Realistic Expectations and the Right Ramadan Influence – Doing it for His Sake

Art by Amal Al-Aathem, Doha, Qatar

This is Day 22 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Key Ballah This Ramadan has been an eye opener for me. It is becoming so apparent to me how important it is to have at least one person in your corner during this blessed month. The past four Ramadans I’ve spent surrounded by non-Muslims, [Read More...]

The Ramadan of Adults Balanced with the Ramadan of Children

The Hasan family's Ramadan before, before four rambunctious boys tore it down.

This is Day 21 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Zaki Hasan It was the evening of June 17. The new moon was upon us, bringing in Ramadan right along with it. It was here. Go time. And no, I don’t mean Taraweeh prayer (although that happened too). Rather, I mean what happened [Read More...]

An Empty Seat at the Iftar Table

'Detroit City Limits' border sign is seen as traffic enters a westside neighborhood in Detroit

This is Day 19 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. Editorial Note: The following is a true story, but the names have been changed to protect anonymity. By Khaled A. Beydoun Every Ramadan, the wrinkles on her brow extend further. Sink deeper. The pronounced lines on her mother’s face ate away Eman’s hunger, only [Read More...]

Ramadan – Rising Above Our Limitations

Photo from Flickr Creative Commons, user Catalin Marin

This is Day 16 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Bint Khalid Ramadan, the month that every Muslim awaits is more than half-way through. But for many around the world this month brings with it feelings of isolation and personal dissatisfaction, because unlike so many they are unable to fulfill their spiritual desire [Read More...]

Intimacy in Ramadan – How Can We Eat, Pray, Sleep AND Be Intimate in the Nighttime Hours?

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This is Day Ten of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Nadiah Mohajir Just recently, in casual conversation as well as in several private conversations, I have heard too many women (and in one case, a man) express frustration with trying to manage their intimate lives in addition to their spiritual and domestic responsibilities when [Read More...]

Ramadan Quran Reading – A Book For the Whole Year


This is Day Nine of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Rohail Waseem The Quran is, as I see it, a truly fascinating piece of literature. If there is one investment I have made that I will never regret in my life, it is the time I invested in understanding the Quran. The thing about [Read More...]