Tag: ramadan

S’porean businessman whips up giant biryani Eid feast for 600 migrant workers

Singapore—At a time when life has likely been particularly challenging for the country’s migrant workers, one businessman sought to bring good cheer by whipping up a biryani feast that fed at least 600 people to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Singaporean businessman Dushyant Kumar, his wife, and...

Hundreds queue to buy food at Geylang Serai market in preparation for Hari Raya

Singapore— A video of the crowds at Geylang Serai market has gone viral. Hundreds of people lined up for their turn to buy food for Hari Raya. On the Borong Pasar Geylang Facebook page a video was posted on Wednesday, May 20, that showed many...

“Sahur Hero” goes out at 2am to give food to those in need

Singapore—Another example of a Singaporean doing acts of kindness amid the coronavirus outbreak is that of a young student, Ruzaini Syazwan, who has been delivering meals to the needy before dawn ever since Ramadan started. For some time now, those in need have depended on...

“Smile a bit!” — Shanmugam gets unusual and surprising request

An unusual and surprising request has been made by someone to Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam following his most recent Facebook post and video message. The request? "Smile a bit!" The post and video message was on Thursday (April 23), on the eve...

Unprecedented virus lockdown as Muslims mark Ramadan

by Haeril HALIM Muslims around the world began marking Ramadan under coronavirus lockdown on Friday with unprecedented bans on family gatherings and mass prayers, while a pushback in some countries has sparked fears of a surge in infections. This year, the holy daytime fasting month will...

Malaysian couple on trial in Norway for forcing a child to fast for 12 hours

A Malaysian couple living in Norway who lost custody of their children following an investigation by authorities relating to an allegation of abuse involving their child have claimed trial. The couple, Hairi Muhamad, 42, and Norliha Khamis, 42, got into trouble with the local authorities after one of their...

Netizen thanks Grab driver for kind gesture to help him break fast for Ramadan

On most days, one can feel overwhelmed by the negativity on social media. However, the toxicity of the online world is sometimes balanced out by real life acts of kindness. Facebook user Jujul Euphoric shared a heartwarming experience that brightened up the days of several...

39 women reprimanded for wearing tight clothes in Kelantan, Malaysia

The moral police of Kelantan, Malaysia is at it again. This time, issuing notices and advice to 39 women for wearing dresses that were too tight or for not fasting and for improper dressing. The assistant director of the Kelantan Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JAHEAIK)...

Women in M’sia reprimanded for wearing “inappropriate clothing” during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan started last Sunday (May 5). Since then, 39 women have been reprimanded for "dressing inappropriately" according to several agencies. The Kelantan’s Islamic Affairs and Religious Department (JAHEAIK), Kota Baru Municipal Council (MPKB), state Welfare Department and the Malaysian police conducted...

A ramadan mired in political clashes and and fresh revelations exposing PAS of corruption

It has not been a smooth Ramadan in Malaysia for many, but some stand out for their vow of silence while others pour oil on an already raging fire. The month started on a sombre note from the 'Islamic' state of Kelantan which ordered eateries...