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Muslim millennials see no clash between faith and modernity

By: Shelina Janmohamed Source: In 2014, global pop star and producer Pharrell Williams released the hit song Happy, prompting cover versions around the world. In the UK the #HappyBritishMuslims wanted to show that “British Muslims are just as happy” as anyone else. Along with further covers from around the Muslim world, the video also sparked controversy among young Muslims online, debating whether Muslims could or should be happy, or even why such demands were being made. The raging debate was testament to a new kind of young Muslim identity that has emerged globally in the past decade. It is a global group that believes that faith and modernity go hand in hand,...

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A Palestinian man holds his child who is dressed in festive clothes following morning prayers marking the first day of Eid al-Adha celebrations, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Muslim around the globe observe Eid al Adha

By: Reuters Television Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage (Reuters) – Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Adha holiday on Monday, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar. Marking the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God’s command, Muslims mark the holiday by slaughtering animals such as sheep and goats. The meat is shared among family and friends and also donated to the poor. Faithful across continents marked the festival which comes as the annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia draws to a close. Palestinians flocked to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque for prayers. In Iraq, authorities adopted tough security...

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All you need to know about Eid al-Adha

By: Mufti Taqi Usmani Source: The Central Mosque On the Eid day The following acts are sunnah on the day of Eidul- adha: To wake up early in the morning. To clean one’s teeth with a miswak or brush To take bath. To put on one’s best available clothes. To use perfume. Not to eat before the Eid prayer. To recite the Takbir of Tashriq in a loud voice while going to the Eid prayer. How to Perform Eid Prayers (Hanafi School) The Eid prayer has two raka’at performed in the normal way, with the only addition of six Takbirs, three of them in the beginning of the first raka’ah, and three of them just before ruku’ in the second raka’ah. The detailed way of...

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