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Ramadan is holy month in the muslim world, when all muslim fast for whole one month.

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the timings for different services during the holy month of Ramadan covering public car parks, public buses, Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, marine transit modes, customer service centers, and strategic partners’ centres. Yousef Al Reda, CEO of RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services...
The working hours for employees at various Ministries and other Federal Authorities will be from 9 am to 2 pm during the Holy Month of Ramadan, according to Circular No. 17 of 2016 issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, FAHR. The circular is issued as per...
London's iconic red buses and public transport in other British cities will carry banner adverts featuring the Arabic phrase "Subhan Allah" (Glory be to God) in a bid to encourage British Muslims to support Syrian war victims. The posters will appear on hundreds of buses during Ramadan, which begins...
Muslims across the UAE are expected to fast 15 hours and 10 minutes this holy month of Ramadan which is expected to begin on June 6. According to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, a researcher in astronomy and metrology, the average temperature forecast during the holy month will be around 42...
Abu Dhabi: Eid Al Fitr in the UAE will be on Friday, July 17, announced the UAE Moon Sighting Committee. The committee, which met on Thursday night (July 16) under the chairmanship of Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice, said upon verification and sighting of the crescent moon...
JEDDAH: More than two million worshippers offered Isha and taraweeh prayers on 27th night of Ramadan at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, in a highly spiritual atmosphere. The government led by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ensured elaborate security as well as comfort by providing all...
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has worked out a comprehensive plan for managing the traffic movement and mass transit means in Dubai as part of preparations for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr holiday. Directional signs have been installed in the Burj Khalifa district and the Downtown area, which...
The Eid Al Fitr holidays for federal ministries and authorities will begin from Thursday 29th Ramadan 1436 (16th of July) and end on the 3rd of the month of Shawwal. For the private sector, the holidays will be on the 1st & 2nd of Shawwal, the Ministry of Labour announced...
ABU DHABI // Despite the annual warnings, hundreds of people have been admitted to emergency rooms already this Ramadan because of overeating at iftars. Burjeel Hospital has treated at least 50 patients a day for gastroenteritis, vomiting, acute stomach pain, acute inflammation of the stomach and diarrhoea caused by eating...
Manama: Saudi social media have been debating whether the selfie craze has gone too far after people complained that some people performing Umrah at the Grand Mosque in Makkah were causing serious problems by stopping to take selfies and stall the movement of the crowds. “I have been waiting for...
Dubai - A fine not exceeding Dh2,000 or a jail term of one month shall be slapped against people who eat and drink in public during the fasting hours, a top Emirati advocate and advisor reminded on Thursday. Though fasting is optional for both Muslims or non-Muslims, no one is...
Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has announced that the first day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan will be Thursday June 18, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has asked citizens to keep an eye out for the crescent moon on Tuesday, which, if...
Abu Dhabi - The UAE Ramadan Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the Holy Month of Ramadan in the UAE for the Hijri year 1436 will begin on Thursday, June 18. Justice Minister Sultan bin saeed Al Badi said in a statement following the committee’s meeting at the Abu Dhabi...
As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan approaches, and British Muslims prepare for four weeks of fasting during daylight hours, a perennial debate on changing the Ramadan observance times in northern regions has sprung up again. Dr Usama Haswan, an Islamic researcher from anti-extremism group Quilliam, has said that it...
Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid al-Fitr celebrations to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The festivities involve thanksgiving, merriment, feasting and the exchange of gifts and traditionally begin upon the sighting of the new moon. A common greeting during this holiday is Eid Mubarak, which means, “Have a...
The UAE will celebrate the first day of Eid Al Fitr today with mosques and musallas across the country holding prayers today morning to mark the end of the month-long fast held during the holy month of Ramadan. Hundreds of people could be seen gathered outside mosques and other open...
Remember everything your parents, grandparents, maulvi sahab and Islamiyat teacher taught you about Ramazan? Now try and forget it please because there seems to be no room for those teachings anymore in this country. Tune in to one of our many local Ramazan transmissions on television and learn everything you...
Dubai: The Dubai Metro will run an extra hour until 1am on July 28-30 for the Eid break, officials said. Meanwhile, all paid parking lots in Dubai — except in the Fish Market and multi-storey parking buildings — will be free of charge from July 27 to August 1. The...
The Holy month of Ramdan is being celebrated among the Muslim Ummah  around the globe. This month has been promised to bring the blessings of Allah Almighty for all the believers of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H). Muslims are obliged to fast during this month. Allah Almighty says in Quran; “Oh...
Prayer in Mecca Muslims around the world believe that Ramadan—the ninth month of the Islamic calendar—is the month in which God revealed the Koran to the Prophet Muhammad. During Ramadan, the gates of heaven are open, the gates of hell are closed, and Muslims around the world observe their faith...
Public sector workers in UAE will have a five-day holiday on Eid Al Fitr from July 27 to July 31, the office of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced on Sunday. Based on the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Hussain Ebrahim Al...
Sharjah Planetarium has announced that it expects the first day of Eid Al Fitr, first day of Shawwal, to fall on July 28. According to Al Ittihad, The National's Arabic-language sister paper, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, an astronomy expert and chief supervisor of the Sharjah Planetarium, said astronomical calculations show that...
Sharjah Planetarium has reportedly announced that it expects the first day of Eid Al Fitr, first day of Shawwal, to fall on July 28. Speaking to Arabic daily newspaper Al Ittihad, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, an astronomy expert and chief supervisor of the Sharjah Planetarium, said astronomical calculations show that...
With its eye on the one billion strong Muslim consumer market, the fashion label DKNY has just unveiled its first Ramadan-themed collection. Featuring high necklines and low hemlines, the new line -- which includes maxi dresses, long-sleeved blouses, and pants -- is considered fashionable yet culturally appropriate for many Muslim...
At least 23 businesswomen are participating in a four-day "Ramadan Lanterns" exhibition at Jeddah Hilton Hotel, Al-Riyadh newspaper reported. These businesswomen are part of the productive families program of Al-Bir Charitable Society and will showcase handicrafts, traditional clothes and food, among others. The exhibition aims to promote the handicrafts and...
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, Etisalat, has donated Dh2.5 million to provide drinking water for 100,000 people in response to the U.A.E. Suqia, water aid, initiative launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to provide clean water to five...
The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah during Ramadan is a beautiful place where Muslims imbued with the spirit of tolerance and forbearance can be seen coming to both the mosque and its spacious courtyards. The gathering for iftar has become a famous Ramadan tradition in Madinah with its citizens eagerly...
The month of Ramadan is a period of fasting, sacrifice, giving, piousness and self-training with the hope that these qualities will extend beyond this month and stay with us throughout the year. Indeed, the essence of fasting in Ramadan is spiritual. Nevertheless, this holy month also offers a number...
This year the holy month of Ramadan falls in the summer, making fasting a tough task for Muslims, who abstain from food and drink until sunset. As the body loses liquids, Muslims need to drink more after Iftar in order to avoid dehydration. All of the following are traditional Ramadan...
The problem of food wastage in Ramadan has again surfaced with Makkah municipality having to gather 5,000 tons in the first three days of Ramadan. According to one report, Saudis spend SR20 billion on Ramadan shopping, compared to SR6 billion they spend in other months. Osama Al-Zaituny of the municipality...