VOA News: Religion Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:20:07 -0400 http://www.voanews.com/ Up to the minute news from Voice of America Gunmen Kill 5 in Somali Mosque Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:20:07 +0200 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:20:07 -0400 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:20:07 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-12-voa20.cfm?rss=religion Witnesses say gunmen forced Islamic preachers out of Tawfiq Mosque and killed them nearby; no one has claimed responsibility "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-12-voa20.cfm?RSS=Religion" Muslim Holy Month Set to Begin This Week Tue, 18 Aug 2009 18:38:20 +0200 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 18:38:20 -0400 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 18:38:20 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-18-voa44.cfm?rss=religion During Ramadan, with dawn to dusk fasting, business activity winds down for some, not for others "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-18-voa44.cfm?RSS=Religion" Iran Cleric Wants Opposition Leaders Detained Fri, 21 Aug 2009 15:07:21 +0200 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 15:07:21 -0400 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 15:07:21 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-21-voa29.cfm?rss=religion Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati tells worshipers in Tehran that opposition leaders incited post-election 'riots' that resulted in deaths of at least 30 people "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-21-voa29.cfm?RSS=Religion" Muslims Prepare for Start of Ramadan Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:23:00 +0200 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:23:00 -0400 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:23:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-21-voa32.cfm?rss=religion Religious leaders say no moon was sighted Thursday, so Friday has been designated last day of month preceding Ramadan "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-21-voa32.cfm?RSS=Religion" Obama Sends Video Greetings for Ramadan Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:26:05 +0200 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:26:05 -0400 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:26:05 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-22-voa1.cfm?rss=religion Mr. Obama's Ramadan message is intended to build on goodwill generated by his June speech in Cairo to the Muslim world "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-22-voa1.cfm?RSS=Religion" America's Muslims Celebrate Holy Month of Ramadan Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:17:57 +0200 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:17:57 -0400 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:17:57 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-22-voa12.cfm?rss=religion Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins on August 22; celebration includes dawn-to-dusk fasting with time-honored rituals "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-22-voa12.cfm?RSS=Religion" Palestinians Join Muslim World in Observing Ramadan Sat, 22 Aug 2009 12:40:00 +0200 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 12:40:00 -0400 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 12:40:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-22-voa18.cfm?rss=religion Palestinians pack into Arab bazaar in Jerusalem's Old City to shop for holy month of Ramadan "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-22-voa18.cfm?RSS=Religion" Muslims Begin Observing Holy Month of Ramadan Sat, 22 Aug 2009 17:44:28 +0200 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 17:44:28 -0400 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 17:44:28 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-22-voa27.cfm?rss=religion Ramadan began Saturday throughout most of Middle East and Asia, although Libya, Turkey; some Lebanese Shi'ites began fasting a day earlier "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-22-voa27.cfm?RSS=Religion" Iraqi Shi'ite Leader al-Hakim Dies Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:21:27 +0200 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:21:27 -0400 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:21:27 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa35.cfm?rss=religion Hakim was being treated for lung cancer; those close to the cleric said his health was deteriorating "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa35.cfm?RSS=Religion" Dalai Lama May Visit Typhoon Victims in Taiwan Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:06:30 +0200 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:06:30 -0400 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:06:30 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-27-voa6.cfm?rss=religion President Ma Ying-jeou's decision to allow the Dalai Lama to visit Taiwan may risk new political friction with mainland China "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-27-voa6.cfm?RSS=Religion"