Day: August 30, 2011

Eid Al-Fitr: Ramadan’s Sweet Ending

By RIMA AL-MUKHTAR, RIMA.ALMUKHTAR@ARABNEWS.COM Eid al-Fitr, Arabic for the Festival of Fast-Breaking, is a three-day holiday for Muslims around the world. It falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month which follows Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. Muslims celebrate this holiday after completing a whole month of fasting and […]

Official blames Sarrazin for hindering integration

Source: The Local The German government’s integration commissioner said Tuesday that former central banker Thilo Sarrazin damaged efforts to integrate immigrants into society with his controversial book “Germany Abolishes Itself,” which was published one year ago. “Perceptions and realities are further apart than ever, one year after the release of […]

Irene is God’s message for Washington

Source: Dailytimes MIAMI: For Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, Hurricane Irene and last week’s earthquake in the eastern United States were a message from God that Washington needs to change its policies. Even as Irene was beginning its raking course up the East Coast over the weekend, which killed 21 […]

Anna’s kitchen secrets revealed

 Source: TOI on line One jowar bhakri, vegetables, and a bowl of simple daal cooked by Badambai for 32 years helped 74-year-old Anna Hazaresurvive 288 hours of fasting In Ralegan Siddhi: Anna Hazare smiled benignly, sipping on honey-mixed coconut water at Ramlila grounds on Sunday. The 12-day fast had left […]

Be optimistic … and live longer

By ABDULLAH BAJUBAIR | AL-EQTISADIAH A study conducted by a number of Dutch researchers revealed that optimism enables men to avoid heart diseases and live a healthier life. The research was led by famous Dutch psychiatrist and expert at the Dutch Psychological Health Institution Dr. Erik Giltay. The study said […]

Swiss help trace missing loved ones

by Susan Vogel-Misicka, swissinfo.ch War, natural disasters, migration, personal conflicts: the reasons why families and friends are torn apart are myriad. The tracing services department of the Swiss Red Cross helps people living in Switzerland to find missing loved ones all over the world. Each year, the Bern-based office handles […]

An Example to Follow!

Dental Surgeon Dr Muzafar Ahmad Bajwa of Germany By Zubair Khalil Khan One part of the Prophesy of Founder of Ahmadiyya Community claims a very high status of his followers in the field of education and knowledge. Complete prophesy is mentioned in “Roohani Khazain Volume 20, pages 409 and 410”. Late Dr […]

A day to rejoice

ARAB NEWS Political convulsions may affect festivities in some parts of the Muslim world Today is Eid Al-Fitr. For Muslims across the globe, this is a day to rejoice after a month of fasting, nightly prayers and all-encompassing spirit of piety. Each Ramadan, the Muslim world undergoes a magical transformation […]