Tag: Ramazan

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Help children with cancer heal with your Ramazan donations

LÖSEV, the Foundation for Children with Leukaemia, has launched its annual Ramazan campaign to raise vital funds for the organisation. The Ankara-based charity is appealing for Turks to make their annual fitre andzekât donations to them. The Ankara-based charity has been supporting leukaemia and cancer patients for 24 years, providing them with everything from medical […]

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Ramazan is a time for spiritual reflection and reawakening

The holiest month of the Islamic calendar is upon us, with Muslims around the world fasting for a month as part of their personal reflection and devotion to God. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. For the next thirty days, all healthy Muslims will fast during daylight hours, refraining from eating or […]

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Turkey’s modest fashion giant Modanisa sees 70% increase in UK Ramadan sales

The world’s leading modest fashion e-commerce platform has reported bumper sales during this year’s Ramazan, with purchases up by 70% in Britain compared to the same period last year. Istanbul-headquartered Modanisa said the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions by the British government in April, just ahead of the month-long fast for Muslims, allowing people to […]

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British Turks start Eid celebrations with socially-distanced prayers at mosques

After a month of fasting, British Turks and fellow Muslims in the United Kingdom and around the world today celebrated Eid al-Fitr, or Ramazan Bayramı (Ramadan Festival) or Şeker Bayramı (Sweet Festival) in Turkish. For the second year running, the religious festival was held under Covid restrictions. While these have been relaxed in the UK, […]

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Ramazan Bayramı: “when our bonds are strengthened, joys and pains are shared,” says Ambassador Oya Tuncalı

Ambassador Oya Tuncalı, the London Representative for the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has used her annual Eid / Ramazan Bayramı message to wish for “hope and love”, while underlining the need for “unity” within Britain’s Turkish Cypriot community. The ambassador also stressed the importance of “the preservation and continuation of our cultural values” for […]

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Hulya Erdal flies the flag for British Turks with her Tepsi Kebabı Ramazan recipe

A British Turkish Cypriot chef has featured in an international series of Recipes for Ramadan (‘Ramazan’ in Turkish). Hulya Erdal appears in a ten-minute online clip cooking homemade Tepsi Kebabı, the perfect meal for iftar (breaking of the daily fast). Speaking entirely in Turkish, Hulya first wishes Muslims worldwide a happy Ramazan and also reflects […]