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An East London mosque may be unable to open its doors for iftar but it can still provide meals to NHS workers and the poor.

Oman has imposed a night-time partial lockdown throughout Ramadan as coronavirus cases increase at a worrying rate.

Israel prevents Al-Aqsa call to prayer as Ramadan begins

The New Arab Staff

Israel prevents Al-Aqsa call to prayer as Ramadan begins

Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh called for the international community to take 'serious action' after Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque as Ramadan began, preventing the call to prayer.

US President Joe Biden sends Ramadan greetings to Muslims

The New Arab Staff

US President Joe Biden sends Ramadan greetings to Muslims

The US president sent his 'warmest greetings' to Muslims in around the world ahead of the first Ramadan fast.

WHO urges Arabic-language Ramadan dramas to cut smoking scenes

The New Arab Staff

WHO urges Arabic-language Ramadan dramas to cut smoking scenes

The global health body called for the advertising of tobacco and smoking products to be banned from Ramadan dramas.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure Muslims and promote vaccinations.

The New Arab Staff

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil calls to 'disarm Islamophobia with kindness'

"Let's disarm Islamophobia with kindness," Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil wrote on Twitter.

Asad Dandia and Hamzah Raza

American Muslims won this election

Comment: Biden's victory affirms the power of those on the margins to organise, assert their voices, and radically transform the political ...

Brooke Anderson

Arab and Muslim candidates take on local US politics

In-depth: Aside from winning their races, Arab and Muslim politicians also have to win over sceptics.

Four-year-old Palestinian girl dies after being shot

The New Arab

Four-year-old Palestinian girl dies after being shot

Four-year-old Rafif Qara'een arrived unconscious at a hospital in Jerusalem on 21 May with 'severely traumatic brain injuries'.

Malia Bouattia

A Ramadan like no other

Comment: Malia Bouattia contemplates what a Ramadan under lockdown can teach us about resistance to injustice, and resilience in times of ...

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Diana Alghoul

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Many Muslim women under lockdown miss their friends and family, but for them, sisterhood knows no distance.

British Muslims are keeping community spirit alive this Ramadan

Mariam Khan

British Muslims are keeping community spirit alive this Ramadan

Ramadan in lockdown still feels fractured, but new creative online spaces and efforts to care for the vulnerable are a testament to thriving ...

Virtual Ramadan: How technology is helping Muslims stay connected

Tahmina Begum

Virtual Ramadan: How technology is helping Muslims stay connected

From virtual Iftars to live-streamed calls to prayer, technology has helped Muslims stay connected during Ramadan under lockdown.

Five herbal infusions to beat fatigue in late Ramadan

Diana Alghoul

Five herbal infusions to beat fatigue in late Ramadan

Tea is healthy, relaxing, versatile and incredibly delicious. Here are five infusions to make to nourish your mind and body this Ramadan.

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan attacks opposition mayors over coronavirus aid

Erdogan accused his opposition of creating 'a state within a state' after mayors took their initiative to ease the social and financial impact of coronavirus on their municipalities.

Sami Rahman

Ramadan, kids and quarantine - a survival guide

Ramadan can be challenging at the best of times, but throw a pandemic, quarantine and school closures into the mix, and it can seem like an ...

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden's immigrant community

Sweden's immigrant communities have been hit harder than most by the outbreak of Covid-19.

Diana Alghoul

#VeganRamadan: Mudardara recipe, a lentil champion

Mudardara is a beautiful, earthy dish that is famous across the Levant. Here's how to make it.

Ramadan in ruins for Idlib family

The New Arab & agencies

Ramadan in ruins for Idlib family

Tareq Abu Ziad and his family break the Ramadan fast on the remains of their home in the Syrian town of Ariha.

Emily Lewis

British Muslims go digital for socially-distanced Ramadan

A group of tech-savvy British Muslims has seized the unique opportunity provided by this 'socially-distanced' Ramadan to channel their digital ...

Pandemic Ramadan, poverty and the politics of blame

Khaled A. Beydoun

Pandemic Ramadan, poverty and the politics of blame

Comment: Images of armed, angry, white men openly violating stay-at-home orders, in contrast with those of shuttered mosques, tell a story of ...

Mesut Ozil donates $100,000 to feed Muslims during Ramadan

The New Arab

Mesut Ozil donates $100,000 to feed Muslims during Ramadan

Footballer and philanthropist Mesut Ozil has donated enough money to provide iftar packages to some 16,000 Muslims observing Ramadan in ...

How to stay in shape during Ramadan lockdown

Kamal Afzali

How to stay in shape during Ramadan lockdown

The New Arab caught up with IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and world record-holding powerlifter Greg Doucette, who has trained Muslim athletes for many ...

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