Themed “Inspire a Generation,” the 2012 Olympics in London this summer will be giving the world the opportunity to understand the power of devotion as Muslim Athletes compete while observing Ramadan through fasting and prayer.
This year, along with the blazing fame of the Olympics, Muslim athletes from all over the world will be playing the field, delivery peak physical performances, showing superb sportsmanship and at the same time, … [Read More...]
Does the first experience of Ramadan begin the same for everyone? It all depends on the time and where this all takes place. Consider the time to be during the year 1955 or early 1956, and the place was Oakland when I experienced my first month of fasting. I don’t remember for sure just what time of year it was since time has elapsed.
The ordinary calendars said nothing about when Ramadan should begin. There was very little printed … [Read More...]
The gathering of diverse religious organizations, political groups and passionate non-denominational individuals that came together June 18th and 19th, 2012 in protest of solitary confinement is just the kind of community involvement that the American Ramadan website and its powerful Muslim documentary is all about. Tens of thousands of Americans of all faiths came together to fast in protest of this unjust practice in their hopes to bring it to … [Read More...]
For centuries Muslim practices have included an intermittent fast in Ramadan, a time re-evaluate their lives, make peace with those who've wronged them, spend time with family and friends, do break bad habits like over indulgence. Several Christian groups and organizations have utilized fasting for spiritual reasons as well as fasting and prayer which have gone hand in hand for centuries. Today, dieter's and the recently health conscious looking … [Read More...]