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Hajj

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  • Palestinian Authority at loggerheads with Hamas over Mecca pilgrims

    Palestinian Authority at loggerheads with Hamas over Mecca pilgrims
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian Authority, which is based in the West Bank, and its archrival Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, are at loggerheads over who is to go on the annual pilgrimage to Mecca this year. The Palestinian Authority's...
  • Afghanistan governor assassinated in mosque bombing

    Afghanistan governor assassinated in mosque bombing
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bomb placed in a mosque detonated during morning prayers Tuesday, killing the governor of eastern Logar province, Afghan officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the assassination of the governor, Arsallah...
  • Fear of virus halves turnout of Muslim faithful for hajj pilgrimage

    The Islamic world's annual pilgrimage to Mecca came to an orderly and peaceful conclusion Tuesday, with less than half as many Muslims taking part in the hajj this year due to fears that a Middle East-based respiratory illness could spread among the...
  • Who knew? German insomniacs watch NASA space feed all night

    Who knew? German insomniacs watch NASA space feed all night
    A quirky habit of German insomniacs and "chill-out" music fans has come to world attention thanks to the U.S. government shutdown. "Space Night," a nearly 20-year-old late-night broadcast by Bavarian Television, provides a music-sharing platform against...
  • The worst good news possible: Mexico gets World Cup lift from U.S.

    The worst good news possible: Mexico gets World Cup lift from U.S.
    MEXICO CITY -- Ouch. That is how chagrined Mexicans were reacting Wednesday to the latest twist in their sometimes-beloved (but not so much lately) national soccer team’s torturous efforts to reach the World Cup. First, the humiliation. Mexico...
  • The God Squad: From a non-Muslim, praise of Ramadan

    Happy Ramadan! I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...
  • Book review: 'A Quiet Revolution' by Leila Ahmed

    Book review: 'A Quiet Revolution' by Leila Ahmed
    A Quiet Revolution The Veil's Resurgence From the Middle East to America Leila Ahmed Yale University Press: 352 pp., $30 When I was 13, one of my classmates came to school one morning wearing a beige head scarf. This was in the 1980s, in Morocco....
  • Celebrating the end of Ramadan in Harford

    Muslims in Harford County celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan with a prayer ceremony Tuesday morning at the Bel Air Reckord Armory. As more than a billion Muslims worldwide celebrated completion of the month of Ramadan, Harford's Muslims...
  • Reporter's Notebook: Thoughts on Eid, 'the festival of sacrifice'

    One of my happiest and most vivid childhood memories was waking up, in the heart of Cairo, to the loud recitation of "takbeerat," or chants, coming from every direction twice a year. I can relive it all in an instant when I close my eyes. These memories...
  • Muslims mark Festival of Sacrifice

    Muslims mark Festival of Sacrifice
    Hundreds of local Muslims gathered to pray and feast Sunday as part of the religious holiday “Eid Al-Adha” at the Maple Park Community Center. Muslims around the world celebrate the day that marks the end of many a pilgrimage, or “Hajj,...
  • Shadia: Tip-top shape is a must for Islam's boot camp

    One of Islam's five pillars is Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. We also call it boot camp. Islam's boot camp, which happened this week, is so challenging and rigorous that it would scare the toughest fitness instructor out there. Yet an estimated 2...