The Heat, Hunger and Thirst of Ramadan – Spiritual Melding with Physical

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This is Day 28 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Abdullah bin Hamid Ali The Islamic historical and exegetical literature inform us that Ramadan gets its name from the fact that the very first Ramadan occurred during an intensely hot season. In the word “Ramadan” is “Ramda,” which means “severe heat” or the [Read More...]

An Empty Seat at the Iftar Table

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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...]

Burn the Fruit of the Forbidden Tree – Preferring God over Food in Ramadan

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This is Day One of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan, 2015. By Rahim Snow Ramadan is the month when many Muslims practice fasting from sunrise to sunset. But what exactly does restraining ourselves from eating food have to do with our devotion to God? Let’s explore this through a few stories. There is a tradition [Read More...]

Ramadan 2014 – When Deprivation is the Journey

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This article comes on Day 11 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...]

The Conversation in my Head – Ramadan in July

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By Hesham Hassaballa In the Name of the Infinitely Good and Compassionate Beloved Lord July 9 marks the first day of Ramadan in 2013. This is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and Muslims must forgo food and drink (yes, even water) during the daylight hours. Because the Islamic sacred calendar is lunar, Ramadan [Read More...]

Ramadan is Not Just About What You’re (Not) Eating, It’s About What’s Eating You

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By Hanna Ali Now more than ever, as we drift even further into a gadget-obsessed world of self-indulgence and so called “first world problems,” Ramadan becomes even more important in more ways than one. Let’s face it, the world is becoming an increasingly aggressive place where people either believe more than ever or less than [Read More...]


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