Saturday, 18 May 2019

Call for Melbourne students to participate in Islamophobia research

Dulwich Centre Foundation, in partnership with the ICV – Islamic Council of Victoria, Australia, are conducting a project with university students on Islamophobia.

This project will enable Muslim students from across universities in Melbourne to share their experiences and responses to all forms of Islamophobia so as to create a resource to assist other students. There will be two parts:

Sharing stories between Muslim students 

In this part of the project Muslim students will have a chance to speak together about the ways they are trying to respond to Islamophobia when they face it and how they try to support each other in these situations.

With permission, these stories and ideas will be turned into a draft collective document. No names will be used and all contributors will be able to give feedback on the draft before it is finalised. Once it is finalised, this document will be shared with students of other universities.

The aim is to provide ideas, support, care and inspiration between Muslim students. This document will also be shared with non-Muslim students in part two.

Sharing stories with and between non-Muslim students 

The Muslim students involved in part one will be asked about any non-Muslim students/friends whom they know also care about Islamophobia and other forms of hostility. These non-Muslims will make up a second group.

The collective document from Part One will be shared with this second non-Muslim group. This second group will then be invited to share their stories of how they are trying to prevent Islamophobia and/or other forms of hostility. These stories will be turned into a second collective document which will then be used to encourage others – Muslim and non-Muslim.

The resources created from this project will be shared internationally in various places where other Muslims having experienced Islamophobia.

The organisations are looking for 24 students across all universities, with 18 being Muslim and six non-Muslim, between the ages of 18 to 24, with a 50:50 gender balance.

There will be four groups of six interviewees each with two 90-minute sessions, all of which are to be strictly confidential and anonymous. Interviews will take place between mid-to-late June at the ICV Spencer St HQ.

Details:

This project will be organised by Dulwich Centre Foundation and facilitated by Dr Mehmet Dinc. Express an interest to participate via email admin at icv.org.au by 31 May 2019.

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Read about previous projects by the foundation

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Blis: convenience trumps loyalty during Ramadhan

Mobile will be key to taking advantage of a marked increase in travel, eating out and shopping for gifts during Ramadhan. Ramadhan is usually the busiest ad season of the year for core markets like Indonesia and Malaysia, making it an optimal time to meaningfully capture people’s attention – and keep it.

Blis cites Facebook reports that in both Indonesia and Malaysia, four in five sales conversions during Ramadhan happen on mobile, and says that by up-levelling marketing efforts with real-world intelligence built on the most accurate location data, brands can ensure people see more personalised and timely messages, which will result in greater conversion.

“We’re experts in deciphering location data into real-world intelligence, helping brands create more relevant, engaging and effective digital marketing,” said Richard Andrew, MD of Asia, Blis.

“With the right analysis we can identify the moment when consumers are most ready to purchase."

Blis' top tips for marketers in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), dining and travel industries are:

FCMG

Southeast Asian consumers place a high value on convenience, no matter how loyal they appear to be to any brand or chain. Marketers should make sure their goods are stocked at as many major outlets as possible as convenience trumps loyalty over this period.

Search and browsing activity spikes in the early hours before sunrise, 4-5 am, and in the evening hours of 5-8 pm, often when people are sitting in traffic or on the way home after a busy day. Muslims fast between the hours after sunrise and before sunset. This year, sunrise in Singapore is around 5.30 am while sunset is around 7.10 pm.

Marketing for gifts and personal items is most effective when launched earlier in the month, Blis said. Last year in Indonesia sales picked up 10 days into Ramadhan and lasted until two weeks before Eid. Ramadhan lasts 29 or 30 days each year, and is immediately followed by Eid al-Fitr which marks that first three days of Shawwal, the Islamic month after the month of Ramadhan.

Consider the importance of the commute, Blis adds, adding geofencing to the marketing strategy to incorporate bus stations for example. This has both the advantage of dwell time as well as opening an opportunity to link out-of-home (OOH) and mobile campaigns.

Advertisers and marketers should continue to engage shoppers throughout and even beyond Eid in order to maintain the connections they have built to stay top of mind with gift-buyers, Blis further said.

Dining

Convenience-minded attitudes also exist when it comes to eating, as fast food options are incredibly popular after sunset. Muslims are encouraged to break the fast immediately after sunset so food that takes longer to prepare, potentially being ready past the time of sunset, is typically avoided.

Dining with family is a priority during Ramadhan. Blis recommends that marketers target office workers near their restaurants who are looking to skip traffic, but still meet up with their families at popular eateries.

Attract new customers through targeted offers for family meals on mobile devices. By using geofencing, it is even possible to raise brand awareness when consumers are at a rival eatery.

Blis research in Indonesia revealed that Burger King is the most popular eatery, followed by Carl’s Jr. But as with retail, loyalty in the fast-food category is not absolute. When loyalty is absent convenience is often the primary decision-making factor. While 44% of Carl Jr’s customers visited a Burger King, only 13% of the King’s fans went in the other direction to the more expensive eatery.

Similarly, 78% and 63% of Burger King customers also visited Pizza Hut and KFC respectively, which Blis says suggests that timely brand presence—like serving an ad in proximity when it’s time for iftar (breaking fast)—can sway micromoments in marketers' favour.

Travel

Millions will be travelling for mudik, the Indonesian term for returning home for Eid, and will be relying on the Internet to plan their trips. To make the most of the season, travel marketers can use real-world intelligence gleaned from mobile devices captured at travel hubs in previous years.

Travellers value travel updates, discounts and promotions, advice on the best routes and the entertainment they can view while travelling. That is why it is vital to directly target devices in airports, train stations and bus stations on peak travel days, Blis advises.

The final tip, relevant to all advertisers and marketers, is to not just measure the success of this year’s campaign, but also accurately attribute their success to the right online and offline channels, in order to make next year’s Ramadhan even better.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Singapore Ramadhan porridge distribution, week 4+ 2019

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 4+ of Ramadhan (May 27 to June 4, or Ramadhan 22 to 30). If there is a link, it's listed the first time the organiser is mentioned. Entries are in alphabetical order. For other weeks, scroll to the links at the end. Check prayer times here:


May 27, Monday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers


May 28, Tuesday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

May 29, Wednesday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers


May 30, Thursday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers


May 31, Friday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Ain Society, Blk 2 Eunos Crescent & Blk 9 Haig Rd, 3 pm

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers and after Friday prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Marsiling Zone 6, Blk 310 Woodlands St 31 Pavilion, 3.30 pm

Omar Salmah mosque, no time was listed in Ramadan.sg

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after Friday prayers and asr prayers

June 1, Saturday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

June 2, Sunday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

June 3, Monday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers and after Friday prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

June 4, Tuesday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Details:


Updates to Ramadan.sg's listing are made every week. Suroor Asia will also update Facebook regularly.

Some Ramadhan porridge recipes can be found at Recipes are Simple, Singapore Local Favourites and Urban Adventures.

Explore:

The tradition of Ramadhan porridge on Suroor Asia

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 1 of Ramadhan (May 6 to 12)

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 2 of Ramadhan (May 13 to 19)

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 3 of Ramadhan (May 20 to 26)

Hashtag: #RamadanSG

*Details are provided as is - please excuse any typos. There may be changes of plan or requirements; for example, people may need to get a card before they qualify for the porridge. Please check with the organisation providing the porridge.

Singapore Ramadhan porridge distribution, week 3 2019

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 3 of Ramadhan (May 20 to 26, or Ramadhan 15 to 21). Entries are in alphabetical order. If there is a link, it's listed the first time the organiser is mentioned. For other weeks, scroll to the links at the end. Check prayer times here:

May 20, Monday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

May 21, Tuesday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

May 22, Wednesday 


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

May 23, Thursday 


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

May 24, Friday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ain Society, Blk 2 Eunos Crescent & Blk 9 Haig Rd, 3 pm

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after Friday prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers and after Friday prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Marsiling Zone 6, Blk 310 Woodlands St 31 Pavilion, 3.30 pm

Omar Salmah mosque, no time given in Ramadan.sg

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Yusof Ishak mosque, after Friday and asr prayers

May 25, Saturday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Bedok CC MAEC, Bedok CC basketball court, 4.30 pm to 5 pm, for Muslim residents

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Jurong Central Zone B, Blk 422, 3 pm

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Tampines East MAEC, Tampines East Zone 2, in front of Zone 2 RC, Blk 216 Tampines St 23, 4 pm

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

Zhenghua Greenridge, Zhenghua Jealapang and Zhenghua MAEC, Blk 503 Jealapang Linkhouse, 4 pm to 5 pm, for residents, bring your Passion card

May 26, Sunday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Bedok CC MAEC, Bedok CC basketball court, 4.30 pm to 5 pm, for Muslim residents

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Jurong Central Zone B, Blk 422, 3 pm

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Tampines East MAEC, Tampines East Zone 2, in front of Zone 2 RC, Blk 216 Tampines St 23, 4 pm

Teck Ghee Community Club, 861 AMK Avenue 10, 3 pm, #maecAtAngMoKio

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

Details:


Updates to Ramadan.sg's listing are made every week. Suroor Asia will also update Facebook regularly.

Some Ramadhan porridge recipes can be found at Recipes are Simple, Singapore Local Favourites and Urban Adventures.

Explore:

The tradition of Ramadhan porridge on Suroor Asia

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 1 of Ramadhan (May 6 to 12)

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 2 of Ramadhan (May 13 to 19)

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 4 of Ramadhan (May 27 to June 3)


Hashtag: #RamadanSG

*Details are provided as is - please excuse any typos. There may be changes of plan or requirements; for example, people may need to get a card before they qualify for the porridge. Please check with the organisation providing the porridge.

Singapore Ramadhan porridge distribution, week 1 2019

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for weekend of week 1 of Ramadhan (May 6 to 12, or Ramadhan 1 to 7). Entries are in alphabetical order. For other weeks, scroll to the links at the end. Check prayer times here:

Porridge distribution efforts began from May 6, the start of Ramadhan.

May 10, Friday

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

An-Nur mosque - no details were listed on Ramadan.sg

Marsiling Zone 6, Blk 310 Woodlands St 31 Pavilion, 3.30 pm

Tampines Changkat Zone 5, Blk 273 Tampines Street 22, 2.30 pm

May 11, Saturday

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

An-Nur mosque - no details were listed on Ramadan.sg

Bedok CC MAEC, Bedok CC basketball court, 4.30 pm to 5 pm, for Muslim residents

Coral Ris, Blk 569 void deck, beside RC centre, 4.30 pm to 6 pm

Fengshan CC, Blk 115A Pavilion, 4 pm to 5 pm

Masjid Al-Amin, 50 Telok Blangah Way, 12.30 pm

Jurong Central Zone B, Blk 422, 3 pm

Tampines Changkat Zone 5, Blk 273 Tampines Street 22, 2.30 pm

Tampines East MAEC, Tampines East Zone 2, in front of Zone 2 RC, Blk 216 Tampines St 23, 4 pm

Teck Ghee Community Club, 861 AMK Avenue 10, 3 pm, #maecAtAngMoKio

Zhenghua Greenridge, Zhenghua Jealapang and Zhenghua MAEC, Blk 503 Jealapang Linkhouse, 4 pm to 5 pm, for residents, bring your Passion card

May 12, Sunday

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

An-Nur mosque - no details were listed on Ramadan.sg

Bedok CC MAEC, Bedok CC basketball court, 4.30 pm to 5 pm, for Muslim residents

Jurong Central Zone B, Blk 422, 3 pm

Jurong Central Zone D, Blk 340 Jurong East Avenue 1 #01-1662, for residents; pick up a porridge card at the Residents' Committee or call 6560 9619.

Tampines Changkat Zone 5, Blk 273 Tampines Street 22, 2.30 pm

Tampines East MAEC, Tampines East Zone 2, in front of Zone 2 RC, Blk 216 Tampines St 23, 4 pm

Details:

Updates to Ramadan.sg's listing are made every week. Suroor Asia will also update Facebook regularly.

Some Ramadhan porridge recipes can be found at Recipes are Simple, Singapore Local Favourites and Urban Adventures.

Explore:

The tradition of Ramadhan porridge on Suroor Asia

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 2 of Ramadhan (May 13 to 19)

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 3 of Ramadhan (May 20 to 26)

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 4 of Ramadhan (May 27 to June 3).


Hashtag: #RamadanSG

*Details are provided as is - please excuse any typos. There may be changes of plan or requirements; for example, people may need to get a card before they qualify for the porridge. Please check with the organisation providing the porridge.

Singapore Ramadhan porridge distribution, week 2 2019

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 2 of Ramadhan (May 13 to 19, or Ramadhan 8 to 14). Entries are in alphabetical order. If there is a link, it's listed the first time the organiser is mentioned. For other weeks, scroll to the links at the end. Check prayer times here:

May 13, Monday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

An-Nur mosque - no timings were listed on Ramadan.sg

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers.

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Tampines Changkat Zone 5, Blk 273 Tampines Street 22, 2.30 pm

Yew Tee CC, Yew Tee pavilion outside Yew Tee MRT, 5 pm to 6 pm

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

May 14, Tuesday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

An-Nur mosque - no details were listed on Ramadan.sg

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers.

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Tampines Changkat Zone 5, Blk 273 Tampines Street 22, 2.30 pm

Yew Tee CC, Yew Tee pavilion outside Yew Tee MRT, 5 pm to 6 pm

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

May 15, Wednesday 


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers.

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Tampines Changkat Zone 5, Blk 273 Tampines Street 22, 2.30 pm

Yew Tee CC, Yew Tee pavilion outside Yew Tee MRT, 5 pm to 6 pm

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayer


May 16, Thursday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Tampines Changkat Zone 5, Blk 273 Tampines Street 22, 2.30 pm

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers


May 17, Friday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ain Society, Blk 2 Eunos Crescent & Blk 9 Haig Rd, 3 pm

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after Friday prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers and after Friday prayers

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Omar Salmah mosque, no time given in Ramadan.sg

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Marsiling Zone 6, Blk 310 Woodlands St 31 Pavilion, 3.30 pm

Tampines Changkat Zone 5, Blk 273 Tampines Street 22, 2.30 pm

Yusof Ishak mosque, after Friday prayers and asr prayers

May 18, Saturday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Bedok CC MAEC, Bedok CC basketball court, 4.30 pm to 5 pm, for Muslim residents

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Jurong Central Zone B, Blk 422, 3 pm

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Tampines Changkat Zone 5, Blk 273 Tampines Street 22, 2.30 pm

Tampines East MAEC, Tampines East Zone 2, in front of Zone 2 RC, Blk 216 Tampines St 23, 4 pm

Teck Ghee Community Club, 861 AMK Avenue 10, 3 pm, #maecAtAngMoKio

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

Zhenghua Greenridge, Zhenghua Jealapang and Zhenghua MAEC, Blk 503 Jealapang Linkhouse, 4 pm to 5 pm, for residents, bring your Passion card


May 19, Sunday


Abdul Gafoor mosque, 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Abdul Hamid Kg Pasiran mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Ahmad Ibrahim mosque, after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Al-Abrar mosque, after asr prayers

Al-Amin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Al-Falah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Al-Istiqamah mosque, from 12.30 pm

Al-Muttaqin mosque, after asr prayers

An-Nahdhah mosque,  after dhuhr to after asr prayers

Assyafah mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Bedok CC MAEC, Bedok CC basketball court, 4.30 pm to 5 pm, for Muslim residents

Darul Makmur mosque, after dhuhr prayers

En-Naeem mosque, after dhuhr prayers

Haji Yusoff mosque, after asr prayers

Hajjah Rahimabi mosque, after asr prayers

Jamae Chulia mosque, 5 pm to 6 pm

Jamek Queenstown mosque, 12 pm

Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah mosque, after dhuhr prayers to maghrib

Jurong Central Zone B, Blk 422, 3 pm

Kampong Delta mosque, 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Limbang CCC, no venue listed, 5 pm to 7 pm

Malabar mosque, after asr prayers to 6 pm

Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, after asr prayers

Mujahidin mosque, after dhuhr prayers and after asr prayers

Muhajirin mosque, 2 pm to 3 pm

Petempatan Melayu Sembawang mosque, after dhuhr and asr prayers

Tampines Changkat Zone 5, Blk 273 Tampines Street 22, 2.30 pm

Tampines East MAEC, Tampines East Zone 2, in front of Zone 2 RC, Blk 216 Tampines St 23, 4 pm

Yusof Ishak mosque, after asr prayers

Details:


Updates to Ramadan.sg's listing are made every week. Suroor Asia will also update Facebook regularly.

Some Ramadhan porridge recipes can be found at Recipes are Simple, Singapore Local Favourites and Urban Adventures.

Explore:

The tradition of Ramadhan porridge on Suroor Asia

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 1 of Ramadhan (May 6 to 12)

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 3 of Ramadhan (May 20 to 26)

Ramadhan porridge distribution in Singapore for week 4 of Ramadhan (May 27 to June 3).


Hashtag: #RamadanSG

*Details are provided as is - please excuse any typos. There may be changes of plan or requirements; for example, people may need to get a card before they qualify for the porridge. Please check with the organisation providing the porridge.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Donors needed for the PGA Children Raya Special 2019

Singapore charitable movement Project Goodwill Aid (PGA) has been running the PGA Children Raya Special for several years.

Every year the organisation calls for donors to bring children who are orphans, have special needs, who have single parents, parent(s) who are incarcerated or who come from low-income, large families to shop for Hari Raya clothing and shoes.

This year, PGA asks that donors accompany the children and their guardians on weekends to shop as Ramadhan falls during the school semester and assessment period. Although each kids’ needs are different, PGA says most will require traditional clothing and matching shoes, to the tune of S$80* per child.

PGA also asks that if the shopping time comes close to sunset that donors treat the family to a simple iftar, or if it ends earlier, to pack some snacks for the family to enjoy later.

Details:

To be matched with a suitable beneficiary, register with information in the following format

❥ RD Special 1
❥ Name and FB name
❥ Contact number (mobile number preferred)
❥ Number of kids you are willing to bring out (minimum of two)*
❥ Your dates/time available (preferred weekends)

To sponsor at no minimum amount, PGA is also happy to bring out the child or children out on the donors' behalf.

Hashtags: #pgarayaspecialproject2019, #projectgoodwillaid

*Needs vary greatly, with clothing for the younger children typically costing a little less and those for teen girls possibly a little more. The beneficiary family will typically come with enough guardians to look after the number of children on the trip.

Zalora's Hari Raya 2019 collections are out

ZALORA, Asia’s online fashion destination, has unveiled the Hari Raya (Eid) collections from its own modest wear labels, ZALIA and LUBNA in the ZALORAYA campaign. Made for the style-savvy and available exclusively on ZALORA, the collections are themed after today’s trends and consist of elegant and versatile pieces for all seasons and occasions.

Inspired by the high-spirits and joy of youth, collection for spring-summer 2019 (S/S19) entices with an escape from the day-to-day while accentuating the signature flowy, modern twist of the traditional silhouette.

Source: ZALORA. New Eid collections for the company's own labels, ZALIA and LUBNA.
Source: ZALORA. New Eid collections for the company's own labels, ZALIA and LUBNA.

ZALIA 2019 collection, themed Reign of Titania

Reign of Titania is inspired by the beauty of the fairy queen, living in the mythical and whimsical forest. The collection is inspired by all the natural elements and life in the forest like the flowers and foliage that are translated into embroidery and prints. Regal elements are infused into the collections as a reflection of the high status of the fairy queen.

The ZALIA 2019 festive collection features an impressive 313 styles for women. It follows four main trends: Spring Romance, Prairie Dance, Golden Dawn, and Opulent Night. Spring Romance showcases romantic pieces revamped with elegance and opulence. The delicate becomes dramatic and whimsical with pastels, floral appliques and embellishments. Pretty silhouettes featuring layered sheers, florals that follow the form or accent a fit-and-flare shape are introduced.

Prairie Dance looks to a rustic country aesthetics and concepts for inspiration. It works with a neutral earthy palette for a less overwhelming feel. Delicate lace and embroideries that evokes the images of pressed flowers are key to this capsule.

Golden Dawn hinges on regal and opulent colours for the overtly indulgent and romantic mood. Antique and regal references underpin this capsule with a more dramatic take for Raya. Fabrics with encrusted sequins and faded gold jacquard spotlight the past.

Under Opulent Night, metallic surfaces are textured and embellished. Sequins are extravagantly applied. Foliage-inspired motives are infused into sequinned and jacquard fabrications.

LUBNA 2019 collection, themed Girl at Heart

LUBNA has crafted a new exciting capsule for its fourth festive collection. This includes an 80-piece men's and 393-piece women's collection. Introducing Lubna Curve this year, the plus-size collection features 85 pieces with sizes ranging from XXL to 5XL. Along with this, there are matching couple looks, Kebaya Labuh, asymmetrical drapes, and innerwear for nursing in 2019’s collection.

A palette of pastel tints, earthy shades, warm blues and deep corals are used. The collection is made with special fabrics that include sheens, sequins, waffle laces with embroidery, translucent payettes, pleats, 3D texture, organzas, shimmering chiffon pleats, openwork laces, soft laces, mixes of rayon, and poly mixes. It showcases details like drapes, ruffles, drawstrings, tie-knots, dainty floral prints, striped print, lace trimmings, and 3D embellishments.

Details:

Both the ZALIA and LUBNA collections are available now on ZALORA in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The ZALIA collection retails from S$17.90 to S$129.90, while the LUBNA collection retails from S$14.90 to S$109.90.

Shop the ZALIA and LUBNA 2019 festive collections online, on the desktop or mobile site, or via the mobile app.

Hashtag: #zaloraya2019

Muis shares zakat fitrah rates for 2019

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has announced that the zakat fitrah rates for Ramadhan 2019 are S$5.30 (normal rate) and S$7 (higher rate) per head.

Zakat fitrah is an obligatory contribution by all Muslims during the month of Ramadhan. The rates are determined by the Muis Zakat and Fitrah Committee, by using staple food of the country that the person resides in. As rice is the staple food here, the rates are based on the median price of 2.3kg of the grade of rice that is generally consumed by the Muslim community.

Muis introduced a two-tier zakat fitrah rate in 2005 to facilitate zakat payers who may wish to pay more than the normal rate, for example if they consume a higher grade of rice. Zakat payers may choose the rate that is most suitable based on their daily consumption.

Details:

Zakat fitrah must be paid during the month of Ramadhan but no later than the morning of Eid al-fitr, (before the start of the Eid prayer). However, the Muslim public is advised to pay early. Payment can be done by:

• Cash, cheque or NETS at all mosques, authorised Muslim organisations and at the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore

• NETS/NETS QR code payments at 47 full-time Zakat Collection Centres at mosques and M3@WGS office at Wisma Geylang Serai

• AXS stations

• Fitrah Telepoll 1900 112 3530 (to pay S$5.30) / 1900 112 3700 pay S$7, by 5 June 2019 before 7 am. Each call is for the fitrah contribution of one person only and an administration charge of S$0.20 per call applies.

Online payments are also accepted, via:

Muis Zakat

CIMB Clicks

MUIS encourages Muslims to present their NRIC or other personal identification documents to the authorised zakat personnel (Amils) when making payment, so that it can be included for tax deduction.

Muis also has a hotline at +65 6359 1199 to answer any questions.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives Foundation launches Madrassa Platform initiative

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives Foundation, has launched the first phase of the Madrassa Platform initiative, which aims to provide educational support to 1,000 villages without access to the Internet.

The first beneficiary will be the Emirati-Jordanian camp in Mrajeeb Al Fhood, Jordan, in cooperation with the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC. Some 2,146 students from the camp will benefit from the educational sessions offered by the platform, supported by 139 professors.

The platform, which was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP, PM and Ruler of Dubai in February, will offer 5,000 e-sessions on science, mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology from nursery level to 12th grade (roughly when students are 18 years old).

The initiative is also providing four services at the camp, including the School in a Bag service, the Madrassa Tablet, and a mobile broadcasting device.

Dr Waleed Al Ali, Director of the Madrassa Platform Initiative at the Foundation, said, "We have chosen to launch the initiative in remote areas not connected to the Internet, beginning with the Emirati-Jordan Mrajeeb Al Fhood Camp, in cooperation with the ERC. We will continue to reach out to 1,000 villages that are unable to access modern educational content."

He also noted that the foundation will add new content to the platform, including sessions on the Arabic language, computer science, engineering, programming, artificial intelligence and space science.

Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, ERC Secretary-General, said that the initiative reflects the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in creating innovative solutions and overcoming the challenges facing Arab communities, especially in the area of education.

"The initiative will reinforce the ERC’s efforts to support education and enable people suffering from dire economic conditions to continue learning," he added while noting that the initiative is being closely monitored by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.

Dubai's RTA to support UAE Water Aid campaign

The Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai, the UAE will support the UAE Water Aid (Suqia) campaign to provide drinking water by digging water wells in 10 countries. In Asia, these countries include Indonesia, Nepal, and India.

The step is taken in response to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and PM of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who called to public and private organisations in the UAE to take part in Suqia campaign.

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA
made the announcement during a ceremony where a virtual water pumping machine filled hundreds of water bottles in support of the campaign.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives Foundation will donate the same quantity of drinking water pumped by each entity to individuals in need from regions suffering from water shortages around the world.

Singapore's Mufti and Muis wish all Muslims Ramadhan mubarak

The Chief Executive, Mufti, Council Members and staff of Muis, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, wish all Muslims "Ramadhan mubarak (رمضان مبارك)".

On a Facebook post the organisation said Ramadhan is an ideal time to strengthen familial bonds with Ramadhan activities such as suhoor, iftar and terawih - the prayer that indicates intention to fast the next day during Ramadhan.

The post goes on to say that faith is also "about building better relations with others in the community". "Being empathetic to the wellbeing of others, being considerate, and showing care and concern are part and parcel of being a good Muslim", Muis stated, and called for Muslims to show rahmah (رَحمة) to all regardless of ethnicity or faith, and extend a helping hand especially to those in need.

In 2018, Muis launched the Touch of Ramadan campaign in Singapore, with Striving with Confidence, Serving with Compassion:Rahmah Begins with Me (Semarak Langkah, Berjiwa Rahmah: Rahmah Bermula Daripada Saya) as its theme. The tagline Rahmah Bermula Daripada Saya signifies the call to action for every Muslim individual to espouse the spirit of rahmah, which translates to blessings and mercy.

June 6 was the first day of Ramadhan in Singapore.

Halal rice dumplings from Joo Chiat Kim Choo are exclusive to 7-Eleven

Source: Joo Chiat Kim Choo/7-Eleven.
- Kim Choo Kid halal rice dumplings (粽子) are exclusively available at all 7-Eleven stores in Singapore

- The dumplings come in Nonya Chicken and Salted Chicken flavours, with the leaves removed for convenience

A halal version of the well-known Joo Chiat Kim Choo rice dumplings are now available at 7-Eleven stores in Singapore. The No. 1 rice dumpling maker in Singapore, a part of Neo Group, is famous for its Nonya dumplings, made from a recipe passed down over generations.

In an exclusive partnership between 7-Eleven and the heritage brand, two unique Kim Choo Kid flavours have been introduced in Singapore: the halal Nonya chicken and the salted chicken dumplings. Each rice dumpling is painstakingly handcrafted daily in ISO 22000-certified kitchens at Joo Chiat Kim Choo. The emphasis is on ensuring a harmonious blend of traditional flavours.

Source: Joo Chiat Kim Choo/7-Eleven.
The S$2.80 triangular rice dumpling packs are designed to be eaten on-the-go, with the leaves already removed. The dumplings are sold chilled, and ready to microwave to get the same goodness of the original recipe.

Triangular dumplings made from glutinous rice wrapped around a filling are traditionally eaten around the Dragon Boat festival, which is 7 June this year. Traditionally, the dumplings are wrapped in bamboo leaves before being steamed or boiled. Classic dumpling recipes typically contain meat, but there are also vegetarian versions.

Details:

Till 14 May, the dumplings are on promotion at S$2.50 each. Locate a 7-Eleven nearby

Joo Chiat Kim Choo products are distributed to major food service providers and can be found in leading supermarkets, hotels, country clubs, and retail stores around Singapore.