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What Is Hajj and Why Is It Important?

Each year, millions of Muslims from all over the world set out to Makkah for the sacred pilgrimage known as Hajj. Hajj occurs once every year during the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah. It is a five day long pilgrimage and should be completed by every able Muslim at least once in…

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So What Does an Abnormal Period Actually Mean for Your Fast?

We are in the thick of Ramadan and guess what else is right around the corner? My period. YAY! I love cramping, feeling fatigued and practically dying from my uterus contracting. Let’s not forget the loads of pads I will go through, and the possibilities of an “accident” happening. Being a girl is so much…

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Do You Know These 10 Health Benefits of Fasting?

We are a week into Ramadan, and what a whirlwind it has been. No, Ramadan isn’t just about not eating or drinking during the time the sun is up. It’s also about abstaining from impurities, living as frugally as possible, performing extra prayers for ourselves and for others, etc. However, most people probably know Ramadan…

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#AllyGroupChat: How Do I Tackle Student Woes During Ramadan?

Welcome, baddies, to #AllyGroupChat! Throughout the month of Ramadan, we’ll be crowdsourcing answers to the most burning questions our non-Muslim brothers and sisters have about our Holy Month, and we’ll be summarizing the best of the best right here, every Friday! So keep an eye out, because you never know what you’ll learn in Muslim…

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Here’s How I Get Myself Ramadan-Ready

In the first article of this 4-part mini-series, Florida-based superwoman Nida Siddiq takes us behind the scenes as she prepares for the holy month of Ramadan. Can you believe it’s already *that* time of year again? The sacred month of fasting, giving, and connecting will soon be upon us. For those who may not be aware,…

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Don’t Wait To Change

The best month of the year is about to greet us again. A month that is endlessly filled with blessings, peace, and mercy — a month that not only strips our bodies, but our souls, from the superficial attachments that it clings to on a daily basis. Ramadan is no doubt the month that many…

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Taking on your Period During Ramadan!

So, you have been fasting consistently. The headaches and dehydration have passed. You are really beginning to take advantage of the blessings that Ramadhan brings. And no clearer than the end of this sentence. There it is, right on time. Your period. The worst thing that can happen during Ramadhan. No more fasting, no more…

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Sister Nebraska

I’m Muslim. I’m also from Nebraska. This sounds like it should be the punchline to a joke. My quest for mutual understanding in the reddest of the red states is often funny. Sometimes, it’s inspiring. Newsflash of the century: Ramadan is coming up. It’s my third Ramadan ever. Sometimes I feel like I’ve always been…