A 24-hour curfew will be imposed across the Kingdom during the five-day Eid Al-Fitr holiday (May 23 to 27) to check the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Until then economic activities will remain open and people can move freely[…]
As South Africans celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday, the ulema has called on Muslims to reflect critically on the state of the ummah and to strive towards the preservation of Islam and human rights. In its Eid message, the Muslim Judicial Council said there is no doubt that the contemporary Ummah[…]
All eyes will be on Crescent Observers Society (COS) on Saturday as it heads out to Three Anchor Bay for the annual sighting of the moon for Eid-ul-Fitr. The much loved cultural tradition takes place on the 29th day of Ramadan and will signify whether Eid will be celebrated on[…]
In the ‘Id al-Fitr khutbah, delivered on Saturday 18th July on International Mandela Day, Imam Rashied Omar urges us to honour of the legacy of the pre-1964 Mandela, by taking forward the struggle for social justice and challenging the systemic and structural inequalities that are at the root of the[…]
Wrapping up the month of fasting, world Muslims are actively preparing a most anticipated `Eid, ready to enjoy the celebration and traditions of this blessed festival, surrounded by family and friends. Yet, `Eid Al-Fitr will be somewhat different this year as many countries in the Islamic world continue to find[…]
Miles away from home, `Eid Al-Fitr is never the same in Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, where shattered families are trying to hold together during the Islamic holiday. “We are spending `Eid al-Fitr away from our home for the first time. I hope it will be the last time, yet[…]
There was an air of contentment at Three Anchor Bay on Thursday evening as word spread of the failure to sight the crescent moon, ensuring that the Muslim community would be afforded one last day to savour in the holy month of Ramadan. The much anticipated announcement came shortly after[…]
Eid ul-Fitr celebrations should be muted this year, as the Muslim world is drenched in blood, sadness and despair, writes Iqbal Jassat and Suraya Dadoo. From avalanches in Afghanistan to deadly heat-waves in Pakistan and earthquakes in Indonesia, a litany of tragedies, arising from natural disasters, are confronting Muslims. These are[…]
While the new moon was not sighted at Three Anchor Bay on Sunday, the Crescent Observers Society (COS) announced that it was sighted elsewhere in South Africa. This means Eid ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday, which is the 1st Shawaal 1435. ‘Die Maankykers’ spent over an hour observing the[…]
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