Religion/Belief

Reopening of mosques in Turkey creates spectacular scenes

Istanbul: Mosques in Turkey reopened on Friday for mass prayers after more than two months as the government further eased strict restrictions to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

Turkey has been shifting since May to a "new normal" by easing lockdown measures...

Meet Raffia Arshad, Britain’s first hijab-wearing judge

In a development which highlights the diversity in the United Kingdom’s legal system, a 40-year-old Muslim woman has become the first hijab-wearing judge in the country.

Raffia Arshad, a barrister, was appointed a deputy district judge on the Midlands circuit last week after 17-year...

Islamic prayer call echoes in Minnesota city for the first time

From loudspeakers on the roof of a Minnesota mosque, the Islamic call to prayer echoed for the first time ever throughout a Minneapolis neighbourhood late on Thursday as the Muslim community there prepared to begin the holy month of Ramadan.

It echoed again on...

Mangaluru: St Anthony Ashram holds 'Christa Namana 2019'

Mangaluru, Dec 14: St Anthony’s Ashram Jeppu held ‘Christa Namana 2019’ a Christmas programme on 13th at St Anthony’s Ashram Jeppu.

Dr Sreevarma Heggade of Annapoorna Dasa, Mangalore was the chief guest. In his message he highlighted the value of ‘live and let live’...

Revisit the Ideas of Change

Change, fascinate us. It is one of the most common things desired no matter at what age group we are? Change… one of the common phenomenon we come across with, for every one of us changes inspire, they have an alluring attraction, at times appear...

Eid al-Adha: Celebration sweeps across the Muslim world

Dubai, Aug 11: Joy and celebrations are sweeping across the UAE and the Muslim world as residents and visitors mark Eid Al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, on Sunday.

The annual Islamic festival, which this year begins on August 11 in the UAE, sees...

'Faith is beyond attire': MP Nusrat Jahan refuses to toe the line of clerics

Kolkata, Jun 30: Newly elected MP and actor Nusrat Jahan has said no one should comment on what she chooses to wear as "faith is beyond any attire", refusing to toe the line of hardline Muslim clerics who criticised her for wearing vermilion and mangalsutra....

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Assess Your Piety before the End of Ramadan

Before the completion of the blessed month, Ramadan, its last few days provide you with an exceptional opportunity to assess and test the quantum of Taqwa and apply its power. Yes, we are talking about that Taqwa which has been nourished with days of fastings...

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The Rational Way of Welcoming Ramadan

With the passing of every moment, the blessed month Ramadan is getting closer. With the advent of Ramadan a glittering change all around can be witnessed, as if darkness in the ambiance has experienced a precipitous illumination. Ramadan is a spring month that nourishes virtues...

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Sri Lanka bans covering the face with veils after terror attacks

Colombo, Apr 29: Sri Lanka government has imposed ban on covering of the face with veils, in a manner that prevents identification of a person. The rule announced by the President’s Media Division yesterday will come into force in the island nation today....

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