Uploaded by VOAvideo on Aug 25, 2011 - In Turkey, the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan has put the spotlight on the increasing divide between rich and poor. The country's growing affluent class -- a product of a decade of unprecedented economic growth -- has resulted in increased numbers of people celebrating the iftar dinner at luxurious restaurants and hotels. But that has sparked a growing controversy in the country, as Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
For new converts to Islam, fasting can be a challenge both physically and mentally.
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - For new converts to Islam, fasting can be a challenge both physically and mentally.
But judging by the fairly new converts The Malay Mail recently met at the Muslim Welfare Organisation of Malaysia (Perkim) in Jalan Ipoh, they have become accustomed to fasting throughout Ramadan.
Wani Saleha Abdullah 35, embraced Islam shortly after arriving in Sabah in February 2009 and works as a part-time maid.
"My very first day of fasting two years ago was very difficult and I was only able to fast for the first week before giving up," said Wani, who lives with her Sabahan husband, a soldier, and his son from a previous marriage, in Ampang.
"Last year, I managed to fast continuously for the first two weeks and for this year, I believe I can fast the entire month of Ramadan."
Read full report | IBNAnews - Aug 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Uploaded by presstvlondon on Nov 8, 2010 - Tony Blair's sister-in-law, Lauren Booth, has made a formal complaint about an article in a British newspaper which she says incites hatred of Islam. Muslims groups in the UK say that certain newspapaers have used Booth's conversion to Islam as a means to attack the religion itself. Roshan Muhammed Salih reports from London.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Uploaded by jeynoor on Apr 4, 2008 - In Los Angeles, a growing number of Latinos have opted for conversion to Islam as a return to the roots of Hispanic culture. Across the country, their number ranges from 40 to 70 thousand.