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HuffPost Jummah: Freedom and Fasting

Imam Sohaib Sultan | Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion
Imam Sohaib Sultan

The attainment of inner freedom requires struggle over the course of a lifetime. It requires a spiritual practice that disciplines the ego and moves the soul toward higher purposes. And this is where the spiritual discipline of fasting is related, intimately, to freedom.

Prominent Islamic Group Announces Dates For Ramadan

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion

A prominent group of Muslim scholars has announced that Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, will begin on July 20. The Fiqh Council of Nort...

Jaweed Kaleem

One Muslim Chaplain's Unique Take On Ramadan | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- In a crowded dorm meeting room last week, Khalid Latif posed an unusual scenario to dozens of students and young professionals gathered f...

This Ramadan, Myself and God, Before I Was Born

Haroon Moghul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

I have glimpsed, but only for moments, a kind of serenity, a sort of gaze inside myself and beyond myself, to a Covenant that I share with all the persons I walk by on the street, no matter that we have no apparent connection.

WaPo 'On Faith': Have You Ever Fasted?

The Washington Post | Elizabeth Tenety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Although in America fasting is perhaps best associated with glucose-tests and Maple Syrup Diets, abstinence from food has a long and varied history in...

Step XIII Of My Spiritual Journey: In Which I Refuse To Fast

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Verena von Pfetten

I can tell you right off the bat that fasting is not for me. It's just not my thing. My one and only attempt at a fast involved the Master Cleanse, ...