Mohammed Ramadan and his son Image Credit: Facebook Popular Egyptian actor singer Mohammed Ramadan responded to a racist caption on his Facebook account, which has more than 7.9 million followers.The Prince actor had posted an image with his son, Ali, on the set of a music video for his upcoming coronavirus track: I taught my son Ali how to disinfect his room in the Coronavirus clip, he wrote.
Researchers showed that the practice of fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan that involves abstinence from food and water from dawn to sunset may increase levels of proteins that improve insulin resistance and protect against the risks from a high fat, high sugar diet.The research, presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2019 in the US, offers a potential new treatment approach for obesity related conditions, including diabetes, metabolic syndrome and non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Heat wave makes life unbearable in Ramadan (08-05-2019) Courtesy: Independent TV
Following the complete collapse of the Islamic State s (IS) self styled Caliphate in Syria and the subsequent Sunday Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, the reclusive IS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi appeared in a rare eighteen minute video. Baghdadi reassured IS militants that he was alive, spirited and committed to jihadism notwithstanding recent setbacks. In the video, released by IS al Furqan media network, Baghdadi has copied the style of Al Qaeda s founder Osama Bin Laden: sitting cross legged with a dyed beard and an Ak 47 kept against the wall next to him. Baghdadi frames the defeat in Baghuz as a lost battle in a long war which is ongoing and urged his fighters to fight on. Baghdadi maintained that IS fighters fought valiantly in Baghuz and that the Caliphate has not been abandoned. As a proof, Baghdadi accepts the baya (oaths of allegiance) from militant groups in Burkina Faso and Mali, showing that IS is spreading and alerts his fighters of a long battle ahead. Tactically, the video is aimed at dispelling the impression of crippling military defeats in Syria. It has also quashed all rumors of Baghdadi s demise or critical injuries in recent fighting. In terms of its timing, the video has been released ahead of Ramadan, when IS appeals its cadres to step up their attacks. Strategically, the video is an attempt to create a new narrative around the Revenge Campaign for the lost Caliphate. This revenge campaign is not a reactionary strategy but an offensive move to stay relevant as the most feared terrorist groups in the world and the leader of the global jihadist movement. For instance, despite numerous setbacks, IS carried as many as 3,670 terrorist attacks in 2018, the most by any terrorist group in the world. Organizationally, IS is evolving from a quasi state to an insurgent and a terrorist group. IS has become weak at the center and strong at the periphery. According to noted terrorism scholar Bruce Hoffman, IS has redirected its focus from the center to branches enabling it to survive and expand. Likewise, the IS propaganda narrative has shifted from joining and protecting the Caliphate to taking revenge for its losses. In cyberspace, the IS online community has migrated from open end social media platforms to encrypted ones and the dark web. Baghdadi s video is simultaneously a bold and desperate move by IS. Since his self proclamation to Caliphate in Iraq s Al Nuri mosque in June 2014, this is the second time that Baghdadi has appeared in a video. In the interim, he had issued several audio statements but did not appear in a video. On the one hand, it is an aggressive move: signaling his opponents that he is alive and indicating to his supporters that he is still leading the organization with full command and authority. On the other hand, the video could compromise his security as it could give critical leads to the intelligence agencies about his whereabouts to track and hunt him down. After all, Baghdadi is the most wanted terrorist in the world with a head bounty of $25 million. Unlike various Al Qaeda videos, which were all talk and no action, Baghdadi came out with a video after one of the most devastating attacks in South Asia s violence prone history. An attack followed by a video will help IS in its drive for global expansion. It will inspire IS global network of supporters and sympathizers to stay loyal to the global jihadist group and carry out attacks in its name. There will be wide ranging implications of Baghdadi s video. In the immediate term, it will stall IS downward slide and allow it some breathing space to recuperate. It might also result in a spike in IS inspired and directed terrorist attacks. Additionally, the video will encourage the self radicalized jihadist networks such as the National Tawheed Jamaat (NTJ), mainly responsible for Sri Lanka bombings, to link with IS and launch attacks in their names. IS is quite skillful in exploiting the sectarian and communal fault lines to grow in ungoverned space of fragile states like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Nigeria, Iraq and Syria. After recent setbacks, IS expectations would increase from its eight official affiliates in Asia and Africa and two dozen worldwide networks. IS Af Pak franchise, the Islamic State of Khorasan (ISK), is the deadliest and most potent of its eight affiliates. Since its emergence, ISK has carried out several high profile attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Most of ISK s cadres are former militants of the Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan (TTP). So, the terrorist attacks by IS in Afghanistan and Pakistan are likely to increase, particularly when the US is expected to withdraw from Afghanistan. The ISK will try to exploit the vacuum in a post US Afghanistan. In sum, IS is far from defeated and still poses the most formidable threat to global peace and security. Improved intelligence and coordinated counter terrorist operations would be needed to dismantle IS residual operational capabilities which allow it to link with various like minded Islamist networks to pull off sophisticated attacks. Clearly, the loss of territory has not dented IS capability to carry out violent attacks: the two are not coterminous with each other. Going forward, denting IS ideological narrative is as important as downgrading its operational and organizational prowess. Abdul Basit is an Associate Research Fellow (ARF) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore. He can be reached at email #160;protected . Image: Reuters View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
At the very beginning of Ramadan, Sadia Azmat spoke about what it means to be a Muslim woman who likes sex and has some problems with the modesty part during the month of fasting. She stated that in the past, she has given in to the pleasures of the flesh during this very special time of the year.Comedian Sadia Azmat has shared her stance on sex and themes considered taboo by many believers in a column for the British newspaper Metro. She revealed that she has had sex during Ramadan and liked it a lot, as ”there is a heightened sense of arousal given the increased awareness of primal urges through the hunger and thirst ”.
Beirut (AsiaNews) - More than a billion Muslims today celebrate the beginning of Ramadan, the sacred month that Islam dedicates to fasting and prayer, which varies from a few hours between different nations across the world depending on the first sighting of the crescent moon.The Saudi Supreme Court has affirmed that "today, May 6, is the first day of Ramadan of the year 1440 ", with the star sighted - the procedure can vary according to the atmospheric conditions and the distance between sun and moon on the horizon - in different cities and rural areas of the kingdom.
Blues chief is alongside Fali Ramadani in Italy to discuss the deal with the Serie A champions
Miralem Pjanic has refused to commit his future to Juventus amid talk of a potential move to Chelsea.Sky Sport Italia claim Pjanic has named Fali Ramadani his new agent, a man well known to the Premier League side.
Bangkok, June 25 (UNI) Rescue divers are searching for 12 members of a youth football team thought to be trapped in a cave in northern Thailand, said a BBC News report on Monday.Paris, June 25 (UNI) The French government has frozen the assets of controversial Swiss imam Hani Ramadan as part of the fight against the financing of terrorism.
Srinagar: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the dais at a function in Srinagar, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday took a dig at Pakistan for not responding positively to India's "goodwill gesture" of Ramadan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.
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The formless floating garments looked like dementors from Harry Potter. Photo credit: Twitter A Dolce amp; Gabbana fashion show in Saudi Arabia has replaced runway models with drones which created the illusion that ghosts were flying around the room. The fashion show was held during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period during which Muslims are not supposed to eat, drink or have sexual relations during the hours between sunrise and sunset
Dresses fluttered in the air as they were displayed via drone, sans humans. In an interview with BBC Arabic, Ali Nabil Akbar, one of the organizers of the fashion event, said that the decision to use drones to show their wares was ;suitable for the month of Ramadan; and was the result of much time and preparation.This isn 't the first time that drones have made an appearance in the fashion arena either; earlier this year, in February, Dolce amp; Gabbana sent drones down the runway as a tech savvy way to show off their new line of handbags.
Saudi runway show forgoes human models to respect strict gender segregation rules in kingdom during holy month of Ramadan
A fashion show in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that used drones to walk clothes down a runway has been ripped apart by Arab fashion elites and critics who compared the dresses to ghosts and dementors. Ali Nabil Akbar tells BBC Arabic he thought showing the dresses via drone during the Saturday show at Hilton Hotel was "suitable for Ramadan."
PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has called on French authorities to free prominent Islamic studies scholar Tariq Ramadan, who is currently under detention after being accused of rape.Nik Nazmi said the accusations were quot;wild quot; but Tariq had voluntarily cooperated with authorities investigating the matter.
On the day of Ramzan people wish each other their friends and relatives. People wear new dresses and they cook non vegetarian in their home and serve the food with love to their guests and friends.