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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 […]

Hadith of the Prophet SAW When you become angry, desist from speaking ill. Shall I not inform you of two things which require little effort, yet provide great reward? From among the deeds with which one meets Allah Ta’ala there […]

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)

Ramadan is nigh! The first fast is upon us – the one act of piety most associated with Ramadan. The spiritual and spiritual benefits of fasting get the most attention, but there is a third aspect that isn’t discussed as […]

My friend Haroon writes, in despair: I think there is a Muslim world, there is meant to be an ummah, and that means we belong to each other. Not politically, but in a deeper, more profound sense. Which means we […]

As Ramadan approaches, I think the pull of the mosque becomes stronger. This is natural and expected and hardly evidence of any kind of hypocrisy on our part, as Muslims – we are human, and the entire point of Ramadan […]