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Traveling to Karachi from the US is not easy. But traveling back is even worse. I returned a couple weeks ago from my trip and have been coping with the usual jet lag and GI/respiratory baggage that comes from an […]

Every year, I travel to attend the Ashara Mubaraka majlis (gathering), with the spiritual leader of my community, the Dawoodi Bohra Muslims. Last year, I went to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; the year before was on my home turf of […]

In just a few weeks, it will be Ashara. The faithful who remember Imam Husain tremble in anticipation… (Photo by Alefiyah Shikari – Check out her photojournalism project, Unsung Echoes)

Here is what Linda Sarsour had to say at ISNA about Jihad: In these United States of America, if you sit back idly in the face of injustice, if you maintain the current status quo that not only oppresses Muslims, […]

June 12th, 2017 – 18th Ramadan 1438; Los Angeles, CA

June 4th, 2017 – 10th Ramadan 1438; Los Angeles, CA

June 6th, 2017 – 7th Ramadan 1438; Los Angeles, CA

i which i tweet the entirety of the @StateDept Ramadan message, located here: https://t.co/5uEXrzllVt /1 — Aziz H.Poonawalla (@azizhp) May 30, 2017 @StateDept On behalf of the United States Department of State, Renda and I sincerely wish Muslims around the […]

President Obama’s Ramadan greetings were drafted by Muslims in his administration, so they are not perhaps as useful for comparison to President Trump. So instead, without much comment, I am reproducing President George W. Bush’s first Ramadan greeting, issued just […]

As of 7:57 PM on 5/25/2017, by the Fatimi Hijri Calendar – it is sunset on 29th Shaban 1437, so therefore Ramadan has begun. Mubarak! Alhamdulillah, It’s Ramadan! (Audio by Shahed Amanullah)