Understanding Ramadan

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New Book Sheds Light on Prophet Muhammad's Interfaith Views

No other leader in world history has been more scrutinized and ridiculed than Prophet Muhammad. Since the founding of Islam in 632 AD, Christians and Jews have described the Prophet of Allah as a blasphemer, bigot, terrorist, and pedophile, among other slurs. However, according to a new book <i>The</i> …


The Benefits Of Fasting

Science can now explain why low calorie diets are more healthy and intermittent fasting (eating every 16hrs) can lead to longevity.<p>A simple way to do …

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Why Muslims Celebrate Ramadan

Wednesday evening is expected to mark the beginning of Ramadan, a month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting for nearly 1.6 billion Muslims across the world. …


Whoever among you offers voluntary prayers, Allah will decree a clearance for him from the torture of the Fire. Whoever among you performs an obligation will receive the reward of one who has perfo... / Ramadan

This sermon has been narrated by al-Sadooq in his book, "Al Amali" relying on the authority of Imam al-Rida, who quotes his forefathers, peace be …


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Ramadan Primer

Learn the basics of Ramadan, the holiest month of the year and one of the five pillars of Islam. And visit "The Beliefnet Guide to Ramadan" to learn …


Why do Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan?

Muslims all over the world observe the annual fast during the daylight hours of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, in keeping …


Muslims in America prepare for longer, hotter days of Ramadan fasting

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls during the long, hot days of August this year, and Muslim Americans are getting ready to accommodate the …



Fasting Might Regenerate Human Immune System

Could you live without food for a few days, if it was good for your health? Researchers at USC found that fasting for 4 or 5 days causes the body to generate new immune cells.<p>Prolonged fasting might do a body good. University of Southern California researchers found that occasionally skipping food …

Muslim Olympians wrestle with Ramadan dilemma

<b>London (CNN)–</b> Olympic judo competitor Hemeed Al Drie plans to sin during the Games in London, he admits with a grin.<p>"God is merciful and compassionate, even when our sins are many," said Al Drie, kneeling on a mat while martial artists hurled each other to the floor around him.<p>Al Drie's sin isn't …


Despite daily Ramadan fast, Muslim NFLer trains for the season

<b>Eden Prairie, Minnesota (CNN) -</b> Watching Minnesota Vikings starting safety Husain Abdullah on the sun-drenched field during practice on a recent afternoon, you’d never guess he hasn’t had any food or drink since sunrise.<p>Abdullah is an observant Muslim, which during Ramadan - the Islamic holy month …


When Is Ramadan In 2014? What Is It? When Does It End?

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, begins on June 29, 2014.<p>Muslims will observe the period by fasting from dawn to sunset, until the …

What is Ramadan

Muslims worldwide are currently in the midst of observing Ramadan. But just what, exactly, is Ramadan?<p>Ramadan is well known as the famous month-long …


The Solitude of the Suhoor - The Morning Meal - Hungry for Ramadan

Each morning during Ramadan is the <i>suhoor</i> (the pre-dawn meal), the private antithesis to the usually congregational and public <i>iftar</i> at the end of the …


Common Word, Common Lord - Beliefnet Voices - Hesham Hassaballa

<i>In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring</i><p>Let me say this up front: extremist savages have no regard for the sacred: An ISIS …


What is Ramadan? An Explanation by Yusuf Islam