Ramadan Memories

150 Hindu Prisoners observe Fast with Muslim Inmates At least 150 Hindu prisoners observed Roza inside Tihar jail. “Of the 16,665 prisoners spread across different jails of Tihar, at least 2,658 prisoners, that include both Hindus and Muslims observed the fast. Jail officers said the Hindu prisoners gave different reasons why they were observing the […]

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Keeping with the UAE’s vision for 2019 to be the ‘Year of Tolerance’, a group of expats took the opportunity to celebrate Ramadan and partake in a special Iftar inside a church in Ras Al Khaimah. In what could be a first, the expats, mainly from Kerala, spent the evening celebrating Ramadan and partaking in […]

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Christian Businessman from Kerala Hosts Iftar for 800 Muslims Dubai: Workers who are part of the Indian diaspora in UAE’s Fujairah are all praises for a businessman from Kerala who not only built a mosque for Muslim workers in the city, but also served iftar meals to as many as 800 workers during the month […]

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–Christians and Muslims: From Competition to Collaboration Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters, In His Providence, God the Almighty has granted you the opportunity to observe anew the fasting of Ramadan and to celebrate ‘Id ul-Fitr. The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue appreciates the importance of this month and the great effort by the Muslims throughout […]

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Jagraon: Iftar during Ramzan has always been special for members of the Muslim community at two villages in Jagraon as Sikh and Hindu villagers are the ones who get them eatables during these days to break the fast. Members of these communities at Galib Ransingh and Nathowal villages say they don’t do anything special, but […]

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Malappuram: A Hindu temple in Kerala organised an iftar party for the Muslim community as part of the annual ‘prathishta’ (idol installation) ceremony in the temple thus giving a boost to communal harmony. Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy Vishnu temple near Vettichira in Malappuram district hosted an iftar party for the Muslims who were observing fast in […]

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Ayodhya: A temple hosted an iftar for members of the Muslim community. The temple, Saryu Kunj is approximately 500 years old and is situated next to the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site. The invitees consisted only common people and there was no political figure or VIPs on the guest list. “We want to give a message that […]

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Dehradun: A weekend course on interfaith dialogue proved a close encounter with Islam for a group of junior sisters of a Franciscan (Catholic) order recently. The highlight of the programme was an invitation from a prominent Islamic scholar to an iftar party at his residence in Dehradun, in Uttarakhand. It all began with the superiors […]

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