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A Ramadan Like No Other for an East Africa Correspondent

A Ramadan Like No Other for an East Africa Correspondent

A Ramadan Like No Other for an East Africa Correspondent A Ramadan Like No Other for an East Africa Correspondent The call to prayer rang on a recent afternoon from Jamia Mosque, a landmark in downtown Nairobi with green and silver domes and multiple minarets. There should be worshipers converging there during this sacred month of Ramadan, but the mosque’s …

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In Jerusalem, Ramadan Restrictions Last Seen During the Crusades Return

In Jerusalem, Ramadan Restrictions Last Seen During the Crusades Return

In Jerusalem, Ramadan Restrictions Last Seen During the Crusades Return In Jerusalem, Ramadan Restrictions Last Seen During the Crusades Return JERUSALEM — The last time Muslim worshipers were kept out of the Aqsa Mosque compound throughout the entire month of Ramadan was when crusaders controlled Jerusalem in the Middle Ages. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has done what the intervening centuries …

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Wuhan, Kim Jong-un, Ramadan: Your Monday Briefing

Wuhan, Kim Jong-un, Ramadan: Your Monday Briefing

Wuhan, Kim Jong-un, Ramadan: Your Monday Briefing Wuhan, Kim Jong-un, Ramadan: Your Monday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a coronavirus milestone in Wuhan, speculation about Kim Jong-un’s health and a Ramadan like no other. No coronavirus cases in Wuhan hospitals, China says Wuhan, the Chinese city where the pandemic began, …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Pandemic Alters Ramadan Traditions; Scientists Ponder More Versatile Drugs

Coronavirus Live Updates: Pandemic Alters Ramadan Traditions; Scientists Ponder More Versatile Drugs

Coronavirus Live Updates: Pandemic Alters Ramadan Traditions; Scientists Ponder More Versatile Drugs Coronavirus Live Updates: Pandemic Alters Ramadan Traditions; Scientists Ponder More Versatile Drugs A less social Ramadan to help contain the virus. Sprawling banquets that convened crowds of relatives have shrunk to modest meals for immediate family. Imams who led prayers in packed mosques have been addressing the faithful …

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Ramadan Worldwide: Pakistan, India, Indonesia, US, Egypt

Ramadan Worldwide: Pakistan, India, Indonesia, US, Egypt

Ramadan Worldwide: Pakistan, India, Indonesia, US, Egypt Ramadan Worldwide: Pakistan, India, Indonesia, US, Egypt By Ben Hubbard Photographs by The New York Times BEIRUT, Lebanon — Sprawling banquets that convened crowds of relatives have shrunk to modest meals for immediate family. Imams who led prayers in packed mosques have been addressing the faithful over Zoom. And stay-at-home orders and social …

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As Ramadan Begins, Muslims (Mostly) Accede to Pandemic Orders

As Ramadan Begins, Muslims (Mostly) Accede to Pandemic Orders

As Ramadan Begins, Muslims (Mostly) Accede to Pandemic Orders As Ramadan Begins, Muslims (Mostly) Accede to Pandemic Orders CAIRO — It was a rare moment in the 1,400-year history of Islam, and another sobering milestone in the march of the coronavirus. On Friday, the first day of Ramadan, silence shrouded the Kaaba, the black cube-shaped structure that Muslims face while …

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Ramadan, Germany and UK: Live Coronavirus Tracker

Ramadan, Germany and UK: Live Coronavirus Tracker

Ramadan, Germany and UK: Live Coronavirus Tracker Ramadan, Germany and UK: Live Coronavirus Tracker Muslims begin a month of fasting under lockdowns. The world’s major religions are grappling with how to commemorate some of their holiest days in a new way because of the coronavirus pandemic, restricting movement and banning large gatherings. For Passover, Easter and now Ramadan, times when …

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Coronavirus, Italy, Ramadan: Your Friday Briefing

Moves to Shore Up E.U. Economies Lay Bare Leaders’ Divisions

Coronavirus, Italy, Ramadan: Your Friday Briefing Coronavirus, Italy, Ramadan: Your Friday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering growing calls for accountability in Italy, the pandemic’s exposing of American weaknesses, and a deeply divided European Union. Southern countries hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic want a recovery fund of more than a …

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Pakistan Coronavirus Lockdown Is Thwarted by Imams as Ramadan Nears

Pakistan Coronavirus Lockdown Is Thwarted by Imams as Ramadan Nears

Pakistan Coronavirus Lockdown Is Thwarted by Imams as Ramadan Nears Pakistan Coronavirus Lockdown Is Thwarted by Imams as Ramadan Nears Ramadan, which begins in Pakistan later this week, is the holy month in which Muslims crowd into mosques and fast all day, holding feasts after sundown with family and friends. Those are ripe conditions for the coronavirus to spread, and …

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Coronavrus Dims Ramadan Celebrations – The New York Times

Coronavrus Dims Ramadan Celebrations - The New York Times

CAIRO — For over a thousand years, Cairo’s oldest mosques kept their doors open — through the Black Death of the 14th century, the devastating cholera epidemics of the 19th century and the Spanish flu in the winter of 1918 that claimed 140,000 Egyptian lives. Then the coronavirus hit. On the first day of the lockdown at Al Azhar, a …

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