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Hijri New Year: Moon sighting committees to meet today
Moon sighting committees will meet in the UAE and Saudi Arabia today to sight the crescent for the new Islamic year.
Oman to reopen mosques on November 15
Oman will reopen mosques for prayers on November 15 with strict measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, state media cited the Islamic affairs ministry as saying on Monday, in a further easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the sultanate.
Saudi Arabia: Hajj 2020 to be held with limited number of pilgrims
Hajj will go ahead next month but with a “very limited” number of pilgrims allowed to take part, Saudi Arabia said on Monday.
Saudi Arabia said to mull cancelling 2020 Haj season amid pandemic
According to an unnamed senior official quoted by the UK’s Financial Times, “the case has been carefully studied and various scenarios are being considered.”
Saudi King Salman highlights importance of OIC ahead of rival Islamic summit
Cairo: Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has highlighted the role of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), ahead of a mini-Muslim summit in Malaysia thought to be aimed at replacing the Saudi-based Islamic bloc.
Saudi Arabia praised for successful Hajj season
King Salman received a phone call from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulating him on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Bahraini memoriser wins Dh250k Quran contest
Bahraini memoriser Sara Mohamed Abdullah Hasan Husaini came first at the third edition of the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Holy Quran award, going home with a prize money of Dh250,000.
Intelligent Hajj’ program launched to provide Muslim pilgrims with the best digital services
JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated the “Intelligent Hajj” program on Wednesday.
UAE foundation’s iftar in Sao Paulo
To distribute over 7,000 iftar meals during Ramadan
Over 180 Sharjah families get Dh250k zakat
Sharjah Charity’s Dh1.4m Ramadan aid
UAE urges UN to protect all religions
UAE carries a message of moderation, peace and opposition to terrorism and fundamentalism in all forms, Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah says
Charities reach out with free iftar packets
True to the spirit of Ramadan, many social and charitable organisations are giving free iftar meals to thousands of workers in labour camps in Dubai, Sahrjah and Ajman.
Moon-sighting committee to meet on Wednesday
Minister of Justice Dr Hadef Bin Ju'an Al Dhaheri issued a ministerial resolution setting up the Shawwal moon-sighting committee for the current Hijri year 1431 to determine the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
First day of Eid Al Fitr likely on September 10
Friday, September 10, will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr, according to the Islamic Project for Sighting the Eid crescent, which has based its findings on scientific calculations.
Minister sets up panel: Ramadan crescent sighting expected on Tuesday evening
Minister of Justice Dr. Hadef Jouan Al Dhahiri has issued a decision setting up the panel for sighting the crescent which marks the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan in the current Hijri year.
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