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Nation 31 May 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Caught racing instead of praying

KEPALA BATAS: Twenty-five students who told their parents they were going to perform their Tarawih prayers for Ramadan were instead arrested by police for illegal racing.

Photo 12 Jun 2018 | 4:13 AM Premium

Traditional pastime

Children lighting up a bamboo cannon after observing "tarawih" prayers at Kampung Sungai Bedil in Kuching, Sarawak. The 1.5m-long cannon is made from bamboo collected from the jungle near the village. The firing of bamboo cannons is a traditional pastime in Sarawak during the fasting month and to welcome the Raya celebration. ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/ The Star

IKIM Views 29 May 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ramadan – a month of self reflection

ALL Malaysians, regardless of ethnicity or religious beliefs, know well the importance of the month of Ramadan. Because we live side by side, our cultural and religious practices are familiar to one another. Two simple observations come to mind in relation to Ramadan – that Muslims will fast and some res­taurants will be closed during the day.

IKIM Views 23 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Reviving the roles of mosques

During the Prophet’s time, a mosque was not merely for prayers or Quranic recitations, but also a centre where Islamic state affairs were conducted.