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New Muslims


Ramadan is often a time when we welcome new members into our community. We must continue to support and keep company with our new sisters and brothers throughout the year, and help them "hold tight to the rope of Allah."

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Fasting Outside of Ramadan

Ramadan is a required month of fasting for Muslims around the world, but there are also other days when Muslims may voluntarily fast outside of Ramadan.

Be Just

Excerpts from the Quran, the holy book of Islam, about being just to others.

Common Greetings for the Start of Ramadan

Advice on common greetings to give to Muslims at the beginning of the month of Ramadan.

What is Ramadan?

Introduction to Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting - why do Muslims fast?

Taraweeh Prayers in Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims conduct special prayers each night, called taraweeh prayers, during which long portions of the Qur'an are recited.

Is Ramadan Becoming Commercialized?

A few years ago, I wrote an article here about the many benefits of Ramadan. I mentioned that the spiritual focus of the month stands in contrast to the

Ramadan Glossary

What do iftar, sadaqah, and i'tikaf mean?  Check the glossary for the meanings of these common Ramadan terms.

Ramadan Health & Safety

Where I live, it is over 110 degrees Fahrenheit today (43 C), and it's only going to get hotter as the summer goes along! The fast of Ramadan is rigorous,

Make Up Your Missed Fasting Days!

Time is running out for those who wish to make up missed Ramadan days from last year. It is recommended that they be made up, a day for a day, before Ramadan

Countdown to Ramadan

Today is the first day of Sha'aban, the month directly before Ramadan. The holy month of Ramadan will begin in less than one month! This period of fasting and

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