Ramadan

2021 Multifaith Virtual Iftar Conference in the Philippines

SPIRITUALITY         By Genevieve Balance-Kupang In Appreciation of the Richness of our Religious Diversity and Experiencing Ramadan through Fasting and Iftar Radiating one’s inner light, gift of presence, and goodwill, multifaith religious and government leaders, the international…

Amid Eid ul-Fitr celebrations, a look at the Muslim presence in the Caribbean

Written by Fausia A. Eid is an Islamic feast of togetherness From Barbados’ Quran memorisers (hafiz) and Guyana’s religious radio programmes to open-air, socially distanced Arabic classes in Trinidad and Tobago, Muslims and their religious practices have been a part of…

Afghanistan: Taliban declare three-day cease-fire for Eid

Just hours before the Taliban announced a cease-fire to mark the end of Ramadan, at least 11 people died in a bomb attack on a bus in the southern Zabul province. The Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire Monday to mark the…

(Ramadan Amidst the Co-vid 19 Pandemic): An interview with Mohammad Nazrul Islam Jashim

SPIRITUALITY           As part of the series on Ramadan amidst the co-vid 19 pandemic, Pressenza interviewed Mohammad Nazrul Islam Jashim. Mohammad is currently the country representative of the Community for Human Development. An international socio-cultural organization…

(Ramadan Amidst the Co-vid 19 Pandemic): An interview with Irshad Mughal

SPIRITUALITY         Continuing the series on Ramadan amidst the Co-vid 19 Pandemic, Pressenza interviewed Irshad Mughal, chairman of the Iraj Education & Development Foundation, from Lahore Pakistan. With a background in M.Phil. In International Relations and Politics…

(Ramadan Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic): An interview with Ma’am Amina Tominaman-Mambuay

FOURTH INTERVIEW IN A FOUR-PART SERIES         By Genevieve Balance-Kupang Ramadan Mubarak! During this Holy Month of Ramadan, I am one with you, our Muslim siblings, as you offer profound prayers, carry out fasting and charitable works,…

(Ramadan amidst the Covid 19 Pandemic) An interview with Engr. Ossama Al Azzouni

THIRD INTERVIEW IN A FOUR-PART SERIES         by Genevieve Balance-Kupang Ramadan Mubarak! This Sacred Month of Ramadan, I am one with our Muslim friends, as you offer significant supplications, carry out fasting and charitable works, reflect on…

(Ramadan amidst the Covid 19 Pandemic) An interview with Dr. Aliyu Yaya Aliyu

(Second Interview of a Four-Part Series)         by Genevieve Balance-Kupang Ramadan Mubarak! During this Holy Month of Ramadan, I am one with our Muslim friends, as you offer profound prayers, carry out fasting and charitable works, reflect…

(Ramadan amidst the Covid 19 Pandemic) An Interview with Tandis Taghavi

(First Interview of a Four-Part Series)     by Genevieve Balance-Kupang Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim siblings! Greetings of a blessed observance of the holy month of Ramadan. I am one with you as you tender intense prayer, do…

This Ramadan, UNHCR calls for solidarity with those hit hardest by the global pandemic

As the Islamic world prepares to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges greater support for millions of refugees and internally displaced people hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. People forced to flee their homes…

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