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Ramadaan

350 000 people flock to Al Aqsa for Laylatul Qadr

Tens of thousands of musallees spent Laylatul-Qadr, a sacred night which coincides with the 27th night of Ramadan, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Monday night. The Islamic Awqaf estimated the number of worshipers to be some 350,000 worshipers who visited the old city to perform the prayers of[…]

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How to manage your diabetes during Ramadan

There’s a lot of controversy about whether diabetics should fast during the month of Ramadan. This is because they’re required to eat before sunrise and then only again after sunset. It is recommended that those diabetics who are able to fast carefully reassess their meal plans in order to control[…]

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Ramadan message from the President of the MJC

Assalaamu Alaykoem wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu — May the peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be Upon you. Allah Almighty says, “O You who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, so that you may be Allah-Conscious (come closer to Allah). [Fasting] is[…]

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Thousands pray at Al-Aqsa on Ramadan’s holiest night

Some 300,000 Muslim worshipers from the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, Israel, and foreign countries prayed overnight between Wednesday and Thursday at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem to mark Laylat al-Qadr, “Night of Power,” one of Ramadan’s holiest nights, according to Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency. Wafa[…]

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I’tikaaf for women: A balancing act

By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed The month of Ramadan brings an array of activities for Muslims to increase their spirituality. One such opportunity to gain closeness to our Creator is the spiritual retreat, called the I’tikaf.  Muslims from across the globe participate in I’tikaf. It is a practice which sees[…]

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