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A Ramadan reflection: Who do we fast for?

A Ramadan reflection: Who do we fast for?

IT so happened that this Ramadan I had to take an 18-hour flight to Vancouver to attend the wedding of a close friend’s only daughter. I wouldn’t normally choose to travel during Ramadan but it was a rare opportunity to see my friend’s happiness as she saw her daughter married off. I did tell a […]

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Why fast during Ramadan if one is non-Muslim?

Why fast during Ramadan if one is non-Muslim?

HOW many non-Muslims do you know who fast during Ramadan? And why would they? So far, I’ve found two non-Muslims who are conscientiously fasting the whole of Ramadan. Of these two, one fasts the Muslim way, eating only at sahur and iftar in accordance with the Muslim prayer times. The other doesn’t follow the fasting […]

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Govt chides MLTR concert organiser

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Sept 2009: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom today chided the organiser of this Saturday’s concert by Michael Learns to Rock for not taking into consideration the sensitivity of Muslims in the country. The action by the organiser to go ahead with the concert at the Arena of […]

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