(RNS) — Among the 17,500 Rohingya refugees who fled persecution in Myanmar, a small band has landed in near Kolkata where they can observe the holiday ending the holy month of Ramadan with a semblance of security and the flavors of home.
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(RNS) — Corporations often don’t accommodate Muslim employees’ religious needs simply because they don’t take the time to understand or anticipate them.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza worshippers knelt on prayer rugs spread on sandy soil, near the perimeter fence with Israel, joining hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world Friday in marking the holiday that caps the fasting month of...
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (RNS) Mountains of food offerings called "gunungans" are paraded through the streets as part of Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.
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The festival marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, and is celebrated by visiting friends and relatives, hosting food parties and sharing sweets.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) President Obama praised the contributions of Muslim immigrants to the United States, saying any effort to discriminate against the Islamic faith plays into the hands of terrorists.
(RNS) In a message for Eid-al-Fitr, the president lamented the terror attacks around the world in recent weeks and warned against anti-Muslim incidents in the U.S. after the Orlando massacre.
RIYADH — The explosions targeting U.S. diplomats, Shi'ite worshippers and a security headquarters at a mosque in the holy city of Medina follow days of mass killings claimed by the Islamic State group.
(RNS) At communal gatherings, Muslim Americans may feel more vulnerable this year.
(Reuters) Last week's Chattanooga shooting rampage was the latest reminder to American Muslims of the need to find ways to keep teenagers and young adults from being drawn to ideologies promoted by such groups as Islamic State.
Eid celebrations break the Ramadan fast, and begin the 10th month on the Islamic lunar calendar at the sight of the new moon.
(RNS) As more Muslims enter public service sectors, Americans are more accepting of them.
The Lunar New Year joins a slate of Christian, Jewish and Muslim holy days when public school students will have a day off to celebrate.
NEW YORK (Reuters) Hindu activists said the decision to not also include Diwali as a school holiday was "beyond disappointing."