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Hajj

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  • The worst good news possible: Mexico gets World Cup lift from U.S.

    MEXICO CITY -- Ouch. That is how chagrined Mexicans were reacting Wednesday to the latest twist in their sometimes-beloved (but not so much lately) national soccer team’s torturous efforts to reach the World Cup. First, the humiliation. Mexico...
  • The God Squad: From a non-Muslim, praise of Ramadan

    Happy Ramadan! I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...
  • Book review: 'A Quiet Revolution' by Leila Ahmed

    Book review: 'A Quiet Revolution' by Leila Ahmed
    A Quiet Revolution The Veil's Resurgence From the Middle East to America Leila Ahmed Yale University Press: 352 pp., $30 When I was 13, one of my classmates came to school one morning wearing a beige head scarf. This was in the 1980s, in Morocco....
  • Celebrating the end of Ramadan in Harford

    Muslims in Harford County celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan with a prayer ceremony Tuesday morning at the Bel Air Reckord Armory. As more than a billion Muslims worldwide celebrated completion of the month of Ramadan, Harford's Muslims...
  • Reporter's Notebook: Thoughts on Eid, 'the festival of sacrifice'

    One of my happiest and most vivid childhood memories was waking up, in the heart of Cairo, to the loud recitation of "takbeerat," or chants, coming from every direction twice a year. I can relive it all in an instant when I close my eyes. These memories...
  • Muslims mark Festival of Sacrifice

    Muslims mark Festival of Sacrifice
    Hundreds of local Muslims gathered to pray and feast Sunday as part of the religious holiday “Eid Al-Adha” at the Maple Park Community Center. Muslims around the world celebrate the day that marks the end of many a pilgrimage, or “Hajj,...
  • Shadia: Tip-top shape is a must for Islam's boot camp

    One of Islam's five pillars is Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. We also call it boot camp. Islam's boot camp, which happened this week, is so challenging and rigorous that it would scare the toughest fitness instructor out there. Yet an estimated 2...
  • Op-Ed: Ramadan is more than fasting

    Thursday at sunset signified the start of Ramadan. During this month, observing Muslims around the world fast by abstaining from food and drink from dawn to sunset. Fasting in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islamic faith, along with belief in the...
  • Monster Mash: Christie's president heading to Qatar; Sydney Opera House singled out for jihad

     
    Qatar Museums Authority lures president of Christie's to new job...
  • Muslim women on pilgrimage from Nigeria detained in Saudi Arabia

     
    More than 1,000 Muslim women from Nigeria trying to make a religious pilgrimage to Mecca have been turned away or detained in Saudi Arabia over allegations they weren’t traveling with husbands or other suitable male guardians, according to...
  • Thousands of Muslims gather in prayer at Angel Stadium

     
    As the sun burned in the soft blue sky, thousands of Muslims poured into Angel Stadium early Friday and filled the morning with the sounds of prayer as they celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, the most......