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· September, 2008

Stories about Religion from September, 2008

Arabeyes: Snapshots of Eid

It's Eid today, or tomorrow. Eid Al Fitr is a celebration which marks the end of the Muslim month of Ramadhan, and here are a few reactions on the occasion...

Jordan: Hypocrisy, Freedom or Disrespect?

From Jordan, Ahmed Humeid shares his thoughts on Ramadhan, hypocrisy, freedom and disrespect after the closure of a popular cafe for serving alcohol in Ramadhan in this post. Find out...

Jordan: Hypocrisy, Freedom or Disrespect?

From Jordan, Ahmed Humeid shares his thoughts on Ramadhan, hypocrisy, freedom and disrespect after the closure of a popular cafe for serving alcohol in Ramadhan in this post. Find out...

Saudi Arabia: No to Fashionable Abayas

Mosan Mosan, from Kuwait, writes about a crackdown by Saudi authorities on fashionable Abayas (black cloaks worn by women) ahead of Eid – a celebration which marks the end of...

Qatar: Time to Break Fast

From Qatar, Bahraini blogger Ammar Talk [ar] posts pictures of children around cannons, fired to signal the time to break one's fast in Ramadhan.

Bangladesh: Significance of Eid ul Fitr

Depending on geographic location, muslims around the world will be celebrating the Eid ul Fitr Festival either on Tuesday (30th September) or Wednesday (1st October). Inspirations and Creative Thoughts discusses...

India: The Kolu

Blokesablogin writes in Desicritics about the Kolu: “While the Bengalis begin their Pujo, many of us in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, set up ‘steps’ and have a dolls exhibition,...

Lebanon: A Blogger's Debut

In his blog debut, Only Lebnane talks about his opinion regarding the Lebanese society and how its foundations are becoming more sectarian and political.

Palestine: Retaining a sense of humanity in Gaza

As the situation in Gaza deteriorates from one day to the next, many are struggling not only with the enormous difficulties of daily life, but with the change in values...

Senegal: Would you mind fasting with us?

George writes about Ramadan in Dakar, Senegal: “This Ramadan in Dakar, I had a most interesting invitation from a couple of friends. “…Would you mind fasting with us?”, they asked....

Morocco: Schools Closing

The View from Fez reports that the Moroccan government plans to shut down 60 Qur'anic schools around the country, all of which are associated with Sheikh Mohamed Ben Abderrahman Al-Maghraoui,...

Myanmar: Saffron Revolution a year later

Alternative Asean Network on Burma published a briefer which revealed the intensified repression in Myanmar a year after the crackdown on the monk-led Saffron Revolution.

Bangladesh: Remnants of terror

Black and Gray discusses the threats of remnant terrorists in Bangladesh and opines: “the imams of different mosques and other Islamic scholars can play a pivotal role in making people...

India: Ramadan in Kolkata

Cuckoo's Call posts some photos of Ramadan in Calcutta (Kolkata).

Egypt: Jihad Hackers

Is Jihad spilling from the ground on to the virtual world? Egyptian blogger Marwa Rakha writes here (and here) about how the internet has affected the ongoing debate between the...

Bangladesh: Eid & Puja shopping

With the Eid & Puja festivities nearing the people of Dhaka are busy with shopping. Dhaka blog posts some photos of Eid shopping in the city.

Barbados, Jamaica, U.S.A.: Political Issues

Living in Barbados says that the recent battle for leadership in Jamaica's opposition party proves “that the overlapping values of candidates’ religion, race, gender, class, colour, speech, perceived intelligence and...

Pakistan: “Hey! Why is Google ignoring us?”

Pakistanis are using blogs as a medium to raise their voices about an important issue regarding the biases of technology giant Google. The issue we are talking about is Google...

U.S.: Russian Woman's View of a U.S. Church

Russian History Blog translates a U.S.-based Russian woman's tirade about a local church she has to attend because she “[wants] to please [her] husband.”

Senegal: Would you mind fasting with us?

George writes about Ramadan in Senegal: “This Ramadan in Dakar, I had a most interesting invitation from a couple of friends. “…Would you mind fasting with us?”, they asked. What...

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