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Ramadan: The Ups, the Downs, and Everything in Between

It’s hard to believe that the month of Ramadan is upon us and we are in the midst of its final days. Yes, before we know it, this beloved month will be over. But even so, this holy time of year brings with it an experience unlike no other. For Muslims all over the world, Ramadan…

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Watch This Khalid Latif Video for a Quick Ramadan Recharge

As we enter the last ten days of Ramadan, it may be hard for some of us to enter it with the same zealousness we approached the beginning of the month with.  Some of us are struggling to keep being the best versions of ourselves throughout this entire blessed month. Well, call me basically any…

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Find Time to Focus on the Qur’an During Ramadan

Every year, Ramadan seems to come faster than I expect; like a whirlwind that doesn’t give me the time I need to prepare for the month. I am left surprised that it’s arrived and unprepared to begin the Holy Month. As someone who likes to ensure that things are under control and in good order,…

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Young Muslims Get Real About Fasting Solo For the First Time

If someone looked up Ramadan in a Google search, they would probably find the words ‘family’, ‘fasting’, ‘suhoor’, ‘iftaar’, ‘late night prayers’, and ‘fasting breath’ associated with it. For young Muslims in college today, Ramadan has come during the summer months for the last few years. This means that many of us are home, waiting to…

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A Non-Muslim’s Guide to Ramadan in the Workplace

Sharing knowledge and increasing awareness about Islamic practices that we as Muslims follow with non-Muslim colleagues help increase inclusion for Muslims at work and in society. Being inclusive takes more work than being just a diverse workplace. Being inclusive means welcoming people from diverse backgrounds to bring their whole selves to work, without diminishing who…

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Ramadan Reflections: The Importance of Ridaa رضا

con·tent·ment kənˈtentmənt/ noun 1. a state of happiness and satisfaction. If there’s something that has the potential to serve us faithfully, it is contentment. One of the biggest blessings that can be bestowed on an individual is that feeling of ease no matter what is sent their way. Society is structured in such a way…

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Why I’m Embracing the Fact I Can’t Fast This Ramadan

I set off on a voyage a long time ago, and now my ship has reached the seas of Ramadan. The moon has been sighted, taraweeh prayers have begun, and my heart-sails have been unfurled and now fill with the winds of joy and anticipation at the powerful potential this beautiful month has for lasting…

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5 Ramadan Tips for the Spiritually Unprepared

For most of the Muslims I know, the month of Ramadan is their favorite time of the year. The longs fasts, the drowsy suhoors, the warm iftars, the family gatherings, Taraweeh prayers that flow into the night, and even the feeling in the air. I cannot pinpoint what part of Ramadan makes it what it…

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Thanking Islam’s First Revert

The past five months have been filled with some of the most life-changing events of my entire life. I’ve reverted to Islam, made the choice to wear hijab and practice modest clothing, learned how to pray properly — all of which intimidated me and I couldn’t properly envision a year ago. Coming from a mindset…

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4 Ways to Keep That Ramadan Flow After Eid

During Ramadan, we bury the hanger hatchet and strive to be our best selves. For some of us, this is a month where we’re at the mosque almost as much as our own homes; we’re our most generous, our most kind, our most loving. And then Eid rolls around, and while we’re in those samosa…