The Hajj

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Preparations for 9 September Hajj in Saudi Arabia and around the world. Anniversary of 9/11. Heat will be an increasing problem over the coming years. Iran excluded.

Ramadan Kareem!

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A season for piety and charity as well as abstinence: some men grow beards, some adopt traditional clothing, some will make a special effort to give food to the poor and many Sunnis pray additional night-time prayers called taraweeh.