For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day.
The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority on Thursday to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there.
Muslims in much of Asia began celebrating the holy month of Ramadan Sunday, but in Indonesia even threats by hardliners to raid “sinful” bars could not stop football fans heading to nightspots to watch the World Cup.
By Matikas Santos
Renowned Egyptian singer and actor Ali Al Hajar is set to become part of the culminating theater performance during the inauguration ceremonies of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) as Capital of Islamic Culture 2014.
Muslims have begun celebrating the end of the fasting month of Ramadan with solemn sunrise prayers followed by savory high-calorie feasts to mark their holiest holiday.