Non-Muslims experience Ramadan in new BBC show

by LAUREN CODLING TWO non-Muslims experienced Ramadan for a day in new BBC show which depicts the traditions of one of the largest religious festivals in the world. My Mate’s a Muslim follows vlogger Rumena Begum and rapper Krept as they invite their non-Muslim friends to experience Ramadan for a day. Followers of Islam mark […]

Muslim charities find ‘creative ways’ to meet requirements for zakat

by LAUREN CODLING CHARITY leaders have called for donations during Ramadan to help some of the most vulnerable communities during the coronavirus crisis. During Ramadan, Muslims are required to give a charitable donation, known as zakat, as part of tradition. Every Muslim who is able to and has a certain amount of wealth pays 2.5 […]

New ways to keep the faith during Ramadan

by LAUREN CODLING FAITH leaders have spoken of engaging with members of the community to halt the spread of Covid-19 during Ramadan, with the country in lockdown. Government guidelines have seen places of worship across the country close in recent weeks, in light of the pandemic. For Muslims, this means mosques being shut during Ramadan. […]

Muslim community will rise to Covid-19 challenges during Ramadan, says Prince Charles

Prince Charles has backed the Muslim community to come through the “challenges” posed by the coroanvirus pandemic as a nationwide lockdown continues during the holy month of Ramadan. The Prince of Wales spoke of his “heartbreak” after hearing of the tragic story of 13-year-old Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, who passed away last month due to Covid-19, […]

Morrisons launches ‘living is giving’ campaign during Ramadan

MORRISONS has launched its popular ‘living is giving’ campaign for the fourth year in stores across the UK to promote the spirit of giving during Ramadan. This year the campaign will support CLIC Sargent’s mission, which provides the best possible care for young lives against cancer. By joining the unique initiative, customers can help raise […]

Hancock thanks Muslim community for maintaining lockdown during Ramadan

Health secretary Matt Hancock has thanked British Muslims for staying at home over Ramadan. All mosques in the UK will be closed for the month of Ramadan, which begins today, to ensure there is no congregational prayers and social distancing guidelines are maintained. Furthermore, key Muslim figures such as Mayor Sadiq Khan have urged people […]

Many Muslims opt vegan food for the month of Ramadan: Experts

By Nadeem Badshah A GROWING number of Muslims are choosing to be vegan for the month of Ramadan, according to experts. Some are set to follow a plant-based diet for breakfast and breaking their fast in the evening, citing health reasons and concerns about whether the meat they buy is halal. The hashtag #VeganRamadan has […]

Muslims applaud ‘community spirit’ ahead of Ramadan in lockdown

by LAUREN CODLING BRITISH MUSLIMS have expressed the hope that Ramadan will be a time for communities to “reflect”, as lockdown measures are expected to be in place during most of the holy month, which begins later this week. Following the outbreak of Covid-19, places of worship across the UK have shut to help halt […]

Sadiq Khan leads call urging Muslims to stay home during Ramadan

Leading Muslim figures have united in a video urging all Muslims to stay at home this Ramadan. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has already infected 129,044 people in the UK and claimed 17, 337 lives. Muslims have been urged to protect the NHS by adhering to the lockdown rules which have been extended to May 11. […]

Lib Dem MPs to fast during Ramadan to show unity for Muslim community

By Hina Bokhari Merton Councillor and Liberal Democrat London Assembly candidate. Politics and Islam has often been a cause for debate for Muslims. It’s sure to be this year as we are all in lockdown and around the world many Muslims will observe the holy month of Ramadan. But this time politics and Islam will […]