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Makkah hotel prices dive 150%

Source : Arab news / 15 Jul 2013

A tourism official in Makkah has confirmed that the prices of hotels have undergone radical change and returned to their normal rates.

“We have witnessed a 150-percent decline in both the prices of hotels around the Grand Mosque and suites with direct views of the Kaaba,” said Fahad Al-Wethyiani, head of the Hotels and Tourism Committee at the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Dates heritage festival focuses on Ramadan traditions

Source : Arab news / 12 Jul 2013

The Women’s Charitable Society in Jeddah has organized a dates tree heritage festival at the InterContinental Hotel with the support of Princess Al-Anoud bint Abdullah bin Mohammad, wife of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.

The two-day festival, which started yesterday, presents many varities of dates that are grown in Saudi Arabia.


The Blessings of the Month of Ramadan

By Abu Amina Elias / 12 Jul 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The month of Ramadan is a blessed month for many reasons, so we must be sure to take advantage of all of its blessings.


The Meaning of Fasting and the Wisdom Behind it

Source : / 11 July 2013

Definition of fasting:

The lexical meaning of fasting is abstinence. In Islamic law, it means to abstain from certain things (under conditions and pillars of fasting and the absence of the things which nullify fasting) from the break of dawn until sunset.


When to stop eating: tulu’ al-fajr or later?

By / 11 July 2013 


As salamu alaikum. I would like to ask and be sure what I am doing is correct in regards to fasting in Ramadan. Does one need to stop eating before fajr time enters or before sunrise as it can be a large gap from the start or fajr to sunrise. Jazakallah.

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Ramadan, Volunteering, and Spirituality

By Altaf Husain / 10 July 2013

Among so many aspects of Ramadan that are noteworthy, perhaps one particular aspect always poses a challenge, especially when you are young and trying to get accustomed to fasting: achieving spiritual concentration.

In this article, there are some practical ways to achieve spiritual concentration during Ramadan, through being charitable with your time, energy, skills, talents, and perhaps also money if you have some to your name.


Don't Miss Ramadan's First Night

By Dr. Wael Shihab / 9 July 2013

With the approach of Ramadan every year, I always recall the following Prophetic hadith:

"My people (Ummah) are granted five gifts that no prophet before me had been given. First, when it is the first night of Ramadan, Allah looks at His servants. He will never punish those at whom He looks. Second, the smell of their mouths when night approaches is more pleasant [to Allah] than the scent of musk.


Ramadan social-media surge a ‘golden opportunity’ for business

Source : Al Arabiya / 9 July 2013

Ramadan marks a “golden opportunity” for businesses to reach customers through social media, with use of Facebook and Twitter rising by at least 30 percent during the holy month, according to research agency The Online Project (TOP).

Regional social media activity reached its annual peak during Ramadan last year, according to TOP’s ‘Social Media in Ramadan’ report.


Fasting with less hunger, fatigue and thirst

By Alvin Chumari / 9 July 2013

Ramadan, a holy month for all Muslims, falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims are encouraged to practice self-restraint. This includes fasting or refraining from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk.

Make it a healthy Ramadan

Fasting during Ramadan carries a high risk of dehydration as food and drink are limited to before sunrise and after sunset. Furthermore, as fasting individuals are encouraged to wake up very early to have their Suhoor (or pre-dawn meal), sleep deprivation and dehydration can lead to headaches.


The fruits of Sawm (fasting)

By Noora Al Sharabi / 4 July 2013

In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Empathizing with the hunger of the poor:

The fasting person voluntarily performs acts of worship and tastes hunger which the poor are obliged to taste against their will.

Though the fasting person feels hunger, it is a voluntary act carried out for a limited period of time in order to draw closer to Allah the Almighty. However, the deprived are obliged to taste hunger against their will and for long periods of time.


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