This writer isn’t sure what to think about this turnaround on the part of Duke University’s administration. First they announced they’d do the call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower for Friday’s jummah prayer. Then, yesterday they come […]
With Syria’s population struggling just to stay alive, the education system has fallen apart. Mac William Bishop of the New York Times visits volunteers who run unofficial schools for Syrian refugees. Here’s a video about the fight for Syrian schools.
In Muslim majority countries, Ramadan causes havoc with the work schedule — business just shut down or are open limited hours (often after sunset). What about in North America? How do you handle Ramadan in the workplace — especially when […]
“Nigerian officials say 908 Muslim women pilgrims traveling to Mecca face deportation from Saudi Arabia for traveling without male relatives.” Read the rest here. What would the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say?
From NBC News: “On Sunday and Monday, when Muslims will celebrate the end of Ramadan, even many who are less observant the rest of the year will be at mosques to pray. But many worshippers will celebrate amid heightened security […]
Ramadan is observed in diverse ways in different Islamic countries and Muslim communities around the world. Here’s one author’s round-up. Do you do something differently? How do you observe Ramadan where you live?
There’s no question that travelers are able to postpone the fasting requirement of Ramadan. But what does that mean to an Egyptian-born fencer in 2012? Here’s a look at Sherif Farrag’s dilemma: “How Best To Compete During Ramadan Fast”.
Where is your charitable contribution during Ramadan going? .
Ramadan is a Holy Month for Muslims. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar (which is lunar, not solar), it begins tomorrow, July 20, 2012. Significantly, the first verses of the Qu’ran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during this […]
Ramadan has two basic meanings. First, it is the name of the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. Second, it is the designated month of fasting (from dawn until dusk). It can be compared to the Christian observance of […]