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Column: Eid ul-Adha Celebration Begins Today

Column: Eid ul-Adha Celebration Begins Today

[Written by Shabnam Jheengoor] Today, September 1st, 2017, holds special meaning for Muslims in Bermuda and around the world as Eid ul Adha, the festival of sacrifice Prophet Abraham [peace be upon him] is celebrated. The main event of the celebration is the sermon delivered by the Imam at the mosque which is followed by a short prayer. Families and... Read more of this article

Column: Ramadhan Islamic Month Of Fasting

Column: Ramadhan Islamic Month Of Fasting

[Written by Shabnam Jheengoor] Few weeks ago, Muslims welcomed the month of Ramadhan, the Islamic month of fasting. During this very special month, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from all food and drink. The Holy Quran states: “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may guard... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Strongly Condemn Terrorist Attacks’

Column: ‘Strongly Condemn Terrorist Attacks’

[Opinion column written by Shabnam Jheengoor] Social media and news agencies alike have been abuzz recently with the Westminster attack where a so-called ‘Muslim’ man injured and killed dozens of innocents in London. Once again, it becomes important to reiterate that Islam condemns such barbaric acts. Islamic teachings emphasize compassion, justice... Read more of this article

Column: The Islamic Celebration ‘Eid-ul-Adha’

Column: The Islamic Celebration ‘Eid-ul-Adha’

[Written by Shabnam Jheengoor] The Islamic celebration, Eid-ul-Adha, is celebrated by Muslims this week. It is one of the most important celebrations in the Muslim world commemorating the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim and his son, Ishmael [peace be upon both of them] to sacrifice their personal desires and lives for the sake of God. It is day of joy,... Read more of this article

Column: Wishing All A Blessed Ramadan

Column: Wishing All A Blessed Ramadan

[Opinion column written by Shabnam Jheengoor] This week, Muslims around the world welcomed the month Ramadan, where believers fast from sunrise to sunset each day for 29 or 30 days. Described by the Vatican as an opportunity for “human and spiritual growth”, fasting is part of an ancient tradition found in many world religions, and is one... Read more of this article

Column: Muslim Women & Observing The Hijab

Column: Muslim Women & Observing The Hijab

[Opinion column written by Shabnam Jheengoor] World Hijab day, an annual event celebrated on the February 1st, was founded by New York native Nazma Khan in 2013. ‘Hijab’ refers to the headscarf worn by Muslim women. The goal of this event is to foster dialogue and understanding regarding the wearing of the hijab by Muslim woman with the aim of ending... Read more of this article

Column: United Against Hateful Acts And Speech

Column: United Against Hateful Acts And Speech

[Opinion column written by Shabnam Jheengoor] Over the past year, the crisis in Syria/Iraq created by ISIS has assumed tremendous proportions, the repercussions of which are being felt globally. The refugee situation, immigration issues, radicalization of youth and all the unavoidable resulting issues are becoming increasingly complex. People are either... Read more of this article