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Muslims around the world are observing the Islamic New Year on Thursday, here are seven fast facts you should know about the event.

The Saudi government has decided to drop the Islamic calendar in favour of the Gregorian calendar to lengthen working hours and cut government spending.

The origins of the word 'Ramadan'

Akram Belkaid

The origins of the word 'Ramadan'

Comment: Akram Belkaid explains where the word 'Ramadan' originally derived from and what this holy month means for Muslims.

Jameel2016: The when, where and who of Islamic art

William Greenwood

Jameel2016: The when, where and who of Islamic art

The Jameel Prize shows that artistic traditions rarely ever die out entirely; rather, they evolve and adapt to the ever-shifting needs and ...

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