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'Late' Iftar for Burj Khalifa & Dubai Skyscrapers Residents

The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department of the Government of Dubai in the UAE has called on all residents of Burj Khalifa skyscraper and other tall towers to mind the time difference of their fasting, depending on the floor they are living on, Khaleej Times reported. “The residents at Dubai’s skyscrapers have to fast …

Dutch Tourist Finds Islam in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI – Inspired and touched by values of tolerance of Abu Dhabi police in the United Arab Emirates, a Dutch tourist has reverted to Islam, Khaleej Times reported. The tourist, Christina Dafano, was inquiring about Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as she wanted to visit it. But the police not only guided her but also …

Archaeologists Uncover 1000-Year-old Mosque

AL-AIN – The oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates has been uncovered by archaeologists, the mosque believed to date back to 1000 years. “The new findings at the Al Ain archaeological sites prove the richness of the region’s history, which allows us to expand our knowledge of ages long past,” Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, …

2186 Expats Convert to Islam in Emirates

DUBAI – As many as 2,186 Dubai residents of different nationalities have reverted to Islam at the Dubai Islamic Information Centre, Dar Al Ber Society, in the first half of 2018. These figures, released by the charitable society, include 1,993 individuals who embraced Islam in Dubai and 193 at the association’s Ras Al Khaimah branch. …

Emirati Church Hosts Ramadan Iftar

ABU DHABI – Every Ramadan, hundreds of mosques across the United Arab Emirates open their doors to host iftar dinner events for all people. But on Wednesday, June 6, a church in Abu Dhabi, invited Muslims to share iftar meal, and hundreds of attendants enjoyed the occasion, sharing food and thoughts. “It feels awesome and …

This Woman Prepares Daily Iftars for Low-Income Families

MERBEH – Fatima Al Yamahi spends Ramadan cooking signature dishes to sell at affordable prices at the local market in Fujairah, UAE. “I first started selling food at the Fujairah food market five years ago, adding spices that give the dish a taste from the past that people like a lot. The aim was to …

Though Non-Muslim This British Expat Has Not Missed Ramadan for 20 Years

Though Non-Muslim, This British Expat Has Not Missed Ramadan for 20 Years

DUBAI – Long-term British expatriate Nick Watson has been living in the Emirates for 20 years and so far, he hasn’t missed one Ramadan. “While living in the UK, my exposure to Ramadan was limited, though I was familiar with the basic concept of the Muslim tradition. My perception of the month of fasting has …

World Summit & Congress of Muslim Minorities Launched

ABU DHABI – An international organization that addresses challenges facing Muslim minorities across the world has been launched on Monday, April 16, in Abu-Dhabi, Emirates, as Istanbul hosted a four-day summit to discuss the problems of Muslim minorities. “The International Muslim Minorities Congress (IMMC) seeks to promote civil and political rights of Muslim minorities as …



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