Saturday, December 15, 2018
The UAE government has shortened working hours for the public and private sector for the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan work timings have been announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the private sector. Work timings for all private sector establishments, companies, and institutions will be shortened by...
The holy month of Ramadan is expected to fall on Thursday, May 17 in Kuwait, said an astronomer on Sunday. The crescent might not be visible in Kuwait and could only be seen through telescope, while the inhabitants of the Arab Maghreb (western Arab world) will be able to see...
The University of Birmingham is bringing a major interactive digital exhibition telling the story of the Birmingham Quran to Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The Birmingham Quran is considered a global treasure and exhibition visitors will be able to explore the manuscript in digital form as well as viewing a...
(NEWSER) – Is it possible some Vikings were Muslim? That's a question the National Post is asking following the discovery of Viking funeral garb embroidered with ancient Arabic characters spelling "Allah." Annika Larsson of Uppsala University tells the BBC she was examining fragments of clothing discovered in 1,000-year-old burial...
MINA: Sign language is the most-used language at the holy sites, as it can be used to guide crowds, organize them safely at the Jamarat and warn people about overcrowding. Crowd flow expert Akram Jann said there are more than 100 languages used at the holy sites, but the only...
Muslims from across the world are gathering in Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the annual Haj pilgrimage to take part in the following rituals: 1. Ihram: Pilgrims wear special outfits, which for men is a two-piece white seamless garment. Women wear a loose dress, generally white, with only the face...
Working hours for private sector employees in the UAE are being shortened by two hours for the holy month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced today. The announcement comes a day after the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources declared that working hours for government employees...
While the UAE is dotted with beautiful, lavish mosques across the emirates, imagine having a private one in your own backyard or garden, or in your office. Dubai was introduced to a novel concept of a 'precious little' portable mosque on Thursday night by the Amber Palm group. The...
The General Authority for Statistics in Saudi Arabia said that this year’s Hajj has seen a total of 1,862,909 pilgrims, of whom 1,325,372 pilgrims came from outside Saudi Arabia, while the total pilgrims inside totaled 537,537 pilgrims. The total non-Saudi pilgrims numbered 1,692,417 pilgrims, while the total Saudi pilgrims reached...
MAKKAH: A gigantic wave of pilgrims, numbering hundreds and thousands, began streaming into the tent city of Mina as the sun went down on Friday. With prayers on their lips, beads clutched in their fingers, water bottles in their hands, e-bracelets on their wrists and bags on their backs, they...