Browsing All posts tagged under »Fasting«

What Employers and Employees Need to Know About Working Muslims During Ramadan–in English, French & Spanish

July 12, 2012

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With the number of Muslims increasing in the workplace it is important for employees to know how to approach the month of Ramadan when working for an employer. The aim of this guide is to provide some helpful tips on how to deal with some of the things that come up during the month of Ramadan for employees. A Working Muslim […]

Fasting (Siyam) Is Good For Your Brain

September 5, 2009

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Qur’an: Surah Al Baqara, 2: 184, “For to fast is to do good unto yourselves if you but knew it.” Andrea Useem, Health.com Ramadan is in its third week now, and the required dawn-to-dusk fasting often feels like a daily mini–marathon. By late afternoon, hunger and thirst have sucked me dry, leaving me sleepy, slow-minded, […]

Will China Again Forbid its Muslim Uighurs to Fast During Ramadan?

August 21, 2009

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During Ramadan in 2008, our Muslim brothers and sisters were forbidden from fasting by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang. Students, teachers and civil servants were barred from fasting. For example, students in schools through out this region were being ordered to eat. Children under 18 years were being specifically targeted: they could not fast or enter […]

Ramadan Nasheeds

September 10, 2008

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Updated on August 17, 2009 Nasheed #1 Nasheed #2 Nasheed #3 Cute Ramadan Songs for Kids Ramadan song #1 A reminder just in case we let our iman becomes weak

New York Times: Muslim Fast in U.S. Holds Difficulties

September 2, 2008

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Note from Rafik Beekun: This is an older article, but the issues it raises are still similar to those by American Muslims today. By PETER STEINFELS During Ramadan, the holy month that began with the new moon this week, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dark. In many Islamic countries, this means […]

Exams and Studying While Fasting in Ramadan

September 1, 2008

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Fatwa from Islamonline.net QUESTION: I have a 12-hour school day at the university. If I do not perform well on quizzes, tests, and participation, am I excused from fasting? By the end of the day I lose my concentration and I can no longer focus my eyes to read the material in class most likely […]

Ramadan 101 + Ramadan Duas from Qur’an and Sunnah

September 24, 2007

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Ramadan 101 Ramadan is the month of fasting for all the Muslims who are followers of Islam. Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar and is the month of devotion of self to Allah. Muslims believe that during this month they must indulge themselves praying to Allah and concentrating less on their daily work […]