Exact date of Laylat al-Qadr is disputed, but it is believed to have occurred on one of the last 10 days of Ramadan. Laylat al-Qadr, or the night of power, is considered by Muslims to be the holiest night of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The exact date of Laylat al-Qadr is disputed,… Read More What is Laylat al-Qadr, the holiest night in Ramadan?
By Khaled A Beydoun @khaledbeydoun The Khashoggi affair is yet another reason for the world to abandon the assumption that the kingdom represents Islam. The recent disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has the world’s fingers pointed in the direction of the Saudi government, specifically at its de-facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Khashoggi,… Read More The Saudi regime does not represent Islam
PALESTINE, Jnuary 31, 2018 — At least six people have been killed in the occupied Palestinian territories since the beginning of the year 2018, according to a rights organisation. On Tuesday, 16-year-old Laith Abu Naim succumbed to his wounds hours after being shot by Israeli forces in his village, on the outskirts of Ramallah in… Read More At least six Palestinians killed since start of 2018
Al Jazeera | December 25, 2017 Reuter Tunisia’s transport ministry has announced the suspension of all Emirates Airlines flights to and from the North African country. The move on Sunday came two days after Tunisian women were denied boarding their flights to Dubai on the United Arab Emirates-based carrier. The transport ministry said in a… Read More Tunisia suspends Emirates Airlines flights
© Provided by Al Jazeera Hessa Sultan al-Jaber is one of four women who were appointed to the Shura Council [Sebastian Gollnow/ EPA] QATAR, November 10 — Qatar has appointed 28 new members to one of its most important consultative bodies, including four women, a royal decree announced. The woman will sit on the 45-strong… Read More Qatar appoints four women to Shura Council
This is the year that added insult to injury, as disagreement translated into indecency, and arrogance bred incivility. The dogs of war have peed all over this year’s calendar. Every month. Every week. Every day. Helped by Russia, Iran and various militias, the Assad regime destroyed much of Syria under the pretex of fighting terrorism,… Read More 2016 has gone to the dogs: Good riddance to a bad year
Local children peer into cordoned area following a police operation against illegal drugs in Manila, Philippines EPA] As fear and silence grips the general population, authorities in the Philippines strain to handle the rise in killings. The body of 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison lies in a coffin in a Manila slum with a chick… Read More A Reprint: The Philippines, where bodies pile up, but no one talks
LEFT. A funeral or Janazah prayer at a mosque in Rochester, New York. Ahmet Kargi drove 12 to 14 hours to reach the community. The body was to be shipped to Kosovo [Ahmet Kargi In a city where funerals can cost as much as $50,000, many Muslims say they “cannot afford to die”. By MIR… Read More New York’s Muslims struggle to bury their dead