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Performing Ramadan

Sugar stares at me from the window as I light my last cigarette before Ramadan starts. I can tell she is judging me just looking at her angry furry face. All over social media people are wishing each other Ramadan Mubarak and Ramadan Karim. Some have made a pledge to fast from social media. Some […]

Ramadan Karim!

All of us at Muslimah Media Watch wish our readers all the best this Ramadan! We’ve been quiet with our posts over the last few months, but we’ll be back for Ramadan with our usual series of personal stories and reflections. Stay tuned, and watch this page for links to the posts in our 2017 […]

Ramadan Relationship Repair

Repair your relationships? Whaaaat? I thought Ramadan is only about reading the Quran and praying taraweeh.  Who has time for relationships?  I have goals I need to finish – like completing the reading of the Quran, perfecting my recitation and doing as many sunnah prayers as possible. I simply don’t have time. I would like […]

Ramadan, An Old Friend Is Here

We will be sharing reflections through the month on the site and Facebook Live Today a friend asked, “Ready for Ramadan?” I am never 100% ready but this year I’m not having anxiety (you know the kind when you want to impress a guest and have a hundred things to do to get things just […]

The Timelessness of Hunger in Ramadan and Beyond

23 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

With hunger and fasting, these words made me examine my own experience of fasting, and I came to realize that I couldn’t remember a time when I truly felt hunger. Even during Ramadan, I didn’t feel hungry by the end of the day. I awaited with anticipation the breaking of the fast so I could enjoy the special dishes that we shared. But did I feel hungry? No.

Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were ‘martyrs’

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery.

Nourish Your Mind, Body and Soul this Ramadan

yesterdayReligion / Islam : altmuslim

There's lots to reflect upon and worship to embark upon in Ramadan. But, nothing is possible without fortifying oneself for a long day of fasting by nourishing the mind, body and spirit before the fast begins.

God Has Not Abandoned You Nor Does The Creator Despise You

By Shibli Zaman A dear friend told me recently, “I mean no offense, but your life is so fraught with trials and tribulations that when things are bad I just think of how things are for you. And it makes me grateful that things in my life aren’t as bad.” I took no offense at […]

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Delaplane Strawberry Festival, Memorial Day worship, Pancake breakfast, Labyrinth walk

Trump’s statement on Ramadan is almost entirely about terrorism - The Washington Post

2 days agoReligion / Islam : islamicate

Trump’s statement on Ramadan is almost entirely about terrorism - The Washington Post. “He could not recall the honor of being on stage with one of the icons of American life, but could remember to deny part of America’s story,” said Hussein Rashid, founder of islamicate, a consultancy focusing on...

Tweeting the Qur'an #Quran #Ramadan #ttQuran 2017/1438

2 days agoReligion / Islam : islamicate

Traditionally, Muslims read the Qur'an in its entirety over this time, in a section a day. The Qur'an is split into thirty sections, called juz', and one section is read each night. This year is the 9th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. I will...

School district changes rule to allow feathers on grad caps

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A northern Nevada school district has tentatively reversed a long-standing policy that would have prohibited Native American students from wearing eagle feathers on their graduation caps.

Trump's statement on Ramadan is almost entirely about terrorism

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Trump's statement is quite different from Bush's was after Sept. 11, 2001.

A look at extremist attacks on Egypt’s Coptic Christians

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

An attack Friday on Egypt’s Coptic Christians in which masked militants opened fire on a bus south of Cairo, killing at least 28 people and wounding 22, sent shockwaves through the Copt community, increasingly targeted by the Islamic State group and affiliated militants.

Pastor convicted of sexually assaulting female congregants

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The former pastor of a Connecticut church has been convicted of sexually assaulting female parishioners, including a 15-year-old girl who later had suicidal thoughts.

Man stabbed repeatedly outside downtown Atlanta church

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A man who was sleeping on the steps outside of one of Atlanta’s largest churches was stabbed repeatedly in a pre-dawn attack, and police are searching for a suspect.

Q&A: A look at latest legal loss for Trump travel ban

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A Virginia-based federal appeals court pulled no punches in refusing to reinstate President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, with judges in the 10-3 majority calling the administration’s action discriminatory and its reasoning nonsensical.

San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students.

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