Indian national Taqiullah Khan performed Haj for the first time in 1994. The Bengaluru resident, now 62, has undertaken the journey 24 times in as many years ever since. Khan is now back in Makkah to perform his 26th Haj. Khan has also performed the lesser pilgrimage, Umrah, an... Read more
Religious restrictions are on the rise across the globe upon increasing violations and harassment involving religion, a recent report from the Pew Research Center indicates. The report revealed on Monday that restrictions on religion have been on a rising trend from 2007 to 2017 in both what it classified... Read more
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s policies have prompted large groups of Muslims across the world to boycott this year’s Hajj ceremony, a new report suggests, citing concerns that Riyadh may use the revenues from the pilgrimage to pursue the young prince’s destructive foreign policies, including his deadly... Read more
Egypt has called on auction house Christies to cancel the sale of a 3,000-year-old bust of ancient boy-king Tutankhamun. The country’s foreign ministry claims that the bust was probably stolen during the 1970s from a temple. The 28 cm (11in) bust is due to go on sale in London... Read more
A Harvard archeologist and historian is exploring the possibility of finding Europe’s ‘first mosque’ in Reccopolis, an old Visigothian city, which was taken over by the Muslim conquerers of Spain in the early 9th Century. Archeologists are excavating the remains of the ancient city of Reccopolis near Spain’s capital... Read more
Heated debates ensued on the internet in Lebanon over a decision to ban Muslims from renting or purchasing houses in a Christian-majority area in Lebanon. The law was approved years ago by the municipal chief of Hadath, George Aoun, yet it was not talked about since then. Last week, it... Read more
Members of Kuwait’s tiny Christian minority have filed a lawsuit against a contriversial Muslim cleric after he “insulted the cross” during a sermon. The group’s lawyer said in an online statement this week that he had been appointed by three Kuwaiti Christians to press charges against Sheikh Othman al-Khamees... Read more
Last year, Lisbon’s Islamic Community celebrated its 50th anniversary. The community was established by migrants in the 1960s, but Islam has much more ancient roots in Portugal. “Islam is in Portugal’s soul,” said the Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa while standing at the entrance of the Central Mosque... Read more

​Eid Al Adha

Religion 17 June 2019 0

From family-friendly attractions, live entertainment and world-class firework displays, there are few better places to mark Eid Al Adha, the ‘festival of sacrifice’, than Dubai. The cosmopolitan city offers something for everyone, from traditional entertainment such as dancing and music, to state-of-the-art theme parks, rides and virtual reality experiences.... Read more
Bring your little ones to celebrate Eid Al Fitr at Children’s City, a science-based learning centre for children. Here, little ones will learn about Eid and celebrate in honour of Muslims around the world through a series of immersive activities. Children’s City is an edutainment destination that offers interactive... Read more