Finding My Ramadan High in Togetherness

This is day 12 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Edina Lekovic For me, Ramadan is a deep spiritual spring cleaning for the soul. Like many Muslims, I set goals each year even, as I dread its arrival and the disruption it causes. The lost sleep, the hunger pangs, the crankiness — challenges inside [Read More…]

Getting into the Flow of Ramadan: Taking the Shame out of Menstruation

This is Day 11 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Sameera Qureshi “Raise your hand if you’ve ever faked fasting when you’re on your period.” I posed the question and then looked around the room of 25 seventh grade girls and saw that 80 percent of them had their hands raised. Some were looking [Read More…]

Reflections from Cape Town: Four Ways to Attain Maximum Ramadan Blessings

This is Day Nine of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Imam Fakhruddin Owaisi Cape Town: Ramadan is one of God’s great blessings upon us. What I personally love the most about Ramadan is that it brings the best out of Muslims. Even the corrupt become pious. The miserly become generous. The rude become polite. The cruel [Read More…]

The Year of my Discontent: Ramadan Reflections on the First 10 Days of Mercy

This is Day Seven of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Kristin Szremski Eventually, I stopped praying. It happened gradually. First, I’d oversleep Fajr, and then I’d be too tired for Ishaa. Then without notice, my prayers nearly ceased. I became confused. I was lost, and I ushered in a spiritual crisis of my own [Read More…]

An #AccessibleRamadan Because of My Wife

By Omer Zaman This is Day Six of the #30days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. The author pens this as a tribute to his wife, Sadaf Zaman. I was diagnosed with a form or muscular dystrophy in 2003 when I was 18 years old. Over the years, the muscles in my body have weakened to the extent that [Read More…]

An Ode to Rooh Afza

This is Day Four of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Saadia Faruqi A week before Ramadan, The questions begin. You know the ones, don’t you? Are you ready? Have you prepared? What will you be eating At suhoor and Iftar? I want to invite All you curious people Into my pantry and freezer I [Read More…]


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