Browsing All posts tagged under »Ramadan«

Eid 2013 Stamp issued by United States Postal Service.

September 2, 2013

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Source: US Post Office Featuring calligraphy from the 2011 Eid stamp with a new green background, this 2013 Eid Forever® stamp issuance commemorates the two most important festivals—or eids—in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. On these days, Muslims wish each other Eid mubarak, the phrase shown in Islamic calligraphy on the stamp. […]

The Risks of Consuming 5-hour Energy or similar Energy Drinks During Ramadan or At Work

July 29, 2013

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Note to those Muslims who knowingly consume any product that may cause them harm: The prophet (s) said, “Whomsoever drinks poison, thereby killing himself, will sip this poison forever in the Hell-Fire.” Another legal proof is the Qur’anic verse in which Almighty Allah says: “Do not cause your own destruction” (2: 195) Finally, The Prophet […]

Ramadan fast survival guide will help you stay fit and healthy

July 26, 2013

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This is a partial reprint of an article by Sarah Hashim-Waris in the Los Angeles Times, USA, July 24, 2013 […] Though it’s tempting to gorge on anything edible in sight once the sun sets, Levine urged me to resist and explained that I’d be better off if I slowed down the fast-breaking food consumption. About […]

Muslim Olympians wrestle with Ramadan dilemma

July 22, 2012

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  Note from Rafik Beekun: I don’t see why it is a dilemma for these Olympians. Islam allows people who are working in very harsh conditions to postpone their fasts. As some of the Muslim athletes below indicate, they have received the Islamic opinion from some scholars that they can postpone their fast during the […]

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 […]

Work Ethics for Muslims Fasting During Ramadan

August 3, 2011

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Note from Rafik Beekun During the blessed month of Ramadan, many Muslims (especially in Muslim countries) slack off, showing up late at work (or not showing up at all), sleeping on the job, procrastinating, doing the least possible, and asking employers for shorter working days at the same wage rate. This type of behavior is […]

Working During Ramadan

April 16, 2011

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Thank you, President Obama, for your kind wishes for Ramadan

September 17, 2009

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President Obama wishes the Muslim world a blessed and happy Ramadan

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, […]

Fired for comparing the Holocaust experience to the Naqba

August 27, 2009

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Haaretz Yad Vashem fires employee who compared Holocaust to Nakba By Yoav Stern Yad Vashem has fired an instructor who compared the trauma of Jewish Holocaust survivors with the trauma experienced by the Palestinian people in Israel’s War of Independence. Itamar Shapira, 29, of Jerusalem, was fired before Passover from his job as a docent […]

Muslim-Jewish Cooperation: Ramadan in Virginia Synagogues

August 22, 2009

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Islamonline.net CAIRO — With mosques in the southern US state of Virginia are already bursting at the seams with worshippers, Muslims are turning to synagogues to perform prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. “We say our prayers, and a few hours later they meet for Sabbath and they say their prayers,” Rizwan Jaka, […]

Ramadan’s Value Being Diluted by the TV Dial and Soap Operas

September 10, 2008

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CNN From Octavia Nasr CNN.com Senior Editor for Arab Affairs (CNN) — Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims around the world, a time to fast, cleanse the soul and surrender to God. But in the Middle East, there’s a new twist to the tradition. Arab channels’ soap operas contain enough twists to entertain through […]

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

Ramadan Limits Imposed in China

September 8, 2008

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By EDWARD WONG, New York Times Published: September 8, 2008 BEIJING — Local governments in a Muslim desert region in western China have imposed strict limits on religious practices during the traditional Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began last week, according to the Web sites of four of those governments. The rules include prohibiting […]

Updated link to Webcam of Kaaba in Makkah and Masjid an Nabawi–Updated September 12, 2016

September 3, 2008

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Updated and verified on September 12, 2016 by your brother in Islam Rafik Beekun Here are the current weather conditions in Makkah and Madinah. For more information about current weather, current time in either city and 5-day weather forecast, please click any of the two blue icons below, and then use your browser’s back arrow to […]

Is work during Ramadan worship?

September 3, 2008

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By Meena S Janardhan, Speronews Note from Rafik Beekun: During Ramadan, Muslims are supposed to continue their regular work schedule unless they experience extreme hardships (as indicated by the Shari’ah). However, as this previously published article points out, Muslims in several countries just slow down, or take special leave of absence, thus potentiallly damaging their […]

Respecting Ramadan At Work: Who Gets It?

September 1, 2008

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During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and constantly aim to better themselves through heightened spirituality and intense prayers, abstaining from any form of personal gratification. Particularly in the last 10 days of this holy month, some Muslims need to stay up late or even all night for special prayers. […]

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 […]