It’s the Coffee. It’s Always Been the Coffee.

But my Ramadan battles with caffeine-withdrawal, which may seem trivial to some — and realistically there are others who have greater challenges during the month than me — I believe hint to another point: Let’s call it, “The Real Lives of Fasting Muslims.” [Read more…]

Get To Know Your Neighbor: A Ramadan (and Beyond) Video

This is day 20 of the #30Day30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Al-Husein N. Madhany Like Harvey Milk, we as American Muslims must come out of the closet and get to know our neighbors. You can start by taking them out for a cup of coffee, maybe after you break your fast today. Or, do so after [Read More…]

Ramadan 2014 – Fasting to Gain Independence

This article comes on Day Eight of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, many voices. [Read More…]