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

Astronomers predict Ramadan 2019 dates

The Ramadan 2019 dates have been predicted by astronomers – with the official announcement set to happen within days. The important period looks likely to start on Monday May 6 in the Middle East, according to the International Astronomical Centre. The centre's director Mohamed Shawkat said the sighting of the crescent moon by

People are getting ready for Ramadan … with halal pickup lines

The online Muslim community has made a habit out of creating hilarious memes and tweets based on its religion, and truth be told, the jokes simply never get old.  If you follow Muslim social media users, you have probably stumbled upon their famous halal pickup lines, in which Muslims add a halal twist to their

What are the five pillars of Islam?

1) The Testimony of Faith: The testimony of faith is saying with conviction, “La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah.”  This saying means “There is no true god (deity) but God (Allah),1 and Muhammad is the Messenger (Prophet) of God.”  The first part, “There is no true god but God,” means that none has the

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