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Ramadan fasting dilemma when sun never sets

By Mark BosworthBBC World Service, Rovaniemi, Finland Practising Muslims across the world are observing Ramadan. For one month, they are fasting between first light and sunset. But what do Muslims do in a town where the sun never really goes down? The town of Rovaniemi in Finland lies in a land of extremes. At 66 degrees north it straddles the …

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Palestinians in Gaza struggle this Ramadan

Grappling with unpaid wages and a struggling economy, Palestinian families have little to celebrate during holy month. Gaza City – On top of the Abu Amin Abu Shawish family’s Ramadan breakfast table sat only four bowls ofmaloukhieh soup, two dishes of white rice, and some lemons and green peppers. “The meat was eaten yesterday. This is the leftover from the day before,” …

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China restricts Ramadan fasting in Xinjiang

BEIJING: China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in Ramazan fasting, government websites said, prompting condemnation from an exile group on Wednesday. China bans civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in fasting. PHOTO: REUTERS China’s ruling Communist party is officially atheist, and for …

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Despite Katie Hopkins’ taunts to Muslims, Ramadan is about British values: A personal view

RAMADAN, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is when Muslims worldwide fast for 30 consecutive days, refraining from food and drink from before sunrise until sunset. PRAYER: Muslims praying in Berwick Street, Soho, during Ramadan in July last year[Alamy] A challenge by any measure, because of the Islam’s lunar calendar, this year’s 17-19 hour fasts fall in the middle …

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9 APPS TO GET YOU THROUGH RAMADAN

It’s that season again where Muslims the world over commemorate the sacred Muslim month of Ramdan by fasting, prayer, good deeds and giving up some pleasures of life. For most, that means giving up their smartphones. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With any of these 9 apps, your smartphone can prove an instrumental companion this Ramadan season. …

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My Ramadan Study – Day 1

By: Sister Anita Olsen   In attribute Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. the thanks to Allah, the Lord of the Universe, the Gracious, the Merciful, Master day the deen/way of life. You alone we serve/venerate/apply* and you alone we ask for assistance, guide us the path. The way of those on whom you have bestowed your grace, those whose is not wrath (anger/wrath/stern, displeasure, indignation, hot tempered, passion, intense/deep redness), and who not stray. (Ubudu) Ayn-Ba-Dal = serve, worship, …

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Algeria face dilemma over Ramadan fasting in World Cup knockout stage

• Predicament for Muslim players before Germany test• France’s Bacary Sagna will not be fasting in Brazi France’s Bacary Sagna says he is not going to fast for Ramadan during the World Cup. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP Muslim players in World Cup teams who have qualified for the last-16 round in Brazil face a thorny question on Sunday when much of …

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