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The Religion WorldMuslims had hoped their controversial mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn. would be ready for use by the start of Ramadan, but a permitting issue delayed once again the completion of the Islamic house of worship that has faced protests, vandalism and lawsuits....
The other night I struggled to come up with a simple way to describe the magnitude of "taraweh" — the extra prayers performed nightly during Ramadan. And then an enigmatic Muslim poet I know compared it — perfectly — to opera. There'...
Tags: Islam, Religious Festivals, Qur'an, Religious Texts, Holidays
The Religion WorldReligion News Service reporter Omar Sacirby writes about Muslim atheletes competing in the Olympics during Ramadan: Surprisingly, winning one when you’re fasting for Ramadan is not that much harder. At least, not for Suleiman Nyambui of Tanzania,...
Fasting might seem a grim topic in the midst of the Orange County Fair, beach picnics and the start of the Olympic Games. But highly observant Jews took part last weekend in Tisha B'Av, a 25-hour fast from food and drink to mark the destruction of the...
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Passover, Yom Kippur, Holidays, Islam
Hawo Abdi, a Somali woman who cleans rooms at the Super 8, said she starts her day at 4:30 a.m. as part of her observance of Ramadan. "I pray to Allah, and then I drink some water and some milk," she said. "I go back to bed until 7 or 7:30. Then I go to...
World NowAn Egyptian religious authority announced this week that devout Muslims should not eat or drink in public places during daylight hours as a sign of respect to those fasting for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan....
World NowThe Palestinian Authority said Saturday it plans to apply in September to become a United Nations non-member state....
Do you know how Christmas is supposed to be about faith? That's what Ramadan is supposed to be about too — God. But like Christmastime, Ramadan, for some, becomes a time for lavish dinner parties and uncontrollable spending. For producers and...
Staff WriterThe Valley Muslim community invites the public to share in its Iftar program which marks the breaking of the fast from the Islamic holy month of Ramadan tonight. Muslims in good health fast between sunrise and sunset during Ramadan. Imperial Valley...
Tags: Islam, Religion and Belief
World NowEgypt was plunged into its worst blackout in months when a power outage swept across much of the capital, crippling the Egyptian Stock Exchange, stranding passengers in subway cars and creating fresh anger at the embattled government....
L.A. NOWA Southern California Islamic organization has asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate an incident in which three pig legs were allegedly thrown onto the site of a proposed mosque near Chino....
KTLA NewsCHINO, Calif. -- A Southern California Islamic organization is asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate an incident this week in which three pig legs were allegedly thrown onto the site of a proposed mosque. The greater Los Angeles chapter of...
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