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Healthy way to enjoy a holy Eid


MNA Life Style Desk: Observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, we celebrate Eid, a glorious occasion that is followed by rejoicing, giving of alms and a feast of various and delicious foods. Here are a few tips for a happy and healthy Eid: Before your Fajr prayers, make sure to eat something, like a few dates. After prayers, it is recommended to have something light such as milk or laban, preferably low fat or zero fat. A moderately light breakfast can follow. For example you can have whole grain breakfast cereals with low fat milk and a ...

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Laylatul Qadr: A night better than thousand months


MNA Feature Desk: Muslims across the country will observe holy Lailatul Qadr tonight with due religious fervour and solemnity. The holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) on this night to show mankind the path of worldly and eternal emancipation. Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is designated in the Quran as, “better than a thousand months” (97:3) and it is very important to know the things you can do on this night in Ramadan. Any deed done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which ...

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Zakat during Ramadan holds huge importance 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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Importance of last ten days of Ramadan

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MNA Feature Desk: As it is for the first and second ten days of Ramadan, there is unbound specific significance of the last 10 days of Ramadan. The Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) said, “If any Muslim comes out of Ramadan without gaining forgiveness and goodness, he is a real loser.” (Ibn Hibban and At-Tabarani) The last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. According to Muslims, they are the most blessed days in the blessed month of Ramadan, the month the Holy Quran was revealed. Muslims believe that although the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) was ...

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Itikaf during Ramadan & its importance


MNA Feature Desk: Significance of Itikaf during Ramadan is enormous to the pious Muslims. Itikaf is a form of worship. It is formed by staying in a Mosque for a certain time. It is Ehtiyat that one should stay with the intention to worship Allah by praying formal or informal prayers although prayer is not a condition therein. Itikaf refers to going into seclusion in the mosque for the sole purpose of worshipping Allah and attaching oneself and one’s heart to His worship. Itikaf provides an opportunity to the believer to get closer to Allah by temporarily freeing oneself and ...

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Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challenge


MNA Life Style Desk: Grace Lloyd got a round of applause when she walked into her classroom at Doha’s Gulf English School on the first day of Ramadan, wearing a black hijab with her blue uniform. The shy 11-year-old flushed as her fellow grade seven classmates in the Qatari capital clapped and cheered for her earlier this month. Lloyd, a British Christian, will be covering her head for the entire duration of the holy month this year in solidarity with Muslim women who face discrimination for wearing the hijab. “I feel very strongly about this,” said Lloyd, the youngest participant ...

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Seeking forgiveness in Ramadan


MNA Life Style Desk: The Muslim Ummah has just entered the ten days of forgiveness in Ramadan. Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of Allah, Most High, we have completed the first 10 days of Ramadan, the first Ashrah of Ramadan and you just prayed the 11th Taraveeh prayer and Insha’Allah if you rise in the morning to see another day, you will intend to fast the 11th day of Ramadan. Our Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned in hadith that Ramadan has three parts: the first 10 days are of mercy (rahmah) from Allah, the middle 10 days are of forgiveness ...

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The Holy Month of Ramadan

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MNA Life Style Desk: Muslims all around the world respect the Ramadan as the holy month and knowing its history in short can bring more focus for this Islamic holy month. Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity with more than one billion followers. Around one million worshipers from over 180 countries will make the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for Ramadan and Hajj, two of the most important periods in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation ...

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First ten Days of Ramadan: A Shower of Mercy

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MNA Feature Desk: Ramadan is known to be broken down into three parts and ten days of mercy for the Muslims stays at the beginning of Ramadan. The first ten days of Ramadan are known as the ‘Ten Days of Mercy’. Muslims are aware that Ramadan is a month of spiritual opportunities, but what does the ‘mercy’ really mean to Muslims? One of Allah’s names is Ar-Rahman, the Most Merciful, and Muslims call upon God using this name in nearly everything they do. Thus, there is no surprise that Mercy manifests itself in the month that God created for Himself. ...

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Ramadan begins tomorrow

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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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Healthy balanced iftar in this Ramadan


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Ramadan is the Holy Month of fasting and blessings and to keep fit throughout the month, it is required to eat healthy balanced iftar in this month. It brings with it a host of special customs, of which food habits and eating play a big part. Eating during Ramadan is also about following the right habits for a balanced iftar which contributes to maintaining good health during this holy month. Ramadan is also considered to be the holiest month in the entire year according to Islamic custom. Muslims all across the world observe fasts and celebrate Ramzan. ...

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TCB to sell 5 daily essentials before Ramadan

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MNA Business Desk: The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will sell five daily essentials at least 7 to 10 days before the starting of Ramadan this year. The five goods are – soybean oil, sugar, red lentil, grams, and dates. TCB official Md Humayun Kabir said they have concluded all the preparations for selling the products. The prices of the products will be fixed after consulting with Commerce Ministry and the goods will be placed for sell in district and divisional level of the country, he said. The essentials will be available at TCB sale-centers, dealers and open market truck ...

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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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Take healthy foods during Sehri


MNA Life Style Desk: In Ramadan Muslims across the globe observe fasts from dawn to dusk and also offer prayers five times a day including the night long prayer of Taraweeh, before dawn Muslims have their early morning meal known as Sehri and before dusk they congregate together to have their meal famously known as Iftar. Sehri or Suhoor is the meal consumed before dawn. Sehri is one of the most important meals during Ramadan to keep your energy levels up during the day. Sehri should be a wholesome, moderate meal that is filling and provides enough energy for many ...

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Ramadan to start from Sunday in Bangladesh


MNA Feature Desk: The holy month of Ramadan will begin in the country on Sunday as the moon was not sighted anywhere in Bangladesh’s sky on Friday. The moon-sighting committee of the Islamic Foundation reported that the moon of the month of Ramadan could not be seen in Bangladesh. Minister of Religious Affairs Motiur Rahman chaired the meeting, which was held at the Baitul Mukarram in Dhaka. The Moon Sighting Committee also decided that Laylat-al-Qadr would take place on June 22. However, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month ...

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Strict action for food adulteration during Ramadan

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MNA National Desk: Sayeed Khokon, the present mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), said strict action will be taken against those involved in food adulteration and violating the sanctity of Ramadan in clubs and bars. Sayeed Khokon came up with the warning while talking to reporters after a view exchange meeting with the businessmen on the occasion of Ramadan, held at Nagar Bhaban on Monday. The action will be conducted in the city corporation area during Ramadan to check food adulteration in restaurants and punitive measures. He also urged the club and bar owners to maintain purity of Ramadan, ...

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TCB to start OMS of Ramadan commodities from 15 May


MNA Business Desk: The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) is going to start open market sale (OMS) of essential commodities across the country from 15 May, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan. “We will start the OMS activity across the country from 15 May for the convenience of people centering the holy month of Ramadan,” TCB Spokesperson M Humayun Kabir told news agency. “A total of 185 trucks will be engaged to sell the essential commodities. Of them, 33 trucks will be in Dhaka, 10 trucks in Chittagong, five trucks each in other divisional cities and two trucks each ...

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Ramadan office hours between 9am and 3.30pm

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MNA National Desk: The government has reset office hours during the Ramadan starting from the last week of this month. Office timings have been fixed between 9am and 3:30pm on all working days. The decision has been taken on Monday at the Cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told a press briefing. He said that new timings will be effective for all government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous offices during the Ramadan. There will be a 15-minute break from 1:15pm for the Zuhr prayers during office time. But the Supreme Court, banks and ...

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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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The Importance of Sadaqatul Fitr for Muslims


MNA Feature Desk: The Importance of Sadaqatul Fitr is very high for the pious muslims. Fitr means to breakfast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadan is called Eid ul Fitr, as it is the day of rejoicing after the completion of fasting. On this occasion of happiness, as a sign of gratitude one has to give a specific amount in alms, which is called Sadaqatul Fitr. To purify and obtain complete blessings for the fasts of Ramadan Mubarak one has to give Sadaqatul Fitr. It is reported from Hazrat Ibn Abbâs Radiallâhu anhu ...

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History, meaning and significance of Salat Al-Taraweeh


MNA Feature Desk: During the Ramadan, along with fasting, Salat Al-Taraweeh becomes a part and parcel of muslim life and it is very important to understand the history, meaning and importance of Salat Al-Taraweeh. What does Taraweeh mean? First, we need to understand the meaning of the Arabic word Taraweeh.  The word Taraweeh is the plural of the word Tarweeha which literally means ‘to rest’.  In the context of Salat Al-Taraweeh, it means to rest between every four raka’at. Looking at this meaning we can understand that if we perform eight raka’at followed by Witr, we get only two rest ...

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CNG filling stations closed for 7 hours during Ramadan


MNA National Desk: CNG filling stations will be closed for seven hours during Ramadan days to ensure sufficient gas supply for generating electricity until July 1. These will be shut from 3pm to 10pm during the abstaining days, said State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid Bipu on Monday. “We hope the supply of electricity will be better than last year. We will try to avoid power cuts all together.” He quoted. The decision was not properly declared. CNG refilling stations generally persist closed for 5pm to 9 pm every day as part of the government’s gas controlling against the backdrop ...

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TCB ready for open market sale during Ramadan


MNA Business Desk: According to reports, TCB is ready for open market sale of consumer products like groceries during the month of Ramadan. The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has planned to sell necessary groceries during Ramadan in 174 open markets on trucks across the country, reports the UNB. Twenty-five trucks will be deployed in Dhaka, 10 in Chittagong, five each in every divisional headquarters, except Dhaka and Chittagong, two trucks will be engaged in every district of the remaining 57, TCB officials said. TCB informed adding that the commodities will be sold simultaneously through 3,054 dealers across the country. ...

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