FOR the past month Muslims across the world have been partaking in Ramadan - a holy period of giving to charity and fasting to mark "the best of times". Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, celebrating the moment the Koran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. So, what happens during the religious month and when is Eid al-Fitr in 2019? When is Ramadan 2019? Ramadan began on the evening of Sunday, May 5, 2019 and continued for 30 days until June 4, 2019. The beginning and end are determined by the lunar Islamic calendar – meaning it depends on when the new moon is sighted. Hilal, the crescent, is usually a day or more after the astronomical new moon. The "night of power" or "night of decree" is considered the holiest night of the year, as Muslims believe the first revelation of the Koran was sent down to Muhammad on this night. It's thought to have occurred on an odd-numbered night during the last ten days of Ramadan - the 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29th. The holiday of Eid … [Read more...] about When does Ramadan 2019 end in the UK and is Eid today?
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Jember, E Java (ANTARA) - Muslims around the Mahfilud Dluror Islamic Boarding School in Suger Kidul Village, Jember District, East Java, performed the Eid al-Fitr prayers 1440 Hijriah and celebrated Eid 2019 on Tuesday. "Alhamdulillah, we have been fasting for 30 days and performing Eid prayers earlier than the government's stipulated date, as we began our fasting earlier," leader of Mahfilud Islamic Boarding School Dluror KH Ali Wafa remarked in Jember District. The residents performing Eid prayers at the Mahfilud Dluror Islamic Boarding School were not only residents of Jember District but also some of Bondowoso, as the pesantren was located in the border area of Jember and Bondowoso. "Although we are celebrating Eid today, we always appeal to the santri and residents of the pesantren to continue to respect Muslims, who are still fasting," he stated. Mahfilud Dluror Islamic Boarding School's students, santri, and the community around Islamic boarding schools had performed tarawih … [Read more...] about Muslims around Mahfilud Islamic Boarding School celebrate Eid
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Lawmakers Break Ramadan Fast on Capitol Hill Advertisement Supported by ByEmily Cochrane May 21, 2019 WASHINGTON — As the House’s day wound to a close on Monday, a sumptuous feast was being laid out in the Capitol Visitor Center. Dates, spiced rice, baked pumpkin, salad and fruit — and cans of whipped cream for sundaes. It was all prepared for an iftar, the meal eaten each night after sunset to break fast during Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, and it was the first one hosted on Capitol Hill by three Muslim members of Congress. For Representatives André Carson of Indiana, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, all Democrats, it was a historic moment: being able to break their fasts with colleagues and take pride in their faith. “It is … [Read more...] about Lawmakers Break Ramadan Fast on Capitol Hill
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Military Judge in Trial of Sept. 11 Suspects Will Step Aside Advertisement Supported by ByCarol Rosenberg May 2, 2019 This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — The military judge presiding in the trial of five men accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks announced in court on Wednesday that he intends to leave the case next month. The development could further delay the slowly moving case as a new judge reads the more than 23,000 pages of pretrial transcripts dating back to the May 2012 arraignment as well as hundreds of pretrial pleadings. The announcement came just days after the commander of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Rear Adm. John C. Ring, was fired after a monthlong investigation, for … [Read more...] about Military Judge in Trial of Sept. 11 Suspects Will Step Aside
By S. M. Chavey, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 4:15 pm CST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Wrigleyville Grill, which specializes in Chicago-style fare, was similarly hit with bad marks online. Wrigleyville Grill, which specializes in Chicago-style fare, was similarly hit with bad marks online. Photo: Julysa Sosa /For The Express-News Jimmy Tingas, owner of Wrigleyville Grill. Jimmy Tingas, owner of Wrigleyville Grill. Photo: Mark Dore /San Antonio Express-News Italian beef sandwich with giardiniera at Wrigleyville Grill, which won Readers’ Choice for Best Hot Dogs. Italian beef sandwich with giardiniera at Wrigleyville Grill, which won Readers’ Choice for Best Hot Dogs. Photo: Julysa Sosa /San Antonio Express-News Baklava at Wrigleyville Grill, which won … [Read more...] about San Antonio’s Wrigleyville Grill to be featured on Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’