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Saudi Arabia Declared New Crescent “Sighted” – But Is This Scientifically Possible?

The declaration of the start of 1 Dhul-Hijjah 1439 AH by Saudi Arabia stirred some controversies around muslim world. In its announcement, the Supreme Judicial Council of Saudi Arabia said that new crescent moon (hilaal) was sighted on the evening of Saturday, 11 August 2018. This ‘moon sighting’ report was used to declare that 1 …

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A Muslim Woman Lose Her Headcarf during Islamophobic Action in Western Australia

Recently BBC Australia reported a report by a islamophobic watching group (Islamophobia Register Australia) that a muslim woman wearing a headscarf was assaulted and had her scarf removed. The assault was carried out by un-identified man in the Beeliar Village Shopping Centre in the city of Perth, Western Australia on Friday, 16 December 2016. Police …

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Solar eclipse prayer cancelled in Makkah, 1 September 2016.

“Eclipse Not Seen”: Saudi Cancelled Solar Eclipse Prayer 1 September 2016

A Facebook page of Haramain Info previously announced that there would be a Salatul Kusoof (solar eclipse prayer) in the Masjidil Haram in Makkah around 11 am local time on Thursday, 1 September 2016. This announcement was made amid reported astronomical event that would also be passing Makkah around that time. The eclipse was part …

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One crane among tens standing around the Holy Mosque in Makkah was toppled by gusty winds on Friday afternoon, 11 September 2015.

Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead at Masjidil Haram

At around 17 pm in the afternoon of Friday, 11 September 2015, a crane was toppled down by strong winds and rain in the area of Masjidil Haram, Makkah. BBC reported that 107 deads were among the casualties. The crane was one of the many that are standing around the Holy Mosque as the Saudi …

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Islamic Calendar Holidays Will Be Observed in New York Schools

In a decision by New York City Major, public schools will have 2 days off for the two Eids of muslims according to the dates in islamic calendar, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. This move is very welcomed by muslims community as commented below: “The NYC Muslim community looks forward to finally having the Eid holidays recognized …

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Tourism Minister in Saudi Arabia to discuss Ramadan pilgrims number cut

Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou will head for Saudi Arabia next week with a number of senior officials of the Tourism Ministry and the Egyptian Chamber of Tourism Establishments (CTE) to discuss the kingdom’s decision to reduce the number of pilgrims during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The decision will hit Egyptian travel agencies …

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Leicester: Pork Meat Found in Halal Burger

In a shocking investigation results, Leicester city council, UK, announced that traces of pork DNA was found on Halal Burger supplied to schools in the city. Halal lamb burgers have been withdrawn from a city’s schools after tests revealed a sample contained pork. The decision follows DNA tests on a batch of frozen burgers manufactured …

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