Ramadan Explained

April 25, 2020

Ramadan 2019: How Sri Lankan Muslims Can Respond

May 06, 2019

At a time when their country needs healing and support, Sri Lankan Muslims have an obligation this Ramadan. Each Ramadan, I set myself a challenge: How and what can I improve this year? For me, Ramadan is about setting and overcoming challenges in an attempt to progress spiritually and become a...

The Challenge to Spirituality in Ramadan

June 01, 2018

Through the long summer days, fasting and embracing spirituality in Ramadan is becoming more difficult. It is now the half-way point in Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. The festival commemorates the moment that the Quran was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad. For either 29...

Ramadan in Italy: Between Prejudice and Solidarity

June 30, 2017

In Italy, civil society is leading the way for integration of the Muslim community. It's 33C degrees in Rome. The beaches are already full and the bars are playing loud music serving cold beers. “The problem is not fasting,” says Youssef, a young Moroccan who works as a barman. “The...