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...

Ramadan Is a Chance to Reconcile Relationships

May 17, 2018

While much is made of the physical aspects around fasting during Ramadan, the holy month represents a spiritual space for remembering and reinforcing relationships.  For many Muslims worldwide, May 17 marks the first day of Ramadan, the observance of abstaining from food, water and innate...

Ramadan Holds Lessons for Job Market in Arab World

July 06, 2016

In the Arab world and beyond, many young people do not see the benefit of working as learning. Being in Jordan gives me the opportunity to focus on lessons that come from everyday experiences sometimes overlooked in the frenetic pace of living in the US. For example, during Ramadan, we are all...

Ramadan Problems: Hungry for Social Media?

July 18, 2014

Do you have Ramadan problems? Thirsty? Hungry? That’s the case for users on Twitter. The hashtag #RamadanProblems has been trending on the social media platform as Muslims worldwide mark the Islamic holy month. The festival sees Muslims abstain from food, water and sexual intercourse during...

The Politics of Ramadan

July 04, 2014

Heavy luxury and overeating in Ramadan have impeded upon the month’s spiritual teachings. The month of Ramadan is in full swing. Muslims around the world, male and female, will abstain from eating, drinking and having sexual intercourse between dawn and sunset until the end of July. Based on...

Morocco: No Democracy Without Guaranteeing Individual Liberties

June 05, 2013

Kacem El Ghazzali, a well-known atheist Moroccan blogger, analyzes different campaigns to promote individual freedoms in Morocco, what impact the constitutional changes had, and what the country needs. Today, we are talking about instilling the values of democracy and human rights, going beyond...