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Award-winning Canon photographers capture Ramadan in the time of a pandemic

Award-winning Canon photographers capture Ramadan in the time of a pandemic

INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Ramadan, RELIGION, TECHNOLOGY
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 22, 2020/ -- On 23rd April, the holy month of Ramadan began, with Muslims around the world practicing under unique circumstances and adapting to the changes caused by COVID-19. From live-streamed sermons to video calling loved ones for virtual Iftars, this year’s Ramadan is seeing Muslims worldwide forging new ways to connect with family and friends and enjoy the collective tradition that Ramadan provides. To capture this religious practice taking place under lockdown, Canon has partnered with Jordanian Canon Ambassador and two time Pulitzer prize winner, Muhammed Muheisen and Dubai-based photographer Reem Falaknaz - who took part to the Arab Documentary Photography Program - to document their personal experiences of practicing Ramadan during this unpre...
Uganda: Speaker Kadaga gifts Muslim fraternity at Parliament

Uganda: Speaker Kadaga gifts Muslim fraternity at Parliament

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Ramadan, RELIGION, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Kampala --- As the Muslim fraternity prepares to celebrate Eid Al- Fitr over the weekend, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has called on Muslims to continue praising and worshiping Allah during the remaining days of the Holy month of Ramadan.  She said that fasting in the Quran are the two intercessors for the servants of Allah on the days of resurrection. “Your fasting will give an opportunity for intercessions on your behalf so that your messages reach the Almighty Allah,” she said.Kadaga said this while handing over gift hampers to the Muslim staff of Parliament and journalists under the Uganda Parliamentary Press Association on 20 May 2020.She said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, Parliament cannot hold the annual Iftr dinner.  “Ramadan cannot be celebrated but the sa...
Trump and Biden send messages of goodwill to Muslims fasting the month of Ramadan

Trump and Biden send messages of goodwill to Muslims fasting the month of Ramadan

AMERICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Ramadan, RELIGION, united states of america, USA
US President Donald Trump on Thursday wished Muslims across the nation and the world "Ramadan Mubarak," or a blessed Ramadan, saying he prays for those observing the holy month. The President said, "I wish all Muslims, both in the United States and across the world, a blessed and peaceful Ramadan." Trump noted that for millions around the globe, this holy month is an opportunity to renew and strengthen their faith through rigorous fasting, devout prayer, reflective meditation, reading the Quran, and charitable deeds.  These acts are closely aligned with the universal values that the Islamic faith promotes—peace, kindness, and love and respect for others. Trump said that over the past months, we have seen how important the power of prayer can be during challenging times.  "Tod...
AU Special Representative for Somalia extends message of goodwill to the people and the government of Somalia during the holy month of Ramadan

AU Special Representative for Somalia extends message of goodwill to the people and the government of Somalia during the holy month of Ramadan

AFRICA, ARMY, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Ramadan, RELIGION, somalia
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, extends his best wishes to the people and the government of Somalia during this holy month of Ramadan. The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira “As we enter, today, into Ramadan, we recall, with humility that this is the Holy month of fasting, spiritual reflection and worship, a month of expression of kindness and giving to the poor and the needy. May this period of Ramadan fill us with courage, strength and help us win every challenge of life”, Ambassador Madeira said. As we fast and offer prayers to Allah, the ...
MTN Uganda to continue supporting Muslim community during Ramadhan amid lockdown

MTN Uganda to continue supporting Muslim community during Ramadhan amid lockdown

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Ramadan, RELIGION, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
MTN Uganda to provide food and alms worth UGX 100million to vulnerable communities to support them during the fasting period. MTN also launches MTNite Calls promotional offer. Customers will get 60 free minutes to make calls to MTN Numbers between midnight and 6:00am, when they load airtime or buy a voice/data bundle (using MTN MoMo or through an agent) worth UGX 500/- or more during the day. The promotional offer will end with the holy month of Ramadhan and is open to all MTN customers. MTN Uganda has a long-standing relationship with the Muslim community in Uganda which spans many years. MTN Uganda has continued its long-standing relationship with the Muslim community in Uganda by joining them again this year to commemorate the holy month of Ramadan. This year, the holy m...