Ramadan

 
Ramadan 2016: How the fast can help your health
Ramadan 2016: How the fast can help your health
Millions of Muslims around the world are observing their annual spiritual fast, steering clear of daylight eating, drinking and smoking. Those...
Fashion houses tap into the Muslim consumer market
Fashion houses tap into the Muslim consumer market
From halaal travel sites to haute fashion, Islam's commercial offshoots are racking up big sales....
Fashion houses tap into the Muslim consumer market
Fashion houses tap into the Muslim consumer market
Come June, Muslims around the world will observe Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic lunar calendar. On sales calendars, though, it is...
How to handle Ramadan headaches
How to handle Ramadan headaches
Many people who fast over Ramadan suffer mild or moderate headaches as a result of factors such as hypoglycemia, caffeine withdrawal, change in sleep...
Eid marked by sorrow in the Gaza Strip
Eid marked by sorrow in the Gaza Strip
One of the most joyous days in the Muslim calendar, the holiday of Eid al-Fitr was marked on Monday by tears and sorrow in the Gaza Strip, left...
Equal rites and Ramadan: Life in the fast lane
Equal rites and Ramadan: Life in the fast lane
This week, Muslims all around the world marked the first day of Ramadan: a month of abstinence from food and liquids from dawn until sunset. Those...
Samoosas: triangulator of tradition
Samoosas: triangulator of tradition
The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan began this past weekend. Wherever it's observed around the world it's a month of giving, and sharing, and extra...
US plans evening force-feeds for fasting Guantánamo detainees
US plans evening force-feeds for fasting Guantánamo detainees
Islamic community leaders have called on US President Barack Obama to rethink force-feeding hunger-striking detainees...
Hijab: A matter of choice
Hijab: A matter of choice
We are what we wear, or so an old saying goes. For Muslims, and Muslim women in particular, the issue of the hijab always seems to attract headlines....
Nine killed in Eid suicide attacks in Chechnya
Nine killed in Eid suicide attacks in Chechnya
Triple suicide strikes in Chechnya left nine people dead, mainly police officers, and over 20 injured as the Russian Muslim region feted the end of...
Praying women unseen, unheard
Praying women unseen, unheard
Aside from being a month known for hunger, toil and sacrifice, Ramadan is also a time of unity and camaraderie, when both men and women are equal...

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