Latest Ramadan News

JBS settles Muslim discrimination lawsuit for $5.5 million

Jun. 09, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The second-largest producer of beef, pork and chicken in the U.S. will pay up to $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company discriminated against Muslim employees at a meat processing plant in northern Colorado. The U.S. Equal Employment...

AP PHOTOS: Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, amid a month of conflict

Jun. 01, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

Intricate henna designs on the hands of Muslim girls in Peshawar, Pakistan. Horseback riders atop colorfully festooned steeds in Zazzau, Nigeria. A child tossed into the air at the Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem. These are some of the ways the world’s Muslims...

Ramadan drives donations, memberships to giving circles

May. 14, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

Sahina Islam can still recall the day when she heard an elderly Pakistani couple got kicked out of their New York City home by their son-in-law and were sitting near John F. Kennedy International Airport, stranded and with nowhere to go. The incident led Islam and five friends to help the...

AP PHOTOS: Ramadan demonstrates Muslim courage and faith

May. 13, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

The world spun madly on as followers of its second-largest religion practiced the traditions of Islam's holiest month, at times under circumstances that demanded as much courage as faith. Ramadan is a period of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. But...

For Muslims in America, Eid al-Fitr comes as pandemic eases

May. 13, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

For Qassim Abdullah, this year’s Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr marked a bit of a milestone: Now fully vaccinated, the 66-year-old finally felt comfortable enough to return to his mosque for the Eid prayer on Thursday, his first time back since the start of the pandemic. ...

Festival travel, vaccine shortage put Bangladesh at risk

May. 13, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Tens of thousands of people left Bangladesh's capital on Thursday to join their families in home villages to celebrate the Islamic religious festival of Eid al-Fitr, despite stark warnings that the exodus could worsen the country's sharply rising coronavirus...

Afghan officials: Taliban gain control of a district HQ

May. 11, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban gained control on Tuesday of a strategic district headquarters in a province in central Afghanistan, just southwest of the capital of Kabul, a provincial council official said. According to the official, Sharifullah Hotak, the...

Hit by COVID, Senegal's women find renewed hope in fishing

May. 10, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

BARGNY, Senegal (AP) — Since her birth on Senegal’s coast, the ocean has always given Ndeye Yacine Dieng life. Her grandfather was a fisherman, and her grandmother and mother processed fish. Like generations of women, she now helps support her family in the small community of Bargny by...

The Latest: Utility regulator shares discredited theories

May. 08, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX — An elected Arizona utility regulator has shared discredited conspiracy theories while trying to persuade energy and power providers not to require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Arizona Republic reports that Arizona Corporation Commission...

Minnesota family cares for daughters with rare fatal disease

May. 08, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — On a warm afternoon in late March 2020, Ali Abdi and one of his young daughters, Maryam, sat outside their rental home observing the neighborhood along a St. Peter street they’d moved to only days earlier. He hoped fresh air and sunshine would...