World Bulletin / News Desk
Imam of Kaaba, Sheikh Maher al-Muayqali prayed for all Muslims living under tyranny, beginning with the ones in Syria, following the tarawih prayer on Saturday.
All hands were opened in prayers for Syria at the Kaaba on Saturday.
Thousands of Muslims said "amen" in tears as Sheikh al-Muayqali performed a qunut prayer so the bloodshed in Syria ended.
Al-Muayqali began his prayer by saying "My Allah, we hold you, all angels, and creatures on land and in the skies as witness that you are the only God, that there is no other God, and Muhammad is your subject as well as your prophet".
The emotional moments of Muslims saying "amen" to each prayer of al-Muayqali were reflected on screens.
"God, do away with the problems of Muslims in the world," al-Muayqali cried to God.
"Oh, our Lord who hears us, who knows everything we hide and openly state, the holder of eternal mercy and benevolence, our God, correct the situation of the Muslims under tyranny in Myanmar, Palestine and Syria as you are the one with most mercy. My God, help them get rid of problems, end their bloodshed, give cure to their patients, make their poor rich, have mercy on their dead, and help their works," al-Muayqali said in his prayer.
"Protect them from evil that may come from their right, left, from the above and beneath. My God, I complain to you about the Jews, the tyrants and the lustful. Undo their unity and decrease their strength. My God, make us part of those whose prayers get accepted," al-Muayqali also said in his prayer.
Three were hospitalized after a fire broke out in scaffolding.
The Indian Parliament was adjourned as lawmakers called for a debate on an incident in which right-wing Hindu politicians alleged forced a Muslim worker to break fast in Ramadan
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Intellectuals jointly berate Israel's military operations on the besieged territory, which has left almost 600 Palestinians dead since July 7
Sanjay Mitra, 71, has been celebrating Ramadan since 1993, as a sign of solidarity, following the destruction by Hindu militants of the Babri mosque in northern India.
Twahir Kamisi, the 42-year-old the imam of Masjid Sharaf in Mbiko was killed on Saturday.
Mehmet Gormez said Muslims need to put in a joint effort to revive the quintessential values of the Islamic civilization.
The market gets crowded as the fast-breaking time approaches and chefs cook out in the open.
The project, named Al-Quran Al-Akbar (The Biggest Qur'an) features 15 chapters of the Qur'an carved on both sides of 315 revolving timber panels measuring 177cm x 140 cm.
The mosque in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, the Martyr Isa Omer Mosque, is the center where Hungarian Muslims come together and share the fast-breaking iftar dinner.
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Britain First's "Kent battalion activists" stormed into the mosque's prayer hall with their shoes on, refusing requests from an elderly man to show respect to the place of worship.
The mosque was closed in 1926 during the Soviet era amid a crackdown on all public displays of religion.
Hafizs, people who memorized the Qur'an and recite it without needing any help therefore become much busier in Ramadan.
Stores are now shuttered and people stay indoors, listening out for the shriek of rockets and thud of bombs.
In northern parts of Scandinavia where the sun does not set in the summer, Muslims have to resort to an alternative way of fasting.