fasting

Originally published in the Hudson Hub-Times A few weeks ago, I and more than a billion Muslims started fasting for the month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, adult Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. The main purpose is to gain God consciousness and sincerity in our faith. However, as the days

Originally published in the Huffington Post The terrorist organization ISIS has set a new low standard of barbarity and inhumanity. Their most recent act of terrorism is a demand that Christians either convert, pay the jizya, leave their homes, or be killed. Their destruction of an 1800-year-old church in Mosul

Originally published in the Daily Reflector The month of Ramadan is celebrated by more than a billion Muslims across the globe and millions within the United States. Believers abstain from food and water from sun up to sundown. This practice ordained by the Holy Qu’ran instills in Muslims the empathy

Originally published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer In response to the Boston Tea Party, King George III ordered a blockade of Boston Harbor. Concerned by the anticipated economic strain, our Founding Fathers turned, not to arms or protest, but to God. In the summer of 1774, Thomas Jefferson drafted a

Originally published in Indy Star If you are a Muslim, it is time to recharge your spiritual batteries. The Islamic month of Ramadan started June 28. For those who are not Muslim, here is what Ramadan is all about. During this month, adult healthy Muslims are commanded to fast from

Originally published in The Daily Bulletin June 29th will be the first day of the fast in Ramadhan this year for all healthy Muslim men and women. The fast, which starts an hour and 20-minutes before sunrise and ends after sunset, will run for 30 days, concluding with the sighting

Originally published in the Tulsa World It’s nearly July, so I feel it appropriate that I should bring your attention to Christmas, or at least what many of my friends label as ‘Christmas for Muslims’. Although some people have a problem with this comparison, and while there are many differences

Originally Published in The Santa Clarita Valley Signal This month brought a close to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is marked by 30 days of fasting for Muslims from dawn to dusk and culminates with a day of celebration and festivity known as Eid-ul-Fitr. However, the Quran states

Originally published in The Santa Clarity Valley Signal This month brought a close to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is marked by 30 days of fasting for Muslims from dawn to dusk and culminates with a day of celebration and festivity known as Eid-ul-Fitr. However, the Quran states

Originally published in Santa Barbara Independent   “While we should be thankful of being able to fast during the month of Ramadan, we should be particularly thankful of the freedom that we have as American Muslims,” Imam Shamshad Nasir related to a packed congregation in the Bait ul Hameed mosque in