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‘Special prayer’ for rain offered at Governor House Karachi

KARACHI: Namaz-e-Istisqa (prayer for rain) was offered at the Governor House for rain in the metropolis. President Mamnoon Hussain and Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair also participated in Namaz-e-Istisqa. The officers and others staff of Governor Secretariat also attended the prayers. The participants offered Dua for rainfall, development, prosperity and peace of the country after Namaz-e-Istisqa. Meanwhile, following the Meteorological Department’s prediction of heavy rain in Karachi, the authorities have declared a…

Irrfan Khan requests for prayer.. It’s sad news!

It's a heartbreaking news from a heart-throbbing superstar who is liked in both the rival neighboring countries of the sub-continent alike. Yes, all-illustrious Irrfan Khan has contracted a rare disease that has "shaken up" his life. Words fall short for people to describe their feelings on such a painful news. Who knew that the Lunch Box star who is known for going for rare stories would someday find a rare disease. Irrfan has not revealed exact nature of the disease and asked his fans, friends and followers to…

Yangon authorities sue Muslims for praying in the street

YANGON: Yangon authorities on Friday sued three Muslim men for holding Ramadan prayers in the street, after the local school where they used to worship was shut down by a nationalist mob.  Police brought the charges after around 50 Muslims gathered to pray on Wednesday on a road in Thaketa township, the site of one of a growing number of raids by Buddhist hardliners on Islamic events. Two nearby Islamic schools were shuttered in late April after ultra-nationalists complained local Muslims were illegally using them to…

Namaz reduces back pain and increases joint elasticity: study

The repetitive physical movements of Namaz (prayer) rituals can reduce chances of lower back pain if performed properly, according to new research. The study found that not only does quiet prayer eliminate physical anxiety, but that proper knee and back angles can be an effective clinical treatment. Roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide bow, kneel and place their foreheads to the ground in the direction of Makkah up to five times a day for Namaz. “One way to think about the movements is that they are similar to…

WATCH: This flower blossoms on the call of Azaan

A western news channel grabbed a video which showed how a flower blossoming on the call of Azaan (prayer call). The video, captured by CNN, shows a yellow coloured flower blossoming as the Moazzin is calling out the Azaan. The flower belonged to an Azeri florist Mammad Rahim Eladarov, who has been collecting flowers for the past 15 years. The video shows that hearing Azaan- the Muslim call for prayers- not only heals the human soul but gets response from the nature as well. This is a prime example of science…

Boxer criticized for posting image of praying in mosque

DUBAI: Star boxer Anthony Joshua has become a target of criticism after he posted a picture of him praying in a Dubai mosque. He posted a photo-tweet on his Twitter page with caption reading: ‘Besides luck, hard work & talent.. Prayer is a solid foundation. It was nice to join my brother as he led through afternoon prayer (asr).’ Besides luck, hard work & talent.. Prayer is a solid foundation. It was nice to join my brother as he led through afternoon prayer (asr) 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/KJ4f2lu3mP — Anthony Joshua…

Muslims in Sri Lanka offer prayer in absentia for PK-661 crash victims

ISLAMABAD: The Muslim community in Sri Lanka arranged a funeral prayer in absentia for the victims of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) airplane crash to express deep grief and sorrow over the unfortunate incident in Pakistan.  PIA aircraft PK-661 was crashed near Havelian while heading to Islamabad from Chitral on 7th December 2016, killing all 48 passengers on board, says a press release received here today from Colombo. See: Junaid Jamshed’s last picture at Chitral Airport before he boards ill-fated flight…

Muslim prayer hall ransacked in Corsica

AJACCIO, PARIS: Demonstrators ransacked a Muslim prayer hall and attempted to burn copies of the Holy Quran on the French island of Corsica Friday, police said, following a night of violence that left two firefighters injured.