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A Time for Sacrifice

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It is also a time to ask for forgiveness and mercy from God. Kurban Bayramı takes a place on the 10th day of the Islamic calendar's last month. It also concludes the annual pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj, a journey of dedication and purification.

Farewell to a Month of Thanksgiving and Hello to a Holiday

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

In Islam, you have to fast with meaningful intentions. Without any intentions, fasting is simply suffering from hunger. Fasting creates a state of mind that can be achieved through true effort. It can be the evolution of personal understanding and brings personal revival.

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.