Marya Hannun in The Atlantic This week, with the start of Ramadan, Muslims from Indonesia to Michigan began fasting from sunrise to sunset in observance of one of the religions' primary holidays. But what happens in places where the sun never sets because the country is too far north? For many, this particular dilemma is … Continue reading How to Fast for Ramadan in the Arctic, Where the Sun Doesn’t Set
Dr Javad Ahmad reads from an excellent speech written by his father Mr Nasir Ahmad. He explained the significance of the words "taqwa" and "sawm" and how fasting through abstention and discipline brings an all-embracing improvement in human thoughts and behaviour.
In these verses Allah tells Muslims how important it is to be united and points to their condition before Allah sent the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) with His revelation. But this unity is not to be for political advantage or economic convenience. The unity has to be based on principles and that is what the … Continue reading Hold fast to the Covenant of Allah
Muslims living in the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, should fast longer during the Ramadan holy month, Dubai's leading clerics have said. During Ramadan, Muslims are supposed to not eat or drink between dawn and dusk. "Burj Khalifa is almost one km (0.6 miles) high, which means people in higher floors can still see … Continue reading Ramadan fast ‘lasts longer high up’
A Sameer emailed in asking us: For how long should Muslims fast in the countries where days are 22 hours long? Click on read more for the answer. This question is 1500 years old and it was asked at the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s). The question was about prayers and not fasting. … Continue reading [Q&A] How long should Muslims fast