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Incredible Ramadan Photos From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

The holy month of Ramadan is being celebrated around the world as observant Muslims fast during the daylight hours. Though the fast is intended to emp...

Ramadan Gone Wild

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

Ramadan is intended to be a time of reflection and rejuvenation for Muslims around the world. The holy month is meant to be a spiritual test of self-...

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

WATCH: The Hajj Explained: A Look Into Islam's Holy Pilgrimage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 12.26.2012 | Religion

Millions of pilgrims are arriving in Mecca for Islam's annual Hajj pilgrimage that began on Wednesday, a journey all Muslims must perform at least onc...

Governing Iraq Is Nice Work – If You Can Avoid It

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's government, already infamous for its lethargy and red tape that has snarled national progress, may soon shut down for much of t...

Hajj 2011: Muslim Pilgrimage Dates And Customs Explained

Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion

The annual Islamic pilgrimage, or Hajj, to Mecca, Saudi Arabia draws an estimated 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gatheri...

Muslims Mark Day Of Ashura With Self-Flagellation Rituals (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousands of Shiite Muslims in India, Bahrain and eastern Saudi Arabia marked the mourning day of Ashura on Thursday, commemorating the death of a gra...

Ashura: Shi'a Islam's Day Of Sorrow And Inspiration

Aziz Poonawalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Aziz Poonawalla

Ashura is the story of Imam Hussain AS, who was martyred by the forces of Yazid on the plains of Karbala in what is modern-day Iraq. Ashura is not a sectarian doctrine but a timeless message that resonates in every era.

Best Buy Under Pressure After Acknowledgement Of Muslim Holiday In Flyer

crunchgear.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A recent Best Buy ad (hat tip to CrunchGear) promoting the store's Black Friday sales includes a nod to the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha, which is celeb...

What A Billion Plus People Are Celebrating Today

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nour Akkad

The first holiday of December is a Muslim festivity, known as Eid al Adha, or the day of sacrifice. Many Muslims start this day by heading to the mosque for prayer and reflection. After that, the fun begins.

A Typical Pakistani Eid

Jeanette Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeanette Khan

Eid ul-Fitr is much like the Christian holiday of Christmas; it's a time for families to stop the rat race and come together to celebrate a religious holiday.