Millions of Muslims in Indonesia are marking a muted and gloomy holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan – a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar. The world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, with more than 240 million people,[…]
Kabul, Afghanistan – Small pieces of meat hang in the front area of Zia Gul’s tiny mud house, drying in the scorching August sun. This is all that the 35-year-old mother of six, and a resident of Nasaji camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in eastern Kabul, can offer her family[…]
Muslims around the world are celebrating the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The timing of Eid al-Fitr, or “the festival of breaking the fast”, begins with the first sighting of the new moon, and it often varies from country to country. Saudi Arabia,[…]
As Muslims around the world bid Ramadan farewell, they also prepare for Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Depending on the sighting of the moon, Eid celebrations will begin either on Tuesday (June 4) or Wednesday (June 5). What is Eid al-Fitr? Eid al-Fitr means “festival of[…]
Muslim learners in the Western Cape will not write examinations on the day of Eid ul-Fitr. This was the reassurance given by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), following the uproar surrounding a letter sent by Laerskool De Waveren Primary School in Ruiterwacht to parents, which has gone viral on[…]
In his ‘Id al-Fitr khutbah delivered at Claremont Main Road Mosque today, Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar provides modest guidelines for conscientious Muslims to engage the South African crisis of ‘state capture.’ We gather here at this `Id al-Fitr service today to bid farewell to the blessed and beautiful month[…]
As the Muslim world approaches the end of the sacred month of Ramadan, Muslim activists and organisations in South Africa are extended their well-wishes to the Muslim community, but also urged locals to use the moral lessons of Ramadan to fight for social justice. Muslims have observed this month as[…]
There was a sigh of relief amongst the crowd at Three Anchor Bay on Saturday evening upon the announcement that South Africans will fast another day, due to the moon not being sighted. The Crescent Observers Society (COS) confirmed that ulema had reached a consensus that the crescent had not[…]
School principals and community members have raised concerns after a matric maths paper was scheduled to be written on the same day as Eid al-Adha. The paper and Eid al-Adha coincide on September 12, 2016. According to principals, the matter was raised with district officers in their areas but no[…]
As Muslims around the world bid farewell to Ramadan on Tuesday, Capetonians waited in anticipation as thick clouds filled the evening sky. In light of failed attempts to sight the moon in customary Cape Town tradition, the ‘Maan Kykers’ relied on sightings of the moon in Durban and Johannesburg. As[…]
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