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Rappler's latest stories on ramadan


[REFLECTIONS] Post-Eid musings during a pandemic

May 30, 2020 - 6:04 PM

As the Eid'l Fitr holiday is still fresh in our minds, let us take the time to learn more about our Muslim brothers and sisters

Socially-distanced Ramadan; Eid'l Fitr under quarantine

May 24, 2020 - 9:35 AM

For Muslims around the world and in the Philippines, an unimaginable Ramadan began on April 24

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

[REFLECTIONS] How Ramadan can prepare us for a post-pandemic life

May 16, 2020 - 2:39 PM

True Believers will not question why COVID-19 had spread to almost all corners of the planet. Instead, we must try to understand what we must do to help heal one another and our world.

[REFLECTIONS] Ramadan and isolation in the time of COVID-19

May 02, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Allah swt is not found only in the mosques. He is everywhere, and He is with us.

Rappler Talk: Ramadan in the time of COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020 - 3:04 PM

Rappler talks to Bangsamoro Parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong about the observance of Ramadan as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic

Muslims start Ramadan under lockdown as U.S. beefs up virus support

Apr 24, 2020 - 1:57 PM

The virus upends life around the planet as nations try to stop the spread of the disease which has so far claimed nearly 190,000 lives, infected close to 2.7 million people and hammered the global economy

SUPPORT FOR FRONTLINERS. View of images of health workers combating the COVID-19 coronavirus projected by the CCBI Islamic Cultural Center on the roof of the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab mosque in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil on April 23, 2020. Photo by Christian Rizzi/AFP

Saudi announces Ramadan starts Friday amid coronavirus fears

Apr 24, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Most Arab countries including Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Bahrain announce Friday as the first day of Ramadan

SUPPLIES. A couple leave a supermarket after grocery shopping during a nationwide curfew to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 9, 2020, ahead of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

'This is our sacrifice': Muslims start Ramadan under lockdown

Apr 24, 2020 - 7:43 AM

'That's what we need right now – to regulate ourselves, build on the patience,' says Bangsamoro Parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong on Rappler Talk

DIFFERENT RAMADAN. Interior arcs in a grand mosque in Cotabato City, Philippines. File photo from Shutterstock

No food, no water, no sex: What we need to know about Ramadan

Apr 24, 2020 - 12:00 AM

'Only when we feel hungry and thirsty can we truly empathize with the poor and needy,’ says the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore

Image from Shutterstock

Ramadan on collision course with virus for Asia's Muslims

Apr 21, 2020 - 4:02 PM

Asia is home to some of the world's largest Muslim populations stretching from the Indonesian archipelago to the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan, and close to a billion Muslims live in the region

An Indonesian soldier from the Raider 112 infantry battalion puts a face mask on a woman during a distribution amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Darul Imarah, Aceh province on April 19, 2020. CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP

Middle East braces for bleak Ramadan as virus threat lingers

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:50 AM

'Our hearts are crying,' says Ali Mulla, the muezzin at the Grand Mosque in Mecca

SACRED. Muslim worshippers circumambulate the sacred Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque, Islam's holiest site, on March 7, 2020. Photo by Abdel Ghani Bashir/AFP

Ramadan under a quarantine: Finding meaning even with distancing

Apr 16, 2020 - 5:45 PM

This year’s Ramadan will be very different for Muslims around the world. This also offers an opportunity for them to step back and deepen their reflections.

Haron Menang at the Al Borhan Mosque. Photo by McMorrie Bidara

France expands rape probe against Islamic scholar Ramadan

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Ramadan was professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when rape allegations surfaced in late 2017

HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS. Swiss leading Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan speaks to a group of people as he leaves the Palais de Justice (Law Court) of Paris, on August 30, 2019 after a hearing. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Wrecked mosques, police watch: A tense Ramadan in Xinjiang

Jun 09, 2019 - 12:52 AM

While Muslims around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan with prayers and festivities this week, the recent destruction of dozens of mosques in Xinjiang highlights the increasing pressure Uighurs and other ethnic minorities face

TIGHT WATCH. This photo taken on June 4, 2019 shows the Chinese flag flying over the Juma mosque in the restored old city area of Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

[OPINION] On Muslims, Filipino and national(ist) consciousness

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:00 AM

More than just a medium, language is an annal of history

On Eid'l Fitr, Marawi IDPs pray for fortitude and a home to go back to

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Maranaos living in a tent city in Marawi are still unsure of what lies in the future for them

EID'L FITR. Maranao women await for the Eid'l Fitr prayer to start inside the Sarimanok tent city on June 5, 2019. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

On Eid 2019, Filipino Muslims recall Ramadan teachings to attain peace

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:33 PM

As they break their fast, Muslims reflect on how Ramadan taught them patience and devotion to their faith

PEACE. Muslims pray outside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila during Eid'l-Fitr celebration, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on Wednesday, June 5. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Imam hits vote buying as Muslims mark Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Even though the elections were conducted in the month of Ramadan, people still engaged in vote buying,' says Islamic Studies expert Jamel Cayamodin

EID'L FITR. Islamic Studies expert Jamel Cayamodin delivers the sermon during the Eid'l Fitr celebration at Quezon Memorial Circle on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Prayer of Marawi women: 'Take us back home'

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:11 PM

In observance of Eid'l Fitr, Muslim women leaders solemnly pray for the restoration of peace and identity in Marawi City

Dr. Potre D. Diampuan, trustee of the Global COuncil, United Religious Initiative, shares her view on the Marawi siege and the present life of the survivors/evacuees. June 3, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: What is Eid'l Fitr? Islam expert explains

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Watch Dr Jamel Cayamodin, an Islamic Studies professor, as he explains the feast that ends the fasting month of Ramadan

EID'L FITR. Muslims gather at the Quezom Memorial Circle as they celebrate Eid'l Fitr, signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Eid'l Fitr: The challenge after Ramadan

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Muslims celebrate the Eid'l Fitr while challenged to put the lessons of Ramadan into everyday practice

EID'L FITR. Muslims gather at the Quezon Memorial Circle as they celebrate the Eid'l Fitr, signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Filipino Muslims break fast at start of Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Filipino Muslims celebrate Eid’l Fitr at the conclusion of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

FENCED. Muslims in Baguio City pray inside a fence, during Eid' Fitr celebration. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Filipinos must be instruments of love, respect, says Duterte on Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:39 AM

In a message to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine leader also hopes Filipinos can help promote peace and understanding

Muslim women prays as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Blue Mosque in Taguig City on June 5, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

After no sighting of new moon, Eid'l Fitr set on June 5

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:40 PM

If moonsighting committees spotted the new moon in the evening of June 3, the feast of Eid'l Fitr would have been celebrated as early as June 4

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte declares June 5 Eid'l Fitr holiday

May 29, 2019 - 8:54 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Eid'l Fitr marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

ISLAMIC CELEBRATION. File photo of the Eid'l Fitr celebration held June 2018 in Pikit town North Cotabato. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Indonesia steamrolls bootleg alcohol during Ramadan

May 27, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Police lay out thousands of bottles collected in raids over the past few months in the capital Jakarta and then drove a steamroller over them in a messy annual display

BOOTLEG ALCOHOL. Indonesian workers destroy bottles of liquors from the recent raids in Jakarta on May 27, 2019. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

U.N. calls for week-long Libya Ramadan truce

May 06, 2019 - 7:02 AM

The United Nations mission in Libya proposes the 'extendable one-week' ceasefire 'during which all parties pledge to halt all forms of military operations' in a statement Sunday, May 5.

RALLY FOR PEACE. Libyans call for an end to fighting during a demonstration against strongman Khalifa Haftar in the capital Tripoli's Martyrs Square on May 3, 2019. AFP Photo

Shared meals and torch-lit parades: Indonesia Muslims welcome Ramadan

May 05, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Ramadan begins on May 6, marking the start of devotees' month-long fasting from dawn to dusk

RAMADAN. An Acehnese man and child looking toward a mosque as they shop at a traditional market in Banda Aceh to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP)

Ramadan 2019 to start May 6

May 05, 2019 - 8:47 AM

This comes after Muslim moon-sighting committees fail to sight the new moon

RAMADAN 2019. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is set to start on May 6, 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

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

Gerakan Ahmadiyah Yogyakarta: Potret kemanusiaan dan harmoni

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:56 PM

"Kami tidak mengekslusifkan diri"

KEMENANGAN. Saling membantu, menguatkan, dan bersama-sama menyambut kemenangan. Foto oleh Dhion Gumilang/Rappler

On Eid'l Fitr, senators hope BBL will become law

Jun 15, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The lawmakers believe the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which is pending at the bicameral conference committee level in Congress, will bring peace in Mindanao

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte hopes for unity vs 'misguided ideologies' on Eid'l Fitr

Jun 15, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, meanwhile, hopes for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. ARMM governor Mujiv Hataman prays to Allah for help in overcoming challenges.

Like a kid at Eid

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

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

OPINI: Kaus Gus Dur dan ijtihad melintas batas

Jun 14, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Ketika kebaikan versi Islam tak lagi bersifat universal

LELANG. Dua kaus GUSDURian yang dilelang di acara Unduh-unduh GKJW Jombang. Foto oleh Aan Anshori

SAKSIKAN: Tutorial membuat ketupat

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Lebaran tidak lengkap tanpa ketupat!

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

The week in photos: June 2-8, 2018

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:52 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INDEPENDENCE DAY DISPLAY. Mall goers in Rizal on June 8, 2018, look on the 120 miniature jeepneys arranged to form a Philippine Flag in celebration of the country's 117th Independence Day. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Trump hosts first iftar dinner at White House

Jun 07, 2018 - 6:05 PM

US President Donald Trump, who has frequently engaged in inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric, defied recent custom by not holding a similar event during his first year in office

WHITE HOUSE. US President Donald Trump speaks during an iftar dinner hosted at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:04 PM

The ceasefire will last 'from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid-al-Fitr,' Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani tweeted from an official account, indicating it could run from June 12-19

RAMADHAN. In this photo taken on June 5, 2018, Afghan Shiite Muslim worshippers hold holy Quran as they pray during the Laylat al-Qadr at a mosque in Herat province. Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

Yang perlu diketahui tentang mudik Lebaran 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Sudah siap berkumpul dengan keluarga di kampung halaman?

Ketika masyarakat Tionghoa menikmati suasana Ramadan di Aceh

Jun 04, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Warga Tionghoa tidak merasa terganggu dengan pelaksanaan syariat Islam di Aceh, termasuk aturan menutup warung saat Ramadan

MIE AYAM HALAL. Vera, generasi keempat dari etnis Tionghoa yang menetap di Banda Aceh dan menjual mie ayam halal. Foto oleh Habil Razali/Rappler

Piolo Pascual observes Ramadan ahead of Marawi movie

Jun 03, 2018 - 1:51 PM

'Kami ni Joyce Bernal sinamahan lang namin yung mga Muslim para alam din namin yung iniisip nila, why they do it and what they do.'

The week in photos: May 26-June 1, 2018

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A Bangladeshi volunteer prepares Iftar food for Muslim devotees before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan at a shrine in Dhaka on May 27, 2018.Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Menengok Langgar Kidul, menziarahi Kauman

Jun 01, 2018 - 12:53 PM

Dari Langgar Kidul lahir Muhammadiyah, organisasi massa Islam terbesar di Indonesia selain Nahdlatul Ulama

BERSEJARAH. Masjid Gedhe Kauman, Yogyakarta. Masjid ini dibangun pada 1773 pada masa pemerintahan Sultan Hamengku Buwono I. Foto oleh Anang Zakaria/Rappler

RAMADAN YUMMY: Menikmati kelezatan keong khas Banyumas

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Butuh waktu hingga 5 jam untuk merebus keong yang akan dijual

Keong Rawa masak dipanaskan di lapak dan siap untuk dibeli. Foto oleh Irma Muflikah/Rappler

Sweet tradition: A peek at Tausug treats

May 27, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Delicious sweets from a rich heritage, with preparations ranging from simple to intricate


The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI