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Wrecked mosques, police watch: A tense Ramadan in Xinjiang

Jun 09, 2019 - 12:52 AM

While Muslims around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan with prayers and festivities this week, the recent destruction of dozens of mosques in Xinjiang highlights the increasing pressure Uighurs and other ethnic minorities face

TIGHT WATCH. This photo taken on June 4, 2019 shows the Chinese flag flying over the Juma mosque in the restored old city area of Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

[OPINION] On Muslims, Filipino and national(ist) consciousness

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:00 AM

More than just a medium, language is an annal of history

On Eid'l Fitr, Marawi IDPs pray for fortitude and a home to go back to

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Maranaos living in a tent city in Marawi are still unsure of what lies in the future for them

EID'L FITR. Maranao women await for the Eid'l Fitr prayer to start inside the Sarimanok tent city on June 5, 2019. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

On Eid 2019, Filipino Muslims recall Ramadan teachings to attain peace

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:33 PM

As they break their fast, Muslims reflect on how Ramadan taught them patience and devotion to their faith

PEACE. Muslims pray outside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila during Eid'l-Fitr celebration, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on Wednesday, June 5. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Imam hits vote buying as Muslims mark Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Even though the elections were conducted in the month of Ramadan, people still engaged in vote buying,' says Islamic Studies expert Jamel Cayamodin

EID'L FITR. Islamic Studies expert Jamel Cayamodin delivers the sermon during the Eid'l Fitr celebration at Quezon Memorial Circle on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Prayer of Marawi women: 'Take us back home'

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:11 PM

In observance of Eid'l Fitr, Muslim women leaders solemnly pray for the restoration of peace and identity in Marawi City

Dr. Potre D. Diampuan, trustee of the Global COuncil, United Religious Initiative, shares her view on the Marawi siege and the present life of the survivors/evacuees. June 3, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: What is Eid'l Fitr? Islam expert explains

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Watch Dr Jamel Cayamodin, an Islamic Studies professor, as he explains the feast that ends the fasting month of Ramadan

EID'L FITR. Muslims gather at the Quezom Memorial Circle as they celebrate Eid'l Fitr, signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Eid'l Fitr: The challenge after Ramadan

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Muslims celebrate the Eid'l Fitr while challenged to put the lessons of Ramadan into everyday practice

EID'L FITR. Muslims gather at the Quezon Memorial Circle as they celebrate the Eid'l Fitr, signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Filipino Muslims break fast at start of Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Filipino Muslims celebrate Eid’l Fitr at the conclusion of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

FENCED. Muslims in Baguio City pray inside a fence, during Eid' Fitr celebration. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Filipinos must be instruments of love, respect, says Duterte on Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:39 AM

In a message to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine leader also hopes Filipinos can help promote peace and understanding

Muslim women prays as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Blue Mosque in Taguig City on June 5, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Eid al-Fitr, end of Ramadan

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:45 AM

(4th UPDATE) As our Muslim countrymen celebrate this solemn feast, get to learn a few facts about Eid al-Fitr

EID MUBARAK. Muslims worldwide are expected to celebrate the end of Ramadan once the new moon is sighted in the first week of August. Graphic by Ivy Pangilinan/Rappler

After no sighting of new moon, Eid'l Fitr set on June 5

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:40 PM

If moonsighting committees spotted the new moon in the evening of June 3, the feast of Eid'l Fitr would have been celebrated as early as June 4

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte declares June 5 Eid'l Fitr holiday

May 29, 2019 - 8:54 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Eid'l Fitr marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

ISLAMIC CELEBRATION. File photo of the Eid'l Fitr celebration held June 2018 in Pikit town North Cotabato. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Indonesia steamrolls bootleg alcohol during Ramadan

May 27, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Police lay out thousands of bottles collected in raids over the past few months in the capital Jakarta and then drove a steamroller over them in a messy annual display

BOOTLEG ALCOHOL. Indonesian workers destroy bottles of liquors from the recent raids in Jakarta on May 27, 2019. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

U.N. calls for week-long Libya Ramadan truce

May 06, 2019 - 7:02 AM

The United Nations mission in Libya proposes the 'extendable one-week' ceasefire 'during which all parties pledge to halt all forms of military operations' in a statement Sunday, May 5.

RALLY FOR PEACE. Libyans call for an end to fighting during a demonstration against strongman Khalifa Haftar in the capital Tripoli's Martyrs Square on May 3, 2019. AFP Photo

Shared meals and torch-lit parades: Indonesia Muslims welcome Ramadan

May 05, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Ramadan begins on May 6, marking the start of devotees' month-long fasting from dawn to dusk

RAMADAN. An Acehnese man and child looking toward a mosque as they shop at a traditional market in Banda Aceh to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP)

Ramadan 2019 to start May 6

May 05, 2019 - 8:47 AM

This comes after Muslim moon-sighting committees fail to sight the new moon

RAMADAN 2019. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is set to start on May 6, 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

Gerakan Ahmadiyah Yogyakarta: Potret kemanusiaan dan harmoni

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:56 PM

"Kami tidak mengekslusifkan diri"

KEMENANGAN. Saling membantu, menguatkan, dan bersama-sama menyambut kemenangan. Foto oleh Dhion Gumilang/Rappler

On Eid'l Fitr, senators hope BBL will become law

Jun 15, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The lawmakers believe the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which is pending at the bicameral conference committee level in Congress, will bring peace in Mindanao

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte hopes for unity vs 'misguided ideologies' on Eid'l Fitr

Jun 15, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, meanwhile, hopes for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. ARMM governor Mujiv Hataman prays to Allah for help in overcoming challenges.

Like a kid at Eid

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'Eid'l Fitr is all about synergy in our community as Muslims'

OPINI: Kaus Gus Dur dan ijtihad melintas batas

Jun 14, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Ketika kebaikan versi Islam tak lagi bersifat universal

LELANG. Dua kaus GUSDURian yang dilelang di acara Unduh-unduh GKJW Jombang. Foto oleh Aan Anshori

SAKSIKAN: Tutorial membuat ketupat

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Lebaran tidak lengkap tanpa ketupat!

Taliban agrees to unprecedented Eid ceasefire with Afghan forces

Jun 09, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Taliban says 'foreign occupiers are the exception' to the 3-day ceasefire order sent to its fighters around Afghanistan

The week in photos: June 2-8, 2018

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:52 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INDEPENDENCE DAY DISPLAY. Mall goers in Rizal on June 8, 2018, look on the 120 miniature jeepneys arranged to form a Philippine Flag in celebration of the country's 117th Independence Day. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Trump hosts first iftar dinner at White House

Jun 07, 2018 - 6:05 PM

US President Donald Trump, who has frequently engaged in inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric, defied recent custom by not holding a similar event during his first year in office

WHITE HOUSE. US President Donald Trump speaks during an iftar dinner hosted at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:04 PM

The ceasefire will last 'from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid-al-Fitr,' Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani tweeted from an official account, indicating it could run from June 12-19

RAMADHAN. In this photo taken on June 5, 2018, Afghan Shiite Muslim worshippers hold holy Quran as they pray during the Laylat al-Qadr at a mosque in Herat province. Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

Yang perlu diketahui tentang mudik Lebaran 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Sudah siap berkumpul dengan keluarga di kampung halaman?

Ketika masyarakat Tionghoa menikmati suasana Ramadan di Aceh

Jun 04, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Warga Tionghoa tidak merasa terganggu dengan pelaksanaan syariat Islam di Aceh, termasuk aturan menutup warung saat Ramadan

MIE AYAM HALAL. Vera, generasi keempat dari etnis Tionghoa yang menetap di Banda Aceh dan menjual mie ayam halal. Foto oleh Habil Razali/Rappler

Piolo Pascual observes Ramadan ahead of Marawi movie

Jun 03, 2018 - 1:51 PM

'Kami ni Joyce Bernal sinamahan lang namin yung mga Muslim para alam din namin yung iniisip nila, why they do it and what they do.'

The week in photos: May 26-June 1, 2018

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A Bangladeshi volunteer prepares Iftar food for Muslim devotees before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan at a shrine in Dhaka on May 27, 2018.Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Menengok Langgar Kidul, menziarahi Kauman

Jun 01, 2018 - 12:53 PM

Dari Langgar Kidul lahir Muhammadiyah, organisasi massa Islam terbesar di Indonesia selain Nahdlatul Ulama

BERSEJARAH. Masjid Gedhe Kauman, Yogyakarta. Masjid ini dibangun pada 1773 pada masa pemerintahan Sultan Hamengku Buwono I. Foto oleh Anang Zakaria/Rappler

RAMADAN YUMMY: Menikmati kelezatan keong khas Banyumas

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Butuh waktu hingga 5 jam untuk merebus keong yang akan dijual

Keong Rawa masak dipanaskan di lapak dan siap untuk dibeli. Foto oleh Irma Muflikah/Rappler

Sweet tradition: A peek at Tausug treats

May 27, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Delicious sweets from a rich heritage, with preparations ranging from simple to intricate

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The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018

May 19, 2018 - 2:48 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16, 2018, as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan

May 18, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Egypt president Sisi says the decision to keep the crossing open was taken 'to alleviate the suffering' of residents in the Palestinian enclave

OPEN. Palestinians wait to travel to Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 18, 2018. Photo by Said Khatiob/AFP

India halts Kashmir military operations for Ramadan

May 17, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The nearly 30-day halt is the first of its kind in Indian-controlled Kashmir for nearly two decades, and follows an escalation of violence in recent months in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region

RAMADAN PEACE. A Kashmiri Muslim prays inside Kashmir's main mosque Jamia Masjid during the first day of Ramadan in Srinagar on June 17, 2018. Photo by  Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Duterte on Ramadan: Sacrifice to help communities

May 17, 2018 - 6:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he hopes Muslims will 'continue to do good deeds for the poor and the marginalized members of society' as Ramadan begins

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte makes a gesture of respect as he takes center stage during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. Malacañang file photo

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May 17, 2018 - 10:41 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates his stance against corruption as he convenes with various rice traders during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Saudi Arabia announces start of Ramadan

May 16, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Traditionally, many Muslim-majority countries have followed the dates set by Saudi religious authorities, but in recent years many have used their own astronomical calculations

THE MOON. An observatory officer uses a telescope to look for the Ramadan moon at Lhoknga beach, in Aceh province, on May 15, 2018. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

PH extradition hearings begin for doctor accused of New York plot

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Russell Salic, a 37-year-old orthopedic surgeon, appears on the first day of the hearing in Manila to extradite him to the United States

EXTRADITION. Filipino doctor Russell Salic (in orange) is escorted by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents following a court hearing in Manila on November 7, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

SAKSIKAN: Strategi pengendalian harga bahan pokok

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Harga bahan pokok kerap naik jelang Ramadan dan Idul Fitri

Makna filosofis di balik halal bi halal

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Halal bi halal adalah bid ah dan istilah ini tidak dikenal di Arab Tapi halal bi halal itu prasyarat kembali pada fitrah manusia

ILUSTRASI. Staf Kementerian Luar Negeri saat halal bi halal dengan Menlu Retno Marsudi di Jakarta, pada 3 Juli 2017. Foto oleh Suwandy/Antara

Menyimak fenomena belanja online yang meningkat selama bulan Ramadan

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Kegiatan belanja online jadi salah satu pilihan utama masyarakat Indonesia untuk memenuhi kebutuhan di bulan Ramadan

BELANJA ONLINE. Selama Ramadan tahun ini, masyarakat Indonesia ternyata banyak memilih opsi belanja online untuk memenuhi kebutuhan mereka. Foto oleh Matt Inman/AFP

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Jun 26, 2017 - 1:43 PM

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Duterte emphasizes 'national unity' in Eid'l Fitr message

Jun 25, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Ramadan this year hasn t been easy particularly for tens of thousands of families displaced due to the Marawi City crisis

MARAWI CRISIS. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to some of the evacuees from Marawi City during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential photo

At least 3 killed in Iraq suicide attacks – officials

Jun 24, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The attack is among the bloodiest since Iraqi forces retook the eastern side of Mosul in January as part of a massive offensive to wrest it back from ISIS

Gema Ramadan dari rumah para pencari taubat

Jun 24, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Lapas Ambarawa Semarang menjadi rumah bagi warga binaan sekaligus santri Ponpes Darut Ta’ibin