Ramadan Mubarak!

It’s that time of year again!

I saw this shirt last week in downtown Vancouver. Not sure if the timing was intentional, but I can think of a few (or a billion) people who just might need a shirt like this right about now…

As in previous years (see 2013 and 2012), we’ll be taking a break from the usual media analysis that you see at MMW, and instead we’ll be sharing more personal experiences and reflections on Ramadan from the various perspectives represented among MMW writers, as well as some guest contributors.  We look forward to sharing the posts and to hearing from our readers about what Ramadan is like for you.  As the month goes on, links to the Ramadan posts will be added at the bottom of this post, so you can keep checking back here if you want to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Ramadan kareem!  We wish you a beautiful, meaningful, and transformative month.

MMW Ramadan Posts (2014):

Mutant Bread and Exploding Oatmeal: Holiday Foods Gone Wild by Krista

“Not Even Birthday Cake?” Or, Coping With (Non-Muslims’) Reactions to Ramadan by guest contributor Nahida

A Ramadan Election by Afia

When Fasting Is Not For God by Anonymous

Should I or Shouldn’t I: Confusions about Fasting while Breastfeeding by Izzie

Forgive Me Allah for I Have Sinned by Eren

Embracing Women, Inspiring Daughters by Safiyyah

On Jam-Making and Ramadan by Azra

Finding My Ramadan Prayers by Anike

Celebrating Ramadan Away from Home with Two Boys and a Sparkling Crescent by Samya

I <3 the Moon Calendar by guest contributor Brooke Benoit

Darkest Before Dawn: Ramadan in a Time of Disillusionment by Tasnim

The Ramadan Samosa Wars by Shireen

Ramadan Blues and Mommy Guilt by Anneke

Life After Death in Ramadan: An “Honorary” Widow’s Story by Eren

To Remember God, We Need a Heart by wood turtle

A Worship that Works by Sya

In Search of a Tranquil Ramadan by Yasmeen


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