ramadan

Ramadan wisdoms

“30days30deeds” is a Ramadan blog created by Salma Hasan Ali to share the essence of the month through personal stories of gratitude, compassion and tradition. This year Salma has collected wisdoms passed down from elders to their loved ones—one wisdom for each day of Ramadan. AltMuslimah would like to share two of these…

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Fasting Because The State Says So

Ramadan of 2018 came to a close two weeks ago and the holy month reminded me of a tragedy—a wholly preventable one—that took place during Ramadan of 2015. Three years ago about 1,000 Pakistanis died during Ramadan. They died because piety was thrust upon these impoverished day-wage workers. You see, Pakistani dictator…

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Eid treats from around the world

Eid is nearly here and that means Muslims are busy with preparations – shopping for new clothes, preparing presents for the children, cleaning their homes and finalizing their Eid plans.  In these last two days of Ramadan, no part of the house is as busy as the kitchen, because it…

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A New Convert Reflects on the Last 10 Days of Ramadan

As a very new Muslim at the end of my first ever Ramadan I believe Islam should come with a warning label, but not for the reason many non-Muslims might think. WARNING: Ramadan may cause addiction to Islam and community. The first week of Ramadan was overwhelming. While I had…

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My First Ramadan as a Muslim

As a white, American-born, new Muslim the hostile social pressure that’s constantly pelting me like rocks should be breaking me right now. Yet, the exhausting and ultimately, inspiring experience of my first Ramadan is acting as a shield, despite the challenges. People keep asking me why, at the height of…

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Your good deeds are full of reward

Its day 3 of Ramadan and I have kept only one fast, had to break another, and missed one entirely. As I write this, I know I likely will miss another one tomorrow, and then a couple more later this week when my menstrual cycle arrives, and then possibly a…

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Weekly roundup of altM news: July 10

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. 1. Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack…

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Blood Moon Ramadan

Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent…

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