Trump's Ramadan Message Falls Flat: Here's Why

"His extending 'best wishes to Muslims everywhere for a blessed month' is...startling."<p><i>In this op-ed Asma Uddin, the Director of Strategy at the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom, reflects on the impact of President Donald Trump's statement regarding Ramadan.</i><p>Ramadan started last night. It's a …


Traditions and rituals of Ramadan | All media content | DW | 27.05.2017

Ramadan marks a special time of spiritual discipline and purification for millions of practicing Muslims across the globe. From local traditions to …


Rex Tillerson Declines to Host Ramadan Event at State Department, Breaking 18 Years of Tradition

Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted an event marking Islam's holy month at the State Department.

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New Resources On Ramadan

Ramadan has begun, and here are new additions to The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About Ramadan:<p>Why Ramadan is called Ramadan is from Quartz.<p>What does …


Six fast facts about Ramadan

This Saturday, over 1.5 billion Muslims will begin a 29-day fast for the month of Ramadan, one of the holiest times on the Islamic Calendar.


Flash - Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence - France 24

TRIPOLI (AFP) -<p>The holy Muslim month of Ramadan began Saturday with a bitter taste for residents of Libya's capital, as a cash shortage bites, prices rise and deadly clashes returned to Tripoli.<p>Dawn queues outside banks just to withdraw a few tens of dinars has become routine for most Libyans, …


BIG PICTURE: Chaos, drama as Trump returns -- G7 communique: U.S. is lone climate abstainer -- Trump: decision on Paris next week -- REMEMBERING ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI

Driving the Day<p><b>“While the declaration included remarkable language,</b> highlighting that the U.S. stood apart, the other allies expressed some relief that Trump had not outright rejected the accord and said they remained hopeful he would come around to supporting the Paris agreement in the coming …


What you need to know about Ramadan | Culture | DW | 27.05.2017

Millions of Muslims across the world have begun observing Islam's holy month of Ramadan. But what is it about? DW examines the religious observance …


The hardest place in the world to do Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is now underway, with Muslims fasting from dawn to dusk to observe the period. But what happens when you live in a country …


Muslim Hate Crime Ahead Of Ramadan? 2 Killed In Portland Stabbing As Man Hurled Racial Slurs At Muslim Women

Two men were killed in a stabbing incident on a MAX train, Friday, in Portland. The incident, which is believed to be a hate crime, took place after …


In Southern India, The Spirit Of Ramadan Is Served In A Bowl Of Porridge

As I hurry home battling the rush hour traffic in the evening, I see a queue in front of the gates of the local mosque. Men in white skull caps, women clad in saris and burkas, young children with school bags on their backs — all are waiting with containers in their hands for a share of the <i>nombu</i> …

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I’m fasting for Ramadan, but life can’t slow down. How do I make the best of it?

Allow me to bring you into my world for a moment. For the next few weeks, I will wake up every morning at around 3:45 to eat some food and drink as much water as I can stand. By 4:15 a.m., give or take a few minutes, I will stop eating and drinking, and will begin a nearly 16-hour complete fast — …


What to know about Ramadan, Islam's holiest month

For the 30 days in the month of Ramadan, religious Muslims will abstain from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset. Why? Muslims view the …


Belgrade authorities demolish illegal mosque ahead of Ramadan

Local authorities demolished an illegal mosque on the outskirts of Belgrade after Serbian police secured the area in a pre-dawn action on Friday, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, despite protests by local Muslims and Islamic clergy.<p>The construction of a two-storey mosque without a minaret …


Ramadan (whenever it begins) brings not just fasting but also charity

Crossing Devon Avenue, walking up to the Muslim Women Resource Center, my first thought was that the organization had somehow convinced the Grocery & …


What Fasting During Ramadan Looks Like For A Runner

The Holy month of Ramadan runs through most of June, which means I will be fasting while continuing my running routine. I realized that there really …


Ramadan 2017: What is the fasting duration for Muslims in European countries?

Muslims in the UK will abstain from food and drink for almost 19 hours this year.<p>Muslims across Europe will observe the Holy month of Ramadan …


Why the Middle East’s Christians Are Under Attack

ISTANBUL — When Pope Francis visited Egypt last month, he called on the leaders of the Muslim world “to unmask the violence that masquerades as purported sanctity.” This was timely: Just a few weeks before, on Palm Sunday, Egypt’s Coptic Christian community had been viciously hit by suicide bombers …


Five ways to show solidarity and respect to people observing Ramadan

Ramadan is a special month in the Islamic calendar when practising Muslims show their respect for the time in which Allah revealed his teachings to …


Canada Post issues first ever Eid stamp ahead of Ramadan

Eid stamp is one of three new stamps commemorating Canada's religious diversity<p>Canada Post has unveiled its first ever Eid stamp honouring Islam's …

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San Diego School District Sued After Parents Claim Anti-Islamophobia Campaign Favors Islam, Grants Special Protections to Muslim Students

Well, I think I’ve seen it all after trying to wrap my head around this one. The San Diego Unified School District is under fire for an anti-bullying …


How Sharia Supremacism and Judicial Imperialism Threaten National Security

Having failed to define the real threat — sharia supremacism — Trump walked into a trap of his own making.<p>The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling …


Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

Nasrine's husband was once a happy, optimistic man. He made good money from a restaurant and butcher shop he owned. "With his hands, he could turn …

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Tacos for iftar? Ramadan, and a new era, start today

For this year’s Ramadan, Rida Hamida is bringing taco trucks to every mosque in her community.<p>The holy month, which starts today and is observed by …


Ramadan has a massive effect on Vimto sales

Ramadan begins this weekend and Muslims around the world are preparing to abstain from eating and drinking during daylight for a month – and a …


Egypt's Drinkers Stock Up on Alcohol as Ramadan Ban Begins

Drinking is illegal in Egypt for the holy month, but Egyptians will not go thirsty.


Breakfast During Ramadan Is Always Before Dawn

Bleary-eyed and with half my attention on the clock, I scarf down a banana, some oatmeal and a glass of water, double-checking that I am not cutting …


Jakarta restricts nightspots during Ramadan | DW Travel | DW | 26.05.2017

Those looking to have fun in the Indonesian capital during Ramadan should go elsewhere. The Jakarta administration has banned nightspots from …


At Ramadan, group pushes positive images of Muslims

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, starts this week. Ramadan is a period of fasting and spiritual growth, and is one of the five …


What Is Ramadan? Under Trump, Muslims Think It’s More Important Than Ever That Americans Know

Muslims in the United States have both hope and fear as they prepare for their first Ramadan since Donald Trump became president.