As people celebrate New Year's Eve across the globe, ISIS fanatics are flooding the internet with material urging so-called 'lone wolf' attacks. One poster threatens a New Year's Day attack in New York while another clearly urges attacks in London - with posters showing Big Ben in the background. An ISIS soldier can be seen standing on top of a building looking out over the New York skyline in one of the chilling pictures. The image is splattered with blood and reads: "New York 1/1/2019" and a fire can be seen burning through the city. It says: "And hit them with the explosive belts and vehicle bomb, and shock them with adhesive explosives and packages, and harvest them with silencers and snipers, horrify and terrify the with the intrusions. "Sheikh Mujahid Abo Mohammed Al Adnani, May Allah accept him". Another shows a man in a balaclava standing in front of major landmarks such as Big Ben and the Colosseum with text that threatens: "See you in 2019". A third shows a gun being fired at … [Read more...] about ISIS fanatics flood Internet with propaganda urging New Year ‘lone wolf’ attacks
Celebrating new year in islam
Celebrating the new year on the night of the December 31st is the best treat and one that we are looking forward to every year. All these New Year's decorations; pretty and sparkling ornaments, fireworks, colorful lights and a perfect dinner table to welcome the new year with your beloved ones. This festive mood at every step is such bliss! New Year's tradition not only brings families but cultures and civilizations together as well with the promise of a new beginning that fills us with hope and gratitude. New Year celebration traditions change from culture to culture and are passed on from one generation to another for ages. This year, I wanted to think out of the box and celebrate the new year like I never did before. So, I decided to go on a hunt and talk with my friends from all over the world and take some tips and learn more about their New Year's traditions. They all surprised me; some are delicious, but mostly fun and they are all intercultural and vary from country to country. … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve celebrations: A gateway to past and present
Dushanbe is the first among the Central Asian capital cities to install a New Year’s tree. The work on installation of a 28-meter light-emitting New Year tree, which is considered the main New Year’s tree of Tajikistan, was completed on December 9. This year’s New Year’s tree, which has been installed at Dousti Square in downtown Dushanbe, is considered Tajikistan’s tallest ever New Year’s tree, Trend reports referring to news.tj. Besides, New Year’s trees have been installed in all Dushanbe’s districts as well. A festive concert to celebrate the New Year is expected to take place at Dousti Square on December 31 from 18:00 to 24:00. Last year, a 25-meter light-emitting New Year tree was installed at Dousti Square on December 10 and dismantled in early January. In 2015 and 2016, the New Year’s tree was installed at Dousti Square on December 29 and dismantled just a couple of days later. Tajikistan inherited the Soviet Union’s … [Read more...] about Dushanbe the first in Central Asia to install New Year’s tree
Tajikistan’s tallest ever New Year’s tree will be installed in Dushanbe this year, news.tj reports. Installation of a 28-meter light-emitting New Year tree, which is considered the main New Year tree of Tajikistan, has already begun at Dousti Square in downtown Dushanbe. By Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali’s decree the work on installing the main New Year tree should be completed by December 10. Besides, New Year trees will also be installed in all Dushanbe’s districts. A festive concert to celebrate the New Year is expected to take place at Dousti Square on December 31 from 18:00 to 24:00. Last year, a 25-meter light-emitting New Year tree was also installed at Dousti Square on December 10 and dismantled in early January. In 2015 and 2016, New Year tree was installed at Dousti Square on December 29 and dismantled just a couple of days later. Tajikistan inherited the Soviet Union’s New Year’s traditions, and celebrations have continued despite some … [Read more...] about Tajikistan’s tallest ever New Year’s tree to be installed in Dushanbe
MUHARRAM marks the start of Islamic New Year and is a key month in the Muslim calendar. But what exactly is Muharram and when did it get underway in 2018? What is Muharram? Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. In the Muslim calendar, Muharram is considered to be the second most sacred month, following Ramadan. The Koran states that Allah marked this time as a holy period. The word means "forbidden". Muharram contains the anniversary of the battle of Karbala, where Islamic prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussain ibn Ali was killed. Because of this, many Muslims use it as a period of prayer and reflection. They remember the massacre on the 10th day, Ashura, with some choosing to fast. When is Muharram in 2018? The dates differ each year as the Islamic and Gregorian calendars are not in sync. In 2018, Muharram will be observed from September 11 - October 9. Last year it began on September 21, and in 2016 it started on October 2. This happens because the Islamic … [Read more...] about What date is Muharram 2018 and how is Islamic New Year celebrated?