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Islam Mitsraym

Assistant Editor of Science Section

Islam is the Assistant Editor of the Science Section since 2010. He studied Biology as a major and he's an Administrative Member in the Astronomical Society of Mahmoud Mosque (ASMM), Giza, Egypt. He achieved a Postgraduate Diploma in Anthropology from The Institute of African Researches & Studies, Cairo University.

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Longest & Shortest Fasting Hours in Ramadan 2018

Longest & Shortest Fasting Hours in Ramadan 2018

MAKKAH – As the majority of Muslims observe the first day of Ramadan, many countries are set to fast with shorter hours than previous years, as Ramadan falls just before summer months this year. Annually, Hijri years arrive 11 days earlier in respect to the solar Gregorian Calendar. This yearly shift forces the holy 9th …

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Hakeem the Dream: How Houston Legend Rediscovered Islam

HOUSTON – Hakeem Olajuwon earned his place in the Basketball Hall of Fame for his unique quickness and defensive skill. But what all Houstonians remember about Olajuwon is his charm, a charm that earned him the nickname ‘The Dream’. Olajuwon became a model to Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. He became an inspiration for others not …

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Egypt’s Fatwa House Bans Trending Suicide Game

TUNIS – After a series of appalling teenager suicides connected to social media game “Blue Whale”, Egypt’s Dar al Iftaa, the country’s top Islamic authority, has declared the game forbidden in Islam. In a YouTube video, a Dar Al-Iftaa representative said the game consists of “several elements” deemed to be “forbidden” in Islam, as quoted …

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Eye on Sri Lanka: Islam, Muslims & Integration

Islam is a minority religion in the island nation of Sri Lanka which lies south of India in the Indian Ocean. The world’s fastest-growing and second largest religion, Islam, represents no more than 9.66% in Sri Lanka, which means 1,997,361 persons only out of the country’s 21.2 million population are Muslims, according to 2012 census. …

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Kosova Marks 10 Years of Freedom

PRIŠTINA – The main squares of Kosova’s cities have been decorated with state symbols, days ahead of the European Muslim country’s 10th anniversary of declaring independence that comes next Saturday, February 17. Slogans such as “Welcome to Kosova” and “From Kosova with Love”, featuring the colors of the Kosovar flag, have been placed around boulevards …

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Happy New Year 6259, Egypt!

Every year on September 11th -or 12thin leap years only- Egypt witnesses the beginning of its “Egyptian Year,” the first invented calendar in the world. The story of the Egyptian calendar dates back to the year 4241 BC when Egyptians retired their old lunar calendar after discovering the discrepancy between it and the actual passage …

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