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World Celebrates `Eid Al-Adha on August 11

World Celebrates `Eid Al-Adha on August 11

`Eid Al-Adha is expected to start on Sunday, August 11, after Saudi officials have confirmed that the moon of Dhul-Hijjah was sighted on Thursday, August 1. “Dhul Hijjah’s crescent was reportedly seen in Saudi Arabia’s Tumair observatory, marking the beginning of the month in which the Islamic Hajj takes place,” Al-Arabiya reported. `Eid Al-Adha will …

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`Eid Al-Adha Expected on August 11

`Eid Al-Adha is expected to start on Sunday, August 11, with moonsighting.com citing astronomical calculations, as world Muslims await the final confirmation of the sighting of Dhul-Hijjah moon. “The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on August 1, 2019 (Thursday) at 3:13 UT. Though the moon cannot be seen on that day in most of the world, …

About 5.5 Million Pilgrims Perform Umrah This Season

As many as 5.48 Million Muslim pilgrims have arrived in the Islam’s holiest cities, Makkah and Madinah, since the start of the current Umrah season in October 2018, Ministry of Haj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia announced, Saudi Gazette reported. In its weekly cumulative indicator, the local authorities issued more than 5.9 million Umrah visas …

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AboutIslam Launches New Paid One-to-One Counseling Service

CAIRO – When facing problems, either marital trouble, financial difficulties, mental health issues, or otherwise, many Muslims are reluctant to seek professional counseling. In order to provide Muslims with more access to trusted counselors, AboutIslam is partnering with two Islamic counseling services in an attempt to expand its current counseling service. “AboutIslam has been running a …

12 Women Converts Recount Their Journey to Islam

JEDDAH – Moulana Hifzur Rahman Seoharvi Academy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia announced on January 14 that twelve women have converted to Islam and recounted their conversion stories on a platform provided the academy, Saudi Gazette reported. The 12 expatriate women came from India, Britain, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. The academy honored the women on …

2018 Muslim Glorious Achievements (Special)

2018 Muslim Glorious Achievements (Special)

Throughout 2018, we featured many positive stories of glorious achievements made by Muslim men and women. The list covers different areas from humanitarian work to science and sports. We collected some of these amazing stories in this folder;  don’t miss it. Sports Salah Wins FSF Men’s Player of the Year Award French Muslim Players in …

When to Celebrate New Hijri Year 1440?

HELWAN – The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) in Helwan, Egypt has announced that September 11 will be the first day of Muharram, the first Hijri month of the new Hijri year 1440. NRIAG calculated that the Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) will occur on Sunday, September 9, at 18:01 UT. However, this …

Saudi Launches Services to Help Elderly, Disabled Pilgrims

MAKKAH – The General Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia has begun services to aid elderly and infirm pilgrims as well as those with special needs during the ongoing Hajj season, Arab News reported on August 20. “Among these services is a small talking watch for the visually impaired. These watches tell …

Pilgrims Flock to Arafat in Hajj Climax

MAKKAH – Seeking forgiveness from Allah, millions of Muslim pilgrims ascended Monday, August 20, Mount `Arafat, east of the holy city of Makkah, in the climax of hajj after spending a night of meditation and introspection in the tent city of Mina. “Today is the most important part of the hajj, and we are all …



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