Muslims : The ’Splainer: What is Laylat al-Qadr, Muslims’ ‘Night of Destiny’?

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Muslims : The ’Splainer: What is Laylat al-Qadr, Muslims’ ‘Night of Destiny’? (RNS) The ’Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ’splaining to do”) is an occasional feature in which the RNS staff gives you everything you need to know about current events to hold your own at the water cooler. The attack early Monday (June 19) at a mosque overflowing with worshippers in London, which injured 11 people — and which British Prime Minister Theresa May called a “sickening” terrorist attack — occurred during the last 10 days of Ramadan, the…

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Before Ramadan, food shortages challenge East African Muslims

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Before Ramadan, food shortages challenge East African Muslims Activity around the Jamia Mosque in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 5, 2015. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons/Rusliko Ramadan : NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The usual excitement that builds toward Ramadan has been tempered this year as food shortages and skyrocketing prices threaten to mar observance of the holy month for many East African Muslims.Religious leaders fear the sharp rise in the prices of grains, cereals and other staple food is burdening people to the point that it may weaken their commitment to fasting.“We have shortages of…

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Ramadan 2017: What is Ramadan? When does it start and end, why do Muslims fast?

Ramadan 2017: What is Ramadan? When does it start and end, why do Muslims fast?

Ramadan 2017: What is Ramadan? When does it start and end, why do Muslims fast? RAMADAN is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar and a period of fasting for any of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. Here is everything you need to know about Ramadan 2017 dates, fasting and more. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for the 1.6 billion Muslims living around the world. The Prophet Mohammed explained: “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates…

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‘It only takes one terrorist’: the Buddhist monk who reviles Myanmar’s Muslims

Buddhist monk who reviles Myanmar’s Muslims

‘It only takes one terrorist’: the Buddhist monk who reviles Myanmar’s Muslims Critics of Ashin Wirathu and his denim-clad disciples say the monk incites racial violence against Rohingya refugees. He claims he is merely protecting his people Myanmar army allegedly left Rohingya refugees with bullet wounds and burns “Aung San Suu Kyii would like to help the Bengali, but I block her,” says Ashin Wirathu with some pride. Branded the “Face of Buddhist Terror” by Time magazine, Wirathu has his own compound within the Masoeyein monastery in Mandalay. Before being…

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Muslims Converting to Christianity Despite Persecution says Saudi Arabia

Muslims Converting to Christianity Despite Persecution says Saudi Arabia

Muslims Converting to Christianity Despite Persecution says Saudi Arabia Muslims : Although Saudi Arabia is a predominantly Muslim country that is hostile to Christians, many in the country are converting to Christianity and receiving support for their faith online. According to ChristianToday.com, there are about 1.4 million Christians living in Saudi Arabia. Although this is only 4.4 percent of the country’s total population, it is up from only 0.1 percent just over 100 years ago. Islam is the official state religion and those who reject it–whether Christians, atheists, or those…

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“Wishing ‘Merry #Christmas’ to #Christians is worst evil”, scholar tells Muslims

"Wishing 'Merry #Christmas' to #Christians is worst evil", scholar tells Muslims

“Wishing ‘Merry Christmas’ to Christians is worst evil”, scholar tells Muslims   Muslims have been warned not to wish Christians ‘Merry Christmas’ because it is a sin that is worse than fornication or murder. Dr. Zakir Abdul Karim Naik has revealed an interesting theory on Christmas and Muslims, who offer season greetings to Christians. The Indian Islamic preacher says that wishing ‘Merry Christmas’ to Christians is a huge sin that must be avoided by Muslims Using his Twitter account on December 24, 2016, he wrote, “Wishing ‘Merry Christmas‘ to Christians is…

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Christians Protect Mosques on Fri., Muslims Guard Churches on Sunday

Christians Protect Mosques on Fri., Muslims Guard Churches on Sunday

Christians Protect Mosques on Fri., Muslims Guard Churches on Sunday Faced with the threat of terrorist attacks in West Africa, Muslims and Christians have each other’s back. The worshipers are protecting every place of prayer, no matter religion. On Fridays in Cameroon, Christians guard the mosques as Muslims pray. Muslims return the favor by protecting churches during Sunday services. FIND UNEXPECTED GOOD NEWS STORIES WITH OUR APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOS The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram is an equal-opportunity destroyer, attacking both churches and mosques while services are…

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