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Mehndi designs for Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Latest trendy henna art, DIY Arabic pattern(Photo by Vitaliy Lyubezhanin on Unsplash)

Mehndi designs for Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Latest trendy henna art, DIY Arabic pattern

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 03:14 PM IST
  • From bracelet mehendi designs to 5-minutes Arabic patterns, floral diagonal designs and easy DIY for full-hand henna, here are some beautiful, trendy and unique mehndi designs to choose your pick from ahead of chaand raat this Ramadan or Eid-ul-Fitr 2021
People eat during a charity Ramadan dinner in the cloister at Santa Anna church during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Barcelona,(REUTERS)
People eat during a charity Ramadan dinner in the cloister at Santa Anna church during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Barcelona,(REUTERS)

Barcelona church offers open-air space for Ramadan

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Faouzia Chati, president of the Catalan Association of Moroccan Women, used to organise Iftar gatherings in the city, but limits on indoor dining forced her to seek an alternative space.
Recipe: Chicken Samosa are a big hit every Ramadan. Here’s how you can make them(Instagram/sooperchef)
Recipe: Chicken Samosa are a big hit every Ramadan. Here’s how you can make them(Instagram/sooperchef)

Recipe: Chicken Samosa are a big hit every Ramadan. Here’s how you can make them

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 05:17 PM IST
  • Keema samosas are a Ramadan staple at every iftar but while your favourite snack shops are closed amid Covid-19 lockdown, here is a recipe to help you whip up some Chicken Star Samosa at home and brighten up your family’s mood
Recipe: This Ramadan, let a large batch of Pizza Doughnuts be the star at iftar(Instagram/cookingwithrida)
Recipe: This Ramadan, let a large batch of Pizza Doughnuts be the star at iftar(Instagram/cookingwithrida)

Recipe: This Ramadan, let a large batch of Pizza Doughnuts be the star at iftar

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 05:18 PM IST
  • Snack recipes are at an all time high with countries marking the first iftar of Ramadan 2021 and while the intimate party mood is here to stay, grab the opportunity to indulge and make something fun like a large batch of mouthwatering Pizza Doughnuts. Check recipe inside
Women take a selfie next to a crescent, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Najaf, Iraq, April 12, 2021. (REUTERS)
Women take a selfie next to a crescent, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Najaf, Iraq, April 12, 2021. (REUTERS)

Ramadan Mubarak 2021: Date, timings for Sehri and Iftar in India

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 05:48 PM IST
  • Happy Ramadan 2021: As per IslamicFinder.com, here are the timings of sunrise and sunset for the coming month of Ramadan.
Recipe: Mark the first iftar of Ramadan 2021 with comforting bowl of Uzbek Plov(Instagram/wondernonieskitchen)
Recipe: Mark the first iftar of Ramadan 2021 with comforting bowl of Uzbek Plov(Instagram/wondernonieskitchen)

Recipe: Mark the first iftar of Ramadan 2021 with comforting bowl of Uzbek Plov

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 05:53 PM IST
  • Give Uzbekistan's cuisine a little space in your iftar menu during Ramadan 2021 and bookmark this mouthwatering recipe of mutton flavoured Uzbek Plov to treat your taste buds after prolonged fasting
Happy Ramadan 2021: WhatsApp messages, GIFs, Facebook status for Ramzan Mubarak(HT Digital)
Happy Ramadan 2021: WhatsApp messages, GIFs, Facebook status for Ramzan Mubarak(HT Digital)

Happy Ramadan 2021: Ramzan Mubarak wishes to share on WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 05:08 PM IST
  • Happy Ramadan 2021: Check out this collection of best SMS, WhatsApp messages, GIFs, quotes, Facebook status to wish Ramzan Mubarak or Ramazan Kareem to your family and friends on sighting the Ramadan crescent moon tonight
Ramadan 2021: Nutrition plan for Muslim diabetic patients if they plan to fast(Twitter/BoroughburyGP/ieshuu_/Photo by Kate on Unsplash)
Ramadan 2021: Nutrition plan for Muslim diabetic patients if they plan to fast(Twitter/BoroughburyGP/ieshuu_/Photo by Kate on Unsplash)

Ramadan 2021: Nutrition plan for Muslim diabetic patients if they intend to fast

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 05:42 PM IST
  • Ramadan 2021: To ensure a safe and healthy fast, International Diabetes Federation and the Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance have designed a nutrition plan with 10 health pointers to guide Muslims with diabetes if they will be observing Ramadan fasting this year
Recipe: Ramadan and khajur are here, try whipping up some delicious date squares(Instagram/ayeshascooks)
Recipe: Ramadan and khajur are here, try whipping up some delicious date squares(Instagram/ayeshascooks)

Recipe: Ramadan and khajur are here, try whipping up some delicious date squares

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 02:59 PM IST
  • A religious tradition of Ramadan includes serving dates or khajur at the iftar table for Muslims to break their fast. Here’s a super easy recipe to make the most of khajur in the house by making these date squares to store for sehri and keep you energised throughout the day
Recipe: Enjoy shami kebabs with chapattis or parathe during sehri this Ramadan(Instagram/southafricahalaal)
Recipe: Enjoy shami kebabs with chapattis or parathe during sehri this Ramadan(Instagram/southafricahalaal)

Recipe: Enjoy shami kebabs with chapattis or parathe during sehri this Ramadan

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 02:55 PM IST
  • Brush aside the Covid-19 pandemic gloom or lockdown-induced limited festive gatherings this Ramadan by trying your hands on this lip-smacking recipe of flavourful and juicy shami kebabs that are everyone’s favourite and can be prepared in a jiffy
Ramadan 2021: Islamic traditions, obligatory fasting rules for Muslims in Ramzan(Twitter/iamsanajamal)
Ramadan 2021: Islamic traditions, obligatory fasting rules for Muslims in Ramzan(Twitter/iamsanajamal)

Ramadan 2021: Islamic traditions, obligatory fasting rules for Muslims in Ramzan

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 08:57 AM IST
  • Ramadan 2021: Know all about observing fasts or roza by Muslims during the Holy month of Islamic calendar – Ramzaan and the obligatory rules and traditions practised from dawn to dusk to mark a month of spiritual reflection, increased devotion and worship
For the time period of this month Muslims let go of worldly pleasures and observe the fast along with their friends and family.(REUTERS)
For the time period of this month Muslims let go of worldly pleasures and observe the fast along with their friends and family.(REUTERS)

Ramadan 2020: The meaning of iftar and sehri

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 08:49 AM IST
During Ramadan, many Muslims pray to Allah and fast, which is called roza. These fasts symbolise the devotion of these people towards the almighty.
This year, the holy month of Ramadan falls at the time when the world is plagued by the coronavirus epidemic.(Gokul VS/Hindustan Times)
This year, the holy month of Ramadan falls at the time when the world is plagued by the coronavirus epidemic.(Gokul VS/Hindustan Times)

Ramadan in the age of Covid-19: From virtual Iftars to live streaming mosque services

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Ramadan will be “very different” in many ways, here’s taking a look.
The food packets contain a pack of glucose biscuit, a banana, two dates, a snack and a 150-ml water bottle in Muslim localities in Gorakhpur as well as adjoining districts, including Maharajganj and Deoria.(HT Photo)
The food packets contain a pack of glucose biscuit, a banana, two dates, a snack and a 150-ml water bottle in Muslim localities in Gorakhpur as well as adjoining districts, including Maharajganj and Deoria.(HT Photo)

Spreading festive cheer with free ‘iftar’ to the poor

Hindustan Times, Gorakpur | By Abdul Jadid
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 08:30 AM IST
After offering namaz at around 5 pm daily, the volunteers, who also observe fast, have been carrying the food packets on their bikes to distribute them to the poor for the last 27 days.
Hours after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his Council of Ministers on Sunday, BJP and JDU leaders skipped the ‘iftar’ party hosted by each other.(PTI Photo)
Hours after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his Council of Ministers on Sunday, BJP and JDU leaders skipped the ‘iftar’ party hosted by each other.(PTI Photo)

JDU, BJP leaders skip each other’s iftar parties in Patna

Patna | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 10:12 AM IST
Negating the claim of a rift between BJP and JD (U) over the allotment of only one ministerial berth in PM Modi’s new cabinet, newly-inducted minister Shyam Rajak says the NDA is intact.
The Congress is a party that takes care of all sections of society, its Delhi unit president Sheila Dikshit said at an Iftar hosted by the party on Friday.(HT File)
The Congress is a party that takes care of all sections of society, its Delhi unit president Sheila Dikshit said at an Iftar hosted by the party on Friday.(HT File)

Congress is for all, says Sheila Dikshit at iftar organised by party

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 03:43 AM IST
Scores of men and women besides party leaders attended the Iftar hosted by the Delhi Congress at its office on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.
DPCC President Ajay Maken and Delhi's former chief minister Sheila Dikshit along with other leaders and Muslim people at a Roza Iftar party organised at Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office, in New Delhi on Sunday, June 10, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
DPCC President Ajay Maken and Delhi's former chief minister Sheila Dikshit along with other leaders and Muslim people at a Roza Iftar party organised at Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office, in New Delhi on Sunday, June 10, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Only those ‘begging for vote’ host Iftar parties, says Telangana BJP MLA

Press Trust of India, Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 04:57 PM IST
This is their thinking. Those who sit with them (those attending Iftar) are ‘vote ke bhikhari’ (beggars for vote). My thinking is different, said Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh Lodh
Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra paired two bold colours, black and gold, together in her ethnic Indian Iftar party look. (Instagram)
Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra paired two bold colours, black and gold, together in her ethnic Indian Iftar party look. (Instagram)

Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Hina Khan’s Iftar style has us gasping for air

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Panwar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 03:23 PM IST
Check out all the traditional Indian ensembles — seen on celebs like Jacqueline Fernandez, Iulia Vantur and many more — from Baba Siddique’s annual Iftar party on Sunday below. Warning: Major style envy ahead.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi at party office in New Delhi.(Reuters File Photo)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi at party office in New Delhi.(Reuters File Photo)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi to host Iftar on June 13

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 05:48 PM IST
For Rahul Gandhi this will be the first occasion to host an Iftar since he took charge as the Congress chief
Fatwas are issued by scholars of the seminary’s Darul Ifta (Fatwa department) on the basis of queries sent by the people.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Fatwas are issued by scholars of the seminary’s Darul Ifta (Fatwa department) on the basis of queries sent by the people.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Darul fatwa asks Sunnis to avoid Iftar hosted by Shias

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju, Meerut
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2018 12:59 PM IST
A senior Darul Uloom official explained that the fatwa should be seen in the right perspective as it had not banned, but only suggested “parhez” (avoidance, if possible) for the Sunnis.
Father of 23-year-old Ankit Saxena, who was killed in Delhi in a hate crime in February, hosts an Iftar party at his residence in Raghuvir Nagar to send a message of love and harmony.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Father of 23-year-old Ankit Saxena, who was killed in Delhi in a hate crime in February, hosts an Iftar party at his residence in Raghuvir Nagar to send a message of love and harmony.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Murdered Delhi photographer Ankit Saxena’s family organises iftar at home

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 08:30 AM IST
Ankit Saxena’s father organised an iftar party with the help of his neighbour Mohammad Izhar Alam.
Police said clashes broke out when the locals asked the soldiers to leave but the latter resisted.(HT File Photo)
Police said clashes broke out when the locals asked the soldiers to leave but the latter resisted.(HT File Photo)

Civilians protest iftar organised by troops in Shopian, 4 injured in army firing

Press Trust of India, Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2018 03:32 PM IST
Troops of the Army’s counter-insurgency force, 34 Rashtriya Rifles, had erected a tent outside a mosque to host an iftar feast for the locals.
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