IN PICTURES: Saudi pilots break their Ramadan fast above Mecca

Monday, 19 June 2017

Saudi pilots have been pictured breaking their Ramadan fast in their public security helicopters above the holy city of Mecca. They break their fast with dates and water while flying 2,500 feet above the ground. Passing by the mountains, tunnels, expressways and residential districts, these security pilots keep an eye on all corners of Mecca, especially near the Grand Mosque and the central area, to prevent any potential dangers. They pass security information to an operations room.  

Hundreds get deadly food poisoning after Ramadan meal in Iraqi camp

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

A mass food poisoning at a camp for displaced Iraqi civilians outside Mosul has left at least two dead and hundreds requiring urgent treatment, officials said Tuesday. "There are 752 cases of food poisoning and two deaths, a woman and a child" following a meal on Monday night, health ministry spokesman Seif al-Badr told AFP. He said around 100 of those affected required serious treatment after the iftar meal, which breaks the dawn-to-dusk fast during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. ...

Turkish nutritionist recommends working out while fasting in Ramadan

Sunday, 11 June 2017

A Turkish nutritionist has recommended those who fast during the holy month of Ramadan to exercise a few hours before breaking their fast.Esmat Tamer said that working out right before iftar, the meal at sunset in which Muslims break their fast, is beneficial for the body.Tamer said that nothing should stop a healthy person from exercising during the fasting period, stressing the importance of working out in Ramadan.In comments to the Turkish Anadolu news agency, Tamer added that during the ...

This Christian man has woken up Muslims for their Ramadan ‘suhoor’ for 14 years

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

For 14 years, a Christian man has been waking Muslims for “suhoor” – a pre-dawn meal before Muslims begin their Ramadan fast - in a village near the city of Akka. Michael Ayoub told that he has volunteered to be a “Mesaharaty” for 14 years. The Mesaharaty, or the night caller, takes upon him the task of walking around a village or city, waking people for suhoor with a drum. Suhoor is the light meal Muslims eat before they begin the dawn-to-dusk fasting ...

IN PICTURES: King Salman holds iftar for Jordan’s King Abdullah

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

King Salman received King Abdullah of Jordan at the Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday night, the Saudi Press Agency reported.King Salman hosted an iftar (the Ramadan breaking fast meal) in honor of King Abdullah and his accompanying delegation, which was also attended by Saudi officials.  

Messy gym routine during Ramadan? Here’s how to maintain muscle

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Here are tips to help you maintain or even build muscle during the holy month

Imsakiyah of Ramadan has an interesting history and contemporary evolution

Saturday, 27 May 2017

The Imsakiyah of Ramadan is the detailed schedule of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. It includes the time of the five prayers as well as the hours of Iftar and the start of the fasting for every day during Ramadan. The appellation of the Imsakiyah, is derived from the Arabic equivalent of “fasting”, according to Wassim Afifi, a heritage researcher and editor of the ‘Toraseyat’ website. Believers abstain from eating, drinking and having marital relations from ...

8 Ramadan healthy eating iftar tips for those who fast, then feast

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Having a balanced iftar is important as it’s the meal that replenish energy stores and help sustain your fast the following day

Project to provide one million Iftar meals launched in Saudi capital

Friday, 26 May 2017

Prince Turki Bin Abdullah, CEO of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah International Foundation for Humanitarian Work, has launched a project to provide Iftar (fast-breaking meal) in Ramadan to a million people in the second industrial city in Riyadh.The prince launched the project on Tuesday while receiving in his office, Sheikh Walid Bin Abdullah Al-Marzouqi, chairman of the Cooperation Office for Dawa (Call) in the industrial city, its executive director Sheikh Nasser Bin Aish ...

End your Ramadan with a traditional Moroccan meal and delicacies

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Iftar is celebrated with a vast array of different foods around the world, and Morocco has its own unique cuisine

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