VOA News: Religion Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:23:00 -0400 http://www.voanews.com/ Up to the minute news from Voice of America 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" Palestinians Observe Ramadan under Tight Israeli Security Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:51:00 +0200 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:51:00 -0400 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:51:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-28-voa33.cfm?rss=religion Fearing possible unrest, police bar Palestinian men under age of 50, women under age of 45 from entering Al Aksa Mosque compound "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-28-voa33.cfm?RSS=Religion" Dalai Lama Promises No Politics While in Taiwan Sun, 30 Aug 2009 23:00:01 +0200 Sun, 30 Aug 2009 23:00:01 -0400 Sun, 30 Aug 2009 23:00:01 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-30-voa26.cfm?rss=religion Tibetan spiritual leader arrived in Taiwan late Sunday night, saying he was eager to give comfort to victims of Typhoon Morakot "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-30-voa26.cfm?RSS=Religion" Obama Marks Ramadan At White House Wed, 02 Sep 2009 01:53:45 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 01:53:45 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 01:53:45 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa5.cfm?rss=religion US president hosted iftar dinner Tuesday evening - special meal used to break daily sunrise to sunset fast during Muslim holy month of Ramadan "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa5.cfm?RSS=Religion"