US: Obama urges refugee acceptance at start of Ramadan
6th Jun 2016

US: Obama urges refugee acceptance at start of Ramadan

WASHINGTON (AA):  President Barack Obama on Sunday marked the start of Ramadan by emphasizing that the U.S. must do more to help Muslims who have fled violence and poverty. “Far too many Muslims may not be able to observe Ramadan … Continued

Ramadan messages from UK political leaders
5th Jun 2016

Ramadan messages from UK political leaders

Ramadan messages from political leaders:   Rt Hon David Cameron, MP, Prime Minister It’s the holy month of Ramadan – a time when mosques open their doors, community centres welcome in their neighbours, and even churches and synagogues offer up … Continued

Philippines’ Muslim south prepares for Ramadan
5th Jun 2016

Philippines’ Muslim south prepares for Ramadan

By Hader Glang & Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Islamic authorities in the southern Philippines are preparing to observe the moon Sunday to determine when Muslims should start fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. A religious authority for … Continued

UK: Moonsighting for Ramadan
1st Jun 2016

UK: Moonsighting for Ramadan

  The Astronomical New Moon [conjunction] is on June 5, 2016 (Sunday) at 3:00 GMT. On June 5, there is a possibility of moon sighting in Americas, and easy visibility in Hawaii and Polynesian Islands. On Jun 6, the moon … Continued

19th Jul 2015

Eid message from Sadiq Khan MP

Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting:   As we are about to celebrate the end of what has been a challenging Ramadan, during long summer days, I hope you have had a productive and rewarding month; fasting, praying and giving to … Continued

19th Jul 2015

Eid message from DFID Secretary of State, Greening

Rt Hon Justine Greening, MP, Secretary of State for International Development:    I wish Eid Mubarak to Muslims in Britain and across the globe who are celebrating the end of Ramadan. It is a special moment following an important period … Continued

Turkish island gathers Muslims and Christians for iftar
16th Jul 2015

Turkish island gathers Muslims and Christians for iftar

    CANAKKALE, Turkey (AA): Muslim and Christian Turkish citizens have gathered on Turkey’s Aegean Sea island of Gokceada on Wednesday for an iftar (breaking of fast) meal. The iftar, organized by the Gokceada Municipality was attended by around 3,000 people  who were treated … Continued

Turkey: Fifth day of protests against China fasting ban
6th Jul 2015

Turkey: Fifth day of protests against China fasting ban

[Photo: Turkish people march to Chinese Embassy in Istanbul to voice their anger at China’s perceived discrimination against Muslims on fasting during Ramadan on July 5. Photographer: Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency]   By Handan Kazanci ISTANBUL (AA): Nearly 2,000 people gathered in Istanbul’s northernmost … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Ramadan Timetable 2015 (1436)

  Times are taken from the HM Nautical Almanac Office: (Astronomical Twilight used for Imsaak and Isha). The most common values for both Islamic evening and morning twilight’s are 18º and 18º solar depression. There are however some variations of … Continued

Ramadan message from Sadiq Khan MP
24th Jun 2015

Ramadan message from Sadiq Khan MP

Ramadan message from Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP Member of Parliament for Tooting   Ramadan is a time to cherish our families, our friends and our faith. As we come together each day to break the fast, let us use … Continued

US: Remarks by President Obama at Iftar Dinner
24th Jun 2015

US: Remarks by President Obama at Iftar Dinner

    THE PRESIDENT:  Welcome to the White House.  Now, I know that these are the longest days of the year, which is why I’m so glad that they put the first course down right away.  (Laughter.)  I know you’re … Continued

19th Jun 2015

Turkey: Bittersweet Ramadan joy of Syrians on Turkish border

[Photo: A baker makes breads at a bakery, the last working bakery in the town serves varied Kurdish groups fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in border town of Kobani of Aleppo, Syria on November … Continued

18th Jun 2015

Ramadan 2015 messages from politicians

Rt Hon David Cameron, MP, Prime Minister I’d like to send my very best wishes to everyone observing the holy month of Ramadan. It’s a hugely important time as Muslims in Britain and across the world mark the foundation of … 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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