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When Satan Is Missing.

Falak Zaffer Ghatala | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Falak Zaffer Ghatala

This past Ramadan I was on a spiritual high. I felt the power of prayers, fasting, charity, and enduring patience. Satan is supposed to be locked away in Ramadan and any sins we procured are considered to be purely from our own nafs (self).

These Muslims Ran A 5K While Fasting For Ramadan

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Religion

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A Message to My Fellow Muslims: Don't Lose Hope

M. Hasna Maznavi | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
M. Hasna Maznavi

M. Hasna Maznavi is founder & president of The Women’s Mosque of America, the first women-led mosque in the nation. Hasna is also a WGA writer & fil...

What It's Like To Have Your Period During Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion

The first time 19-year-old Zoha Qamar went to Friday prayers during her period, the mosque was packed. She had learned from a young age that menstruat...

The Struggles Of A Ramadan Fast (In A Non-Muslim Office)

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 06.23.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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The Struggles Of Fasting For Ramadan In A Non-Muslim Office

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting for many of the world's Muslims. Followers of the faith are encouraged to abstain from eating food or drinking wate...

The Metaphysics Of Fasting: Annihilation And Subsistence

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

In a sense, this spiritual fasting of the heart is this Islamic ritual's own stage of fanāʾ (annihilation); the absolute disintegration of the human will, volition and ipseity in awe of the presence of the Will, Volition and Ipseity of the Real.

What It's Like To Train For The Olympics While Fasting For Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion

Muslim American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad says she spends up to seven hours training on an average day. Right now, during the Muslim holy month of Ramad...

Ramadan 2016: The Value of Muslim Student Associations

Anhar Karim | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Anhar Karim

We got into Abraham's car and charted our course for that spot that is so holy during Ramadan: IHOP.

Views on Ramadan

Ayyan Zubair | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Ayyan Zubair

At long last, I'm back! This week, I would like to offer my views on Ramadan, one of the holiest months in the Islamic faith. This past Monday, June 6th, was actually the first day of Ramadan, so it seems a pertinent topic to discuss.

Seven Benefits of Fasting

Atif Rashid | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

The month of Ramadan is upon Muslims once more. A month described in Islamic literature as better than a thousand months, when Satan is locked in shackles and the doors of Heaven are wide open -- for those who wish to enter.

Ramadan 2016 Day One: Maintaining Faith in Islam

Anhar Karim | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Anhar Karim

What lies within? My friend Shahzeb asked if I wanted to come over to his apartment. "To do what?" I asked. "To clean." Despite no part of that s...

What Happens When A Non-Muslim Practices Ramadan

Alex Teplitzky | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Alex Teplitzky

I am convinced that the world will be a better place if only we practice various forms of empathy. This requires us to take it upon ourselves to research and learn about traditions and view points which are practiced and yet foreign to us.

5 Things You Need To Stop Doing This Ramadan

Outspeak | Posted 06.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Fasting from dusk til dawn is only one of the five pillars of the holiday, but YouTuber and songwriter Khaled Siddique is here to tell you of some other things you should stop doing to have a more meaningful Ramadan.

Muslims Around The World Observe Ramadan, Holy Month Of Fasting

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion

Observant Muslims around the world are celebrating Ramadan, a holy month during which they will fast during the daylight hours. The fast emphasizes pe...

Daily Meditation: Spiritual Sustenance

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

A Quick Lesson About Ramadan, The Muslim Month Of Fasting

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion

Ramadan is a month of fasting many Muslims observe to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an to Muhammad according to Islamic history. What ar...

Here's Why Some Muslims Have A Longer Fast Than Others During Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is meant to be a physical and spiritual challenge for Muslims, something that draws them closer to God. But d...

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion

During the month of Ramadan, which begins on June 6, you may notice your Muslim friends and coworkers politely excusing themselves from lunch engageme...

Menstruate and Self-Hate: Fasting, Praying, Twelve-Years-Old

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

My femininity is filthy, and I hate it. I hate my femininity. I hate my filth. But my femininity- that is me. I hate me. I hate my filth. I am the filth I hate.

The Road to Pentecost: Lent is over, Easter has arrived. Now what?

Wayne Meisel | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Easter has arrived and the long journey of Lent is over. At church on Sunday, Pastor Dave proclaimed, "Christ has Risen." The congregations responded ...

Scientists Weigh In On The Truth About Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living

We at The Huffington Post have no problem calling breakfast the most important meal of the day, and generally, experts don’t either. Long term studi...

Easter and Esther: Tales of Violence and Hope

Michelle M Hamilton | Posted 03.21.2016 | Religion
Michelle M Hamilton

Purim is upon us and this year (2016) it falls during the Christian Holy Week. In some ways these two holidays could not seem more different.

Environmental Destruction, Technology, and the Season of Lent

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 02.24.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

Photo credit: Pixabay On a spring day in Minnesota I walked down to the lake to watch and to listen as I usually did at lunchtime. Then I heard it - ...

Fasting, Clearing, Praying, Loving: Lent for All of Us

Rev. Libby M. Grammer | Posted 02.14.2016 | Religion
Rev. Libby M. Grammer

The Lenten season is now upon us. We have met together in worship to receive ashes and Holy Communion. Many of us have made commitments to fast from an item or an attitude.