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We Need to Talk About `Eid: Lauren Booth

We are living in a ‘multi-polar’ reality. This new buzz phrase describes how aspects of our lives, including Muslim celebrations, are less likely to be dominated by singular cultural expectations, as they once were. In the West, our faith-based holidays are moving beyond family and food, opening up to a plurality of expression and the …

`Eid in Britain: Prayers, Celebration, and Unity

LONDON – British Muslims across the country have put the celebration into `Eid, as reflected in many gathering at large congregations in public parks. The city of Birmingham took the lead with over 140,000 worshippers gathering at their ‘Celebrate `Eid’ festival, which came complete with a theme park with rides, food, and drink, and a …

140,000 Gather for `Eid Prayer in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM – More than 140,000 Muslims gathered in Birmingham Friday, June 15, for a record-breaking `Eid Al-Fitr prayer, marking the end of Ramadan. “This celebration is one of the most important in the Islamic religious calendar and it’s an opportunity for us all to come together in peace and unity,” a spokesman for Green Lane …

Exclusive Interview with British Muslim Honored With MBE

LONDON – The Queen’s Birthday Honor List saw British Muslim Akeela Ahmed, founder of She Speaks We Hear, awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her work in empowering women from across the diverse faith communities. Among her objectives is to correct stereotypes of Muslim women often portrayed …

Scot Muslims Strive to Help Needy in Ramadan

DUNDEE, Scotland – As Ramadan comes to an end, Muslim charity workers across Dundee, Scotland, are striving to help the city’s most vulnerable, despite fasting for 20 hours per day. “Your belly might be rumbling but the amazing thing is the desire to help others,” Rizwan Rafik, from community outreach program Taught by Muhammad (TBM), …

Hundreds Gather for Ilford Grand Iftar

ILFORD – Hundreds of people gathered outside an Ilford mosque to break their Ramadan fasting at sunset with a communal meal on Sunday. “It was an amazing experience – a real buzz,” said one of the mosques’ trustees Bashir Patel, 37, Ilford Recorder reported. “We wanted to celebrate the month of Ramadan with the wider …

Hospital Iftars A Huge Success in Manchester

Caring for others in Ramadan highlighted by a new initiative launched at a UK hospital. Shiraz Shah, spends hours every day besides his mother’s bedside on the Dementia Ward of the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI).  Just two years ago, the 35 year old, car salesman, spent long periods at the same hospital on a cancer …

"Cakes for Syria": UK Muslims’ Humanitarian Campaign

MIDLANDS – Over 5,000 volunteers from the Islamic Relief UK are giving out cakes across the Midlands as a part of a fundraising project named ‘Cakes for Syria’ during the holy month of Ramadan. The campaign, encouraging people to pay a donation in return for a cake, is a simple idea that helps to save …

Thousands Gather in Bristol Massive Ramadan Iftar

BRISTOL – Thousands of people of different and no faiths have celebrated the breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Bristol, sending a powerful message of unity. People flocked to St Marks Road in Easton on Thursday night to join the colorful iftar gathering, with volunteers, in an incredible feat of …

UK Labour Leader Shares Iftar at West London Mosque

LONDON – The leader of the British Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, joined Muslims in Al-Manaar Mosque, West London, Monday, June 4, in an iftar meal to mark the holy fasting month of Ramadan. “It was a pleasure to help prepare food at Al-Manaar Mosque for this evening’s Iftar, the moment at the end of a …



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