Eid Al Adha 2015

All over the world, followers of Islam are preparing to celebrate Eid Al Adha, the feast of the sacrifice.  It is celebrated for 3 days commencing from the 10th day of the month Dua Al Hija, the 12th (last) month in the Islamic calendar.  This year it lands on...

29 Ramadan 1435: 27 July 2014

So, today is probably the last day in the month of Ramadan.  The moon sighting committee will have been out in the early hours of the morning and will hopefully have spotted the new moon; if they have they will officially call the first day of Eid to start at sunset...

28 Ramadan 1435: 26 July 2014

According to a report done in 2010 by the Pew Research Centre in the US, there were 18 countries where over 98% of their inhabitants were Muslim.  These are Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Comoros, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Maldives, Mauritania, Mayotte, Morocco, Niger,...

27 Ramadan 1435: 25 July 2014

Here’s some vital words which pepper everyday conversation here – Inshallah – means “God Willing,” – example: See you in the morning, Inshallah. Alhamdilallah” – “thanks be to God” – example: How are...

26 Ramadan 1435: 24 July 2014

Islam is the National Religion of the UAE; ADNOC is the National Oil Company of Abu Dhabi.  Put them together and you have a mosque in many ADNOC petrol stations, particularly the rural ones where there are no mosques nearby.  Every mall,supermarket and public...