Thinking of Malaysia as an Islamic state — Part 3 - Malay Mail Online

First, a significant majority of Malaysian Muslims preferred to be identified as Muslims first (and not as Malays or Malaysians) and secondly they preferred that national laws be replaced by the teachings of the Quran or for the values and principles ...

Asking the clergy: What are the spiritual benefits of Ramadan? - Newsday

Sanaa Nadim, chaplain at the Islamic Society Interfaith Center at Stony Brook University. Photo Credit: NEWSDAY / JOHN H. CORNELL JR. advertisement | advertise on newsday. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is observed this year through the ...

These Muslim Convert Stories Will Challenge Your Perspective Of Islam - HuffPost

At a time of heightened Islamophobia, Western converts could be the key to bridging cultural barriers and eliminating misconceptions. 05/31/2017 05:43 pm ET. Getty/Courtesy Abdul Wahid Pedersen. In sharing these stories of people who have chosen to ...

Photo: Andrew Testa /NYT - mySanAntonio.com

People wait in line to lay flowers and messages at a makeshift memorial in St. Anns Square for victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, in Manchester, England. A reader says the terrorists responsible for the attack perverted the true meaning of Islam ...

In Islam, month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, cleansing, renewal, charity - Tampabay.com

Ramadan, ninth month of the Islamic calendar, began May 26 and will run through June 24. During this time, Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset. Related News/Archive. Editorial: Kill renewed attack on public records law. 4 Months Ago.

Community invitation to an interfaith Iftar (a Ramadan dinner) – Saturday - mysouthborough

Another community dinner is being hosted by Neighbors for Peace at St. Mark's Church Parish Hall. Southborough and area Muslims will be holding a special dinner during their month of Ramadan. The Iftar (breaking of the day's fast) party will be held ...

The Misunderstood Islam - Gulf Today

“Adopt my faith, or die!” That is the slogan of the fanatics. There is no such concept as democracy, freedom of ideas, love, respect, affection, friendship or altruism in fanaticism. People imagine that fanaticism, and its offshoot radicalism, can ...

How terrorists warp the meaning of Ramadan to justify their atrocities - New Zealand Herald

Security forces stand next to a crater created by massive explosion in front of the German Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo / AP. For Muslims, the month of Ramadan is a time to reread the Koran, focus one's faith, be charitable and commune with ...

Malaysia: Editors Suspended After Muslims Find Front Page Offensive - benarnews

A Malaysian Muslim family break their fast on the first day of the Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, May 27, 2017. AFP. Two top editors at Malaysia's leading English daily newspaper have been suspended and other journalists have been ...

Diabetes and Ramadan - Greater Kashmir

Introduction: The holy month of Ramadan is one of the important months for whole Muslim world. It is a lunar-based month, and its duration varies between 29 and 30 days. Muslims who fast during Ramadan must abstain from eating, drinking, use of oral ...

Muslim New Yorkers will pray and break their Ramadan fast right in front of Trump Tower - Mic

On Thursday, about 450 Muslim activists and their allies in New York City are planning to protest President Donald Trump's xenophobic rhetoric and policies. MPower Change, a Muslim grassroots organization, is teaming up with the New York State ...

Ramadan can make Lenten fasting seem tepid - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Muslim boys pray as they wait to end their fast of Ramadan in Srinagar, India. (CNS/EPA/Farooq Khan). Maureen Fiedler | May. 31, 2017 NCR Today · PrintemailPDF. Every year when the Muslim holy month of Ramadan rolls around, I stand in awe of my ...

Apart from fasting, Ramadan a month of spiritual training - Rising Kashmir

Ramadan, the holy month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world is much more than just abstaining from food and drinks. The traditions observed during Ramadan and spending precious time with one's family makes the holy month an extra-special ...

It could be a long, deadly Ramadan - CNN

Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists." (CNN) Wednesday's ...

Sunni Islamists Greet Ramadan by more Endless Slaughter: Afghanistan to Iraq - Modern Tokyo Times

In any other religion, including minority Muslim sects like the Alawites and the Shia, people greet holy periods with even more sanctity. However, in the world of Sunni Islamism then it is about more hatred, terrorism, cleansing, and mindless slaughter ...

What date is Eid 2017? This is when Eid al-Fitr happens at the end of Ramadan - Birmingham Mail

Eid al-Fitr - as it's known in full - marks the start of the month of Shawwal after the daily fasting throughout the month of Ramadan. During Ramadan , Muslims must abstain from food, drink, smoking, sexual activity and sinful behaviour from dawn to ...

Dates confirmed for Ramadan 2017 - here's the calendar - Birmingham Mail

A record-breaking 88,000 Muslims gathered in Birmingham on July 6, 2016, to celebrate Eid al-Fitr as the month of fasting came to an end. But Ramadan is about much more than fasting. It's also for spirituality, charity, reflection, resolutions and ...

What is Ramadan and why is it celebrated? - Birmingham Mail

But if Islam isn't your religion, or not one you are familiar with, you might wonder what it's all about. So what exactly is Ramadan and what does it mean? What is Ramadan? Ramadan is one of the 12 months in the Islamic calendar. The dates are based on ...

Ramadan Day 5: The categories of Muslims exempted from fasting - NAIJ.COM

Editor's note: Muslims all over the world are expected to abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk during the month of Ramadan. NAIJ.com looks at the category of Muslims exempted from fasting and how they can compensate for the missed fast.

My Two Ramadan Fasts - LA Daily News (blog)

It's been 50 years since I fasted during Ramadan. This may seem an unremarkable statement for a Jewish person to make. What is unusual is that I ever did the month-long, sun up to sun down Ramadan fast. I was serving two years in the Peace Corps in ...