Tag Archives: Ramadan

Ramadan 2013

Muslims the world over have been preparing throughout the first half of 2013 for the holy month of Ramadan, the most sacred month in the Islamic calendar with dawn-to-dusk fasting, prayers and spiritual introspection. The fast, one of the five pillars … Continue reading

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30 Days of Gratefulness-Ramadan Part 21: Grand Mosque

A Muslim’s house of worship, the mosque, comes from the Arabic masjid which conveys the sense of prostration. This is where believers bow down and prostrate in prayer. Although prayers can be done privately, either indoors or outdoors, every community of Muslims dedicates a space or … Continue reading

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30 Days of Gratefulness-Ramadan Part 2: Home Cooking

Two years ago I experienced Southern hospitality when visiting Tennessee for the very first time. The occasion was momentus: meeting my husband’s dad and his wife Karen, their adult kids – Erroll’s step sisters – and their brood of kids. And of … Continue reading

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Ramadan Kareem

The Holy Month of Ramandan is almost upon us; mere days till piety takes priority and drives behaviours that are geared toward generosity and spreading tangible goodness all round. “Ramadan Kareem!” we all joyously greet each other with here in the Middle East. Its … Continue reading

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