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Declare last 10 days of Ramadan as official holiday – Al-Huwailah

KUWAIT CITY, June 13: MP Mohammed Al- Huwailah has presented a proposal on declaring the last 10 days of Ramadan as official State holiday because this month signifies great blessings, virtues and characteristics distinguished from other months. He pointed out Ramadan is the best month of the year — the …

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Happy, healthy in Holy Month

For millions of people, fasting is an obligatory practice during the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is an annual spiritual event that embraces the entire Muslim family as one. But it is not just Islam that advocates fasting as a tool for spiritual upliftment. The majority of faith traditions, such …

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How will the Ramadan of 2017 be remembered?

Just like every Ramadan, the Ramadan of Gregorian 2017 — Hijri 1438 will be an opportunity for Muslims to strengthen their bonds of brotherhood. Families, neighbors, friends and relatives will come together for Ramadan dinners (iftar), tarawih prayers and suhoors and remember God, and will enjoy a spiritual environment of …

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Ramadan and diwaniyas

It is this time of the year to catch up with you and share a few of my thoughts about the holy month of Ramadan.  It is a pleasure to connect with all the readers of the Arab Times once again. As we are blessed with the holy month of …

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Muslim ‘market’ during Ramadan

In my 25 years in Kuwait I have had many experiences during the month of Ramadan which have indicated how special and different the lunar month is from other times of the year. In my first year the experiences were challenging as my frustrations at coming to grips with the …

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Some will work from 9:30 am to 2 pm, others from 10 am to 2:30 pm during Ramadan

CSC fixes two different Ramadan timings for ministries, other depts KUWAIT CITY, May 24: Chairman of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Ahmad Al-Jassar has fixed two different Ramadan timings for the ministries and other government departments. Some of them will start at 9:30 am and close at 2:00 pm, and others …

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All necessary preparations in place to ‘welcome’ Ramadan

35 places reserved for Itikaf KUWAIT CITY, May 17: Assistant Undersecretary for Mosques Affairs Dr. Waleed Al- Shuaib affirmed that the Mosques Affairs Sector at Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs have completed necessary preparations to welcome the month of Ramadan 2017 (1438 AH), reports Al-Seyassah daily. He declared that …

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‘Ramadan on May 27’

KUWAIT CITY, May 14, (KUNA): The lunar month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday, May 27, Meteorologist Adel Al-Saadoun told KUNA Sunday. The lunar calendar is the reference Muslims use for marking religious occasions and seasons. Ramadan is the ninth month, devoted to fasting from sunrise till sunset with more …

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List of prisoners expected before Ramadan

KUWAIT CITY, April 29: The list of prisoners eligible for Amiri pardon is expected to be released by the beginning of Ramadan, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting a reliable source. The source said the list of inmates had earlier been submitted to the Public Prosecution that reviewed charges and punishments, in …

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Ramadan an opportunity to increase spiritual piety

This is my first Ramadan in Kuwait since I started my mission last November. In Japan, we understand and respect the customs and traditions of Ramadan and its meaning. It is a well-established custom in Japan that the Prime Minister Mr. Abe invites Ambassadors of Arab countries to Japan to …

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