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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
Riot policemen throw stones towards supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party during a protest against the arrest of their leader as he was demanding the expulsion of the French ambassador over depictions of Prophet Muhammad, in Barakahu neighbourhood of Islamabad. (AFP)
Riot policemen throw stones towards supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party during a protest against the arrest of their leader as he was demanding the expulsion of the French ambassador over depictions of Prophet Muhammad, in Barakahu neighbourhood of Islamabad. (AFP)

French embassy asks it citizens to leave Pakistan

AFP | , Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 02:47 PM IST
  • Anti-French sentiment has been simmering for months in Pakistan since the government of President Emmanuel Macron expressed support for a magazine's right to republish cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed -- deemed blasphemous by many Muslims.
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
Shab-e-Barat 2021: Date, history and celebrations of Laylat al-Baraat in India(sanyukt_org)
Shab-e-Barat 2021: Date, history and celebrations of Laylat al-Baraat in India(sanyukt_org)

Shab-e-Barat 2021: Date, history and celebrations of Laylat al-Baraat in India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 12:54 PM IST
  • Shab-e-Barat 2021: Know all about the date when 15th of Shabaan will begin in India and the history of the Muslim festival along with its significance and customary rituals that form a part of its celebrations
Pakistan President Arif Alvi had urged France not to stamp a religion "in a certain manner."(AFP Photo)
Pakistan President Arif Alvi had urged France not to stamp a religion "in a certain manner."(AFP Photo)

Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi's remarks on French Muslims

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 04:33 PM IST
Pakistan's government has been particularly virulent in its condemnation of Macron's clampdown on radical Islam.
Poet Munawwar Rana in Indore (Photo by Amit K Jaiswal/ Hindustan Times)
Poet Munawwar Rana in Indore (Photo by Amit K Jaiswal/ Hindustan Times)

Poet Munawwar Rana booked over remarks on France killings

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 03:21 PM IST
The poet has also been booked under IPC Section 505 (statements conducing public mischief) and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act, the officer said.
Nurmagomedov harshly criticises Macron over anti-Islam remarks(Instagram/khabib_nurmagomedov)
Nurmagomedov harshly criticises Macron over anti-Islam remarks(Instagram/khabib_nurmagomedov)

‘May the Almighty disfigure the face of this creature’: UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov harshly criticises French President Emmanuel Macron over anti-Islam remarks

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Legendary MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov posts a picture of a boot print on French President Emmanuel Macron’s face, issues strongly-worded statement after the latter’s defence on the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad as well as his anti-Islam comments
SNMD Sarkar Managing Director of the Sarkar Jet Airlines, wants to commemorate this day as a harbinger of love, hope and peace for everyone
SNMD Sarkar Managing Director of the Sarkar Jet Airlines, wants to commemorate this day as a harbinger of love, hope and peace for everyone

Sarkar family wishes followers on Eid-Milad-Un- Nabi

UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 08:03 PM IST
The noted industrialist is of the opinion that Islam’s true meaning, which is “submission to the will of God” is more relevant than ever today because that would mean the end of our problems.
Protesters deface a picture of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem insulting and blasphemous, outside the French Embassy, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, October 26, 2020.(AP file photo)
Protesters deface a picture of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem insulting and blasphemous, outside the French Embassy, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, October 26, 2020.(AP file photo)

Anti-France sentiments rise in Muslim world, thousands protest French cartoons

Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 04:06 PM IST
Major anti-France protests continued on Friday in several countries, including Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Muslim world is furious with French president Emmanuel Macron’s vow to protect the right to caricature Prophet Muhammad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi(PTI)

President, PM Modi wish ‘peace and compassion’ on Milad-un-Nabi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 01:58 PM IST
Prophet Muhamad, the last messenger for the world according to Islam, was born on 12th Rabi ul Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.
PM Modi tweeted his greetings on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi(PTI photo)
PM Modi tweeted his greetings on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi(PTI photo)

PM Modi hopes for compassion, brotherhood in Milad-un-Nabi greetings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Practitioners of Islam all over the world observe prophet Muhammad’s birthday on Milad-un-Nabi. The day is also known as Mawlid or Nabid.
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
People gather at the Place de la Republique in Paris, to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the French teacher who was beheaded on the streets of the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France.(Reuters)
People gather at the Place de la Republique in Paris, to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the French teacher who was beheaded on the streets of the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France.(Reuters)

France: Police crackdown after beheading of teacher

By Agencies
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:56 AM IST
History teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was murdered on Friday in broad daylight outside his school in a middle-class Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin, who was shot dead by police.
A poster reading "I am Samuel" and flowers lay outside the school where slain history teacher Samuel Paty was working in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris.(AP)
A poster reading "I am Samuel" and flowers lay outside the school where slain history teacher Samuel Paty was working in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris.(AP)

France demonstrations to pay tribute to beheaded teacher

Paris | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:19 PM IST
Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police.
French President Emmanuel Macron and French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer talk with officials as they visit the scene of a stabbing attack in the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine suburb of Paris, France.(REUTERS)
French President Emmanuel Macron and French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer talk with officials as they visit the scene of a stabbing attack in the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine suburb of Paris, France.(REUTERS)

Paris teacher beheading: Murdered because he taught freedom of expression, says French Prez Macron

By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:16 AM IST
The teacher had discussed caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class. The French anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation for murder with a suspected terrorist motive.
Anil Deshmukh has sought the ban on the film under the Information Technology Act to ensure the law and order situation is not affected in the state, said an official statement issued on Wednesday.(ANI)
Anil Deshmukh has sought the ban on the film under the Information Technology Act to ensure the law and order situation is not affected in the state, said an official statement issued on Wednesday.(ANI)

Stop broadcast of film on Prophet Muhammad: Anil Deshmukh to Centre

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 10:34 PM IST
The home minister has demanded that instructions be issued to prevent broadcast of the film on digital platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp among others.
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.
Ramadan moon-sighting 2020: When will Ramadan start, what is the duration of the holy month (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Ramadan moon-sighting 2020: When will Ramadan start, what is the duration of the holy month (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Ramazan 2020 Moon Sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, UAE confirm sighting of crescent moon. Fasting to begin tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 09:55 PM IST

Ramadan, also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time for Muslims located globally to focus on prayers, fasting and charity. The last few days of Ramadan are considered a particularly holy period, as it is said to be the time when the Qu’ran’s (Koran) first verses were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).The first day of fasting during Ramadan is determined by the sighting of the new moon (crescent moon). This year it’s supposed to be sighted on Friday, April 24 in Muslim nations such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Egypt, Indonesia, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, that will begin fasting despite the coronavirus pandemic albeit with requisite precautions taken and several Ramadan-related activities curtailed.According to a report by Reuters, “Some 320 million Muslims in countries like Iran and Tunisia will face enforced separation at a time when socializing is almost sacred. Restrictions on gatherings have forced those organising community iftars - the evening meal in which Muslims break their fast - to find new ways to reach those in need from Syrian refugees to laid-off migrant workers in Gulf Arab states.” “In the United Arab Emirates where summer temperatures climb above 50 degrees, Ramadan fridges stocked by residents are normally placed in car parks and shopping malls allowing labourers to grab food and drinks as needed.”

When is Ramadan starting in 2020?

Date: April 24 2020First sighting of moon: United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia’s government said it would maintain the ban on all congregation prayers in the country, including Taraweeh - a set of special prayers that take place during the holy month.In the United States and Europe, Muslim communities rely on astronomical calculations and are likely to observe Ramadan from Thursday evening as well, with Friday being the first day of fasting.When is Ramadan starting in 2020?According to the International Astronomy Center (IAC), “The holy month of Ramadan is predicted to start on Friday, April 24, in most Islamic countries.”The Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced that astronomical calculations say Ramadan’s new moon will be born on April 23 at 02:27 GMT (05:27 Doha local time). The actual visibility of the crescent moon will depend on natural factors such as atmospheric conditions, cloud cover and the distance between the sun and the moon on the horizon.  Also read: Ramadan 2020: Unique and bizarre Ramzan practices around the worldHow long is the holy month of Ramadan?Islamic lunar months last anywhere between 29 to 30 days, depending on the sighting of the new moon. If the new moon is not visible by the 29th night, the month lasts 30 days instead.Saudi Arabia’s official Umm al-Qura calendar has marked the first day of fasting as April 24, 2020.Fasting during Ramadan month is one of the five pillars of Islam, which includes the Muslim declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.By law, offices are required to reduce the number of working hours and restaurants stay shut during the daylight hours. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, however, several workplaces, restaurants and recreational zones will likely be shut throughout the period of Ramadan, in an attempt to curb the spread of the pandemic and maintain social distancing practices.The hours of fasting world-over are anywhere between 11 to 19 hours. “Ramadan Mubarak” or “Ramadan Kareem” are common greetings exchanged during the holy month. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr which means the “festival of breaking the fast” in Arabic. This year, Eid al-Fitr is likely to fall on May 24, depending on the start date of Ramadan and the sighting of the crescent moon for the month after Ramadan, Shawwaal. LIVE UPDATES:

Ramadan is a time for introspection and fasting and takes place every year.(Unsplash)
Ramadan is a time for introspection and fasting and takes place every year.(Unsplash)

Ramadan 2020: History, significance and when does Ramadan begin

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 08:28 AM IST
During the period of Ramadan, millions of Muslims fast for a month every year. It is one of the most important festivals of the Islamic calendar.
Eid Milad Un Nabi 2019: The festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth and death of Prophet Muhammad, as both happened on the same day.(Unsplash)
Eid Milad Un Nabi 2019: The festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth and death of Prophet Muhammad, as both happened on the same day.(Unsplash)

Eid Milad Un Nabi 2019: Greetings, Images, SMS, Quotes, Facebook and Whatsapp Status to share

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 10:57 AM IST
Eid Milad Un Nabi 2019: In the month of Rabi’ al-awwal, which is the third month in the Islamic calendar, the Shias celebrate it on the 17th and the Sunnis celebrate the festival on 12th of the month.
Eid-e-Milad is a prominent festival for Muslims.(Unsplash)
Eid-e-Milad is a prominent festival for Muslims.(Unsplash)

Eid-e-Milad 2019: History, importance and significance of Milad-un-Nabi

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 02:29 PM IST
Eid-e-Milad 2019: The festival is also known as Milad an-Nabi and Mawlid an-Nabi. In colloquial Arabic, the word “Mawlid” means to give birth or bear a child.
(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Hearing case due to Sabarimala’: SC notice on plea to let women in mosques

New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 12:29 PM IST
While hearing the petition, the court said that it was hearing the plea only because of the Sabarimala verdict which had been quoted in the PIL.
The tenth day, this year celebrated on October 1, is important as a day of observance and is called the day of ‘Ashura’.(Shutterstock)
The tenth day, this year celebrated on October 1, is important as a day of observance and is called the day of ‘Ashura’.(Shutterstock)

Muharram 2018: Significance, and history of this day of mourning

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 09:05 AM IST
Muharram marks the holy day of Ashura, and it is on this day that Imam Hussain Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad was martyred.
Muhammad Jamil offers a bowl of ice-cold water to a devotee outside Jama Masjid in Old Delhi.(SARANG GUPTA/HT)
Muhammad Jamil offers a bowl of ice-cold water to a devotee outside Jama Masjid in Old Delhi.(SARANG GUPTA/HT)

These Bhishtis are keeping tradition alive, one thirsty stranger at a time

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 03:00 PM IST
In the sweltering heat of Delhi, there resides a community that provides water to people and keeps the surroundings cool by sprinkling water. Come, meet the Bhishtis.
Graves in Chenab Nagar, Pakistan of Ahmadiyyas killed in attacks on the community’s mosques in May 2010.(Getty Images)
Graves in Chenab Nagar, Pakistan of Ahmadiyyas killed in attacks on the community’s mosques in May 2010.(Getty Images)

Excerpt: Reimagining Pakistan by Husain Haqqani

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 06:17 PM IST
Husain Haqqani’s new book states that successive Pakistani leaders and most of the country’s intelligentsia preferred to build the ‘ideology of Pakistan’ on the twin pillars of Islam and antagonism towards India. An excerpt from a chapter on Islamist Rage examines what is at the heart of the nation’s current problems
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