· Robert Woodard II remains in NBA Draft, will not return to Mississippi State →
After much prayer and consideration, I have decided to remain in the 2020 NBA Draft.
The New York Times
· Bernaldina José Pedro, Repository of Indigenous Culture, Dies at 75 →
Bernaldina José Pedro possessed a wealth of knowledge about the songs, dances, crafts, medicines and prayers of the Macuxi Indigenous people who live in northernmost Brazil.
· Jonathan Isaac After Injury: 'My Comeback Will Be Greater Than My Setback!!!!' →
Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns.
· Covid-19: Religious activities in targeted enhanced MCO areas in Kedah suspended →
Friday prayers at the mosques involved have been suspended and will be replaced with Zohor prayers while all religious activities including gatherings are not allowed.
· Pregnant woman fatally shot in Maryland, baby delivered →
“Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Ms. Ahmad and to our entire Howard County Muslim community who are shocked and saddened by the incident which occurred on Eid al-Adha, the Day of Sacrifice,” Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said in a statement.
The China Post
· Venezuelan does funerals alone in Peru cemetery amid virus →
Brother Marín carries a rucksack with a worn-leaf book with the title Funeral Ritual, a silver cross, and a copper sprinkler with which he splashes holy water at the end of the last prayer for the deceased in a cemetery that looks like a miniature city wedged between two desert hills.
· Uzbekistan lifts 'ban' on minors attending prayers in mosques →
Uzbekistan has allowed children to attend Muslim prayers again, ending a de facto ban first enforced under the country's late first president, Islam Karimov.
The Wall Street Journal
· Odell Beckham Jr. Doesn’t Think the NFL Should Come Back This Season →
After he wakes up around 10 a.m., Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. starts his day with prayer.
· Displaced Syrians prepare for Eid al-Adha in Idlib camp →
Eid observances usually consist of morning prayers at the mosque, the sacrifice of an animal and distribution of part of its meat to those in need, and gatherings with family and friends.
· When Laurie Kilmartin’s mom was dying of covid-19, she turned tragedy into comedy. It’s what she always does. →
The comedian tweeted poignant emotions about her mother (“I love her with my whole heart”) laced with one-liners (“It’s my dear dad who needs your thoughts and prayers.