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Pilgrims well up with tears of joy after being handpicked from among millions of Muslims vying for this year's hajj pilgrimage, which has been drastically curtailed due to coronavirus.

A threat to Istanbul-based Hagia Sophia is a threat to the whole of Christian civilisation, a Russian Orthodox church leader warned.

It's time to talk about Ramadan and eating disorders

Mariam Khan

It's time to talk about Ramadan and eating disorders

Muslim women with eating disorders often suffer in silence during Ramadan.

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 ...

Diana Alghoul

How Ramadan is an opportunity for spiritual growth

Hypnotherapist Sotoda Saifi explains why it's important to embody heightened spirituality this Ramadan.

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.

Diana Alghoul

Top five Ramadan podcasts to beat the lockdown blues

Many Muslims are starting their own podcasts or series to share the knowledge they have. Here's a list of some Islamic-themed podcasts to listen ...

Shan. A. Zain

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 ...

In Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians mark a sombre Easter

The New Arab & agencies

In Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians mark a sombre Easter

In the Christian quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, roads are deserted and most shops have been closed for two weeks.

The New Arab

Far-right groups are 'Zoombombing' Muslims in the US

Far-right and white supremacist movements are hacking meetings of liberal and Muslim groups in the US, to spread their hateful and racist ...

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

Juliana Yazbeck modernises traditional sounds with conscious lyrics

Elias Jahshan

Juliana Yazbeck modernises traditional sounds with conscious lyrics

The New Arab Meets: Singer, songwriter and composer Juliana Yazbeck whose use of Western and Arabian string arrangements and beats tackles ...

Tamara Albanna raises awareness about women through Iraq's goddess

Ash Gallagher

Tamara Albanna raises awareness about women through Iraq's goddess

The New Arab Meets: Tamara Albanna to talk more about her artistry, her deep connection to a homeland she barely knows and her hopes of keeping ...

Demi Lovato apologises for 'spiritual' visit to Israel

The New Arab

Demi Lovato apologises for 'spiritual' visit to Israel

Demi Lovato apologised for visiting Israel, clarifying the trip was a 'spiritual experience' and not a political statement.

Usman Butt

Gendered Morality: Expanding conceptual knowledge of gender in Islam

Book Club: Zahra Ayubi explores this tension within Islamic philosophy and ethics in her new book Gendered Morality.

The New Arab

Egypt destroys Sufi mosque to make way for highway

Egypt's president has ordered the demolition of a Sufi mosque and shrine in the coastal city of Alexandria to make way for a highway despite ...

Aziza Nofal

Palestinian feminine mysticism in the Sufi corners of Nablus

Contrary to many other Arab countries, Sufis in Palestine are able to practice freely, with Sufis in Nablus having corners for women to bathe ...

The New Arab

World leaders, groups pay tribute to Egypt's Morsi

World leaders, Egyptian figures, rights groups and Islamist movements have paid tribute to Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely-elected ...

Being a woman and spending Ramadan alone

Nafisa Bakkar

Being a woman and spending Ramadan alone

Ramadan Series: The New Arab speaks to five women who are living away from home and spending Ramadan alone to find out about their experiences ...

Alessandra Bajec

Traditional sounds liven up Ramadan nights in Tunis

Feature: Musical ensembles and performers brighten up the Tunisian capital in a rich, savvy mixture of styles throughout the holy Muslim month.

Ramadan, Muslim month of fasting, begins in most countries

The New Arab & agencies

Ramadan, Muslim month of fasting, begins in most countries

Muslims in Southeast Asian countries and much of the Middle East, including Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, will fast on Monday for the start of ...

Muslims have highest life satisfaction due to 'oneness'

The New Arab

Muslims have highest life satisfaction due to 'oneness'

Muslims feel the most satisfied with life because they feel the highest level of ‘oneness’, a new German study found.

Visa For Music 2018

Yousif Nur

Visa For Music 2018

This year's line-up was more inclusive with representation from countries as far west as Canada, to as far east as South Korea.

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