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How different countries celebrate Eid al-Adha?

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SHAFAQNA - Eid al-Adha, also known as "Feast of Sacrifice" or "Big Eid", is an Islamic religious festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow God's command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event. This…

Ayat. Khamenei to lead Eid-al-Fitr prayers in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency : The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei will lead the Eid-al-Fitr (the fast-breaking feast) prayers in Tehran, to be held at the Imam Khomeini Prayer Grounds on Friday, June 15.    Office…

Muslim-American food truck owners fast during Ramadan, no matter how much chicken they smell all day

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SHAFAQNA - Business Insider| by Shirin Jaafari : Fasting can be tough for pretty much anyone. But what about the men and women who are fasting during daylight hours and spend all day preparing and serving food to the public? This question…

Fasting According to Five Islamic Schools of Law

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SHAFAQNA- By: ‘Allamah Muhammad Jawad Maghniyya Translated from the Arabic by Mujahid Husayn بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the ‘pillars’…

God’s Mercy through Fasting

SHAFAQNA- By: Husayn Ansarian Translated by Mohammad Javad Shomali Abstract Although all acts of worship that are done out of sincerity attract God’s mercy, fasting holds a special place in attaining it. Fasting not only is practiced by…

Ramadan, a Training Session to Develop Taqwa

SHAFAQNA- A major difference between the Islamic Fast and mere starvation is that the Ramaḍān fast is an exercise in self-discipline involving food intake, use of tongue, hands, eyes, ears, thoughts, and sex, etc. Many of the undesirable…

What do fasting Muslims do in countries where the sun never sets?

SHAFAQNA - Ramadan is celebrated worldwide in the religion of Islam, and bans all those practicing the religion from eating during the hours of sunlight. Serving food before dawn and after sunset, they cannot even drink water while they…

US Lawmaker Fasts Ramadan Day With Staff

SHAFAQNA - Every Ramadan, Republican lawmaker Dan Kildee prepares to observe one day of fasting with his staff during the holy month, the tradition which has brought the office closer. “It’s something we kind of look forward to now,”…

Fasting among the faiths: It’s not only Muslims during Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - For millions of Muslims around the world, the holy month of Ramadan is a time for reflection and abstinence. It is a time when those who follow Islam are supposed to clear their minds of distractions and dedicate more of their attention…

Do Christians fast? Why don't they do it the same way Muslims do?

SHAFAQNA - Fasting during the daylight hours during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and therefore considered to be of great importance. In addition, Islam promises exceptional rewards to Muslims who also observe optional…

China restricts Ramadan fasting in Muslim region

SHAFAQNA - Chinese officials have restricted civil servants, students and children in a mainly Muslim region from fasting during Ramadan, government websites said as the holy month began on Monday. The country's ruling Communist party is officially…
Rajab

The holy month of Rajab

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SHAFAQNA - The holy month of Rajab marks the beginning of the spiritual season of every believer ending with the end of the fasting month of Ramadan with the Eid Al Fitr. These three months are unmatched in their importance. Praise be to the…