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Syrian Ramadan at the Edge of War

Hind Kabawat | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Hind Kabawat

Peace is not possible in states with different religions and sects when those tribal identities are used to trigger division. But it is possible when deep bonds are built upon trust, empathy, solidarity, commercial relations and respect.

24 Easy Ramadan Recipes That Will Keep You Energized All Month Long

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.28.2015 | Religion

As part of the holy month of Ramadan, which started last week, millions of Muslims around the world will abstain from food and water between dawn and ...

Obama Hosts Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner At The White House

The Associated Press | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that Americans stand united in rejecting the targeting of any religious or ethnic group as he m...

Muslims And Jews Find Common Ground At Iftar Shabbat Dinner

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion

At sunset on Friday evening, Muslims around the world broke their Ramadan fast with a ritual meal, called an iftar. At the same time, Jews around the ...

How Long The Ramadan Fast Lasts For Muslims Around The World

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion

Ramadan is a holy month, a time for introspection and spiritual renewal for many Muslims around the world. But some have it harder than others. ...

Breaking Fast at a Sufi Mosque

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 02.24.2015 | Religion
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Sufis generally get together for communal dinner every Saturday but during Ramadan when they fast, they get together four times a week to cook and gather for the Iftar meal that breaks the day-long fast. As both sisters are American, tonights dinner is not going to be ethnic.

This Is How People In Gaza Are Breaking Their Ramadan Fasts

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

As images from the violent Gaza conflict fill screens worldwide, it's easy to forget that the holy month of Ramadan is still going on, and many of the...

On Reflection: A Non-Muslim's One Day of Ramadan

Khalid El Khatib | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Khalid El Khatib

Through my 20s, I've fasted for Ramadan three days total. I've participated for superficial reasons: because my father asked me to, with a curious coworker, and to prove I could. I resolve that this time -- the last fast of my 20s -- will be different.

Take A Look At How Families Around The World Break Their Fast

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion

Muslims all around the world are fasting together for the holy month Ramadan, though they break their fast in ways that highlight the diversity of the...

Intolerance and Violence

Martin Marty | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

In today's world, I get inspiration from the American Muslims who abhor all the violence and who host and invite me and Jews and other Christians of my kind to their hyper-peaceful Iftar dinners during Ramadan. These are small beginnings, but they are beginnings.

Can I Give Charity to a Thief, a Prostitute or a Non-deserving Person During Ramadan?

Farahnaz Zahidi | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Farahnaz Zahidi

More than once, my research as a journalist led me to the most infamous red light district in Pakistan. Heera Mandi, in Lahore, has since the time of Mughals housed courtesans, dancers and commercial sex workers. But time has been unkind to the people here.

10 Photos That Show The Unifying Power Of Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion

During the month of Ramadan, many Muslims will fast from sunup to sundown, abstaining from food and drink during the daylight hours. Though many will ...

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?

Who Will End the Anti-Muslim Discrimination: The White House or the 'Right' House?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Dr. Faheem Younus

We, the American Muslims are struggling to identify the right posture: Boycott, and you sever a diplomatic tie; attend, and you are seen as endorsing a policy.

Ramadan Nights in Beirut: Serving the Poor and Displaced

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Emily O'Dell

It's not easy in the dizzying heat of summer in Beirut to serve hundreds of meals a night to the displaced and poor for a month -- but Bob and I have been doing our best, under a giant tent set behind a welcoming statue of a whirling dervish.

Why Some Muslims Are Boycotting The White House Iftar

Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Yasmine Hafiz

Attending a government iftar is not tantamount to endorsing the government itself. One can support America without supporting the American government, and indeed a hallmark of being an American is having the freedom to agree or disagree with policies as one likes.

5 Tips for Healthy Eating During a Summer Ramadan

Yvonne Maffei | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Yvonne Maffei

A fasting person needs good, nutrient-rich food that provides the energy necessary for the priorities of daily life and no other time of year is that more important than during Ramadan when we're fasting for long hours, some of us in very hot climates or in the summer season.

I'm Not A Muslim, But Ramadan Changed Me

Charlotte Dando | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Charlotte Dando

Although I only fasted for three days, the experience has stayed with me, so that even now, weeks later, I am still reflecting on that time. There is much to be learned from Ramadan.

Lizzie Schiffman

Post-9/11, Chicago Jews And Muslims Team Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- When a Palestinian woman named Nazira saw people covered in soot and blood running onto the train during her commute in New York City on Se...

Ramadan Reflection Day 20: Taking Care Of Converts

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

In regards to the convert experience, make a point to invite and include those who are new Muslims to your gatherings, as well as just people in general. You can start in the next couple of weeks.

Christina Wilkie

Obama Hosts Ramadan Dinner

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

President Obama honored the sacrifices that Muslim Americans have made for the country on Wednesday night at the White House's annual Ramadan dinner. ...

Christina Wilkie

Obama To Host Ramadan Dinner

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

The two members of Congress who practice Islam will attend President Obama's annual Ramadan dinner at the White House Wednesday night, along with a nu...

Ramadan And Compassion

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Ramadan began last night at sundown, so I wished my next door neighbors a heartfelt, but no doubt, badly pronounced Ramadan Mubarak -- blessed Ramadan...

Ramadan: Breaking Fast with Hillary Clinton

Saveur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Saveur

The pan-cultural group of American Muslims who gathered in Washington enjoyed a menu that mixed Western ingredients like puff pastry and Brie with Middle Eastern staples such as saffron and halal lamb.

Being A Good Neighbor To America's Muslims

Kari Ansari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

I've outlined some practical advice for teachers, co-workers and visitors to a Muslim home or mosque during Ramadan to help those who wish to be good neighbors.