah and Madinah. Despite its wealth and religious riches, throughout the last century, Saudi Arabia has been criticized for its religiously conservative mindset which many believe had pushed the country to refrain from social and political development while becoming incompetent in today’s competitive world. It was also said that, the country was suffering hugely in terms of humanitarian context. Though these might not all be very true, but serious concern was there until several humanitarian and policy reform were declared by the current honorable King Salman ...

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Al Qaeda warns Myanmar over Rohingya


MNA International Desk: Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar would face ‘punishment’ for its ‘crimes’. The Islamist group behind the Sept 11, 2001, attacks on the Untied States issued a statement urging Muslims around the world to support their fellow Muslims in Myanmar with aid, weapons and ‘military support’. “The savage treatment meted out to our Muslim brothers … shall not pass without punishment,” al Qaeda said in a statement, according to the SITE monitoring group. ...

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Rules and significance of Zakat for the Muslims


MNA Feature Desk: Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and holds huge importance for the Muslims during Ramadan. One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to Allah, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. Therefore, our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need. Zakat – also known as zakah – is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and serves principally as the welfare contribution to poor and deprived individuals. This mandatory payment is obligatory for every sane and mature Muslim whenever ...

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Federal judge temporary blocks Trump travel ban


MNA International Desk: A federal judge in Seattle on Friday ordered a temporary, nationwide halt to President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, in the most severe legal blow to the controversial measure. The temporary restraining order issued by US District Judge James Robart will remain valid nationwide pending a full review of a complaint by Washington attorney general Bob Ferguson. “The constitution prevailed today,” Ferguson said, describing the judge’s decision as historic. “No one is above the law—not even the president.” “I said from the beginning it is not the loudest voice that prevails in a ...

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Qurbani is the Sunna of Ibrahim


MNA Feature Desk: Qurbani is also referred to as the Sunna of Ibrahim in many texts. It follows the true story of father and son, Ibrahim and Ismail, and their unflinching loyalty and devotion to Allah (SWT). The story serves as a means of motivation, education and inspiration to millions of Muslims around the world today. Here, we will talk about this story at length. Qurbani or sacrifice is synonymous with surrender. It symbolizes that the person performing Qurbani is willing to sacrifice everything dear to him for Allah. It symbolizes and strengthens the promise with Allah that the person ...

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Guidelines for traveling Mecca


MNA Feature Desk: The pilgrims should follow certain basic guidelines at the time of traveling Mecca for Hajj. The Hajj is the largest annual international gathering, with more than two million Muslims traveling from around the world. A large population in one confined area of Mecca has historically increased the risk of infectious disease outbreaks, which is why it is important to get the relevant vaccinations and to get travel advice from your travel health clinic. In response to international outbreaks of disease, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Ministry of Health has recommended the following groups should postpone the ...

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Importance of the six days of Shawwal


MNA Feature Desk: After the Ramadan, importance of the six days of Shawwal is immense for the Muslims. The month of Shawwal is singled out for the observance of extra fasts, since this month follows immediately after Ramadan. The six days of voluntary fasting are to the obligatory fast of Ramadan what the Sunnah prayers are to the obligatory prayers. Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari relates that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of fasting in the month of Shawwal, it will be as if he had fasted ...

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Celebrate Eid ul-Fitr with Muslims around the World


MNA Feature Desk: With hard followings of the teaching of the Islam, Ramadan is completed and it is time to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with Muslims around the world. Millions of Bangladeshi Muslims begin to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on Thursday, the festive celebration marking the end of Ramadan, which is the month of fasting and abstinence from worldly pleasures. The Eid, as it is affectionately called, starts when the new moon is sited or according to scientific calculations of when the moon will appear. Around the world, Muslims gather on the first day of Shawwal–the month following Ramadan on the Islamic calendar–for ...

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Trump hardens stance on Muslims after Florida shooting


MNA International Desk: Trump hardens his stance on Muslims after Florida shooting as the incident seems to just help the barbaric statements he was earlier making. Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump placed responsibility for a mass shooting in Florida directly at the feet of radical Muslims, who he said were entering the country amidst a flood of refugees and ‘trying to take over our children.’ He represented on the country’s deadliest mass shooting to improve his vow to ban Muslim immigrants, suggesting that the United States suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is ‘a proven history of ...

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