3 Reasons Why I Stay Logged onto Social Media in Ramadan

From the first set of “Ramadan Mubarak” posts to the “Eid Mubarak” greetings, social media can help Muslims, especially those in a majority non-Muslims society, stay in touch with the blessings of the month. [Read more…]

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A Muslim Ally Reflects on His First Ramadan – in China

Minutes later, a door swung open, and I was confronted with jubilant chatter. Muslim men sat around communal tables eating and laughing. I may have stared, if only for a moment, before an older Chinese man ushered me inside and gestured for me to sit. It wasn’t until later that I figured out I’d arrived at my first iftaar. [Read more…]

Ramadan Prep? What Prep? ‘I Just Wing it.’

I promise I was paying attention. I knew it was coming. The weekly sermons leading up to Ramadan kept reminding us about preparing. How to fast. When to fast. What to do, what not to do. The emotional and spiritual work that we should do. Last Friday the sermon was about the levels of fasting. [Read more…]

My Beloved Ramadan – A Photo Gallery

This is Day 19 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. Please click through to see the entire gallery of beautiful Ramadan photos. By Sadaf Syed I am afraid my heart will explode. When I feel distress, I whisper to God throughout the day; I supplicate directly to Him in the middle of the night; my [Read More…]

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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…]