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Muslims: Adherents of the religion of Islam
Muslims are people who follow or practice Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. Muslims consider the Quran, their holy book, to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet and messenger Muhammad. The majority of Muslims also follow the teachings and practices of Muhammad (sunnah) as recorded in traditional accounts (hadith). The derivation of "Muslim" is from an Arabic word meaning "submitter".

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Caring for the dead: Christian, Muslim, and COVID [Video]

Caring for the dead: Christian, Muslim, and COVID

Bodies often arrive at night in Iraq's only cemetery specifically for those who have died of COVID-19, in the southern Shi'ite holy city of Najaf. Volunteers, in full protective suits, wash and wrap..

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In Alappuzha, people across faiths come to the aid of an ailing man on Eid [Video]

In Alappuzha, people across faiths come to the aid of an ailing man on Eid

The streets of Vattayal locality in Kerala's Alappuzha district were lying almost barren this Eid-ul-Fitr due to coronavirus lockdown. As Muslims in the area didn't go for any grand celebrations this..

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Hindu Shrine prepares sehri, iftari for the quarantined Muslims amid Ramadan [Video]

Hindu Shrine prepares sehri, iftari for the quarantined Muslims amid Ramadan

Epitomising communal harmony, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was working overnight to provide sehri and Iftari to around 500 Muslims quarantined at Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra. Sehri is a small..

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Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuelan waters despite U.S. warning [Video]

Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuelan waters despite U.S. warning

The lead vessel of a five-tanker flotilla carrying fuel supplied by Iran to gasoline-thirsty Venezuela neared one of its state-run ports as President Nicolas Maduro thanked Tehran on Sunday. Libby..

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Donate 50% of your Eid budget among poor: UP Islamic cleric's appeal to people [Video]

Donate 50% of your Eid budget among poor: UP Islamic cleric's appeal to people

Markazi Chand Committee chairman Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi said that various Muslim organisations urged people to follow lockdown rules and regulations, and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at home, and..

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Vaishno Devi Shrine Board provides 'sehri', 'iftari' to Muslims quarantined in Katra [Video]

Vaishno Devi Shrine Board provides 'sehri', 'iftari' to Muslims quarantined in Katra

During Ramzan, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board provided 'sehri' and 'iftari' to Muslims quarantined at Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra. Nearly 500 people had been quarantined in this centre and all the..

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People offer Namaz at Jama Masjid on last Friday of Ramzan [Video]

People offer Namaz at Jama Masjid on last Friday of Ramzan

People offered Namaz at Jama Masjid on May 22. They gathered to offered prayers on the last Friday of Ramzan. Islamic scholars have appealed people not to swarm mosques and offer 'Alvida Jumma' inside..

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COVID-19: Social organisations provide food, footwear to migrant workers at Delhi-Ghazipur Border [Video]

COVID-19: Social organisations provide food, footwear to migrant workers at Delhi-Ghazipur Border

To help migrant workers, some NGOs and people from the Muslim community distributed foods to them at Delhi-Ghazipur Border. These people are moving forward to help needy people at their own expenses...

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Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan [Video]

Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan

The cost of some items has doubled, and they are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends.

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William supports Christchurch mosque members affected by mass shooting [Video]

William supports Christchurch mosque members affected by mass shooting

The Duke of Cambridge spoke virtually with Imams from Al-Noor and Linwood mosques, following the mass shootings which killed 51 people in March 2019. William has told members of the Christchurch Muslim..

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Dubai turns world's tallest building into donation box [Video]

Dubai turns world's tallest building into donation box

The world's tallest building, Dubai's 828-metre Burj Khalifa, has become a glowing charity donation box to buy food for residents of the United Arab Emirates suffering from the economic impact of the..

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Religious leaders adapt to empty pews [Video]

Religious leaders adapt to empty pews

Mosques, churches and synagogues across the U.S. are confronting a crisis that left many houses of worship empty. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Displaced Syrians break Ramadan fast amid rubble of former home [Video]

Displaced Syrians break Ramadan fast amid rubble of former home

Tareq Abu Ziad and his family break the daily fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan while sitting in the rubble of their destroyed home in the town of Ariha in the southern countryside of Syria's..

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Palestinian youth swirl homemade sparkler firework for Ramadan [Video]

Palestinian youth swirl homemade sparkler firework for Ramadan

Palestinian youth swirl homemade sparkler fireworks made of steel wire wool as people celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip.View on euronews

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Muslim man in Hyderabad distributes food packets among needy across faiths [Video]

Muslim man in Hyderabad distributes food packets among needy across faiths

With nationwide lockdown announced by the Prime Minister to contain the spread of the virus, the decision seems to be hitting hard the underprivileged section who is finding to difficult to have at..

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India Muslims targeted in attacks over coronavirus [Video]

India Muslims targeted in attacks over coronavirus

Muslims in India have been attacked after a religious gathering in the capital allegedly led to a rise in coronavirus cases, with the minority being blamed for the spread of the disease.

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Iran restaurant industry hit hard by COVID-19 [Video]

Iran restaurant industry hit hard by COVID-19

The global coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan.

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Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs [Video]

Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

Amazon has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the Uighurs and..

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Pakistan's Ramadan TV specials drop lavish prizes [Video]

Pakistan's Ramadan TV specials drop lavish prizes

In normal times, Pakistanis hungry for entertainment during the fasting month of Ramadan would avidly watch television game shows as contestants, urged on by rowdy studio audiences, compete for lavish..

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A busy, lonely Ramadan at a New Jersey family's restaurant [Video]

A busy, lonely Ramadan at a New Jersey family's restaurant

When the Awda family of Patterson, New Jersey, sits down to break their daily fast during Ramadan, it is different than in years past. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Many Muslims around the world begin Ramadan under lockdown [Video]

Many Muslims around the world begin Ramadan under lockdown

Many Muslims around the world begin Ramadan under lockdown

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Prince of Wales and Matt Hancock send messages of support to Muslims during virtual Iftar [Video]

Prince of Wales and Matt Hancock send messages of support to Muslims during virtual Iftar

The Prince of Wales and Health Secretary Matt Hancock have sent messages of support to the British Muslim community as part of a virtual Iftar to mark the start of Ramadan. Charles said: "I just wanted..

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Ramadan under lockdown: Aerial images show Mecca completely empty [Video]

Ramadan under lockdown: Aerial images show Mecca completely empty

Muslims around the world began marking Ramadan under the coronavirus blockade on Friday.View on euronews

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Ramadan begins: Holy month impacted by global virus outbreak [Video]

Ramadan begins: Holy month impacted by global virus outbreak

As Muslims around the world begin to observe Ramadan by fasting the virus pandemic is altering religious traditions.

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U.S. lawmakers say Uighur bill supports China's Muslims

U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday said legislation targeting Chinese officials over treatment of the country's Uighur Muslim minority sent a "clear message" of support from Washington, seeking to prod the..
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Indonesia cancels haj pilgrimage over coronavirus concerns

Indonesia has cancelled the haj pilgrimage this year for people in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation due to concerns over the coronavirus, the religious affairs minister said on Tuesday.
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Iraqi militiamen drop guns to dig graves for coronavirus victims

Iraqi paramedic Sarmad Ibrahim cut his teeth treating fellow Shi'ite Muslim militiamen in the war against Islamic State. Now, he buries COVID-19 victims - an exhausting task where he must also get to..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions around the world included some openings for the faithful, including Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound which reopened to Muslim worshippers and visitors on..
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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound reopens after more than two months

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound reopened to Muslim worshippers and visitors on Sunday after a two-and-a-half month coronavirus closure, but authorities imposed some precautions as health officials..
Reuters - Published

U.S. House backs bill to pressure China over Uighur rights

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday backed legislation calling on President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions on those responsible for China's repression of its Uighur Muslim..
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Coronavirus: German Ikea car park used for mass Eid prayer

Muslims brought prayer mats and face masks to a huge car park for socially-distanced prayers.
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Myanmar updates top U.N. court on measures to protect Rohingya minority

Myanmar has filed a first report with the U.N.'s highest court on its adherence to measures imposed in January to protect the Muslim minority Rohingya, the court said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Singaporean cooks up Eid feast for migrant workers in lockdown

As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the fasting month, thousands of migrant workers in Singapore have had to spend the holiday in quarantine because of outbreaks of the..
Reuters - Published

In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr amid coronavirus

After a Ramadan marked by lockdowns and social distancing, Muslims begin celebrating the festival.
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For world's largest Muslim country, a virus-disrupted and bittersweet Eid

For Indonesia's 225 million Muslims, celebrating Eid al-Fitr this year, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is bittersweet.
Reuters - Published

'A sad mood': Muslim doctor in Malaysia spends Eid in hospital amid pandemic

Malaysian doctor Muhammad Syahidd Al-Hatim was used to being away from his family on Eid al-Fitr, having spent the past two years celebrating the end of the holy Ramadan fasting month at Kuala Lumpur..
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Afghanistan: Taliban announce three-day Eid ceasefire with government

The truce with government forces will take effect when the Muslim festival of Eid begins on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Ramadan: German church opens doors for Muslim prayers

New social distancing rules meant many worshippers had nowhere to go until the church stepped in.
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Coronavirus: ‘Eid is going to be totally different’

After a month of fasting for Ramadan, Eid is normally a time for Muslims to meet, pray and celebrate.
BBC News - Published

Muslims pray in Berlin church to comply with social distancing rules

A Berlin church is hosting Muslims who are unable to fit into their mosque for Friday prayers because of social distancing guidelines.
Reuters - Published

Afghans throng markets ahead of Muslim holiday despite virus fears

Kabul's markets were teeming on Friday in the countdown to the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr as Afghans disregarded government safety guidelines to contain rising coronavirus infections across the..
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Egyptians rush to buy treats before Eid al-Fitr curfew

Families rushed to buy sweets and biscuits in Cairo on Friday as they prepared to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan under a tightened coronavirus curfew and lockdown.
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Chafing under lockdown, Palestinians long for Eid celebrations

Bethlehem is struggling back to life just in time for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, nearly three months after it became the first town in the West Bank to be sealed off because of a coronavirus..
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Indonesia's COVID-19 battle faces crucial test over Eid holiday

Thousands of Indonesians made a late dash to leave Jakarta for their hometowns this week, even as authorities sought to stem the traditional mass exodus at the end of the Muslim fasting month to limit..
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Prayers at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound to resume next week: statement

Muslim prayers at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound will resume next week after a nearly two-month pause now that the spread of the new coronavirus has slowed, a religious council said on Tuesday.
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Putin says coronavirus situation in southern Russia's Dagestan is difficult

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the coronavirus situation in Russia's southern region of Dagestan was particularly difficult and that the mainly Muslim region's healthcare system was under..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia to allow mass prayers ahead of Eid as coronavirus cases fall

Muslim-majority Malaysia will ease a ban on mass prayers in mosques, starting from Friday and ahead of this month's Eid festival, the government said, as it gradually relaxes curbs that have helped..
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Saudi Arabia to enforce nationwide 24-hour curfew for Eid holiday

Saudi Arabia will enforce a countrywide 24-hour curfew during the five-day Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.
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Saudi Arabia to introduce 24-hour daily curfew across the Kingdom for Eid holiday

Saudi Arabia will enforce a 24-hour curfew across the kingdom during a 5-day holiday to celebrate Muslim Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the interior ministry said in a..
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Safoora Zargar: Why did India jail a pregnant student during Covid-19?

Safoora Zargar is among a number of Muslim students and activists jailed during the Covid-19 lockdown.
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Four Tajik men accused of militant recruitment in Poland

Four Tajik men have been detained in Poland on charges of trying to recruit Muslim converts to carry out militant attacks, authorities said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Ramadan: Young Muslims share coronavirus lockdown diaries

Three young Muslims share their experiences on what Ramadan has been like so far during life in lockdown.
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Senate leader expects vote soon on seeking China sanctions over Uighurs

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown..
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Indonesia's Ramadan school moves online amid coronavirus epidemic

Each year during the fasting month of Ramadan, Indonesian tutor Ahmad Winardi has taught a special course for students in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country to deepen their knowledge of Islam.
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Some Egyptians pack streets for Ramadan shopping despite coronavirus threat

In the heart of Egypt's capital, shoppers pack sweet shops and grocery stores to stock up for fast-breaking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, shrugging off fears about the new coronavirus.
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Saudi cabinet affirms Palestinian cause will remain 'central issue' for Arabs and Muslims: SPA

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet affirmed late on Tuesday that the Palestinian cause will remain a "central issue" for Arabs and Muslims, Saudi news agency said in a statement issued early on Wednesday.
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Moroccan medics isolated from families have lonely Ramadan

The holy Muslim month of Ramadan is proving particularly lonely and challenging for 30 Moroccan doctors and nurses who have been living in a luxury hotel now for nearly seven weeks to avoid the risk of..
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Few masks in packed Burkina Faso mosques as coronavirus ban lifted

Muslims, many praying shoulder-to-shoulder and without face masks, crowded mosques in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Sunday, after the government lifted an order closing them.
Reuters - Published

Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

Amazon.com Inc has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the..
Reuters - Published

Iftar-to-go: German mosque delivers Ramadan meals to needy non-Muslims

A mosque in the western German city of Wuppertal is delivering meals to elderly Muslims unable to break the fast with their families due to lockdown as well as to non-Muslims struggling to make ends..
Reuters - Published

Ramadan in quarantine: Turks fast solo after mass repatriation

As the coronavirus epidemic took hold, Duygu Yucelen - like thousands of her fellow Turks - made the decision to fly home to be with her family for Ramadan rather than spend the Muslim fasting month..
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Parking lot prayers: Muslims in Jaffa and Jerusalem improvise for Ramadan

Shortly after sunset, Muslims in the ancient Israeli port city of Jaffa filed quietly into an empty parking lot for Ramadan prayers, after the coronavirus outbreak forced mosques to close in Israel and..
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Asia's mosques deserted as coronavirus keeps Ramadan faithful away

It is a Ramadan like never before for Muslims across Asia as mosques that would normally be packed for prayers are deserted and in some places locked up as governments enforced measures to stem the..
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'This is too sad': Muslims mark start of Ramadan under subdued atmosphere amid lockdown

Holy month typically sees day-long fast followed by lavish meals and get-togethers, but many have been confined to their homes and mosques have closed
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Afghanistan's Taliban reject call for Ramadan ceasefire

The Taliban have rejected an Afghan government call for a ceasefire for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and to let authorities focus on tackling the coronavirus, raising new concern about prospects..
Reuters - Published

Vigilant against coronavirus, Asia's Muslims keep faith and distance as Ramadan begins

Governments of Asian nations with large Muslim populations urged people to keep their distance while observing their faith as Islam's fasting month of Ramadan began on Friday, shrouded in fear over the..
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UAE shortens curfew hours for Ramadan: WAM

The United Arab Emirates has shortened a nationwide coronavirus curfew by two hours to now run daily from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (1800 to 0200 GMT) for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, state news agency..
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UK government urged to ban import of Chinese cotton 'made using Uighur Muslim forced labour'

Named in submission of evidence to HMRC are some of UK's best-known high street brands, including Ikea, H&M, Muji and Uniqlo
Independent - Published

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir target journalists for alleged 'fake news'

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir are investigating two journalists for allegedly spreading "fake news," authorities said on Monday, as a months-long security crackdown in the Muslim-majority state..
Reuters - Published

UAE tells Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan

Religious authorities in the United Arab Emirates said medical workers treating COVID-19 patients are exempt from fasting during Ramadan and urged Muslims not to congregate for prayers during the holy..
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In shadow of coronavirus, Muslims face a Ramadan like never before

Days before the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the Islamic world is grappling with an untimely paradox of the new coronavirus pandemic: enforced separation at a time when socialising is almost..
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