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Non-Muslim Woman Fasts Ramadan, Feels Blessed With Miracles

DUBAI – Over the past decade, Indian non-Muslim woman Sarbani Ghoshal has been fasting every Ramadan, saying she is blessed with miracles during the holy month. “My children really love this month. They wait for iftar time. Ramadan brings a lot of peace and togetherness in my life,” Sarbani told Khaleej Times on Thursday. Sarbani …

For 20 Years, This Expat Has Been Giving Free Iftar to Workers

DUBAI – Over the past two decades, Indian expat Sathyapalan P. has been handing out thousands of free iftar meals to workers, reflecting the true spirit of Ramadan as a month of giving. “Everyone has to sacrifice something to help someone else,” Sathyapalan told Khaleej TImes. “My message is to love all and serve all, …

Youth Volunteers to Distribute 32,000 Free Suhoor Meals

DUBAI – About 700 volunteers are planning to distribute free suhoor meals during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, filling the gap as many entities are already distributing iftar meals. “The Youth Council chose to distribute suhoor meals because there are already many entities distributing iftar meals. Nobody is addressing this need [for suhoor] meals …

Ramadan Sharing Fridges Expand to Serve More This Year

DUBAI – Three years ago, when Australian expat Sumayyah Sayed put a fridge stocked with free food and water on her front porch in Ramadan, it was certainly beyond her imagination that this would turn into a big giant community project. Today, more than 27,000 have joined the campaign to help the poor during the …

Atheist Finds Islam

Atheist Finds Islam Through Fasting Ramadan

I started to fast in Ramadan even though I wasn’t a Muslim and I found it very pleasing in many ways, quite challenging in others, but very pleasing. I enjoyed the fast, I enjoyed especially the few moments before the Adhan of Al-Maghrib (sunset prayer).

Dubai Modest Fashion Show Promotes Islamic Wear

DUBAI – A modest fashion week has been launched in Dubai, on April 8, with no catwalk models or skin-baring designs, with around 30 designers showcasing their long-sleeved and leg-length loose pieces on large screens. “We did away with the catwalk. We thought that was one of the most antiquated things,” Alia Khan, chairwoman of …

Historic Hajj Exhibition Concludes in Emirates

ABU DHABI – Visitors had a last chance on Monday, March 19, to take a look at the historic items of ‘The Hajj: Memories of a Journey’ Exhibition, held throughout six months at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the legacy of the Muslims’ most profound spiritual journey. “About 1,000 visitors viewed …

Over 3000 People Convert to Islam in Emirates

DUBAI – More than 3000 people from 69 nationalities converted to Islam in 2017 at the Emirati philanthropic and charitable organization Dar Al Ber Society, the organization’s annual report revealed. “Up to 2,785 of these became Muslims at the main center in Dubai in comparison to 229 fresh Muslims at the Ras Al Khaimah branch,” …

I Converted to Islam in Dubai - This is My Story

I Converted to Islam in Dubai - This is My Story

It started actually when my elder brother converted to Islam. The reason why he converted to Islam was that he married a Turkish Muslim woman. So being his sister and wanting to protect him in his decision, of course we went to Islamic centers…



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