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Hungry for Ramadan

Hungry for Ramadan

October 2007 Archives

“Hungry for Ramadan” Recap

posted by Shahed Amanullah

It feels strange holding a cup of coffee in my hand today, just like it felt strange eating pizza for lunch over the weekend. Everything looks normal, but deep down I know it is not. I have just spent a […]

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These are the Days of Eid

posted by Shahed Amanullah

Why is it that Eid is a three-day affair? Perhaps it is because Muslims (despite their best efforts) end up celebrating it on different days. For those Muslims who follow the lead of Saudi Arabia (as some of the more […]

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What a Difference 30 Days Can Make

posted by Shahed Amanullah

As the fading crescent moon can attest to, the month of Ramadan is coming to a close. All around the world, readings of the Qur’an that started on the first page 30 days ago are reaching their conclusions. The long […]

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The Sweets of Ramadan

posted by Shahed Amanullah

One of the unique pleasures of Ramadan is the tradition of specially prepared Ramadan sweets that originate from a host of different cultures and nationalities across the Muslim world. These Ramadan sweets and pastries help create a festive mood around […]

Making Ramadan Festive for Children

posted by Shahed Amanullah

Now that Ramadan is slowly drawing to a close, take a few moments to think about the ones not fasting — the little ones who sneak a date from the iftar table at sunset while everyone is frantically getting ready […]

The Solitude of the Suhoor – The Morning Meal

posted by Shahed Amanullah

Each morning during Ramadan is the suhoor (the pre-dawn meal), the private antithesis to the usually congregational and public iftar at the end of the day.  It is the fasting Muslim’s daily opportunity to set the tone for the day, […]

Sharing the Blessings of Ramadan with the Fast-a-thon

posted by Shahed Amanullah

I’ve often struggled with the question of how best to share my faith with those who are not Muslim.  While I have spent many years being involved in interfaith work, there was something about it that seemed at arms-length or […]

A Golden Opportunity to Curb Addiction

posted by Shahed Amanullah

One of the restrictions during Ramadan, aside from the obvious food/drink/sexual relations, is smoking. And one of the saddest things I have seen in my life is the group of smokers gathering just outside the mosque, craning their necks to […]

The Story of the USPS Eid Stamp

posted by Shahed Amanullah

With Eid-ul-Fitr — the three-day holiday signifying the end of Ramadan — approaching soon, many Muslims are getting ready to send Eid greeting cards to their friends and family. And what better way to send them than with the official […]

Ramadan Unplugged: The Last Ten Days

posted by Shahed Amanullah

Muslims have spent two-thirds of the month of Ramadan in physical restraint and silent contemplation, and it is in the last third – the last ten days of Ramadan – where the remembrance of God approaches its peak. It is […]

Ramadan 2007/1428: Brought to You by Burger King

posted by Shahed Amanullah

One of the best things about Ramadan in America is that it is still under-the-radar. After all, it doesn’t take long for entrepreneurs to realize the commercial potential around religious holidays, as the “holiday season” can attest to. And even […]

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"Hungry for Ramadan" Recap
It feels strange holding a cup of coffee in my hand today, just like it felt strange eating pizza for lunch over the weekend. Everything looks normal, but deep down I know it is not. I have just spent a month refraining from food and drink and ...

posted 11:55:52am Oct. 15, 2007 | read full post »

These are the Days of Eid
Why is it that Eid is a three-day affair? Perhaps it is because Muslims (despite their best efforts) end up celebrating it on different days. For those Muslims who follow the lead of Saudi Arabia (as some of the more conservative mosques do), ...

posted 12:27:01pm Oct. 12, 2007 | read full post »

What a Difference 30 Days Can Make
As the fading crescent moon can attest to, the month of Ramadan is coming to a close. All around the world, readings of the Qur'an that started on the first page 30 days ago are reaching their conclusions. The long nights in the mosque over ...

posted 12:10:56pm Oct. 11, 2007 | read full post »

The Sweets of Ramadan
One of the unique pleasures of Ramadan is the tradition of specially prepared Ramadan sweets that originate from a host of different cultures and nationalities across the Muslim world. These Ramadan sweets and pastries help create a festive mood ...

posted 1:17:35pm Oct. 10, 2007 | read full post »

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