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2010-08-25 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Dozens of Muslims from the Flint area will help distribute food, clothing, and toys and provide health screenings to more than 500 local people in need this Ramadan as part of Islamic Relief USA's (IR USA) annual Day of Dignity campaign. In its eighth year, Day of Dignity is an nationwide campaign that recruits more than 2000 volunteers who in turn, serve around 20,000 homeless and people in need in 22 cities throughout America. Flint's first- ever Day...

2010-08-23 10:25:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- MeMega, a technology specialist based in Saudi Arabia, is launching a range of special offers during Ramadan to encourage families to spend more time together during the religious festival. The new special offers which MeMega are making available include a number of discounts on the latest technology to keep families entertained and engaged this Ramadan. Ramadan, which this year runs until 9th September, generally sees Muslim families...

2010-08-16 13:03:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Muslims from the Atlanta area will help distribute food, clothing, and toys and provide health screenings to more than 1000 local homeless people this Ramadan as part of Islamic Relief USA's (IR USA) annual Day of Dignity campaign. In its eighth year, Day of Dignity is an nationwide campaign that recruits more than 2000 volunteers who in turn, serve around 20,000 homeless and people in need in 22 cities throughout America....

2010-08-10 15:25:53

Holy month of Ramadan reduces volatility in markets: New research A new international study investigating the correlation between the Islamic holy month of Ramadan "“ which begins next week (August 11/12) - and stock markets has discovered that the average stock market returns in predominantly Muslim countries were historically almost nine times higher during Ramadan compared to other months of the lunar calendar. Jedrzej Bialkowski (University of Christchurch, New Zealand), Ahmad...

2010-08-04 01:07:03

During the holy month of Ramadan, which starts next week, stock returns are almost nine times higher in predominately Muslim countries than during other times of the year, an indication that Ramadan positively affects investor psychology and leads to optimistic beliefs that extend to investment decisions, according to research from the University of New Hampshire. The mean annualized return realized by investors during the holy month was 38.09 percent, compared to a rather modest gain of 4.32...

2009-11-12 02:01:00

NEW LENOX, Ill., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Arabic character license plate recognition pioneer EyeNet Enforcement Systems with homeland security leader Developed Dimension Information Technology (DDIT) today announced the successful deployment of integrated systems that automatically scan roads and read license plate numbers in combinations of Arabic and English. Working closely with a GCC Special Forces department, the carefully scheduled installations were conducted during the holy month of...

2009-08-18 01:00:00

DUBAI, UAE, August 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Seawings, the only seaplane tour operator in the Middle East, announces its 2009 Ramadan Promotion. Over the holy month of Ramadan, passengers can enjoy a unique Ramadan experience - book a scenic flight of Dubai's iconic skyline and then enjoy a traditional Iftar dinner at the Park Hyatt or Jebel Ali Hotel. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world unite in a period of fasting and spiritual reflection. The annual fast of...

2009-08-07 12:01:00

Islam's holy text to be given to local opinion leaders, policymakers WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched its annual "Sharing Ramadan" outreach effort designed to enhance understanding of Islam and to help Americans of all faiths meet their Muslim neighbors by taking part in a Ramadan "iftar," or fast-breaking meal. In this year's outreach effort, Muslim communities nationwide are being encouraged to take advantage...

2009-07-17 13:59:00

NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal appeals court today found that the U.S. government had not adequately justified its denial of a visa to a Swiss professor and leading scholar of the Muslim world. The decision, which reverses a ruling of a lower federal court, comes in a case in which the American Civil Liberties Union contended that the government's exclusion from the U.S. of Professor Tariq Ramadan violated the First Amendment rights of organizations inside the...

2008-11-10 18:00:22

Glaucoma patients, who must apply eye drops, risk damaging their eyes if they stop treatment during religious fasting, a British researcher said. Nishant Kumar of the University Hospital in Liverpool, England, said glaucoma patients often notice no symptoms in the early stages of the disease, which poses challenges for physicians in motivating patients to stick to treatment regimens. If patients neglect treatment until their vision noticeably declines, the damage is often irreversible....


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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