Archive for the ‘Eid’ Category

IRNA: “Philosophy of Haj based on global government – Ahmadinejad”

December 21, 2007

IRNA: “Philosophy of Haj based on global government – Ahmadinejad” 2007/ 12/ irna-philosophy-of-haj-based-on-globa…

Interesting, no?IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday on Al-Adha Eid Day in Saudi Arabia philosophy of Haj can be defined merely through considering Islam’s aim at establishment of a global government.

Londonistan’s Dhimmitude – Teachers’ Muslim dress order

November 1, 2007

Londonistan’s Dhimmitude – Teachers’ Muslim dress order

Teachers’ Muslim dress order


Published: 31 Oct

A SCHOOL was yesterday accused of MAKING teachers dress up as
Asians for a day – to celebrate a Muslim festival.

Kids at the 257-pupil
primary have also been told to don ethnic garb even though most are Christians.

The morning assembly will be open to all parents – but dads are BARRED
from a women-only party in the afternoon because Muslim husbands object to wives
mixing with other men.

Just two members of staff – a part-time teacher
and a teaching assistant – are Muslim.


Teachers ordered to dress up as Muslims.


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[Islamic bloody Ramadan & violent Eid a-fitr] Iraq bombs and shootings kill at least 32

October 16, 2007

Iraq bombs and shootings kill at least 32

[October 15, 2007]

BAGHDAD (AFP) — A wave of violence across Iraq, including the bombing of a minibus filled with Shiite worshippers and a suicide truck bomb attack on a police station, has killed 32 people, officials said Sunday.

Dozens of people were wounded in the attacks, which came as Muslims were celebrating the Eid al-Fitr festival that ends the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the officials said.

Ten people, including three women and two children, were killed on Sunday when a car bomb exploded next to their minibus as they were heading towards a Shiite shrine in northern Baghdad, Iraqi military officials told AFP.

Women and children were also among 18 wounded by the blast in Aden square, which was then sealed off to vehicles by the security forces.

Late on Saturday, a suicide truck bomber supported by several gunmen carried out a coordinated attack on a police station in Samarra, 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Baghdad.

The truck exploded about 100 metres away from the intended target before a gunfight between the insurgents and the police.

“Seventeen people were killed and 27 wounded when a suicide truck bomber targeted police commandos in Samarra,” a police official told AFP.

The massive night-time explosion destroyed several buildings in a residential area of the city and on Sunday people crowded around the debris as an earthmover cleared away the piles of rubble.

It was not immediately clear if any insurgents were among the dead, many of whom were women and children.

Five people were also killed in two separate attacks on Sunday south of Baghdad.

Four civilians died in clashes between security forces and unidentified gunmen in the mixed town of Iskandiriyah, 60 kilometres from the capital.

A fifth man was killed when gunmen opened fire on civilians in a village further south near the town of Hilla, police said.

The festive period had already got off to a bloody start with a US air raid killing 15 women and children on Thursday, and a suicide attack on a playground in the northern town of Tuz the following day.

In Tuz, the bomber exploded a cart full of toys and sweets in a crowded playground, killing a child and a father, and wounding 20 other children.

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Uganda: Iganga Muslims Fight Over Idd Day

October 16, 2007
Uganda: Iganga Muslims Fight Over Idd Day
The Monitor (Kampala)

16 October 2007
Posted to the web 15 October 2007

Fredrick Sooma

Last week’s Idd Day prayers and celebrations in Iganga District turned dramatic when rival Muslim sects disagreed on the day on which to mark the end of the fasting season.

The Sunni Muslims said they had sighted the moon which meant an end to the fasting and therefore went ahead to organise Idd prayers for Friday. However, the Shiite Muslims claimed the moon had not yet been sighted and wanted the celebrations to be postponed.
The founder and Chairman of the Mayuge-based Ahlul Bait Islamic Institute, Sheikh Daktur Muwaya, sent out several radio announcements, encouraging Shiite Muslims not to celebrate Idd until Saturday.

Following the announcements, Sunni Muslims, who were holding prayers at Budwege Mosque, were forced to end their celebration prematurely on Friday morning after a group of Shiite Muslims led by Sheikh Salim Kayere stormed the Mosque, forcing their colleagues to flee.

On Saturday morning, the police had to rush to the same mosque after members of the Sunni sect, who were armed with sticks and stones, stormed the area and forced members of the rival Shiite sect to abandon prayers in what appears to have been a revenge attack.

Members of the Sunni sect then locked up the mosque and left. Police were still deployed at the scene by Saturday evening.
However, while Muslims in Budwege were disagreeing over the day, matters turned political at Idudi Mosque, Bugweri County where political temperatures have started to rise in anticipation of a bye-election that could once again pit Deputy Premier and Minister of Information and National Guidance Kirunda Kivejinja against FDC’s Abdu Katuntu.

The Imam in Idudi, whose identity Daily Monitor could not easily establish, was forced off the pulpit amid accusations that he is a supporter of the opposition FDC while most of those in attendance had a leaning towards the NRM. However, matters were a bit different in Busembatia where Muslims, under the umbrella organisation Busembatia Joint Muslim Committee, used the day to bury the hatchet and build unity.

At the Freedom Square in Iganga where the main prayers were held, the District Kadhi, Sheikh Sinani Muwanika, warned his flock against taking out loans saying it is contrary to Islamic teaching. However, his call was met with laughter from the congregation, that comprised mostly businessmen who operate on loans.