Saturday, February 23, 2019
Most Muslim countries will be sighting Shawwal moon on Thursday, June 14, the International Astronomy Centre in Abu Dhabi said on Wednesday. This means that Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on June 15, marking the first day of the three-day celebration. In the UAE, the moon will most likely be...
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...
Eid Al Adha holidays in UAE for the public sector will be from September 11 to September 17, and offices will resume from September 18, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced on Twitter today. HH Sheikh Mohammed...
Riyadh, Dubai: The first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on September 12, Saudi Arabia has announced on Thursday night, according to Saudi media. Arafat Day, the climax of the annual pilgrimage, will fall on Sunday, September 11. Eid Al Adha comes one day after Muslim pilgrims stand on Mount...
The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has called on all Muslims across the Kingdom to sight the crescent of the month of Shawwal on Monday evening (Ramadan 29-July 4). In an announcement carried by the Saudi Press Agency, SPA , the Supreme Court called on whoever sights the crescent to...
The Ministry of Labour has declared that the Eid Al Fitr holiday, as an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE, will be on the first and second days of Shawwal. This came in a Ministerial Circular issued by the Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister...
Based on the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Cabinet chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved Eid Al Fitr holiday for Ministries and...
Quenching the thirst of countless number of people across the globe, the Zamzam well pumps 11- 19 liters of water in a second. Located 20 meters away for the Kabba, the story of the well dates back to the time of Prophet Ibrahim(peace be upon him). The well is known...
As the holy month of Ramadan begins worldwide, countries across the globe face different fasting hours. According to the latest maps recording fasting hours worldwide, residents of Sweden and Denmark are fasting longest. Shortest fast is being observed in Argentina and Australia where fasting doesn't exceed 10 hours. Take...
Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the timings for different services during the holy month of Ramadan covering public car parks, public buses, Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, marine transit modes, customer service centers, and strategic partners’ centres. Yousef Al Reda, CEO of RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services...
An Iranian delegation wrapped up its visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday without signing a final agreement on arrangements for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said. The ministry said the delegation decided to return to Tehran without signing the final agreement despite two...
The working hours for employees at various Ministries and other Federal Authorities will be from 9 am to 2 pm during the Holy Month of Ramadan, according to Circular No. 17 of 2016 issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, FAHR. The circular is issued as per...
London's iconic red buses and public transport in other British cities will carry banner adverts featuring the Arabic phrase "Subhan Allah" (Glory be to God) in a bid to encourage British Muslims to support Syrian war victims. The posters will appear on hundreds of buses during Ramadan, which begins...
Muslims across the UAE are expected to fast 15 hours and 10 minutes this holy month of Ramadan which is expected to begin on June 6. According to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, a researcher in astronomy and metrology, the average temperature forecast during the holy month will be around 42...
(NEWSER) – A priest rolling around his church on a "hoverboard" while singing May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You on Christmas Eve earned a round of applause from his congregation and a quick suspension from his diocese, NBC News reports. It's unknown how the birthday boy felt...
The Ministry of Labour has declared on Thursday, December 24 2015, as an official paid holiday for the private sector to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Saqr Ghobash, the UAE Labour Minister, made the announcement as per the implementation of the provisions of Article...
Saudi Arabia’s civil defense says that at least 453 pilgrims have died on Thursday when a stampede broke out in the city of Mina, reported Al Arabiya News. At least 719 others were injured in the crush at a crossroads on Street 204 at the camp city at Mina, a...
ARAFAT: Nearly two millions pilgrims from 164 nations gathered on Wednesday on the plains of Arafat, about 20 km from Makkah, for what is described as the most important and central element of the five-day annual Haj pilgrimage. The pilgrims began moving into Arafat from Mina on Tuesday night. They...
Eid Al Adha holidays for the public and private sector were today announced by the UAE government. Holidays for employees of ministries and federal government departments will be from Wednesday, September 23, 2015, and work will resume on Sunday, September 27, 2015, according to a circular issued today by the...
Riyadh: The first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on September 24, Saudi Arabia said on Sunday, Al Arabiya TV reported. The announcement was made after the kingdom’s official moon-sighting body detected the Dhul Hijjah crescent. September 23 will be Arafat day, since Eid Al Adha comes one day after...
Dubai: Travel and hotel bookings have surged on expectations that UAE residents will have a long weekend later this month, sources told Gulf News. With a five-day long break likely to begin in the fourth week of September on account of Arafat or Hajj Day and Eid Al Adha, tour...
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