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Iftar Buffets Un-Islamic: Ramazan Buffets Buck Islam’s Advice For Moderation During Fasting Month, Perak Scholar Says

New Age Islam News Bureau

24 April 2022

 

Muslims have their iftar meal at a restaurant offering buffet in Kuantan April 12, 2022. — Bernama pic

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• Iftar Buffets Un-Islamic: Ramazan Buffets Buck Islam’s Advice For Moderation During Fasting Month, Perak Scholar Says

• Hindus, Muslims To Take Out Tiranga Yatra In Communal Riot-Hit Jahangirpuri

• Islamic Emirate  of Afghanistan Orders PUBG, TikTok Ban for Leading Youths ‘Astray’

• Sisi Greets Pope Tawadros On Easter, Says Its Coincidence With Ramazan Is Call For Adherence To Noble Religious Values

• Pakistani Speakers Stress On Continued Support For Palestine Cause At Quds Conference

 

Southeast Asia

• Why No Effort To Get Fugitive Blogger Back For Questioning? Guan Eng Asks After RPK’s Claims Against SRC Judge

• Malaysian State Islamic Religious Departments Asked To Investigate ‘Taubah’ (Repentance)  Package

• ‘PASLeaks’ not unusual, no need to play up issue, says Umno’s Annuar Musa

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India

• Delhi BJP Chief Wants Muslim Names Of 40 Villages Changed

• The Crowds Are Back In Old Delhi For The First Public Ramazan Celebration Since The Covid- • 19 Pandemic Began, And Life Has Returned To Its Streets

• Kashmiris mark martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali (a.s.)

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South Asia

• Iran-Afghan Border Closes by Iran after Skirmishes with Taliban

• 1,500 Afghans Given Humanitarian Assistance Donated by China

• IEA’s PM Congratulates Pakistan’s Shahbaz Sharif on His Election as PM

• As police identify Nahid’s killers, Dhaka College students leaving hostels fearing raid

• How Rana Plaza tragedy shaped Bangladesh's mental health

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Arab world

• Chinese Cultural Products Bring Joy To Muslims During Ramazan, Says Egyptian Official

• KSrelief Distributes 1,300 Ramazan Food Baskets in Tajikistan

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Pakistan

• Nawaz, Bilawal Renew Pledge To Implement Charter Of Democracy

• Joint Action Committee Warns Of Countrywide Protest For Recovery Of Missing Shia Persons

• ‘Muslim Devotional Poetry Of South Asia’ Honoured At IBA Session

• Government College University Receives Rs20m Donations For New Mosque, Islamic Centre At Main Campus

• 30 metro buses for Peshawar Mor-Islamabad airport route to arrive next month

• PTI seeks scrutiny of 17 parties’ funds

• Several rumours later, Hamza yet to take oath

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Mideast

• Hamas: Palestinians Choose Resistance To Defend Al-Aqsa Mosque

• Muslims, Non-Muslims Enjoying Ramazan Festivities In Lebanon

• Iran's Cultural Counsellor in Italy holds a virtual Quran exhibition

• Pilgrims in Najaf mourn martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali (a.s.)

• Imam Khamenei condoles families of martyrs in Afghan terror attacks

• Ayatollah Sistani condemns terrorist attack in Mazar-i-Sharif

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Africa

• Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamic extremist group claims responsibility for bomb blast that kills at least 6

• Rite Foods Preaches Uprightness To Muslim Faithful At Ramazan

• Tinubu, Ngige, Others Attend Aisha Buhari’s Ramazan Iftar Dinner For 2023 Presidential Aspirants

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Europe

• Madeleine Mccann: Kate And Gerry Mccann Release Statement After Christian Brueckner Declared Formal Suspect

• Police Federation appoints Liam Kelly as first Catholic chairman

• Large fire at Dorset heathland ‘now surrounded and under control’

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North America

• Volunteers Demonstrate Compassion Of Ramazan In Indonesia: A UN Resident Coordinator Blog

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Iftar Buffets Un-Islamic: Ramazan Buffets Buck Islam’s Advice For Moderation During Fasting Month, Perak Scholar Says

 

Muslims have their iftar meal at a restaurant offering buffet in Kuantan April 12, 2022. — Bernama pic

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BY SYED JAYMAL ZAHIID

24 Apr 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Perak Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council president Datuk Seri Mohd Annuar Zaini considers Iftar buffets as “very un-Islamic”.

Mohd Annuar told news portal The Vibes that buffers tend to be extravagant and often encourage wasting, which contravenes the spirit that the holy month of Ramazan is meant to nurture discipline and moderation.

“You [buffet operators] drag people to stay with entertainment and music. They will stay and eat more food when they are encouraged to inject life to mosques.

“When they start bringing children [to buffets], they are teaching the wrong values and culture to the young ones,” he was quoted saying in the news report posted today.

The criticism was directed towards caterers that offer buffets for breaking fast, usually at a fee of a few hundred ringgit. These fees often include charges for entertainment.

Mohd Annuar called the buffet charges exorbitant and believed that restaurant owners and hotels take advantage of the cravings that come after a long day of fasting.

Malaysians have been known to waste food past reports on the issue have shown, with festive seasons usually seeing a major rise in food leftovers being dumped.

In a 2016 report published by the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Corporation, 200,000 tonnes of food went straight into the rubbish bin every fasting month.

The news portal also cited a 2019 WWF-Malaysia report that showed 16,668 tonnes of food nationwide were wasted on a daily basis the year before, and suggesting this amount could be used to feed 12 million people.

Islamic Development Department director-general Datuk Hakimah Mohd Yusoff also advised Muslims to eat in moderation in order to stay healthy.

“The existence of the Ramazan buffet has also helped to boost the country’s economy as well as provide opportunities for the Muslim community to break fast at locations [which serve food] that suit their taste,” she told The Vibes.

Source: Malay Mail

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Hindus, Muslims To Take Out Tiranga Yatra In Communal Riot-Hit Jahangirpuri

 

Hindus, Muslims To Take Out Tiranga Yatra In Communal Riot-Hit Jahangirpuri

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IANS

April 24, 2022

Members from both the Hindu and Muslim community will take out a Tiranga Yatra on Sunday at the communal violence-hit Jahangirpuri area of the national capital.

The area is still under heavy security cover, however, the permission to take out the proposed Yatra at 6 p.m. has been granted by the Delhi Police.

“A total of 50 people – 25 Hindus and 25 Muslims — are allowed to take part in the Yatra,” sources said, adding that the Yatra will begin from Kusal Chowk and then move towards Block B, BC market, mosque, temple, G block, Kusal Chowk, Bhumi Ghat and culminate at Azad Chowk.

On Saturday evening, representatives of the local peace committee, Aman Committee, met and hugged each other on cameras, spreading the message of brotherhood between both the communities.

Aman Committees were set up in the 1980s so that all religious celebrations in the national capital take place without one community hurting another’s sentiments.

Severe communal clashes erupted at the Jahangirpuri area on April 16 during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in which nine people, including eight policemen, were injured.

The police has till now arrested 25 people and apprehended two juveniles, while one of the arrested person’s relatives was bound down for injuring a police Inspector by pelting stones at him.

Source: The Statesman

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Islamic Emirate  of Afghanistan Orders PUBG, TikTok Ban for Leading Youths ‘Astray’

 

Photo: TweakTown

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By Arif Ahmadi

23 Apr 2022

Kabul, Afghanistan – In one of the latest cabinet meetings Thursday, Islamic Emirate has ordered the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) to ban access to online game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (BUBG) and the video-sharing app TikTok, saying the younger generation is being led astray by these platforms.

Since in power, the Taliban government has banned playing music, broadcasting international drama series, and use of neckties – yet PUBG and TikTok app in its latest – to prevent the so-called immoral contents.

“The cabinet ordered the blocking of access to PUBG and Tik Tok applications, which leads astray the younger generation, and also to prevent the publication of a channel that publishes immoral programs,” said Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, as TOLOnew quoted.

After taking control over the country last year, the Taliban promised a softer approach to government; but has increasingly curtailed freedoms especially for women as girls school remain suspended since the beginning of new calendar in March.

The group is known for their severe version of Islamist rule that characterized their first stint in government between 1996 and 2001, where use of borqa (locally known as chadari) among older generation could be seem up to these days across the country.

While the current government tends to avoid “misleading” content younger generations, blocking two of the famous online platforms, Kabul youths have different views on online game PUBG and video-sharing app TikTok.

“Not only TikTok, but on all social networks we can learn life skills, we can learn languages and we can learn a lot of Islamic subjects, so it cannot be a reasonable reason to block access to these applications because it leads the young astray,” said Alexander Najib, as local media quoted.

However, not all younger generation agree with such a perspective, as another resident Tahir Ayoubi said, “young people can entertain themselves in other ways through drawing, painting and art. My personal opinion is that TikTok should be banned.”

PUBG, an abbreviated term for Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, is an online shooting game created by a South Korean developer gain popularity among online players.

Meanwhile, TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a video-focused social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance Ltd. It hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes, dance, and entertainment with durations from 15 seconds to ten minutes.

The number of internet users in Afghanistan has grown rapidly in recent years along with its youth population, marking about nine million users currently.

Source: khaama Press

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Sisi Greets Pope Tawadros On Easter, Says Its Coincidence With Ramazan Is Call For Adherence To Noble Religious Values

 

File photo: A still image of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi with Pope Tawadros II pope of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark as he speaks during the Christmas mass at Nativity of the Christ Cathedral, January 2022. Photo courtesy of ON Facebook page.

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Ahram

23 Apr 2022

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi sent a greeting message to Pope Tawadros II – head of the Coptic Orthodox Church – ahead of Easter Sunday, saying its coincidence with the holy month of Ramazan is a call for adherence to noble religious values.

“Easter’s coincidence with the holy Ramazan month on the land of Egypt, the cradle of monotheistic religions, is a call for adherence to the noble religious values that call for strengthening cohesion and enhancing the spirit of solidarity and harmony,” state news agency MENA cited El-Sisi as saying in the message.

The president also prayed to God during these “blessed days in which the fasts and prayers of the masses of Muslim and Christian Egyptians converge” to bring continued goodness and development to Egypt, protect the country and citizens, and perpetuate security and prosperity in Egypt.

The president also sent similar messages greeting Egyptian Copts abroad on Easter through the country’s embassies and consulates worldwide.

Pope Tawadros II arrived Saturday night at St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral to lead the Orthodox Easter Sunday Mass, which falls this year on 24 April. A large number of attendees are attending the mass amid strict coronavirus measures.

Last week, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb congratulated Pope Tawadros II and the Christian people in Egypt in a phone call, saying bonds between Muslim and Christian people in Egypt “stem from the right understanding” of religion.

During the phone call, Pope Tawadros also hailed the relations binding the leaders and people of the church with the scholars of Al-Azhar, saying that these relations are a reflection of cooperation and ties between the two ancient institutions in all fields.

Source: English.Ahram

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Pakistani Speakers Stress On Continued Support For Palestine Cause At Quds Conference

 

Photo: Islamic Republic News Agency

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April 24, 2022

Source: IRNA

Condemning the recent crimes of the Zionist regime in Al-Quds, a number of Pakistani politicians and thinkers said helping Palestinian people against Zionist aggression and liberation of َAl-Quds depends only on the unity and solidarity of Muslims.

The conference titled "Quds, Axis and Center of Unity" organized by the Palestine Foundation of Pakistan was held in Islamabad on Friday attended by important political, religious and social figures.

Speakers strongly condemned the Zionist occupation forces' attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque in recent days, and called on the international organizations, especially the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League, to take practical steps beyond issuing statements and rhetoric to stop this aggression.

"In today's world, Palestine and the Middle East are two critical points for war," said Senator Talha Mahmood, Pakistan's Minister for States and Frontier Regions.

Allama Raja Nasser Abbas Jafari, Secretary General of Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan (MWM) said the US and compromising rulers in the region in collusion with Israel were in clear violation of international law, including Security Council resolutions.

He stressed that the Islamic world must play a serious role in resolving the issues facing it, especially in reducing tensions in the Middle East, resolving the crisis in Syria, Yemen and Palestine.

The religious leader of Pakistan added that Israel is a usurper regime and of course it has failed, so its conspiracy to cooperate with some Arabs to weaken the axis of resistance is doomed to failure.

Nayyar Hussain Bukhari Secretary General of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and former Chairman Senate said not only words are enough to resolve the Palestinian conflict, but we must take practical measures. The United Nations, especially the Arab League, must fulfill its responsibilities to Palestine and to prevent human rights abuses by Israel.

He described the Zionist regime's suppression of the Palestinians and its invasion of Al-Quds as cruel and added it is time for us to end "our differences and help resolve the Palestinian question".

Saber Abu Maryam, Secretary General of Palestine Foundation of Pakistan praised Imam Khomeini's historic move to declare the last Friday of Ramazan as International Quds Day, saying Imam gave a new spirit to the liberation movements of the oppressed nations of the world, including the liberation of Palestine and the struggle against the Zionist enemy were blown.

Criticizing the actions of some countries in the region and the Arab world to establish relations with the illegitimate Zionist regime, he added "Conspiracies to create a Greater Israel and a Greater Middle East have failed miserably.

At the end of the seminar, the participants passed a resolution calling on the Pakistani government to officially observe the last Friday of the holy month of Ramazan as International Quds Day.

Source: IQNA

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Southeast Asia

 

Why no effort to get fugitive blogger back for questioning? Guan Eng asks after RPK’s claims against SRC judge

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY

24 Apr 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng today questioned the authorities over what he perceived as a lack of effort to bring fugitive Malaysian blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin back for investigation over his many questionable allegations published online.

Instead, the Bagan MP noted the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) swift investigation into the blogger’s recent allegation on the purportedly “unexplained wealth” of a judge who had tried and found former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak guilty of multiple counts of misusing RM42 million belonging to government-owned SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Source: Malay Mail

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Malaysian State Islamic Religious Departments Asked To Investigate ‘Taubah’ (Repentance)  Package

04- 24- 2022

BUKIT GANTANG: The state Islamic religious departments have been asked to investigate the emergence of social media sites that offer a ‘taubat’ (repentance) package at RM20, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs), Datuk Idris Ahmad.

“To repent, and have to pay for the purpose, is not right, and if we do not have adequate knowledge we will be easily deceived by others.

Source: The Sundaily

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https://www.thesundaily.my/home/state-islamic-religious-departments-asked-to-investigate-taubat-package-idris-HA9112810

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‘PASLeaks’ not unusual, no need to play up issue, says Umno’s Annuar Musa

23 Apr 2022

ALOR SETAR, April 23 ― Ketereh Umno division chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa has described the ‘PASLeaks’ document which allegedly contained a secret plan to bring down Umno leaders as not unusual and, therefore something not needed to be played up.

Annuar, who is also Ketereh MP, said based on his understanding after going through the document, they were only notes by PAS leaders in establishing facts and views of other political party leaders.

Source: Malay Mail

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India

Delhi BJP chief wants Muslim names of 40 villages changed

Apr 23, 2022

NEW DELHI: Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta, who is leading his party's 'bulldozer' campaign against encroachment by "Rohingyas and Bangladeshis", on Saturday announced his plan for changing Muslim names of 40 villages in the national capital.

In a press conference here, Gupta said that the party will send a proposal to Kejriwal government for changing the names of 40 villages in the city that symbolise a period of "slavery".

Source: Times Of India

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The crowds are back in old Delhi for the first public Ramazan celebration since the Covid-19 pandemic began, and life has returned to its streets

Rakesh Kumar

4 Apr, 2022

In the mosque’s courtyard, devotees are trying to find space, even though iftar – the breaking of the day-long fast observed by Muslims during Ramazan (a holy month of fasting) – is still 90 minutes away.

Families gather around spreads of food and juices laid out on the ground, waiting for the signal to end their fast. A few pray as children charge around, women chop fruit and youngsters take selfies.

Source: Scmp

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https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel-leisure/article/3175037/crowds-are-back-old-delhi-first-public-Ramazan-celebration

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Kashmiris mark martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali (a.s.)

April 24, 2022

The martyrdom anniversary of the first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib - the cousin and son in law of the Prophet of Islam - was observed across the world with tremendous religious fervor. Mourners in Indian-controlled Kashmir held processions to pay tribute to one of the most revered figures of Islam and the intimate associate of the Holy Prophet.

The speakers highlighted the lofty character of the Holy Imam and recalled his immense contribution to Islam. The participants said the entire life of Imam Ali is an example not only for Muslims but for the humanity at large. They praised Imam Ali for his unwavering loyalty to the Holy Prophet and the cause of Islam and Islamic unity. They said the Imam selflessly relinquished his right for the sake of unity of Muslims and to safeguard the principles of Islam.

Source: PressTV

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South Asia

Iran-Afghan Border Closes by Iran after Skirmishes with Taliban

By Najibullah Lalzoy

24 Apr 2022

The main crossing point between Afghanistan and Iran in the western province of Herat closed on Saturday, April 23, 2022, after skirmishes between border guards of the two countries.

The Taliban in the Islam Qala district of Herat province purportedly wanted to pave a road that was obstructed by the Iranian forces in the border zone.

Source: khaama Press

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1,500 Afghans Given Humanitarian Assistance Donated by China

By Najibullah Lalzoy

24 Apr 2022

Kabul, Afghanistan- the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan distributed China-donated humanitarian assistance to 1,500 Afghans in Kabul on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters at the scene, the acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriates Khalilurahman Haqqani said the process will continue in the future as well.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/1500-afghans-given-humanitarian-assistance-donated-by-china-6765765756/

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IEA’s PM Congratulates Pakistan’s Shahbaz Sharif on His Election as PM

By Najibullah Lalzoy

23 Apr 2022

The interim Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund in an official letter congratulated Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shabaz Sharif on holding the office of the premiership.

Muhammad Hassan Akhund expressed hope that Sharif’s election as head of the state of Pakistan will ensure friendly relations between the two countries.

Source: khaama Press

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As police identify Nahid’s killers, Dhaka College students leaving hostels fearing raid

Star Digital Report

Apr 24, 2022

Police have identified some students of Dhaka College for their alleged involvement with the murder of Nahid Mia, who was killed during the students-traders clashes in New Market area on April 19.

After the news broke out, many students started leaving Dhaka College hostels fearing that police may raid any time to nab the culprits.

Source: The Daily Star

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https://www.thedailystar.net/news/bangladesh/news/police-identify-nahids-killers-dhaka-college-students-leaving-hostels-fearing-raid-3011311

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How Rana Plaza tragedy shaped Bangladesh's mental health

Fabiha Afifa

Apr 24, 2022

A man holding on to a woman. Her back arched; a tear of blood streaming down his cheek. Both ashened by the debris of a collapsed Rana Plaza.

I still remember the shock, the heartbreak I experienced when I first saw the picture. Photographer Taslima Akhter had taken the photo and it was everywhere – on the covers of newspapers, magazine centrefolds, blaring TV screens.

Source: The Daily Star

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Arab world

Chinese Cultural Products Bring Joy To Muslims During Ramazan, Says Egyptian Official

April 24, 2022

CAIRO, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese exports are among the cultural industries that bring joy to Egyptians and Muslims in the Middle East during the holy fasting month of Ramazan, Diaa Helmy, secretary general of the Egyptian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, has said.

During a recent interview with Xinhua, Helmy, also an expert on Chinese affairs, praised the increase in Chinese exports of Ramazan-related cultural products to Egypt, such as lanterns and toys that spread the festive atmosphere of the holy month.

Source: En.People

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http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/0424/c90000-10088335.html

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KSrelief Distributes 1,300 Ramazan Food Baskets in Tajikistan

23 Apr, 2022

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has distributed 1,300 food baskets in the Republic of Tajikistan, as part of the Ramazan "Eatam" initiative.

Source: English.Ahram

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Pakistan

Nawaz, Bilawal renew pledge to implement Charter of Democracy

Amir Wasim

April 24, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Supreme leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in their meetings in London have agreed to implement the left-out clauses of the Charter of Democracy (CoD), signed by the two parties some 16 years ago and to finalise a roadmap for the future with the consensus of all democratic forces.

According to a statement issued by the PPP on Saturday, both Mr Sharif and Mr Bhutto-Zardari had discussed “ways forward” after a constitutional victory for democracy, the rule of law and supremacy of parliament”.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1686525/nawaz-bilawal-renew-pledge-to-implement-charter-of-democracy

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Joint Action Committee Warns Of Countrywide Protest For Recovery Of Missing Shia Persons

By Our Correspondent

April 24, 2022

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Shia missing persons and families of enforced disappearance on Saturday warned of a countrywide protest if their loved ones were not recovered.

Speaking at a joint press conference at the central procession of Youm-e-Ali (RA) in Karachi on Saturday, Shia leaders Allama Ahmed Iqbal Rizvi, Allama Aqeel, Allama Haider Abbas Abidi, Allama Razi Haider and Allama Nazir Abbas Naqvi expressed grave concern over the non-recovery of their loved ones, and alleged that the state institutions were not serious about their recovery.

Source: The News

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https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/952876-jac-warns-of-countrywide-protest-for-recovery-of-missing-shia-persons

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‘Muslim devotional poetry of South Asia’ honoured at IBA session

By Our Correspondent

April 24, 2022

The Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, School of Economics and Social Sciences, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, organised a session titled ‘Muslim Devotional Poetry of South Asia’, on the main campus.

The event featured recitation of naats written in Urdu, Persian, Sindhi and Punjabi. The IBA faculty and students recited devotional verses of renowned Sindhi poet Maulvi Ahmad Mallah and famous Urdu and Persian poets, including Mir Taqi Mir and Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib.

Source: The News

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Government College University Receives Rs20m Donations For New Mosque, Islamic Centre At Main Campus

Apr 24, 2022

LAHORE – The Government College University (GCU), Lahore received donations of about Rs20 million from its alumni, staff, philanthropists and students for the establishment of a new mosque and an Islamic centre at its main campus. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi hosted an iftar dinner on Friday where philanthropists pledged around five million rupees more for the mosque, while donations of almost fifteen million rupees had already been received by the University, said a press release issued here on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said that the construction of this grand Islamic Centre and Mosque would cost a total of Rs100 million. He said the Mosque and Islamic Centre would have three floors where a library, conference room and auditorium would be built besides a large prayer room.

Source: Nation.Com

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30 metro buses for Peshawar Mor-Islamabad airport route to arrive next month

Kalbe Ali

April 24, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Buses for the Peshawar Mor-Islamabad International Airport metro bus service have finally been dispatched from China and are expected to reach the federal capital by the middle of next month.

To speed up the service, CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed has increased the number of officers in the team entrusted to operate the bus service.

Source: Dawn

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PTI seeks scrutiny of 17 parties’ funds

Malik Asad

April 24, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The PTI moved the Islamabad High Court on Saturday seeking scrutiny of the funds of at least 17 major political parties, including the PML-N and PPP.

The petition, filed by PTI Additional Secretary-General Amir Mahmood Kiyani through Anwar Mansoor Khan, came days after the Election Commission of Pakistan, in line with an IHC order, decided to conduct daily hearings on the foreign funding case. In its order, the IHC had directed the ECP to conclude the case within 30 days.

Source: Dawn

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Several rumours later, Hamza yet to take oath

Mansoor Malik

April 24, 2022

LAHORE: Rumours that Punjab Chief Minister-elect Hamza Shehbaz will take the oath at the Governor House on Saturday died down in the afternoon when the president tweeted that the prime minister’s summary regarding the Lahore High Court order is under consideration.

Since the high court “expected” the president to nominate any person to administer the oath to Hamza, several rumours were rife on TV channels on Saturday — from President Dr Arif Alvi himself visiting Lahore to the Senate chairman reaching the Punjab capital for the purpose.

Source: Dawn

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Mideast

Hamas: Palestinians choose resistance to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque

April 24, 2022

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement spokesperson said that the gathering of the Palestinian people in Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque shows their belief in the option of resistance to liberate their land and sanctuaries.

Al-Quds and the Al-Aqsa Mosque have been witnessing the worst clashes in the past year between Zionist militias and Palestinian worshipers since Friday (April 15th). At least 160 Palestinians were injured, and more than 400 others were detained in the clashes.

Source: Iran Press

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Muslims, non-Muslims enjoying Ramazan festivities in Lebanon

Apr 24, 2022

TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) – Since Ramazan, like Christmas, is regarded as a national occasion in Lebanon; its festivities are en­joyed and celebrated by all Muslims and non-Muslims in the country.

Muslims from around the world observe Ramazan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, in their unique ways. Every community welcomes the holy month with its distinctive traditions and practices.

Source: Mehr News

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Iran's Cultural Counselor in Italy holds a virtual Quran exhibition

April 24, 2022

Cultural counselor of Iran's embassy in Italy is holding an online exhibition of Quranic art during Ramazan.

In the exhibition, 95 works of prominent Iranian artists in calligraphy, Illumination, and text and explanations in Italian have been prepared.

Source: Iran Press

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Pilgrims in Najaf mourn martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali (a.s.)

April 24, 2022

Mourning rituals were held at the holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS) in Najaf, Iraq, on the eve of the first Imam’s (AS) martyrdom anniversary.

A large number of pilgrims attended the mourning ceremonies and also recitation of Al-Iftitah Supplication, according to the Astan (custodianship) of the holy shrine.

Source: IQNA

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Imam Khamenei condoles families of martyrs in Afghan terror attacks

April 24, 2022

The message of condolence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was conveyed to the families of the martyrs of the recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.

The Deputy Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kabul and the accompanying delegation met with the families of the martyrs of the recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan and conveyed the message of condolences and sympathy from the Leader of the Islamic Revolution and the Islamic Republic to them.

Source: Mehr

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Ayatollah Sistani condemns terrorist attack in Mazar-i-Sharif

April 24, 2022

Office of Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani in a statement on Friday condemned ISIS criminal massacre of fasting worshippers in Mazar-i-Sharif, asking security forces there be alert to prevent similar events.

“The ISIS terrorist group has once again created another horrendous crime in which innocent worshippers in Sedokkan Mosque of Mazar-i-Sharif of Afghanistan were targeted and a large number of them laid in their blood mixed with dust,” reads the statement.

Source: IRNA

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Africa

Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamic extremist group claims responsibility for bomb blast that kills at least 6

By—Omar Faruk

Apr 23, 2022

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A bomb blast by Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels hit a popular seaside restaurant in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killing at least six people, ambulance service officials say.

The explosion was detonated by a suicide bomber who had been denied access inside the restaurant where the Somali Police Commissioner and several lawmakers were having dinner, Somali Police Spokesman Maj. Abdifatah Aden Hassan announced at a press conference Saturday.

Source: Pbs

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Rite Foods preaches uprightness to Muslim faithful at Ramazan

April 24, 2022

Rite Foods, a truly world-class and proudly Nigerian food and beverage company, has continued in its consumer-centric approach to celebrating with the Muslim faithful as they observe the Ramazan fasting in fulfilment of the fourth pillar of Islam.

The market leader with its 13 variants of Bigi carbonated soft drink (CSD) and table water, Rite sausages, and Fearless energy drink urged the Islamic believers to always uphold the virtues of the religion, with a firm commitment to its teachings as they keep to its obligations in the holy month.

Source: Vanguardngr

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Tinubu, Ngige, Others Attend Aisha Buhari’s Ramazan Iftar Dinner For 2023 Presidential Aspirants

By Oladipo Abiola

23 April 2022

The event which was scheduled to kick off by 6.30pm already had some of the guests arriving by 6.20pm.

Some of the presidential aspirants who arrived early and were on seat when the event started include the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi) and Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed.

Source: Naija News

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Europe

Madeleine McCann: Kate and Gerry McCann release statement after Christian Brueckner declared formal suspect

By Gary Flockhar

23-04-2022

In a message posted on the Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page on Friday, Kate and Gerry McCann wrote: “Even though the possibility may be slim, we have not given up hope that Madeleine is still alive and we will be reunited with her”.

It comes a day after convicted sex offender Christian Brueckner, 44, was declared an official suspect by Portuguese authorities.

Source: Scotsman

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Police Federation appoints Liam Kelly as first Catholic chairman

JOHN MANLEY

23 April, 2022

THE Police Federation for Northern Ireland (PFNI) has appointed Liam Kelly as its new chairman.

Mr Kelly, who is understood to be the first Catholic officer to hold the position, succeeds Mark Lindsay next month.

Source: Irish News

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Large fire at Dorset heathland ‘now surrounded and under control’

By Benjamin Cooper

24-04-2022

Firefighters have said a large blaze driven by strong winds at a heathland in Dorset is now under control.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service said the incident, which it was initially called to on Saturday afternoon, at Canford Heath in Poole was “now surrounded and under control”.

Source: Standard

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North America

Volunteers demonstrate compassion of Ramazan in Indonesia: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

24 April 2022

Humanitarian Aid

Millions of volunteers in Indonesia have given their time and expertise to help build a fairer and more inclusive society according to Valerie Julliand, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country.

As Indonesia celebrates Ramazan, Ms Julliand and Toily Kurbanov, Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers explain* why volunteerism encapsulates the generosity and compassion of the Muslim holy month.

Source: News.Un

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https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1116702

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