UNHCR launches Ramadan appeal for Kenya refugee youth

The United Nations refugee agency has launched a Ramadan appeal to help thousands of refugee youth in Kenya go to school. UNHCR said many youth at Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya are sitting idle because they are unable to raise school fees. "Join us as we raise funds to increase

Is it Ramadan Mubarak or Ramadan Kareem?

There are many ways Muslims wish each other a happy Ramadan at this special time, but there’s some debate over which is the best greeting to use. Ramadan Mubarak is the most common greeting used by Muslims, and translates to “have a blessed Ramadan”. Ramadan Kareem is another phrase often used, however

UN refugee agency chief calls for solidarity with refugees during Ramadan

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, shared his warmest wishes with all those observing the holy month of Ramadan, which begins in the next few days, urging solidarity with millions of forcibly displaced people worldwide. “In a world where we tragically continue to witness unprecedented human suffering and desperation,

Answers to all the questions you have about Ramadan 2019

Ramadan is upon us. For hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world, that means no food, drink, or cigarettes, during day time for an entire lunar month. This year’s Ramadan will start on or around the evening of May 6 and will be observed by hundreds of millions of Muslims

Don’t blame Muslims for the crimes of white supremacists

On April 27, the last day of Passover, John Earnest, a 19-year-old white male, walked into a synagogue in Poway, California and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing one person and wounding three. Shortly before he carried out the attack, he posted online a 4000-word manifesto, in which he also took responsibility for setting

Turkey’s largest and newest mosque sports six minaret

A new mosque which can accommodate 63,000 people at any one time has opened its doors to worshippers in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Inaugurated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday (May 3), the Camlica Mosque, which took six years to construct, is Turkey's largest mosque, Anadolu reported. Albanian President Ilir

UN says 1.7 million Somalis will face major food insecurity

The UN estimates 1.7 million people in Somalia will “face crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity until June” after a second consecutive bad rainy season caused livestock losses and failed crops. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday that this represents a 10% increase in food insecurity. He says that “malnutrition rates

Ethiopia PM praises Muslims for active role in national unity

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has lauded the efforts of Ethiopian Muslims in ensuring national unity stressing the need for all and sundry to do more to guard the current peace. Abiy was addressing a national gathering of Muslim leaders in the capital Addis Ababa as part of an ongoing conference that

Trump administration sued for detaining Somali man without bond hearing

A Somali man who was detained by US authorities after requesting asylum more than two years ago is languishing in immigration detention, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says. The ACLU is a nonprofit organisation which defends individual rights and liberties in the US. It says it is suing President Donald Trump's