Ramadan

  • Iran leader calls Israel "rabid dog", urges arms for Palestinians Yesterday

    Dubai: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide. About 1,087 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed in 22 days of fighting between Israel...
  • Mumbai: Crime Branch, ATCs on alert for Ramzan July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has sent a letter to all the Crime Branch and Anti-Terrorism Cells asking them to be on alert in view of the ongoing Ramzan. Sources say this letter was sent even before the Pune blasts of last week. The letter also has a mention of...
  • AR Rahman: It makes sense to come back home for the holy month of Ramzan July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Every year, no matter which part of the world he is in, global musical icon A.R. Rahman likes to be home for Ramadan and this year too he is in Chennai for the holy fasting. "It makes sense to come back home for the holy month of Ramzan for many...
  • According to this creative World Cup special Ramadan poster, FIFA means 'fasting is for Allah' for Muslim football fans! July 1, 2014

    While the nation is gripped with the football World Cup fever, a lot of Muslim football fans are welcoming the holy month of Ramadan by fasting. But none of the fans will miss any of the football matches because FIFA itself means 'fasting is for Allah' according to this poster...
  • UAE group to distribute dates to 15 countries July 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation of the UAE will ship 241 tonnes of dates, by sea and air, to 15 countries around the world, including India, prior to the holy month of Ramadan. The foundation is keen to improve the lives of people who suffer under...
  • NGO moves SC seeking change in WB panchayat polls dates July 2, 2013

    Kolkata: An NGO has moved the Supreme Court seeking a change in West Bengal panchayat poll dates arguing that elections will take place within the month of Ramzan. A hearing is expected in the apex court on Wednesday. The panchayat polls are scheduled to be held between July 11 and 25....
  • 42 killed, over 80 wounded in Syria mosque blast March 22, 2013

    Damascus: At least 42 people were killed, including a senior Muslim cleric, and over 80 wounded in an explosion at a mosque in downtown Damascus on Thursday. A suicide bomber set off an explosive device at the mosque during a religious lesson being given by Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Buti, a...
  • Syria: Rebels capture northern town after heavy fight December 26, 2012

    Beirut: Syrian rebels fully captured a northern town near the Turkish border on December 25 after weeks of heavy fighting and attacked a regime air base in a neighboring province, activists said. The air base is in Aleppo province, where opposition fighters have already captured three other large military bases...
  • Old Hyderabad never sleeps for Eid shopping August 16, 2012

    Hyderabad: During Ramadan, shopping for Eid in the walled quarter of Hyderabad does not end with the night. In fact, it picks up at night with the centuries-old markets doing business round-the-clock. As such, with only a couple of days left for Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the culmination of the Muslim holy...
  • Afghan bombers target markets, hospital, 46 dead August 15, 2012

    Kabul: Suicide bombers launched multiple attacks in a remote corner of southwestern Afghanistan near the Iranian border on Tuesday, killing policemen and shoppers buying food to break their daily Ramadan fast. A market bombing in northern Afghanistan brought the overall toll to 46 in the deadliest day for civilians this...
  • Ramadan dilemma for athletes in London July 26, 2012

    With the Olympics falling in the month of Ramadan, Muslim athletes are in two minds over fasting. ...
  • Show respect to Ramzan fast: Saudi to non-Muslims July 22, 2012

    Riyadh: Saudi authorities warned non-Muslim expatriates on Friday, the first day of Ramadan, not to eat, drink, or smoke in public until the end of the Muslim holy month's sunrise-to-sunset fast - or face expulsion. The Interior Ministry of the oil-rich kingdom called on expatriates to "show consideration for feelings of...
  • Indonesia blocks 1 mn porn websites July 18, 2012

    Jakarta: Indonesia's communications and information ministry has shut down more than one million pornographic websites ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Minister Tifatul Sembiring said Wednesday that his office would target more sites in the upcoming month. The closed websites were all run from abroad, he said. "We will block more...
  • ICC says no to Pak T20 proposal June 6, 2012

    Lahore: The ICC has initially rejected Pakistan Cricket Board's request to allow it to host more than three Twenty20 matches against Australia in August-September. The ICC has advised the PCB to take up the issue for discussion at the ICC Chief Executive's meeting to be held in Kuala Lumpur at the...
  • Moon sighted, the world celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr August 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Muslims across the world celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday, after the moon was sighted on Tuesday evening kicking off feasts and festivities. "The Eid moon has been sighted. Id-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday," Maulana Mufti Mohammed Mukkaram, Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid, said. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of...
  • Death toll in Syria crackdown more than 2,200: UN August 22, 2011

    Geneva: More than 2,200 people have been killed in Syria's crackdown on anti-government protesters since mid-March, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Monday. The previous United Nations toll had been between 1,900 and 2,000. "As of today, over 2,200 people have been killed since mass protests began in...
  • Motorcycle bomb kills 8 in southern Afghan August 17, 2011

    Kandahar: A bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded in a vegetable market in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, killing eight people at dusk as residents broke their daily fast for the holy month of Ramadan, authorities said. The motorcycle was parked at the market in the Dihrawud district of Uruzgan province,...
  • Now offer Ramadan charity via SMS August 15, 2011

    Dubai: Muslims in Qatar can pay their end of Ramadan zakat (charity) by sending a short message on their mobile to a telecommunication provider. The charity amount, USD 4.10 (15 Qatari riyals), is either added to the user's bill or deducted from the call balance, and transferred to a special fund...
  • At least 16 Syria protesters killed on Friday August 6, 2011

    Amman: Syrian security forces killed at least 16 civilians in attacks on tens of thousands of protesters demonstrating against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad on the first Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, activists said. A six-day tank assault on the central city of Hama to crush pro-democracy...
  • Fatwa allows fasting men to use nicotine patches August 3, 2011

    Dubai: A special fatwa issued by a religious body here has permitted smokers to use nicotine patches during the month of Ramadan to deal with withdrawal symptoms, saying it does not violate the observance of fasting. The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) here issues list of fatwas daily to...
  • Syrian troops attack Hama for second day August 2, 2011

    Beirut: Anti-government protesters in the Syrian city of Hama set up barricades and took up sticks and stones to defend themselves Monday after one of the bloodiest days so far in the regime's campaign to quell an uprising now in its fifth month. The protesters vowed not to allow a repeat...
  • Muslims in Kerala begin Ramadan fasting August 1, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Muslims in Kerala on Monday began month-long fasting and prayers with the commencement of the holy month of Ramadan of the Islamic calendar. The faithful congregated in mosques across the state for morning prayers marking the beginning of the spiritual season of fasting, prayers and charity. The community leaders had on...
  • Obama faces heat over mosque row August 16, 2010

    Washington: President Barack Obama has clarified that his defence of Muslims' right to build an Islamic complex near New York's Ground Zero site of 9/11 attack, was not an endorsement of the controversial proposal. Speaking to reporters during a family vacation visit to Panama City, Florida, Obama reiterated the stand...
  • Watch: Muslims in Indonesia use Ramadan ringtones September 8, 2009

    Indonesia is world's biggest Muslim country with more than 20 cr Muslims. ...
  • Obama reaches out to Muslims, hosts Ramadan dinner September 2, 2009

    Washington DC: US President Barack Obama celebrated the Ramadan holiday by hosting a dinner at the White House on Tuesday. He greeted all his guests with the traditional Ramadan Karim. The dinner is seen as a way for Obama to reach out to Muslims in the country and rebuild relations...
  • Festival jinx: Will Hadippa, Wanted work their magic at BO? August 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Bollywood might be rejoicing with four back-to-back hits in New York, Kambakkht Ishq, Love Aaj Kal and Kaminey, but the film industry usually witnesses a dip in business during Ramadan. Filmmakers and distributors are hoping Dil Bole Hadippa and Wanted will break the jinx this year. Both Yash Raj...
  • 15 killed in two bomb attacks in Iraq August 30, 2009

    Shirqat(Iraq): Two bomb attacks in volatile parts of northern Iraq killed at least 15 people on Saturday and wounded 37, police said, interrupting a relatively peaceful start to the Ramadan fast. In one attack, a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives and rockets into the main gate of a...
  • In Pics: A sumptuous Eid for the Capital October 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Eid-ul-Fitr is the day that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning festivity, while Fiṭr means to break the fast. The day symbolises the breaking of the fasting period. Muslims say that after fasting for a month, the...
  • Mobiles helping Muslims to pray on time September 9, 2008

    Jakarta: Indonesian Muslims struggling to balance work with the holy fasting month of Ramadan are relying on special cellphones to help them keep the faith. Islamic gadgets are especially popular in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, during Ramadan. This is the holy month for the followers of the...
  • Amity in disaster zone: Hindus help Muslims keep fast September 7, 2008

    Patna: Setting an example of communal harmony in relief camps in flood-hit Bihar, Hindus are helping Muslims keep Ramadan fast by sharing their meagre resources. "What is interesting to note that Hindus are helping Muslims to keep fast by providing whatever possible in relief camps," said Bihar Disaster Management Minister Nitish...