Look Back | How You Can Benefit by Observing Ramadan

Look Back | How You Can Benefit by Observing Ramadan

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on Aug. 26, 2009. At the time of publication, Damaj was president of the Virginia Muslim Coalition for Public Affairs and served on the board of Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and Richmond Habitat for Humanity....

Muslims to Begin Observance of Month of Ramadan

My fondest memory of Ramadan is from my childhood. It happened in the wee hours of the night, an hour or so before the crack of dawn. I slowly became conscious listening to a beautiful recitation of the Quran and smelling the aroma of cooking. My parents didn’t...

During Iftar Meal, Abrahamic Faiths Discuss Fasting

Every year, during the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims fast for 30 days. Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the year because it was the month in which the Quran was revealed. The fast of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and an essential observance...