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Exclusive: Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 ...and more »

Column: How teachers can support students during Ramadan - PBS NewsHour

Ramadan is a month in the Islamic calendar when Muslims observe fasting from sunrise to sunset. And it can be a difficult month for many to get through, especially students who have to go through a normal school day without eating or drinking. This ...and more »

What you need to know about Ramadan - Deutsche Welle

Ramadan is regarded as Islam's holiest month in the Muslim lunar calendar. The month generally lasts between 29 and 30 days, and represents a period of spiritual discipline and purification. It is observed by most of the world's roughly 1.6 billion ...and more »

Why Ramadan is called Ramadan: 6 questions answered - The Conversation US

Editor's note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Muslim month of fasting. Why is Ramadan called ...and more »

Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception - CNN

Washington (CNN) In an apparent break with a nearly two-decades long bipartisan tradition, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host an event commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to two administration officials familiar ...and more »

Trump's statement on Ramadan is almost entirely about terrorism - Washington Post

President Trump issued a statement on Ramadan — a holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims around the world — that focused primarily on violence and terrorism. His statement was a stark contrast from the Ramadan message President George W.and more »

A Muslim Canadian's guide on how to talk to Muslims during Ramadan -

This story was originally published on May 28, 2017. This year, Ramadan begins on the evening of May 16. The month of Ramadan starts the weekend of May 26, which means for the next four weeks many Muslims will change their daily patterns. Toronto's ...and more »

Donald Trump wishes Muslims a 'joyful Ramadan' - Middle East Eye

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he wishes "all Muslims a joyful Ramadan". "At its core, the spirit of Ramadan strengthens awareness of our shared obligation to reject violence, to pursue peace, and to give to those in need who are suffering ...and more »

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 'refuses to hold Ramadan event' in break with tradition - The Independent

Donald Trump's Secretary of State has refused to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, seemingly breaking with a long bipartisan tradition. Rex Tillerson turned down a request to hold a reception to coincide with the Eid al-Fitr holiday ...and more »

During Ramadan, Home Cooks Shine - New York Times

For Amanda Saab, the flavors of Ramadan are baked into sweet, tender bites of namoura. Her Lebanese grandmother used to make the cake, folding together frothy, aerated yogurt and semolina flour. Now Ms. Saab makes it the same way, soaking the cake ...and more »