// Expat iftar parties ‘losing religious significance’//

Expat iftar parties ‘losing religious significance’

uzbekskiy_plovThere are usually many iftar parties hosted by expatriates during Ramadan but some believe these gatherings have lost their religious significance and are only used for self-promotion and entertainment.
In Jeddah there is not a single day that passed without iftar parties hosted by several community organizations. It is estimated that every person gets on average 50 invites during the holy month.
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An #old #weather #beaten staircase #covered in #moss and #plants

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// Sikkim Holy Day//

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12345This is perhaps the most scenic and spiritual places we have ever visited. Buddha Park, in the southern district of India’s North Eastern Sikkim state of Sikkim, brings with it rare calm and peace and leaves one with a feeling of contentment and fulfilment.
We were not sure if the weather would hold but it did and as we drove along the hilly terrain from the state capital Gangtok to Pelling, there…

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// India’s indifference, Israel’s agression will kill us: Palestinian expat//

India’s indifference, Israel’s agression will kill us: Palestinian expat

APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians

APTOPIX Mideast Israel PalestiniansFor Delhi-based Palestinian businessman Abu Mazen and his family, Israeli strikes in Gaza have belied Newton’s third law of motion, which speaks that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The revenge attacks that have so far killed 620 Palestinians in the bombardment is a disproportionate reaction.

Hailing from Ramallah, the capital of West Bank, Mazen’s phone is continuously ringing.…

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