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Ramadan 2013

LOOK: Interactive Photo Project Makes Ramadan Personal

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.22.2013 | Religion

For Ramadan 2013, Bassam Tariq of the 30 Mosques/30 Days project joined up with filmmaker Musa Syeed to create 30 Days / Ramadan, an interactive photo...

Yes, We Have Holidays Too!

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Honestly, Islamic and national holidays have become more important for me when I became a mother. In our multicultural community in the U.S., my children enjoy many other holidays. I thought, "Why shouldn't I make something special for them for our own holidays?"

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...

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 ...

LOOK: Blind Muslims Celebrate Ramadan With Braille Qurans

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

Ramadan can be a physically as well as spiritually demanding time for Muslims -- even for people that aren't blind. However, their disability is no...

In Redemption Days, Hoping for Better

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Ramadan awards us fasting to explore and discover new things deep inside of us, life and religion. Every year I'm amazed to find a new angle to see my surroundings through Ramadan's lens.

LOOK: Heartbreaking Yet Uplifting Photos Of Refugees Celebrating Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion

The pain of being a refugee is keenly felt during Ramadan, a time when families come together to celebrate the Muslim holy month of fasting. The UN Re...

What Does The Quran Say About The Poor?

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion

The Quran is the Islamic holy book, believed by Muslims to have been transmitted to Prophet Muhammad through a series of divine revelations, which wer...

LOOK: Hardships Faced By Palestinian Muslims To Pray At Jerusalem Mosque

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion

On the last Friday prayer of this year's Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, Palestinians struggled to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The w...

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...

3 Ways to Maximize Your Ramadan

Hammad Moses Khan | Posted 10.02.2013 | Religion
Hammad Moses Khan

In the 7th century, Muhammad was posed with a similar question: How do we lead lives that have a lasting impact? How do we lead lives that better the world even after we're long gone?

Iftar At The White House- Navigating Power, Privilege & Justice In Ramadan

Rami Nashashibi | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Rami Nashashibi

In spite of sharing some of the substantive critiques of this administration and policies in question, I did not rescind my acceptance of the iftar invitation for the following reasons

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.

WATCH: Do TSA Ramadan Guidelines Single Out Muslims?

Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion

The TSA has released an advisory to travelers about what they might witness from Muslims observing Ramadan, leading to a debate about whether the rele...

Ramadan Reflection: Olives

Afsha Bawany | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Afsha Bawany

We are so worried about nourishing our stomachs, and by extension, worried about ourselves, sometimes we forget those around us, those without enough to eat, those who are ill but have much more patience than you and me.

Right the Wrong

Kecia Ali | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Kecia Ali

Sometimes people explain fasting as designed to sensitize believers to the plight of the poor. This is undoubtedly one of the things that Ramadan brings. But there is something else vital: the discipline of obedience to a divine directive.

10 Tips for Fasting This Ramadan in New York

Asma Jamil Sadiq, MD | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Asma Jamil Sadiq, MD

I hope this Ramadan, my sharing of practical tips, plus the inspiration from scripture, poems and reflections, are a beneficial source of guidance, understanding and nourishment.

Israeli Ambassador Sends Interfaith Message, Hosts Iftar

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.18.2013 | Religion

Michael Oren, Ambassador Of Israel, hosted an iftar dinner at his Washington D.C. home on a day sacred to both Jews and Muslims which both religions c...

The Sweetest Ramadan Note You Will Ever See

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.16.2013 | Religion

This family has shown the entire Internet the best way to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. A Reddit user posted this picture on July 11, 2013, ...

LOOK: The BEST Day To Go To The Beach In Morocco

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion

What happened to this beach in Rabat, Morocco, between July 7 and July 10? Oh yeah, it's Ramadan! Going to the beach isn't the wisest idea when you...

Katherine Bindley

To Tweet Or Not To Tweet ... During Ramadan | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion

As an Islamic preacher in the Detroit area, Dawud Walid typically tweets 15 to 20 messages a day to his near 6,000 followers on issues relating to rel...

The Unexpected Reason These Muslims Were Hospitalized

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.11.2013 | Religion

Dozens of Qataris have been hospitalized after overeating during the first night of Ramadan. Though Ramadan is about self-discipline and control, and ...

The Cutest Ramadan Photos You'll See Today

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.19.2013 | Religion

Ramadan is a time for introspection and soul-searching as believers embark on a month long fast. However, the holy month is not just about physical an...

Fasting Muslims Brave Summer Heat

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 07.11.2013 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Every day. For a month. From sunup to sundown. No food. No water. No sweat? No, plenty of sweat, especially this year. W...

PHOTOS: Defiant Protesters Break Ramadan Fast In Massive Banquet

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion

Riot police watched as Istanbul protesters broke their fast together in a massive banquet that stretched far along Istiklal Avenue in a splendid show ...