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Ramadan sharing fridges going viral in Dubai

Back in 2016, when Australian expat Sumayyah Sayed put a fridge stocked with food and water on her front porch, she could never have imagined that two years down the line her baby step would take the shape of a giant community movement. Today, her initiative -dubbed as Ramadan Sharing Fridges - has over 27,000 members who have joined the campaign through Facebook.    
The movement serves the less fortunate community workers and labourers with free food and drink during the holy month of Ramadan. 

Crimea to offer halal tours for Muslims

Muslims in Russia soon will be able to travel to Crimea to appreciate specially arranged halal tours with their families. 
The organization of trips will be managed by "AVN-Tour" hajj tour operator of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Crimea, which operates in Moscow, the Deputy Mufti of Crimean Muslims Aider Ismayilov, said in "Sputnik in Crimea" radio interview.
According to him, one of the main tasks of the Center is to attract tourists to the peninsula.

Kurban slaughter center to open in Ufa

The authorities of Ufa together with the Veterinary Department of Bashkiria will set up a Kurban-center in the city for the performance of the ritual sacrifice of animals, Deputy Prime Minister Ilshat Fazrakhmanov said.

Ramadan tent installed in front of Adygea mosque

Spiritual Board of Muslims of Adygea and the Krasnodar Territory has organised charity iftar (breakfast) for fasting Muslims in honor of the holy month of Ramadan. 
A tent is installed near the building of the cathedral mosque, where for the whole month of Ramadan believers can break their fast, the Mufti of the two regions, Askarbiy Kardanov said.

Putin met with Assad in Sochi

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has paid an official visit to the Russian city of Sochi.
During the official meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated him on the great success in the fight against terrorists, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
The two presidents have noted necessity of creating additional conditions for a full-format political process in Syria, Peskov said.

Worshippers perform second Taraweeh prayer at Two Holy Mosques

Worshippers performed the second Taraweeh prayer on the second night of Ramadan at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Thursday, amid an integrated system of services provided by the Kingdom’s government.
The crowd of worshippers — citizens, residents and visitors — arrived in Madinah early to perform the night and Taraweeh prayers amid a spiritual and peaceful atmosphere.

Dagestani Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Afandi congratulated Muslims with Ramadan

"As-salamu `alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh!
Dear brothers and sisters!
From the bottom of my heart I congratulate you on the arrival of the beloved month of believers - the Holy month of Ramadan!
Time from one Ramadan to the next passes incredibly fast, like one instant - this indicates the transience of our life. All praise to the Almighty for giving us the opportunity to see another Ramadan.

Istanbul to host Muslim leaders for Palestine meeting

Turkey, the rotating president of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is set to host an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss a joint action against Israel in the wake of the recent Gaza killings. 
The Istanbul summit meeting -- called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- is expected to give a strong message against the Israeli violence that martyred at least 62 Palestinians -- the youngest being 8 months old -- during mass rallies Monday along Gaza's eastern border. 

Simferopol Central mosque organised first iftar

On the first day of Ramazan charitable iftar was organised in the central mosque of Simferopol, Kebir-Jami in Crimea. 
Iftar is an evening meal taken by fasting Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. Some two hundred people attended the iftar, mostly Crimean universities students from Muslim countries, local residents and guests of Simferopol.
Before the beginning of the event, men and women observing the fast performed evening prayer (maghrib).

Yelabuga mosque offers daily iftars for 250 people

Throughout the whole month of Ramadan Iftars (breakfast) will be organized in the cathedral mosque of Yelabuga city in Tatarstan. Meals for 200 - 250 believers will be served on daily basis, the Yelabuga muhtasibat reported.
"We started preparing for the holy month of Ramadan in a few months advance, because at during Ramadan a lot of people visit the mosque. Iftars will be organized every day. Separate tables will be laid for both men and women," said Halim Hazrat Shamsutdinov, imam-mukhtasib of Yelabuga district.

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