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New York City Officially Adds Two Muslim Holidays To School Calendar | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

New York City is now the largest school district in the country to recognize two Muslim holidays on its official calendar. Mayor Bill de Blasio an...

State GOP Official Who Posted Anti-Muslim Facebook Comments Resigns

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Bob FitzSimmonds, the Republican official under fire for anti-Muslim comments he posted on Facebook, stepped down from his position as Virginia GOP tr...

Virginia GOP Official Questions The Contributions Of Muslim Americans

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Bob FitzSimmonds, treasurer of the Virginia Republican Party, is coming under fire from local officials for some eyebrow-raising comments he made abou...

Gaza in Social Media Images Speaks Volumes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The images from and about Gaza disseminated through social media are striking, searing, poignant and loaded with messages, proving, yet again, that a ...

Why Muslims 'Still Have Faith' In Gaza

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion

In Gaza, Ramadan — a time meant for fasting and focusing on God — has not been easy for thousands of Muslims. Bombs lobbed from nearby Israel ...

Eid In Gaza And The West Bank: 'We Do Not Want To Celebrate Anything, Our People Are Dying'

Religion News Service | Rachel Delia Benaim | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) In Beit ‘Anan, a small Arab village in the West Bank, Haya Dawod, and her extended family sit around a large round table in her pare...

There Is No Eid Mubarak For Gaza's Wounded Children

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr with outdoor prayers and picnics, but many of Gaza's children remain confined to their hospital b...

Eid Mubarak!

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the ...

Eid Mubarak! Beautiful Henna Designs To Celebrate The Muslim Holiday

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

Eid Mubarak! Ramadan, the long month of fasting, has ended, and now Muslims around the globe are celebrating the festive holiday of Eid ul-Fitr. O...

Eid Al-Fitr 2014: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan

Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

One of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid ul-Fitr or Eid, is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan...

The Coming of Eid al-Fitr

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The pursuit of justice is a good deed in Islam, appropriate for Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr alike. Justice has so far been mocked in the MH17 case. Muslims everywhere should therefore join the appeal for a thorough investigation and punishment of the perpetrators.

Ramadan Amid the New Middle East Crisis

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Peacemaking is among the good deeds incumbent on Muslims during the holy month of fasting and prayer. Distribution of charity and food, customary at Ramadan, is needed especially by people displaced by conflict. How, then, will Ramadan be celebrated in the countries worst affected by the latest Middle East crisis?

New York Public Schools Will Celebrate Eid

Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion

Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now, but they may finally ...

What Do Imams Talk About For Eid?

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2013 | Religion

(RNS) In their holiday Eid al-Fitr khutbas, or sermons, on Thursday (Aug. 8) many imams across the country noted a growing climate of acceptance in Am...

A Time for Soul-Searching -- Reflections on Elul and Eid Al-Fitr

Ron Kronish | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

During Elul and Eid Al-Fitr, it is useful to be reminded of this. It is worth thinking about as we -- as individuals and as communities, as Jews and Muslims -- engage in our annual process of soul-searching.

Assad Shown Unharmed After Rebels Report Attack

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

AMMAN, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Thursday they targeted President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade heading to a Damascus mosque to mark the...

Eid Reflections

Philip Barton | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Philip Barton

Today is Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. As with Lent in Christianity and Yom Kippur in Judaism, this fasting creates space for reflection, humility and compassion. Current events in many Muslim countries give cause for all three.

Will This Ramadan End Early? Disagreement Over Eid Date Abounds (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

UPDATE: 3:51 PM, August 6 The new moon was not sighted on Tuesday, says Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court, which met on the evening of August 6th to det...

Interfaith and Jainism

JAINA | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion

Interfaith is about having a deep awareness that faith or religion is an essential part of our lives, and that we must learn, respect, and understand other people's faiths.

Eid Al-Fitr 2013: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan

Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion

One of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid ul-Fitr or Eid, is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan (a ...

Pope Addresses Muslims

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis personally reached out to Muslims around the world with Eid al-Fitr greetings for the holiday that concludes the holy month of Ramadan. W...

Gunman Massacres Worshippers On Holy Day

AP | AHMED AL HAJ | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Medical and security officials say a crazed gunman opened fire Sunday on worshippers marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramad...

Attacks Mars Holy Day In Afghanistan

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

By MIRWAIS KHAN and HEIDI VOGT, The Associated Press KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- The carnage in Afghanistan continued unabated on a major Muslim holid...

Sudan Helicopter Crash Kills Dozens

AP | MOHAMED OSMAN | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- A Sudanese helicopter carrying a government delegation crashed in a mountainous southern region on Sunday, killing all 32 people on...

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid Around The World

Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion

One of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid ul-Fitr or Eid, celebrates the end of Ramadan (the holy month of...