Ramadan

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A New Ramadan

This year’s Ramadan promised to be different before it started.

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Muslim Like Me

One night nearly a month ago, Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq had what Ali calls  “an insanely random idea: What if we prayed at a different mosque every single day for the month of Ramadan?” [And took snapshots and blogged about it.] The result, chronicled at 30 Mosques in 30 Days, holds some raw gems.…

Croissant de lune by Yann via Wikimedia Commons

Better Than a Thousand Months

The holiest night of the year for a Nuyorican Muslim.

"I realized I could follow the progress of my fast by keeping an eye on the moon every night..."

Hunger Is God’s Food

Praise the Lord and pass the leftovers—but not before the end of Ramadan.

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Muhammad and Mary, Up from Common Ground

Today, as Muslims begin fasting for the month of Ramadan, Coptic (Egyptian) Orthodox Christians are breaking a fifteen-day fast for the Virgin Mary. This morning was a rare coincidence of lunar and solar calendars, of moon and sun passing in the almost light—the first pre-dawn meal prepared to get believers through a long August day…