Bangladesh:  Rohingya Muslims mark joyless Eid in camps
26th May 2020

Bangladesh: Rohingya Muslims mark joyless Eid in camps

By Md. Kamruzzaman   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh’s crammed camps are celebrating a forlorn Eid al-Fitr for the third straight year following a mass exodus in August 2017. “Eid does not carry any significance for us in … Continued

Nigeria: Scores attend mass Eid prayers despite warning
25th May 2020

Nigeria: Scores attend mass Eid prayers despite warning

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): Scores of Muslims in Nigeria performed Eid al-Fitr prayers on Sunday amid the threat of coronavirus, and warning against mass gatherings. Boss Mustapha, head of the presidential team on COVID-19, warned against gathering … Continued

Eid Al Fitr Moon sighting
20th May 2020

Eid Al Fitr Moon sighting

Eid Al-Fitr  Moon sighting: The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on May 22, 2020 (Friday) at 17:38 GMT. On that day, the moon cannot be seen anywhere in the world. On May 23, it may be seen in Africa and … Continued

Zimbabwe: Challenges for Muslims in Ramadan
26th Apr 2020

Zimbabwe: Challenges for Muslims in Ramadan

By John Cassim   HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA): Muslims in Zimbabwe have ushered in Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, amid a pandemic that has brought life to a halt in the country and around the world. For the first … Continued

South Asia: Muslims prepare for Ramadan under Lockdown
25th Apr 2020

South Asia: Muslims prepare for Ramadan under Lockdown

By Islamuddin Sajid   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): Muslims in South Asia are preparing to observe Ramadan as Lockdown measures continue in many of the countries in the region due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The holy fasting month of Ramadan … Continued

Moonsighting chart to help decide 1st of Ramadan
23rd Apr 2020

Moonsighting chart to help decide 1st of Ramadan

Ramadan moonsighting chart attached to help you decide first of Ramadan   The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on April 23, 2020 (Thursday) at 2:26 GMT. On 23 April,  the moon may be seen in North, South, and Central America. … Continued

UK: Ramadan fasting exemptions for COVID-19 NHS workers
22nd Apr 2020

UK: Ramadan fasting exemptions for COVID-19 NHS workers

By Cllr Rabina Khan London, (The Muslim News):  Whilst we welcome the month of Ramadan, this year presents exceptional challenges for Muslim health care professionals who will be working in the NHS while fasting (abstaining from food and water from … Continued

Pakistan’s roadside iftar feeds thousands in Ramadan
13th May 2019

Pakistan’s roadside iftar feeds thousands in Ramadan

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): As the sun begins to fade in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, volunteers start fixing traditional delicacies and drinks on scores of tables at different points of Karachi’s main University Road. Others … Continued

UK: Moon sighting for Ramadan 2019
3rd May 2019

UK: Moon sighting for Ramadan 2019

Moon of Ramadan 1440: The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on May 4, 2019 (Saturday) at 22:47 GMT. On May 4, there is no chance of sighting any where. On May 5, there is very small possibility of moonsighting by … Continued

Islamic Relief launches Ramadan appeal with match funding from UK Govt
26th Apr 2019

Islamic Relief launches Ramadan appeal with match funding from UK Govt

Islamic Relief Press Release • Islamic Relief UK launches its Ramadan appeal • The UK Government will match £2m of the total raised to support the Charity’s work in Ethiopia • Islamic Relief asks “Can you be 5:32?” As Muslims … Continued

UK: Birmingham city hosts Europe’s largest Eid gathering
16th Jun 2018

UK: Birmingham city hosts Europe’s largest Eid gathering

By Muhammad Mussa LONDON (AA) – Birmingham hosted Europe’s largest Eid al-Fitr gathering with more than 140,000 people attending the celebration on Friday. Organized by the Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre (GLMCC), the large gathering saw the attendees say … Continued

New Crescent Moon of Shawwal [Eid]
11th Jun 2018

New Crescent Moon of Shawwal [Eid]

  New Crescent Moon of Shawaal 1439:  The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on 13th June, 2018 (Wednesday) at 19.43 GMT. On 13th June, it is not possible to see the crescent anywhere. On 13th June, the moon can be … Continued

Ivory Coast Muslims shun social networks during Ramadan
30th May 2018

Ivory Coast Muslims shun social networks during Ramadan

By Fulbert Yao   ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AA): Certain Muslims in the Ivory Coast have decided to deprive themselves of social media networks so as to devote more time to religious rites during the holy month of Ramadan. Members of … Continued

Exclusive: UK: Eid message from the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd
26th Jun 2017

Exclusive: UK: Eid message from the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd

Eid message from the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP:   I wish you a happy and peaceful Eid Mubarak. This is a time when families come together in faith to pray and celebrate, and share in the spirit of togetherness. … Continued

Canadian politician joins Muslims for Ramadan fast
17th Jun 2017

Canadian politician joins Muslims for Ramadan fast

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ont. (AA): A Canadian politician who is fasting for the month of Ramadan told Anadolu Agency on Friday he began the practice to raise money for a food bank, but has been overwhelmed at the … Continued

Iceland: Muslims fast for 22 hours during Ramadan
9th Jun 2017

Iceland: Muslims fast for 22 hours during Ramadan

By Hasan Esen   REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AA): Short nights closer to the North Pole means that some Muslims in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik are fasting for nearly 22 hours during Ramadan, according to a local imam. The north Atlantic island has … Continued

Myanmar: Protests at Buddhist monks forced closure of madrasahs
1st Jun 2017

Myanmar: Protests at Buddhist monks forced closure of madrasahs

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Muslim residents in Myanmar’s largest city Wednesday protested the closure of their two religious schools as they have fewer place for worship in the month of Ramadan — the ninth and holiest … Continued

Ramadan message from Prime Minister Theresa May
27th May 2017

Ramadan message from Prime Minister Theresa May

  Ramadan is a unique and special time for Muslims in Britain and around the world. It is a time for them to renew their faith in God and increase their devotion and spirituality. A time when, despite the long … Continued

Kenya: Mandera curfew to be lifted during Ramadan
26th May 2017

Kenya: Mandera curfew to be lifted during Ramadan

Nairobi, Kenya (Friday Bulletin): After being under a dusk-dawn curfew for eight consecutive months, Mandera residents can now breathe a sigh of relief as the government is set to lift the order. This is a reprieve for the residents who … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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