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The central government enacted the law on August 1, 2019, that has made the practice of instant triple talaq a criminal offence.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The central government enacted the law on August 1, 2019, that has made the practice of instant triple talaq a criminal offence.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Muslim Women's Rights Day: Know its history, significance

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 06:52 AM IST
  • The Union ministry of minority affairs on Saturday announced that Muslim Women's Rights Day will be observed across the nation on August 1 and it will celebrate the second anniversary of the enactment of the law against triple talaq.
Mehndi designs for Eid-ul-Adha 2021: Latest trendy henna art, DIY Arabic pattern(Photo by Abuzar Xheikh on Unsplash)
Mehndi designs for Eid-ul-Adha 2021: Latest trendy henna art, DIY Arabic pattern(Photo by Abuzar Xheikh on Unsplash)

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

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2021 04:19 PM IST
  • Check out the latest beautiful and trendy mehndi designs ahead of Eid-ul-Adha or Bakra Eid 2021 to apply on full hands or just a bel from these bracelet henna art, 5-minutes Arabic patterns, floral diagonal designs and easy but stunning DIY styles
TOPSHOT - Pilgrims arrive at the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand mosque in the holy city of Meccca, at the start of the Hajj season, on July 17, 2021. - Saudi Arabia hosts another downsized hajj from July 17, with only residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus permitted and overseas Muslim pilgrims barred for a second year. The annual ritual is a central pillar of Islam and a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime.(AFP)
TOPSHOT - Pilgrims arrive at the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand mosque in the holy city of Meccca, at the start of the Hajj season, on July 17, 2021. - Saudi Arabia hosts another downsized hajj from July 17, with only residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus permitted and overseas Muslim pilgrims barred for a second year. The annual ritual is a central pillar of Islam and a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime.(AFP)

Hajj 2021: Date, history, significance of Muslims pilgrimage and Day of Arafah

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 01:21 PM IST
  • Hajj 2021: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history and significance of the Muslims pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and the importance of the Day of Arafah ahead of Eid-ul-Adha or Bakra Eid
Representational: Police have identified the accused as Gopal Sharma, who refers to himself as Ram Bhakt Gopal, a resident of Pataudi. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational: Police have identified the accused as Gopal Sharma, who refers to himself as Ram Bhakt Gopal, a resident of Pataudi. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

19-yr-old held for hate speech against Muslims

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2021 01:52 AM IST
Gurugram police commissioner KK Rao added that they received a complaint from a resident of Jamalpur who attended the mahapanchayat.
Eid-ul-Adha 2021 moon sighting LIVE: India looks for Zul Hijjah crescent today(Twitter/andy_abdulwasay)
Eid-ul-Adha 2021 moon sighting LIVE: India looks for Zul Hijjah crescent today(Twitter/andy_abdulwasay)

Eid-ul-Adha 2021 moon sighting highlights: India to celebrate Bakrid on July 21

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2021 08:44 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Adha 2021 moon sighting highlights: India sights the crescent moon of Zul Hijjah/Dhu al-Hijjah to mark the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ or Bakra Eid after the Day of Arafah. Here's when Hajj in Saudi Arabia will take place and when Muslims in India will celebrate Eid al-Adha
Eid-ul-Adha 2021: Here’s when Saudi Arabia, India will celebrate Bakra Eid(Twitter/g2dubai)
Eid-ul-Adha 2021: Here’s when Saudi Arabia, India will celebrate Bakra Eid(Twitter/g2dubai)

Eid-ul-Adha 2021: Here’s when Saudi Arabia, India will celebrate Bakra Eid

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 12:42 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Adha 2021: Know all about when Muslims in Saudi Arabia, India, UAE and other countries will celebrate the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ or Bakra Eid in the month of Zul Hijjah/Dhu al-Hijjah
Mittal said that the panel will report on the issue to the government in two months' time.(HT Archive)
Mittal said that the panel will report on the issue to the government in two months' time.(HT Archive)

SP MLA says population control law veiled attack on Muslims

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 11:04 PM IST
  • Samajwadi Party MLA from Sambhal Iqbal Mehmood termed the law as a conspiracy against Muslims. Justice (Retd.) Aditya Nath the panel is examining various family units besides their ‘polygamy and polyandry aspects’.
Zara faces calls for boycott after head designer’s ‘racist’ message to Palestinian model(Twitter/CapitalMoments)
Zara faces calls for boycott after head designer’s ‘racist’ message to Palestinian model(Twitter/CapitalMoments)

Zara under fire after head designer’s ‘racist’ message to Palestinian model

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 02:46 PM IST
  • Social media users trend hashtags #BoycottZara and #ZaraMustApologise after Palestinian model Qaher Harhash exposes anti-Palestinian and ‘Islamophobic’ conversation with Vanessa Perilman, Head Designer for Spanish clothing giant Zara
Instagram, The Queer Muslim Project join hands for 'Digital Pride Festival 2.0'(Instagram/thequeermuslimproject)
Instagram, The Queer Muslim Project join hands for 'Digital Pride Festival 2.0'(Instagram/thequeermuslimproject)

Instagram, The Queer Muslim Project join hands for 'Digital Pride Festival 2.0'

ANI |
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 10:26 AM IST
Pride Month 2021: South Asia's largest virtual network of Queer, Muslim and allied individuals - The Queer Muslim Project ties up with Instagram to celebrate and support the LGBTQIA community with a second edition of the Digital Pride Festival.
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: India to look for Shawwal crescent on Wed(Twitter/MrSSupreme3)
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: India to look for Shawwal crescent on Wed(Twitter/MrSSupreme3)

Eid-ul-Fitr India moon sighting highlights: Crescent not sighted, Eid on Friday

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 08:54 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: The moon was not sighted in India, Muslims across the country will continue fasting and Eid will be celebrated on Friday, marking the onset of the month of Shawwal.
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: Saudi Arabia to sight crescent on Tuesday(Twitter/MAbduweli)
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: Saudi Arabia to sight crescent on Tuesday(Twitter/MAbduweli)

Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting highlights: Crescent not sighted in Saudi Arabia

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 09:36 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting highlights: The crescent moon for the month of Shawwal 1442 was not sighted on Tuesday evening. Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday, May 13 2021 which will mark the end of Ramadan 2021
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(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
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "Such is the despondency over our politicians that many people are now actively considering emigrating to other countries"
These are among the dozen states that will decide the fate of Trump and Biden on November 3(AP)
These are among the dozen states that will decide the fate of Trump and Biden on November 3(AP)

Trump urges Biden to reinstate USA travel ban on certain Muslim countries

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 09:34 AM IST
Donald Trump urges US President 'to keep our country safe from radical Islamic terrorism' and 'reinstitute the foreign country travel ban' and refugee restrictions that he had previously put in place but were removed as soon as he lost to Joe Biden
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: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)

Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)

Ramadan 2021 moon sighting highlights: Saudi Arabia committee announces date

UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 11:59 PM IST
  • Ramadan 2021 moon sighting updates: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court had called on all Muslims in UAE, Qatar and other Arab states to sight the crescent moon for the onset of the Holy month of Ramadan on Sunday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1442 AH, that is April 11, 2021
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
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
Mike Mosallam's Hollywood romcom 'Breaking Fast' busts myths around gay Muslims(Twitter/firstshowing)
Mike Mosallam's Hollywood romcom 'Breaking Fast' busts myths around gay Muslims(Twitter/firstshowing)

Mike Mosallam's Hollywood romcom 'Breaking Fast' busts myths around gay Muslims

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 10:06 AM IST
Hollywood writer and director Mike Mosallam wants to bust stereotypes that 'you can't be gay and Muslim' with his romantic comedy 'Breaking Fast', was originally released as a short in 2015 and warmly received at the Cannes Film Festival
India Date, significance and celebration of Eid-e-Milad 2020(Twitter/SawtAlHikma_EN)
India Date, significance and celebration of Eid-e-Milad 2020(Twitter/SawtAlHikma_EN)

Eid-e-Milad 2020 or Rabi ul Awwal 1442: Know history, significance and celebration of the date of birth of Prophet Muhammad

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 01:02 PM IST
Eid-e-Milad 2020 or Rabi ul Awwal 1442: Here’s the date of Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2020 in Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, history behind date of birth of Prophet Muhammad and sacred festivities attached to Mawlid or Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif
London holds anti-China protest in support of Uyghurs, Hong Kong and Tibet(Twitter/nottsocialist)
London holds anti-China protest in support of Uyghurs, Hong Kong and Tibet(Twitter/nottsocialist)

London holds anti-China protest, says ‘Free Hong Kong’, ‘Free Tibet’ and ‘Close the Uyghur Camps’

London [UK] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Apart from the US, London too slams Chinese Communist Party on the occasion of 71st National Day of the People Republic of China, for its human rights violation against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang and people of Hong Kong and Tibet
Rally held in US to raise awareness about Uyghur Muslim genocide in China(Twitter/Uyghur_American)
Rally held in US to raise awareness about Uyghur Muslim genocide in China(Twitter/Uyghur_American)

Uyghur American Association holds rally in US to raise awareness about Muslim genocide in China

Washington DC [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 12:25 PM IST
US rally by Uyghur American Association slams Chinese Communist Party, on 71st National Day of the People Republic of China, for putting a million or more Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities into detention camps and prisons in Xinjiang
Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong(Twitter/ML03509599)
Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong(Twitter/ML03509599)

China rebuked at UNHRC for restricting culture-religion, forced labour, forced birth control in Xinjiang and Hong Kong

Geneva [Switzerland] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:23 AM IST
‘Culture and religion are severely restricted and we have seen credible reports of forced labour and forced birth control’: Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs(Twitter/ABroNextDoor)
China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs(Twitter/ABroNextDoor)

China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs

Oslo [Norway] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:12 PM IST
US-based journalist Gulchehra Hoja accuses China of enforced disappearances and crackdown on religious freedom of Uyghurs, says will ‘never again contribute to the structure of lies that keep the Chinese tyranny in power’
Devotees offering prayers at a mosque on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha as Kerala celebrates Eid-al-Adha in Malappuram on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Devotees offering prayers at a mosque on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha as Kerala celebrates Eid-al-Adha in Malappuram on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Muslims in Kerala celebrate a low-key Bakrid amid Covid-19 pandemic

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Not more than 100 people are to allowed in large mosques, and strict health protocols, including social distancing norms, wearing of masks and using sanitisers are required to be followed, according to the guidelines by the government.
Punjab cabinet minister Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurating graveyards in Sector 73 on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Punjab cabinet minister Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurating graveyards in Sector 73 on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Muslims, Christians get graveyards in Mohali after two-decade wait

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Greater Mohali Area Development Authority had earmarked around 5 acres for the burial ground, which was handed over later to the municipal corporation (MC) for further development.
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