Arts & Culture

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2019

Eid al-Fitr means 'festival of breaking the fast' and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr 2019: Muslims around the world celebrate

Opinion

#BlackoutEid: Celebrating being black and Muslim

Why we need black Muslim spaces and hashtags like #BlackoutEid.

Nena Beecham

by Nena Beecham

Nena Beecham

Islam

Eid al-Fitr 2019: Everything you need to know

The three-day Muslim festival marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr 2019: Everything you need to know

Middle East

All you need to know about the OIC

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is the second largest intergovernmental body after the UN.

All you need to know about the OIC

Pakistan

Pakistan to attend OIC meeting in Mecca

Imran Khan set to attend meeting where the US's Middle East 'peace plan' is expected to be on the agenda.

Pakistan to attend OIC meeting in Mecca

United Kingdom

Groups, mosques rally around Muslim foster children in Ramadan

In bid to preserve identity, gift packages with books, food and decorations sent to Muslim children in foster care.

Groups, mosques rally around Muslim foster children in Ramadan

Islamophobia

After Christchurch, US mosques bulk up security during Ramadan

Increased security at mosques prompts debate among Muslim Americans over community's relationship with law enforcement.

After Christchurch, US mosques bulk up security during Ramadan

Italy

'Sicilians have affinity for the Islamic world in their DNA'

A Muslim stronghold for about 200 years between the ninth and 11th centuries, Sicily bears the marks of Islamic history.

'Sicilians have affinity for the Islamic world in their DNA'

Asia

Rooh Afza off shelves: India's Muslims have a Ramadan crisis

With the popular drink, an 'iftar' staple, in short supply during the holy month of Ramadan, Pakistan says it can help.

Rooh Afza off shelves: India's Muslims have a Ramadan crisis

Religion

In Pictures: Muslims around the world mark the start of Ramadan

During Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, people abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to sunset.

In Pictures: Muslims around the world mark the start of Ramadan

Sri Lanka bombings

Curfew imposed after religious tension rises in Negombo

State schools reopen amid tight security after fighting broke out on Sunday between ethnic Sinhalese people and Muslims.

Curfew imposed after religious tension rises in Negombo

Brunei

Brunei halts plan to punish gay sex with death by stoning

Following an international uproar, sultan says Brunei will not enforce death penalty for gay sex, adultery and rape.

Brunei halts plan to punish gay sex with death by stoning

Health

The health benefits of fasting

Some experts say restricting food intake during the day can help prevent health problems and improve mental health.

Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

Islam

5 questions everyone asks about Ramadan

The Muslim holy month is upon us once again. Here is what happens.

Ramadan 2019: Why is it so important for Muslims?

Religion

When does Ramadan begin in 2019?

Find out when Ramadan, observed by millions of Muslims who fast from dawn to dusk, will likely begin in your country.

When does Ramadan begin in 2019?