Muslim women break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
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Day 2 of our Understanding Islam series. There are five pillars – or basic tenets – of Islamic faith. Each of these pillars is an important part of being Muslim.
Gatherings can lead to the deaths of many people if coronavirus infections spread. It is important for people to stick to regulations such as those about avoiding close contact and confined spaces.
New cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks, sparking concerns that last month’s Eid holiday could have been a super-spreader event.
Traditional Ramadan meeting place: Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, after police removed barriers.
Watching young Palestinian activists, I was impressed at how they kept their cool under pressure.
In this March 2019 photo, Afghan artists work on a barrier wall of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs marking International Women’s Day, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Without women’s inclusion and meaningful participation, any peace agreement between Afghanistan and the Taliban will lack legitimacy.
Group visits and food are prohibited, and visitors must sit in designated chairs apart from their loved ones. Celebrating holidays in detention didn’t used to be like this.
Worshippers wearing protective face masks and gloves offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in Teheran.
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Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, beginning at sundown on July 30, but the coronavirus has changed many things.
A man marks places in a mosque for worshippers to maintain distance during prayers after the government relaxed the weeks-long lockdown that was enforced to curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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The ulema’s reaction to the government’s decision to limit access to mosques — and the civil society’s counter-reaction — should be viewed in terms of challenges to traditional theism in modernity.
Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before the midday prayer during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that ends May 27, 2020, and is celebrated this year amid pandemic.
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A survey of Muslim women finds many are frustrated by having a Islamic holy month in quarantine. But others say a ‘remote Ramadan’ is nothing new because child care duties often keep them home anyway.
An Uighur woman rests near a barricaded structure and heavily armed Chinese policemen in Urumqi.
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A scholar who spent 24 months in the Uighur-dominated regions of China recalls when the Chinese crackdown on Uighurs started in 2017 – people were picked up and never returned.
Muslim women at a prayer service at a mosque in Redmond, Washington, to mark the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid-al-Fitr in 2016.
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Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a celebration at the end of Ramadan. Here’s an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Adha.
Women pray at a mosque during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on May 6 in Bali, Indonesia.
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Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam – acts that denote the obligations of living a good Muslim life.
Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in August 2017.
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Each year, Muslims from all over the world go on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, known as Hajj. A scholar explains its spiritual significance.
A Muslim family breaks fast during the month of Ramadan.
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Food plays an integral role during the 30-day period of Ramadan. This Speed Read explains how Muslims determine what foods are ‘halal,’ an Arabic word that means ‘permissible.’
Muslims start the hajj by circling the Kaaba, the black, cube-shaped house of God.
Each year, Muslims from all over the world go on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, known as hajj. A scholar explains its spiritual significance.
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Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) beginning this Thursday evening. Here’s an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Fitr.