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Ramadan

A collection of news and information related to Ramadan published by this site and its partners.

Top Ramadan Articles

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  • Shadia: Refreshing my faith during Ramadan

    Ramadan starts Thursday night (insert multiple happy faces here). You would think that because I will be refraining from eating and drinking for about 15 hours a day for the next month, I would be dreading the arrival of Islam's holiest month. You would...
  • Shadia: The benefits of Ramadan are truly endless

    Refraining from food and water all day during Ramadan is not that bad. That's because we still get to eat twice — just before sunrise and again after sunset. There's "iftar," which is the breaking-of-the-fast meal at sunset. But there's also...
  • 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...
  • Intersections: A new mosque connects local Muslims

    Amid the houses lining the darkened streets recovering from the summer heat, a corner in South Glendale remains buzzing with excitement throughout the night. Cars have exhausted available street space. The pitter-patter of footsteps can be heard...
  • Islamic group to host interfaith Ramadan dinner

    Islamic group to host interfaith Ramadan dinner
    In hopes of demonstrating how similar the values are that are shared by Muslims and non-Muslims, the Islamic Congregation of La CaƱada Flintridge again will host an interfaith Ramadan potluck dinner. The event will be held Friday, July 27, at the...
  • Shadia: 'Taraweh' is Muslims' opera

    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'...
  • Intersections: For Ramadan, camaraderie and gratitude at Glendale center

    On the first night of Ramadan in Southern California last week, the heat was taking its toll. The fans spun overhead in the dimly lit room as the first prayers were melodically recited by an imam who had made the journey from Diamond Bar. His voice and...
  • On Faith: Fasting in modern world has value

    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...
  • Shadia: A time of faith and festivity too

    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...
  • Pig Legs Left at Site of Proposed Mosque; Federal Probe Sought

    Pig Legs Left at Site of Proposed Mosque; Federal Probe Sought
    CHINO, 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...
  • Bottle of acid thrown at Islamic school in Lombard

    Bottle of acid thrown at Islamic school in Lombard
    Ramadan prayers were disrupted at an Islamic center in western suburban Lombard when someone threw a bottle of acid at the building. It happened at the College Preparatory School of America around 11:15 p.m. Sunday. The building supervisor says...