Google celebrates Ramadhan with special landing page

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Google has set up a special landing page for Ramadhan, which Muslims are required to observe by fasting during daylight hours. The page offers “more ways to get together during Ramadan,” which is often a time for post-nightfall family get-togethers and communal meals, as well as hangouts with celebrity chefs from Southeast Asia.

“Getting together for meals and laughs, telling stories, and simply spending time with loved ones—this is what holidays mean to many of us,” Hadi Raad, a Google marketing chief for “Emerging Arabia,” posted on Google’s blog.

In addition, since people who gather together might want something to do, Google offers Muslim-heavy regions such as the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Malaysia and Indonesia, “hours of video content for your whole family.”

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Is Islam a cult or religion?

A lot of people who are ignorant about Islam or just have a lot of hate and an axe to grind about this beautiful religion of Islam often accuse Islam of being a “cult”. The intention is to disparage Islam and at the same time instill “Islamophobia” in the listener and decrease interest in Islam as a world religion. It also aims to denigrate and reduce Islam’s status as a world religion of 2 billion followers to that of a mere “fad”. This may be something that may cause it to be not tenable as a reasonable choice of faith for those who are considering Islam as their religion. Here, we aim to show how this accusation is very much false and it simply reflects the ignorance of the accuser concerning what is Islam and what Islam stands for.

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Does the salaah affect Muslim productivity?

A Muslim child in salaah

Sometimes we come across the most weirdest of polemics ever when it comes to attacks on Muslims and Islam on the Internet. Recently, we came across a ridiculous assertion regarding the salaah (Islamic prayer). An Islamophobe stated the following:

I have worked with enough muslims to know that time is taken out of their working day for prayers, As do you. And as such this activity will reduce their productivity. it’s common sense and a factual reality, Don’t embarrass yourself by denying it.

I really don’t think that this person knows what he/she is talking about. I pointed out that during the standard working hours , which is between 8am – 5pm (taking the Malaysian working hours here, I suppose it varies by country), there are only two prayers out of the five that Muslims are supposed to perform. Each do not usually take more than 5 – 6 minutes. How is that going to have any impact on productivity, I asked?

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