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This year's hajj, which has been scaled back dramatically to include only around 1,000 Muslim pilgrims as Saudi Arabia battles a coronavirus surge, will begin on July 29, authorities said.

More than 700 Muslims practised social distancing while performing Eid al-Fitr prayers in Germany this weekend after IKEA donated its car park space as a gesture of goodwill.

Canada, US Muslims attend 'drive-thru' Eid prayers

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Canada, US Muslims attend 'drive-thru' Eid prayers

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to see lockdown measures across the world, Muslims in the US and Canada celebrated Eid in a very unique way.

In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to ...

Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

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Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

An Emirati astronomy centre said some Muslim countries may have mistaken other planets for the new moon sighting that signals the end of Ramadan.

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Eid shopping rush across Asia despite coronavirus risk

Despite coronavirus guidelines, Muslims across Asia have spilled into markets to prepare for Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

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Saudi Arabia to announce Eid date on Friday evening

Citizens of Saudi Arabia have been asked to carry out moon sightings on Friday evening to determine the date of the Eid al-Fitr festival.

Alya Mooro

Growing closer to God during Ramadan under lockdown

For many Muslims around the world, Ramadan under lockdown is a chance to reconnect with God.

Tahmina Begum

This Ramadan let's reconnect with our parents' stories

Ramadan under lockdown is a chance for British Muslims to reflect and ask the questions they've always wanted to know about their parents' lives.

How coronavirus has changed the way Muslims celebrate Ramadan

Austin Bodetti

How coronavirus has changed the way Muslims celebrate Ramadan

This year, Ramadan will bear little resemblance to the celebrations that have coloured Islam's history for centuries.

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Friday or Saturday? Muslims split over start of Ramadan

Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will start Ramadan on Thursday evening, while Iran and Oman have announced Ramadan for Friday ...

British Muslims create coronavirus appeal video for Ramadan

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British Muslims create coronavirus appeal video for Ramadan

Muslim celebrities have joined forces with essential workers to create a coronavirus appeal video for Ramadan.

Asia's Muslims brace for Ramadan in shadow of coronavirus

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Asia's Muslims brace for Ramadan in shadow of coronavirus

This year millions of Muslims across the world are facing a Ramadan like never before, as communal and cultural events are disrupted by the ...

Saudi Arabia to sight Ramadan crescent on Thursday

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Saudi Arabia to sight Ramadan crescent on Thursday

Saudi authorities have urged citizens to carry out sightings of the new crescent moon on the evening of Thursday 23 April.

Iraq eases coronavirus curfew days before start of Ramadan

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Iraq eases coronavirus curfew days before start of Ramadan

The Iraqi government has decided to ease its 24-hour curfew, which began as an effort to curb coronavirus, for the sake of Ramadan.

Taufiq Wan

Will Saudi Arabia announce the 'wrong' date for Ramadan?

Which day does Ramadan begin? The answer depends on who you ask.

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Will coronavirus cancel Ramadan?

Ramadan is nearing - will the fasting month still be a time for family and togetherness as the novel coronavirus continues to spread?

Arash Azizi

Iran sanctions put us all at risk during coronavirus

Comment: The disastrous coronavirus outbreak in Iran shows two things: the need for reform, and the dangers of state collapse, writes Arash ...

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Could the Hajj be cancelled because of the coronavirus?

Explainer: Saudi authorities have stopped pilgrims visiting Mecca because of the coronavirus, leading to fears this year’s Hajj might be ...

Oman's Sultan Qaboos: Moderation and modernisation amid regional upheaval

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Oman's Sultan Qaboos: Moderation and modernisation amid regional upheaval

Oman's long-reigning Sultan Qaboos has been remembered for mediation and non-intervention in a turbulent region, winning the hearts and minds of ...

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New Zealand reschedules mosque shooting trial to avoid Ramadan

'A number of the witnesses to be called at trial are of the Islamic faith,' New Zealand’s High Court said in a statement announcing the ...

Reconstruction of landmark Mosul mosque to begin in 2020

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Reconstruction of landmark Mosul mosque to begin in 2020

A landmark reconstruction of Iraq's Al-Nouri mosque in Mosul, which was blown up by the Islamic State group in 2017, will start at the ...

Making sense of Israa Ghrayeb's senseless killing

Sabiha Allouche

Making sense of Israa Ghrayeb's senseless killing

Comment: Sabiha Allouche explores the myths of 'Arab men', 'Arab women', and 'honour killings' in the wake of the death of Israa Ghrayeb, and ...

Moon wars: Exposing Saudi Arabia's 'fake' lunar sightings

Taufiq Wan

Moon wars: Exposing Saudi Arabia's 'fake' lunar sightings

Has Saudi Arabia been faking lunar sightings ahead of Eid and Ramadan? This British Muslim is one of a growing number who think so.

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