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Generosity Defines Canada’s Ramadan

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Acts of generosity have become a defining feature of Ramadan in Canada, where campaigns have been launched in support of local food banks and shelters, packaged meals being distributed to the homeless and needy, and Canadians being invited to share fast-breaking meals with Muslims. “It`s amazing to see how far we`ve come since day one,” Asma Nur Moten, Project Ramadan ... Read More »

Muslim Brotherhood activities need to be probed in Canada, report says

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The Canadian government should consider investigating the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has entrenched itself in North America and represents a greater systemic threat than al-Qaeda, according to a newly released report on the group. “The aim of the group in North America is to weaken and destroy the free and open societies within Canada and the U.S.A. from ... Read More »

White House Iftar dinner guests press Obama on surveillance of Muslims

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Attendees of a White House dinner this week celebrating a Muslim holiday attempted to leverage their direct interaction with Barack Obama into a presidential commitment to discuss widespread and controversial surveillance of their communities. They left feeling they had Obama’s interest, but not much more. Less than a week after the Intercept, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, showed ... Read More »

Muslim children join their parents in fasting for Ramadan

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Adam Alkhateeb was with family at the Newseum in the late morning of the fourth day of his Ramadan fast when his stomach started hurting — a lot. But was it just normal hunger-pain, he was trying to figure out, or pain signaling something was really wrong? If he broke his fast for no good reason, he’d need to give ... Read More »

ICNA Relief Pantry in Houston to Serve All

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“There are huge Rewards in serving food to those who are in need. In Quran, it is mentioned that they feed food — despite their own desire for it — to the indigent, and the orphan and the captive (saying): ‘We feed you purely for the Sake of God. We desire no reward from you, nor thankfulness.” This quote was ... Read More »

Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in hadiths. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic ... Read More »

Ramadan Forces Muslim World Cup Players to Decide: Religion or Sports?

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With the Islamic holy month of Ramadan set to begin this weekend, dozens of Muslim World Cup players will have to make a tough call: which comes first — their religious beliefs or their athletic ambitions? During Ramadan, healthy adults are expected to fast — meaning no food or drink — during daylight hours for 30 days. Most Muslims wake ... Read More »

Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition

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This weekend marks the beginning of Ramadan. Nearly one-fourth of the world will observe the annual fast and eight million Muslims in the United States will abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. A gruelling task at any time of the year, Ramadan this year will be especially daunting during the long and hot ... Read More »

Obama to Muslims: ‘Ramadan Kareem’

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, describing it as the time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting. “On behalf of the American people … I want to extend best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world. Ramadan Kareem,” the president said in a statement. ... Read More »

American Muslims Observe Ramadan

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins on June 28, Muslim Americans from different backgrounds across the United States are gathering in mosques and homes to break their dawn-to-dusk fast, perform congregational night prayers, and help the poor. “We try to make people feel like they are in any Muslim country and belong to a Muslim community,” said Imam ... Read More »