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Fasting and Ramadan

 
 
Homeless to be fed at end of Ramadan

Homeless to be fed at end of Ramadan

30th July 2013     Muslim volunteers will host a ‘Feed the Homeless’ event on Preston Flag Market on Saturday at 7.30pm.  The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is a special time for fasting, spiritual reflection and giving across the world. Preston’s Muslim community has been fasting from dawn until dusk, a period of around […]

 
Remembering Ramadan during World War 2

Remembering Ramadan during World War 2

Muslim service personnel at Woking Mosque during Eid

 
Britain Does Ramadan… And Does It Very Well

Britain Does Ramadan… And Does It Very Well

By Julie Siddiqi – Executive Director of the Islamic Society of Britain 26th July 2013 So, we are half way through Ramadan and what an amazing buzz there is in the air! Two weeks ago I was interviewed by Vanessa Feltz on her BBC London show as she asked for my reaction to the then newly launched Channel 4 Ramadan series […]

 

Virtues of fasting in summer’s heat

This  following is from Ibn Rajab’s section in “Lata’if Al-Ma’arif” (p. 272-273) about the virtues of fasting during hot days : “From the acts of worship whose reward is multiplied during the heat is fasting, and this is because of the thirst that one experiences in the midday heat.”   This is why Mu’adh Bin […]

 

Ramadan and Purification

By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf The month of Ramadan is a special time for purifying oneself, the greatest opportunity to implement the discussions and cures with regard to the heart. In fact, this is the purpose, blessing, and secret of the month. It is a remarkable event when the new moon of Ramadan is sighted, when […]

 
London Muslims break fast with homeless during Ramadan

London Muslims break fast with homeless during Ramadan

By Sanjana Deen  BBC Asian Network    12 July 2013 Muslims share iftar, the sunset meal, after breaking the fast   A group of Muslim volunteers in London have invited the homeless and people from other communities to join them as they break their fast at sunset during the month of Ramadan. The Muslim holy […]

 

The Virtues of Allah’s sacred month of Muharram and Fasting on `Ashura’

By Sheikh Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajid Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets and Chief of the Messengers, and upon all his family and companions. Allah’s sacred month of Muharram is a blessed and important month. It is the first month of the Hijri calendar […]

 

I’m Not a Muslim, but Ramadan Changed Me

By Charlotte Dando– Interfaith Activist based in the UK 22 Aug 2012  My apartment is located in between three of the area’s most frequented bars. At 3 a.m. on a Sunday, I can hear the remainder of Saturday night’s revelers as they pass my window; singing, chatting and shouting under the street lights. I’ve never […]

 
Ramadan fasting dilemma when sun never sets

Ramadan fasting dilemma when sun never sets

By Mark Bosworth  18 Aug 2012 BBC World Service, Rovaniemi, Finland Land of the midnight sun: the day is more than 20 hours long during summer in northern Finland Practising Muslims across the world are observing Ramadan. For one month, they are fasting between first light and sunset. But what do Muslims do in a […]

 

Luton’s Muslims set up food bank to help town’s needy

16 August 2012  Luton’s Muslim community has used the holy month of Ramadan to set up a food bank to help those in need. Sufian Sadiq, who runs the town’s Discover Islam Centre, said the initiative had been an overwhelming success.   source : bbc.co.uk