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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 Updated Oct 04, 2017. In sharing these stories of people who have chosen to adopt my faith, ...and more »

Mainstream media outlets are dropping the ball with terrorism coverage - The Conversation US

News coverage of the Manchester terrorist attack was sadly familiar: cellphone videos of screaming victims; details of first responders' hectic efforts; “Was it terrorism?” guesswork; speculation about the perpetrator. In this case, the horror was ...and more »

Why Jefferson's vision of American Islam matters today - The Conversation US

An estimated 3.3 million American Muslims are celebrating the month of Ramadan. It was during this month that Prophet Mohammad first received revelations from God. The holiday has been celebrated at the White House with American Muslims since 1996, ...and more »

Iftar: Muslims share favourite memories of ending their daily Ramadan fast - The Independent

Imagine how refreshing a glass of hot mint tea would feel or how sweet a gooey Medjool date would taste if you had been deprived of water and food from the moment the sun rose. For millions of Muslims around the world, that is the satisfaction they ...and more »

How Iranians celebrate the holy month of Ramadan - Tehran Times

People in Iran is mesmerized by the spirit of Ramadan every year. Different tribes and ethnic groups in the country have special rituals to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan has been a great event for Iranians since the advent of Islam and ...and more »

Like it or not, Islam is a problem - The Australian

The award for this week's most fatuous statement goes to Chris Patten, a former Thatcher government minister, who wrote, “Terrorists cannot defeat democracy.” Quite so, but they can kill a lot of people on the way to defeat. Patten also wrote, “Those ...and more »

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

Every year when the Muslim holy month of Ramadan rolls around, I stand in awe of my Muslim sisters and brothers. The fast that Muslims observe during Ramadan is so much more stringent than anything we Catholics do for Lent, or were ever required to do.and more »

For Many Muslim Women, Ramadan's Celebrations Require a Whole New Wardrobe - Racked

When I was growing up in the United Arab Emirates, my closet featured sensible shoes: sneakers, Mary Janes. But during Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, my mother would take my sister and I shopping for a pair of sparkly gold or silver heels to go ...and more »

The Importance Of Ramadan - Forbes

This article was originally published at Stratfor.com. By Anisa Mehdi. For something routinely observed by just under a quarter of the world's population, there are still many misconceptions about Ramadan, especially in the West. I would like to devote ...and more »

Self-denial should be for Catholics, too - Catholic Herald Online

The fuss we make about giving up sweets seems ridiculous when a billion Muslims aren't even drinking water. Catholics once took abstinence seriously. Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and prayer, started last weekend, days after the Manchester ...and more »