Facing Ramadaan with diabetes

As Muslims around the world prepare for fasting for the month of Ramadaan next week, the Diabetes and Ramadaan International Alliance in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation has released the “New Guidelines on Diabetes Management during Ramadaan”. The guidelines were presented this week by Professor Mahomed Omar. The guidelines[…]

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How to stay healthy during Ramadan

Muslims began observing the holy month of Ramadan Monday with the first sighting of the new moon. For most Muslims, Ramadan is taking place this year from June 6 to July 5. During this period, Muslims are supposed to eat just two meals a day. One is called suhoor, which[…]

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World’s Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan 2016

Millions of Muslims around the world are marking the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, a time marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and good deeds . Religious authorities in most Middle Eastern countries announced the new moon of Ramadan was spotted on Sunday evening. Indonesia, the[…]

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Manage your diabetics in Ramadan, warns doctors

Every day during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan by abstaining from all food, drink and oral medications from dawn to dusk, observing fasting, praying and giving to[…]

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Fasting the Day of Ashura

Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of Ashura expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on[…]

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The significance of of Shawwal

The following Jumuah khutbah was delivered by Imam Rashied Omar at the Town Centre masjid on Friday 24 July.  The sermon focuses on the The Significance of the Lunar Month of Shawwal. The month of Shawwal is the tenth month in the hijri lunar calendar and has great significance for Muslims.[…]

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Fasting a widespread tradition

Although to some the concept of fasting may be mistaken as a mere abstinence from food or certain non-religious acts, the practice itself is one deeply rooted in spirituality. Regardless of which denomination of Islam one may choose to align themselves to, the holy month of Ramadan, and the act[…]

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Canadians fast longest Ramadan in 33 years

Observing the most challenging Ramadan in decades, Canadian Muslims have started the longest daylight fasting hours in 33 years, with more than 17 hours of fasting daily throughout the holy month. “There are so many people in the world who break their fast only with water,” Khalil Khalilov, of North[…]

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