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Stop Seeking Publicity For Aid Given To The Needy During Ramadan

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GEORGE TOWN – Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) called on Muslim organisations, ministers, politicians and community leaders to stop seeking publicity for distribution of aid to needy Muslims during Ramadan. Its president, S.M Mohamed Idris, said that it had become a recent practice to publicise widely the aid given to the poor and needy for…

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MAHB Provides Ramadan Aid To 80 Needy Children

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SEREMBAN – Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has allocated RM66,996 to 80 needy children in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration next month. The recipients, aged seven to 12, are pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Rawang and SK Taman Pantai Sepang Putra, Sepang, Selangor. MAHB managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said the programme…

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JKN Melaka Issues 30 Compounds Against Traders At Ramadan Bazaar

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  ALOR GAJAH – The Melaka Health Department (JKN) has issued a total of 30 compounds thus far, for various offences during “Ops Ramadan’ which started on the first day of Ramadan. Its director, Datuk Dr Ghazali Othman said the compounds were issued for various offences against traders at Ramadan bazaars who failed to comply…

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Ramadan: Test Of Faith For Malaysians In Poland

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  WARSAW – In Europe, Ramadan is now shifting from the shorter winter days of fasting to the much longer and warmer summer days. The holy month this year also coincides with the solstice, June 21st, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. This leaves Muslims in northern latitudes such as Poland…

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Najib Reminds Muslims To Enhance Obedience, Submission To Allah

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today reminded Muslims to enhance their obedience and submission to Allah, like performing the tarawih prayer at mosques and surau, during the month of Ramadan, with only about two more weeks left. He said they should not let go of the opportunity offered during this…

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5,000 People To Benefit Through Imarah Ramadan 1438 Programme

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SIK – About 5,000 local and foreign needy Muslims are expected to benefit from the Imarah Ramadan 1438/2017 Humanitarian programme jointly organised by the Islamic Aid Malaysia (IAM) and Radio Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM.fm), this year. IAM president Zawahir Abdullah said through the programme, being organised for the sixth year, aid would be distributed…

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Jawi Steps Up Ramadan Enforcement Operations

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) is stepping up enforcement operations during this Holy month of Ramadan. Its enforcement chief Wan Jaafar Wan Ahmad said this was being done in all the three federal territories – Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan. “On the first day yesterday, we caught three Muslims in…

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Jaips Bars Muslim Traders From Selling Cooked Food Before 2pm

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KANGAR – The Perlis Islamic Religious Department (JAIPs) has barred Muslim traders in the state from selling cooked food before 2pm, during the fasting month of Ramadan. In a statement today, the department’s enforcement division spokesman said action would be taken against traders who did not adhere to the ruling under Section 25(1)(a) of the…

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PM Najib Wishes Happy Ramadan al-Mubarak To All Muslims

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wishes Happy Ramadan al-Mubarak to all Muslims in Malaysia who would start fasting tomorrow. The prime minister also prayed for the country to continue to be showered with blessings of Allah during the holy month of Ramadan. “Alhamdulillah (All praise be to Allah), the most awaited month…

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Terengganu Muslims Should Adhere To Call Of Ramadan

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KUALA TERENGGANU – Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman wants Muslims in the state to persevere during Ramadan. He said Muslims should take the opportunity to keep themselves busy with various activities in mosques and suraus. “In line with the second principle of New Terengganu Transformation (TBB), mosques and suraus are the…

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Traders Not To Take Advantage Of Consumers In Ramadan – Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has reminded traders not to take advantage of consumers by raking in excessive profits this Ramadan. “In a few days we will celebrate the month of Ramadan. I wish to remind traders not to take advantage of consumers, do not make excessive profits,” he said…

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Ahmad Zahid To Attend Breaking-of-fast Events Around The Country

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DENGKIL – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is to visit every state in the country during the Ramadan month to attend breaking-of-fast events. Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said he and the Home Ministry management would meet officers and staff of agencies under the ministry as well as…

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Giant To Give Away 1 Million Reusable Bags And Bubur Lambuk This Ramadan

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KUALA LUMPUR – In line with the spirit of giving during Ramadan, GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has announced a giveaway of one million reusable bags from May 27 for customers who spend RM50 and above in a single receipt at any of its Giant hypermarkets nationwide. The company’s chief executive officer, Pierre Olivier-Deplanck said…

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QRCS Offers Ramadan Iftar Meals Worth US$20Mln For Thousands In Arab Countries

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DOHA: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is pursuing its Ramadan Iftar programme in 13 countries, at a total cost of QR7,839,000 (about US$2.1 million), distributing Ramadan Iftar meals and food packages to poor families in Syria, Iraq, and Sudan, reports Qatar News Agency (QNA). In Syria, QRCS and Social Development International (SDI), have implemented a Ramadan Iftar project in…

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Many Willing To Spend For Ramadan Buffet At Hotels

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KUALA LUMPUR – Spending a lot for breaking of fast at big hotels during Ramadan seems to have become a trend. Although expensive, Ramadan packages offered by these hotels sell well, A survey by Bernama found those who opt to break their fast at hotels and willing to pay as much as RM199 per pax…

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Ramadan A Challenge For Migrants Trapped In Greece

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  EXPECTING twins in a few months, Shahnaz Sadat is not obliged to fast for Ramadan – but stuck in a migrant camp in Greece, she’d be hard put to even if she wanted to. “Every night, every time the food is potato. But we can’t eat it,” said the 22-year-old, who is four months…

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Sufficient Food Supply During Fasting Month – Shabery

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BALING: Muslims ushering in the fasting month of Ramadan need not worry as there is sufficient food supply to meet their needs during the holy month. Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said although the price of chilli and vegetables rose during the El Nino dry spell, the situation had improved.…

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Ramadan Moon Sighting On June 5

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal today said the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan to commence fasting for Muslims in Malaysia, will be held on June 5, or 29th Sha’ban 1437 in the Islamic calender. “The Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal will also on the same night,…

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D’Saji Offers 11 Breaking Fast Venues

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KUALA LUMPUR: Catering company Felda D’Saji Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and Koperasi Permodalan Felda Bhd, has offered 11 breaking fast venues for the upcoming Ramadan month. The company, which had been organising Ramadan Buffet since 2008, offered five locations for breaking fast and opened its booking either for an…

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Newly Converted Teen Can’t Wait For Ramadan To Come

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  KUALA TERENGGANU – “My life is more calm now and I’m happy living my life as a Muslim. I can’t wait to fast during this coming Ramadan,” said Nur Nina Farisha Woo Abdullah. The 19-year-old teenager had recently converted to Islam during a lecture by international preacher Dr Zakir Naik in Kemaman. The Diploma…

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Najib: Ramadhan, A Time To Educate The Soul

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PETALING JAYA: Ramadan is a time to cherish the relationship between family and friends, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister reminded people that the holy month “is not solely a time to fast but also a time to educate the soul.” “My hope is the spirit of care and cooperation, which is…

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Feroz’s Free Ramadan Yoghurt Programme Into Its 6 Year

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KUALA LUMPUR – Mohammad Feroz Mohammad Zaini, 47, started his dadih (flavoured yoghurt) business under the name of Dadih Ar-Razi in 2008 and sold the product at the Ramadan bazaars in Klang, Selangor. With the support of his wife Zurah Omar, 45, and five children, the former shipping company employee initially produced about 20 small…

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Ramadan: Animal Lover Organises Food Project For Stray Cats

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GEORGE TOWN – Using Ramadan as a platform to get the society to do good by giving alms, an animal lover organised a programme called “#ProjekKucingGelandangan” (#HomelessCatProject) to get the society to contribute to feed stray cats. Zeti Norin Omar, 32, said she started the project on the first day of Ramadan, being it the…

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China Criticized Over Ramadan Restrictions

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BEIJING – Some schools and local government agencies in China’s restive Xinjiang province have adopted policies that critics, including the Turkish government, say prevent residents from fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The fast — traditionally observed from dawn until dusk — is a central tenet of Islam, the religion practiced by many…

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Be Grateful To Be Able To Break Fast With Family At Home: Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in the country should be grateful for being able to enjoy the breaking-fast meals with their families throughout the holy month of Ramadan compared to the security forces personnel entrusted to safeguard the country, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The prime minister said that was also the reason why they should not forget the…

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LZS To Distribute RM30.8 Million Tithe Aid For Ramadan, Aidilfitri

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SHAH ALAM – The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) will distribute RM30.8 million in tithe aid to 41,568 eligible families in Selangor in conjunction with Ramadan and Aidilfitri. LZS chairman, Datuk Mohamad Adzib Mohd Isa said each family was expected to receive between RM550 and RM1,000 in cash. “Hopefully, the aid will help the recipients to…

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270,000 Tonnes Of Food Wastage During Ramadhan

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The holy month of Ramadhan was supposed to teach Muslims to be grateful of the bounty of consumer goods they are blessed with all-year round. But the concept has somewhat taken a backseat nowadays. And with it, some shocking statistics about food wastage. Bernama reports that some 270,000 tonnes of good-to-eat food are thrown away…

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Ramadan, Time To Strengthen Devotion And Brotherhood

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ARAU – The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail called on Muslims to make the blessed month of Ramadan a time for them to strengthen their devotion and brotherhood. He said Ramadan is the month for Muslims to instill self-discipline, patience humility and strengthen their devotion to God. “Be diligent to come…

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Nifty Tips And Tricks To Get You Through Ramadhan Like A Boss

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As Muslims around the word eagerly anticipated the coming of Ramadhan by looking at the blue Tuesday night sky, they not only have to endure daily fasts from sunrise to sunset, but also to challenge their inner demons. Fasting, or “sawm” in Arabic, begins 20 minutes before dawn (fajr) and ends at sundown (maghrib). It…

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Muslims In Malaysia Begin Ramadan Fast Thursday

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KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in Malaysia will begin the Ramadan dawn-to-dusk fast on Thursday (1 Ramadan 1436), the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, announced Tuesday night. Syed Danial said the date for the beginning of the fast in the states in the country was set for June 18 in keeping…

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