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Cyber Hajj Season Begins in Second Life

The Holy Mosque in Second Life

By Hanan Solayman

Getting ready for the Hajj (Islamic pilgrimage) season, a virtual training program was launched on SecondLife.com, the virtual reality website, to teach Muslims and non Muslims Hajj rituals on a online island.

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Jerusalem, first Friday prayers of Ramadan end peacefully

Muslim people going to Al-Aqsa Mosque (Jerusalem) for the First Friday Prayers of Ramadan 2010 - Photo by Alessandro Di Maio

Report and photos by Alessandro Di Maio

Jesusalem. The first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month ended uneventfully today.  Although over 90,000 Muslims participated in the religious event in the Old City of Jerusalem, the crowds dispersed as soon as the prayers were over.

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Holy Land gets prepared for Ramadan

Muslim woman going to pray to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem - Photo by Alesandro Di Maio

Report and Photos by Alessandro Di Maio

Israel. In a few hours, just after the sun sets and three stars appear in the sky above the Holy Land, Ramadan will start and many Muslims families will start praying and reading the Koran in a festive atmosphere.

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