The Archbishop of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has accused Britain’s Christian leaders of failing to do enough in defence of the vanishing Christian community in Iraq. In an impassioned address in London, the Rt Rev Bashar Warda said Iraq’s Christians now faced extinction after 1,400 years of... Read more
The first and only 6-minaret mosque of Ottoman architecture, Blue Mosque in Istanbul is undergoing the most comprehensive restoration in its 400-year history. The Mosque, contributing to the silhouette of Istanbul, was built by architect Sedefkar Mehmet Aga following the order of Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I. and opened to... Read more
By Mudassir Raja Ramadan is a month of both test and blessings. Muslims try to make the best of Ramadan as they indulge in prayers and charity more than they usually do the rest of the year. With the blessings of the holy month, there are also some challenges... Read more
There were no kicks or punches pulled as a brawl erupted outside a mosque in the Saudi Arabian city of Medina, home to Islam’s third holiest site, between locals shortly before a public iftar gathering, the fast-breaking meal at the end of the day during the month of Ramadan.... Read more
In Morocco they call the month of Ramadan “Sidna Ramadan” because it is the best month of the year, and they receive it with decorations in all houses and shops, and close cafes and restaurants during the day. In the past, women gathered on rooftops waiting to see the... Read more
The US ambassador to Israel on Tuesday said Israel’s “secret weapon” was that it was “on the side of God”, local media reported. Ambassador David Friedman also claimed the embassy, which he described as a “shrine”, had not prompted any violence in Israel or Palestine, despite the killing by... Read more
Popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has gotten into hot water with Muslims on social media after telling them they are breaking their Ramadan fasts ‘too soon’. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began on Monday or Tuesday – depending on the country – this week. During Ramadan, practising Muslims... Read more
The holy month of Ramadan will be celebrated with two captivating LED shows which will light up the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The first show, which is three minutes long, celebrates the spiritual value of Ramadan with an inspiring display of prolific designer Karl Taylor Knight’s ground-breaking work,... Read more
In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan, social networking app Instagram is launching its first ever Ramadan campaign – #MonthOfGood – calling on the global community to celebrate and share kindness on its platform.  To coincide with the campaign, Instagram is also launching its first ever Ramadan camera effect,... Read more
With the holy month of Ramadan starting today, we round up some of the season’s iftars and suhours to set the perfect backdrop for meaningful seasonal gatherings with family, friends, colleagues and clients. Flavours of the desert Set in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s desert, enjoy a taste of... Read more