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Eid shopping rush across Asia despite virus risk

May 22, 2020 - 5:45 PM

The celebration, the most important in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, is preceded by a rush to buy new clothes, gifts and sweet treats for loved ones

SHOPPING. Motorists are seen in a traffic jam as people arrive at the Raja Bazar for shopping ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival in Rawalpindi on May 20, 2020. File photo by Farooq Naeem/AFP

2 million Muslim hajj pilgrims scale Mount Arafat

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Two million Muslims converge outside Mecca as officials safeguard the gathering to prevent deadly stampedes that happened in previous years

HAJJ. Muslim pilgrims pray outside the Namirah mosquee at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches on August 10, 2019. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Eid al-Fitr, end of Ramadan

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:45 AM

(4th UPDATE) As our Muslim countrymen celebrate this solemn feast, get to learn a few facts about Eid al-Fitr

EID MUBARAK. Muslims worldwide are expected to celebrate the end of Ramadan once the new moon is sighted in the first week of August. Graphic by Ivy Pangilinan/Rappler

The week in photos: November 17-23, 2018

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

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RAINY DEPARTURE. China's President Xi Jinping carries an umbrella while walking up a set of stairs to his plane as he departs from Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 21, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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Aug 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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INNOCENCE. Young Rohingya refugees enjoy ride in a traditional wooden ferris wheel during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 23, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Rohingya mark Eid, one year after Myanmar crisis began

Aug 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Prayers are offered in makeshift mosques across southern Bangladesh to celebrate the Islamic festival of sacrifice as cows are slaughtered in muddy fields across the sprawling camps

PRAYERS. Rohingya refugees offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jamtoli refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 22, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Cairo bans street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is marked by Muslims sacrificing animals according to religious traditions at the end of the hajj annual pilgrimage

SACRIFICE. Sheep like these in Syria, will be slaughtered when Muslims across the world will celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

Aug 19, 2018 - 6:09 PM

(UPDATED) The move could prevent Gazans from travelling via the crossing for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha

GUARDED. Israeli soldiers ride in the turret of a Merkava battle tank near the Kibbutz of Nahal Oz, along the border with the Gaza Strip on July 20, 2018. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

The week in photos: June 16-22, 2018

Jun 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

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A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas."Catch and release" is a pro Photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

UN rights chief condemns migrant family separations at U.S. border

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:26 PM

'The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,' says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein during the opening of a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

HUMAN RIGHTS. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks during the opening of the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council on June 18, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

Jun 16, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The camp's mosques are full on Saturday morning as refugees pray for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides. Later, hundreds of refugees stage an hour-long protest.

PRAYERS. Rohingya Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at a camp mosque in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on June 16, 2018. Photo by AFP

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

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A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

Like a kid at Eid

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'Eid'l Fitr is all about synergy in our community as Muslims'

Taliban agrees to unprecedented Eid ceasefire with Afghan forces

Jun 09, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Taliban says 'foreign occupiers are the exception' to the 3-day ceasefire order sent to its fighters around Afghanistan

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh mark Eid after fleeing violence

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:51 PM

The festival comes as renewed violence in Myanmar s Rakhine state forces thousands of Rohingya to seek refuge in Bangladesh

PRAYER. Rohingya refugees offer Eid prayer at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border on September 2, 2017. Photo by AFP

Eid holiday dedicated to 'martyrs' in Iraq's Valley of Peace

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:36 PM

Many families have opted to have their fallen in the ranks of the Hashed forces buried in the Wadi al Salam Valley of Peace cemetery as an honor

IN MEMORY. An Iraqi youth mourns over the grave of a loved one at the Wadi al-Salam cemetary in the Shiite holy city of Najaf on the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday on September 1, 2017. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Gunmen kill 2 in attack on Pakistan opposition politician – police

Sep 02, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Officials confirm the shooting at the central Buffer Zone district after an Eid al Adha prayer gathering

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Sep 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

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INK FESTIVAL. A participant displays his tattoo to audience of the Dutdutan festival at the World Trade Center in Pasay on September 1, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Eid’l Adha: Use Allah’s name only for good

Sep 02, 2017 - 8:06 AM

While condemning all violence done in the name of Allah mortuary officer Safrullah Macaindig makes sure that Cayamora Maute – alleged funder of the Maute terror group – is given proper burial rites

ALL IN A DAY'S WORK. Safrullah Macaindig, mortuary officer and deputy chief at the Manila Golden Mosque. Photo by Roy Lagarde

Duterte makes U-turn: Bombing mosques in Marawi will hurt Muslims

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:54 PM

President Duterte tells soldiers now the government has to be conscious of the cultural and ideological implications of bombing mosques in the fight against terrorists

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a speech at the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017. Presidential Photo.

Marawi evacuees pine for home as they observe Eid'l Adha

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:11 PM

We just don’t know if we have something to return to says a woman from Barangay Lilod

INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS from Marawi City commemorates Eid Al Adha at the Saguiaran Municipal Gymnasium On Friday, September 1, 2017. Eid Al Adha is the feast of sacrifice of as God ask Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ysmael which tested his faith. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

On Eid'l Adha, Filipino Muslims pray for strength amid prejudice

Sep 01, 2017 - 5:12 PM

This comes as the Marawi City crisis fuels anti Muslim sentiments in predominantly Christian Philippines

MUSLIM FEAST. Muslims in Manila celebrate the Eid'l Adha at Rizal Park on September 1, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler    MUSLIM FEAST. Muslims in Manila celebrate the Eid'l Adha at Rizal Park on September 1, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Eid'l Adha

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:29 PM

The celebration is considered one of the greatest feasts of Islam

FOTO: Selebriti Tanah Air merayakan Idul Adha

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Ada yang merayakan di kampung halaman ada pula yang berhari raya di luar negeri

On Eid'l Adha, Duterte calls for unity amidst 'violence, discord'

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The President says the celebration is an opportunity for Muslims to reaffirm their devotion to the virtues of Islam

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte announces in his speech during the Eid'L Fitr Celebration at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017 that around P20-billion has already been allocated to fast track the recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi City. The recovery efforts will be spearheaded by the Task Force Bangon Marawi which is composed of various government and non-government agencies. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

September 1 a regular holiday for Eid'l Adha

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Proclamation 297 declaring the holiday

Muslim Community in Quezon City gather at the QC Memorial Circle Monday for a prayer to celebrate the feast of Eid'l Adha in honor of Ibrahim's sacrifice to Allah. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

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Jul 01, 2017 - 1:17 PM

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An enthusiast browse through a collection of toys on display during the 2017 ToyCon Pop Life FanXperience at the SMX Convention Center, in Pasay on June 30, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Car hits UK Eid crowd, 'not believed to be terrorism' – police

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Six people are hospitalized and a woman is arrested after a car hit a group of Muslims leaving Eid prayers

Duterte emphasizes 'national unity' in Eid'l Fitr message

Jun 25, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Ramadan this year hasn t been easy particularly for tens of thousands of families displaced due to the Marawi City crisis

MARAWI CRISIS. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to some of the evacuees from Marawi City during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential photo

Prayers for Marawi as Muslims in PH observe Eid'l Fitr

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Muslims in the Philippines will observe the end of Ramadan with the Islamic City of Marawi still under siege

END OF RAMADAN. A Maranao woman and resident of Marawi awaits news of the war in her city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

AFP to observe 8-hour 'humanitarian pause' for Eid'l Fitr

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:18 PM

UPDATED From 6 am to 2 pm on Sunday June 25 government troops will observe a humanitarian pause in Marawi City in view of the celebration of the end of Ramadan

ON DUTY. Marines from the 7th Marine Company prepare for battle against the Maute Group on June 9, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/rappler)

At least 3 killed in Iraq suicide attacks – officials

Jun 24, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The attack is among the bloodiest since Iraqi forces retook the eastern side of Mosul in January as part of a massive offensive to wrest it back from ISIS

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Jun 24, 2017 - 7:18 AM

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Afghan refugee women wait to scan their eyes at the UNHCR registration center in Peshawar, Pakistan on June 19, 2017 ahead of the World Refugee Day. Photo by Abdul Majeed/AFP

Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid'l Fitr

Jun 22, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Eid l Fitr or the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls on Monday June 26

EVACUEES. Victims of the siege in Marawi City inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Cypriot leaders to swap maps on unified island

Jan 12, 2017 - 8:20 AM

It will mark the first time since the eastern Mediterranean island was divided that Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders will have presented maps describing the borders of a reunified country

A man holds a sign calling on rival Cypriot leaders to find a solution during a peace rally by Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots inside the UN-controlled buffer zone in Nicosia on January 10, 2017 as peace talks continue between rival Cypriot leaders in Geneva to find a settlement ending decades of division on the island. Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP

Eid day attack injures 4 in Pakistan – officials

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Officials say two suicide bombers tried to enter the Khanpur Imambargah but were intercepted by police

Hajj goes high-tech for bloodless Eid sacrifices

Sep 12, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Muslims at the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca are able to make their Eid l Adha sacrifice without getting blood on their hands

In this file photo, sheep are penned in at the pier waiting to be loaded onto trucks at the Jeddah Islamic Port in Saudi Arabia, December 13, 2007. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Duterte on Eid'l Adha: Sacrifice personal interests for common good

Sep 11, 2016 - 7:25 PM

It is my dream to see our people regardless of beliefs join hands in building a united country for our children and the next generation says the first president from Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte tells troopers the significance of forging peace with the communists and Moro insurgents during his speech at the 10th Anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command in Davao City on August 26. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD

Eid'l Adha: September 12 declared regular holiday

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:23 AM

Under Republic Act No 9849 Eid l Adha one of Islam s two major feasts along with Eid l Fitr shall be declared a regular holiday

Filipino Muslims pray at the Luneta in observance of Eid'l Adha in 2015. Rappler file photo

Prison party: Drug convicts get privileges on special holiday

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:19 PM

In Indonesia where drug laws are among the strictest in the region drug convicts get a respite once a year

Iraq PM sacks security chiefs as new attack kills 30

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED Prime Minister Haider al Abadi issues an order to relieve the Baghdad Operations commander and the officials responsible for intelligence and security in the capital

AFTERMATH. Iraqis visit the site of a suicide truck bomb attack in Karada district in central Baghdad, Iraq, July 6, 2016. Photo by Ali Abbas/EPA

Muslims mark end of a Ramadan marred by deadly attacks

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:22 AM

A wave of attacks in Muslim countries – from Turkey and Bangladesh to Iraq and Saudi Arabia – have made this year s Eid al Fitr a somber occasion

THE FAITHFUL. Muslim worshippers gather at the Prophet Mohammed mosque for morning Eid al-Fitr prayers on July 6, 2016 marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.  Stringer/AFP

Duterte to PH Muslims on Eid'l Fitr: 'Unite with other Filipinos'

Jul 06, 2016 - 2:18 PM

In the Mindanaoan president s first Eid l Fitr message he extolls how Ramadan promotes understanding peace sympathy and love for fellow human beings

GREETINGS. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graces the Philippine Air Force 69th anniversary celebration on July 5, 2016 at Haribon Hangar, Clark Air Base in Pampanga. (REY S. BANIQUET/PPD)

WATCH: What is Eid al-fitr?

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:02 AM

Eid al Fitr a day declared as national holiday by the Malacañang Palace marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

July 6 a regular holiday marking Eid al-Fitr

Jul 04, 2016 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid al Fitr Proclamation 6 reads

In this file photo, a young girl watches adult Muslims performing morning prayers at the Quirino Grandstand to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, July 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Judge in Prince case to unseal documents

Jul 01, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Judge Kevin Eide orders that the case documents of those claiming to be Prince s parent sibling or half sibling be made public

PRINCE. A judge orders that the documents of the cases of those claiming to be the late Prince's heirs be made public. Screengrab from Instagram/prince

Indonesia planning executions after holiday

Jun 14, 2016 - 12:27 PM

There are scores of drug convicts on death row in Indonesia among them foreigners including Filipina Mary Jane Veloso who was pulled from the last round of executions

An Indonesian girl walks past pictures of executed Australian death-row prisoners Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (C), and Indonesian Zainal Abidin, on display at Saint Carolus funeral home in Jakarta, Indonesia, 29 April 2015. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Clashes rock Jerusalem mosque compound as holy week ahead

Sep 28, 2015 - 12:45 AM

The Sukkot holiday is expected to lead to an increase in Jewish visitors to the Al Aqsa compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount

PREPARATION. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in a decorations store for the celebrations of Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles, in Jerusalem on September 25, 2015. Photo by Abir Sultan/EPA

Aquino on Eid'l Adha: Honor, protect sacrifices of forefathers

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:27 AM

President Benigno Aquino III gives the reminder on the occasion of Eid l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice one of two greatest feasts of Islam

EID'L ADHA. Muslim women offer their morning prayer at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City in celebration of Eid'l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice on September 24, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler