India PM Modi lays foundation for Ayodhya Ram temple amid Covid surge – BBC News

Indian PM Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for a Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya. Hindu mobs demolished a medieval mosque there in 1992, saying it was built on the ruins of a temple for Lord Ram, a revered deity. Hindus and Muslims claimed ownership over the site for decades. Last … Read more India PM Modi lays foundation for Ayodhya Ram temple amid Covid surge – BBC News

India gets festive ahead of grand temple event

People are celebrating the construction of a Hindu temple in the northern holy town of Ayodhya on a site contested by Muslims for decades but given to Hindus by the Supreme Court. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality … Read more India gets festive ahead of grand temple event

Modi Breaks Ground on Hindu Temple That Sparked Deadly Riots

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone Wednesday for a Hindu temple on a contentious site where a 16th century mosque once stood, a historic move that meets a decades-long political promise as the pandemic slams the economy. Clad in saffron, a color that is significant for Hindus, Modi offered prayers at a … Read more Modi Breaks Ground on Hindu Temple That Sparked Deadly Riots

India PM Modi leads temple rituals at divisive holy site

Indian PM Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for a Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya. Hindu mobs demolished a medieval mosque there in 1992, saying it was built on the ruins of a temple for Lord Ram, a revered deity. Hindus and Muslims claimed ownership over the site for decades. Last … Read more India PM Modi leads temple rituals at divisive holy site

Rare footage of former model held for “re-education” in China’s detention system – BBC News

The BBC has obtained rare footage from inside China’s secretive system of mass incarceration in the far western region of Xinjiang. In a self-shot video a former fashion model, who is from the Uighur ethnic group, can be seen handcuffed to a bed. His relatives say he was taken away for what China has called … Read more Rare footage of former model held for “re-education” in China’s detention system – BBC News

Final walk around the Kaaba

Muslim pilgrims in the Mecca took part in the final tawaf on haj on Sunday by walking seven laps around the Kaaba, a stone structure that is the most sacred in Islam and the direction which Muslims face to pray. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around … Read more Final walk around the Kaaba

Eid al-Adha holiday: Low-key celebrations for Muslims amid pandemic

Millions of Muslims worldwide are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday. It marks the end of one of the five pillars of Islam – the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. But events in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere are quite different this year because of COVID-19. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Eid al-Adha holiday: Low-key celebrations for Muslims amid pandemic

World’s Muslims mark Eid holiday amid pandemic

Eid celebrations have kicked off, this year under unprecedented circumstances. Amanullah De Sondy, senior lecturer at University College, Cork, says the world’s one billion Muslims will each be celebrating under different social distancing and lockdown rules and regulations. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more World’s Muslims mark Eid holiday amid pandemic

Muslims observe Eid al-Adha around the world

Muslims observe Eid al-Adha around the globe. It is one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar and is marked worldwide each year. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: … Read more Muslims observe Eid al-Adha around the world

Temperatures and masks for Eid in Indonesia

Hundreds of Muslims stream into a mosque wearing masks after undergoing temperature checks in Jakarta on Friday (July 31) to perform morning prayers as the country kicks off the Eid al-Adha celebration. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality … Read more Temperatures and masks for Eid in Indonesia

Mecca’s Haj pilgrimage

Mask-wearing pilgrims performed their main Tawaf, the act of going around the Kaaba seven times, following the first day of a symbolic stoning of the devil ritual on Friday. For the first time in the modern era, amidst efforts to curb COVID-19, Muslims from abroad were unable to attend the pilgrimage. This year’s event has … Read more Mecca’s Haj pilgrimage

Muslims worldwide celebrate an Eid unlike any other

Muslims worldwide have begun celebrating the Eid al-Adha festival, with measures to protect against transmission of Covid-19. Afghanistan is marking the event with a three-day ceasefire between the Taliban and government forces. However, the truce was nearly derailed when a car bomb exploded in the country’s east, killing dozens of people. Subscribe to France 24 … Read more Muslims worldwide celebrate an Eid unlike any other

Eid al-Adha: Muslim Faithful in Jerusalem’s Old City Mark Eid

Muslim worshippers prayed in the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday. Eid al-Adha, or “Feast of the Sacrifice,” commemorates the Quranic tradition of the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The religious compound in Jerusalem is known to … Read more Eid al-Adha: Muslim Faithful in Jerusalem’s Old City Mark Eid

Muslims prepare to mark Eid al-Adha amid COVID-19 crisis

Muslims around the world are preparing for Eid al-Adha to celebrate the end of the Hajj pilgrimage. But the effects of the pandemic are already being felt globally, ahead of the festivities. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera … Read more Muslims prepare to mark Eid al-Adha amid COVID-19 crisis

‘Not like other years’: Coronavirus dampens Eid al-Adha in Libya

Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival of Eid al-Adha. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the festive occasion will be a lot different for many this year. Families will not be able to meet and gather as they used to in the past. And in Libya, COVID-19 and years-long conflict have made celebrating … Read more ‘Not like other years’: Coronavirus dampens Eid al-Adha in Libya