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Chadoora resident dies in road accident at Jeddah

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(Asian News Hub) – A 32-year-old man from Dooniwara locality of Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district died in a road accident in Saudi Arabia on Monday.

An official told the news agency—KNO that the man died after a car he was travelling in met with an accident today morning.

The deceased was identified as Syed Asrar son of Syed Nazir Ahmad, a resident of Dooniwara area of Chadoora.

The official said that the man was working in Jeddah.

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Saudi Arabia announces first day of Muharram 1444 Hijri

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Srinagar, Jul 29: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court announced that the first day of Muharram 1444 AH will be on Saturday, July 30, 2022, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

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The court said the crescent moon, which marks the beginning of the new Islamic year-1444 AH, could not be seen in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening.

According to the Ummul Qura calendar (Hijri calendar), Friday, July 29, 2022, will be the last of the Islamic year- 1443 AH and the 30th day of Zul Hijjah.

Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic new year or the Hijri new year.

The Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri calendar, is a lunar calendar consisting of twelve months beginning with Muharram, and ending with Zul Hijjah. Each month starts with the sighting of the moon.

The calendar has been observed for more than 1,440 years and is used to date important Islamic events including the start of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, and the beginning of Haj pilgrimage. Kiswah (Ghilaf-e-Kaaba) to be replaced on Muharram 1 i.e; tomorrow.

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29 dogs shot dead in Qatar by gang of armed men claiming one of them bit child

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Srinagar, Jul 20: A gang of armed men attacked a gated area in Qatar, murdered 29 dogs, and injured several other dogs after learning that someone had reported that the animals had bitten a child.

The assailants showed up at a protected factory area and threatened security personnel with guns before forcing their way into the facility, which is a place where stray dogs can be fed according to Doha-based rescue organisation PAWS Rescue Qatar. The men shot 29 dogs, including puppies, while also injuring a number of others.

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PAWS Rescue said to NDTV, “Security team were rightfully scared as two of the men were holding guns. The security team tried to stop the men from shooting a group of beautiful friendly neutered dogs, but they realised that they were also putting themselves in danger also. These dogs posed NO harm to anyone, they were well looked after, very friendly and well-loved”

This incident has caused an outrage on the internet, the people are claiming that this act was barbaric and are also questioning the gun laws in Qatar.

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HAJJ Sermon: Muslims urged to maintain Unity, Brotherhood and Co-operation

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Arafat, Jul 08: Sheikh Muhammad Al-Issa, member of the Council of Senior Scholars and secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), delivered the Hajj sermon at Masjid-e-Nimra.

Delivering the wide-ranging sermon from Masjid-e-Nimra, he said that Islam is a religion of peace and there is only one Allah and Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH) is the last prophet, CNS reported.

“Allah is the only one who deserves to be worshipped by the inhabitants of the heavens and the inhabitants of the Earth. He has complete knowledge of everything you conceal and everything you reveal.”

“Respecting and valuing humanity is compulsory for all Muslims,” he further said and added that success lies in fear of Allah Almighty and following his orders.

“The combination of the testimony that only Allah is to be worshipped, along with the testimony that Muhammad (PBUH ) is Allah’s messenger.”

As per CNS, he said that Muslims should exhibit best of the manners as only those who will have good manners will be close to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) on the day of judgment.

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In his Hajj sermon, Sheikh Bandar urged the Muslims to worship in such a way that Almighty Allah is seeing them.

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims from around the world converged in Maidan-e-Arafat on Friday to perform the Rukn-e-Azam of Hajj “Waqoof-e-Arafat” which marks climax of the Hajj.

The worshippers, capped at one million including 850,000 from abroad, spent the night at camps in the valley of Mina.

The pilgrims after listening to the Hajj Sermon at Masjid-e-Nimrah will pray and recite the holy Quran for several hours at the mountain and sleep nearby.

After Azaan-e-Maghrib, the pilgrims will leave for Muzdalifah where they will offer Maghrib and Isha prayers together and spend the night under open sky. From Muzdalifah, pilgrims will also collect pebbles to throw at Satin the next morning.

After offering Fajr Prayer at Muzdalifah, they will leave for Mina for remaining Hajj rituals.

This year’s hajj is taking place against the backdrop of a resurgence of Covid-19 in the region.  All participants were required to submit proof of full vaccination and negative PCR tests.

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