Muslims Ramadan Singapore 

Muis launches Touch Of Ramadan campaign to welcome fasting month

SINGAPORE – The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) launched a campaign on Sunday (May 6) to welcome the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins on May 17. Called the Touch Of Ramadan, the campaign encourages the Muslim community to embrace the principles of “rahmah” or mercy towards mankind. The three messages of the campaign this year are: strengthening the family institution, caring for society and showing concern for the environment. Muslims observe Ramadan, the ninth month on the Islamic calendar, by fasting from dawn to sunset. To celebrate…

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All Muslim minor couples must get parental consent, complete preparation programme before marrying

SINGAPORE: From Oct 1, Muslim minor couples – where one or both parties are below the age of 21 – must complete a marriage preparation programme and obtain consent of their parents or guardian before applying for marriage. This follows amendments to the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) last year, Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said in Parliament on Thursday (Mar 8). “While the proportion of minor marriages has declined from 10 per cent of Muslim marriages in 2007 to 3.6 per cent in 2017, this group still needs support,” he said, adding that…

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Asia India News 

Muslim man dies after attack by cow vigilantes in India

NEW DELHI (AFP) – A Muslim man has died after he was attacked by hundreds of Hindu vigilantes while transporting cows in India, police said Wednesday (April 5), amid rising tensions over the slaughter of the sacred animal. Pehlu Khan, 55, died in hospital late Monday, two days after a mob attacked his cattle truck on a highway in Alwar in the western state of Rajasthan. Cows are considered sacred in Hindu-majority India, and their slaughter is illegal in many states. In parts of northern and western India, squads of…

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