An Islamic undertaker made an eccentric video warning Muslims about the perils of celebrating New Year's Eve, as he wheeled a dead body into a morgue. In the video, Ahmad Hraichie warns Muslims against drinking alcohol or having sex outside of marriage, while he goes about his duties at the Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney, Australia. "This is where we are all going to spend our New Year's party if we die on New Year's Eve," he said in the footage shot on the last day of 2017. "In the fridge, where our brothers and sisters have now probably got their drinks and their snacks. We're going to put our brother in the fridge. That could have been me. That could have been you. "That could have been anybody. I say this with my heart - this brother was alive now he's not. I could be next, you could be next." The undertaker continues: "Beware of what you do tonight. Anyone who's going to do anything that goes against our religion of Islam – drinking, fornication, Zina [adultery] – look at … [Read more...] about Islamic undertaker uses corpse as prop to give sermon against partying on New Year’s Eve
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Muslims worldwide will be commemorating the Islamic New Year on September 11 this year. Also known as Hijri New Year, it falls in the second holiest month in the religion's calendar following only Ramadan . As well as marking the beginning of Islamic year 1438, the celebration allows Muslims to think about what they want from their own lives. Although schools in the UK do not give time off to Muslim children for the celebration, in their homes they may see feasting and fasting for the event. Here's everything you need to know about the Islamic New Year. What is Islamic New Year? Islamic or Hijri New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year, this year falling on September 11 . The date actually changes with the moon as the Islamic calendar is lunar, so last year year it fell on September 22, 2017. The Islamic lunar year is eleven to twelve days shorter than the solar Gregorian year, which is why dates differ. The date is the first day of the holy … [Read more...] about When is Islamic New Year 2018 and Muharram
From spectacular fireworks in Hong Kong and Australia to a huge LED light show at the world’s tallest building in Dubai, here is a look at how revellers around the world have welcomed in 2018: With a burst of confetti and fireworks, throngs of revellers ushered in 2018 in a frigid Times Square as the glittering crystal ball dropped. It was the second-coldest on record, with the temperature only 10F (minus 12C) in New York at midnight. Partygoers bundled up in extra layers, wearing warm hats and face masks, dancing and jogging on the spot to ward off the cold. There was also tighter security than ever after two recent terrorist attacks and a rampaging SUV driver who ploughed into a crowd on the very spot where the party takes place. The event went off with no major problems. Auld Lang Syne and New York, New York played as the crowds cheered. The coldest ball drop celebration was in 1917, when it was only 1F (minus 17C). Brazil Rio de Janeiro’s main party was celebrated … [Read more...] about New year celebrations: How the world welcomed in 2018
New year celebrations around the world went well amidst security measures 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Revelers celebrate the New Year's Eve in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 31, 2017. PHOTO: Reuters NEW YORK: A frigid North America closed out the world’s New Year celebrations late Sunday, after a chilly Europe followed Asia and Australasia in nursing a January 1 hangover. In New York’s Times Square, around two million people dressed in thick coats and snow gear faced the coldest New Year’s Eve in a century as temperatures dropped to nine degrees Fahrenheit. They were subjected to tight security measures, with the “Crossroads of the World” seeing its largest security perimeter in history – a focus around the world due to fears that crowds could be targets for vehicle and other terror attacks. Happy New Year! New Orleans revelers wearing party hats and blowing in noisemakers celebrated with street … [Read more...] about New Year celebrations around the world
This month, Muslims around the world will commemorate Muharram or the Islamic New Year. Muharram is one of the most important months of the year for Muslims. Its name means "forbidden," and during this month, any form of fighting or war is strictly forbidden. Many followers will also choose to fast on its ninth and tenth days. Here's everything you need to know about Muharram, including when it is and how it's celebrated: What is Muharram? The arrival of the new moon at sunset marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year. For many Muslims, the Islamic New Year symbolises non-violence and reflection. It's common for Muslims to try to avoid negativity during this time in order to promote peace. For Shia Muslims, it's also a period of mourning as they commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the son of Hazart Ali and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. When is it? This year, Muharram falls on 11 September and ends on 9 October. It begins with the sighting of the new moon at sunset, which … [Read more...] about Muharram 2018: When is Islamic New Year and how is it celebrated?