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Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

Arak, daru, sharaab, alcohol. The names may vary by language, but the essence is the same. Depending on which side of fence you sit, these words may conjure up the romance of a Hafiz poem or the sternness of a lecture at the mosque condemning their evils. Some in Muslim[…]

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Facing Ramadaan with diabetes

As Muslims around the world prepare for fasting for the month of Ramadaan next week, the Diabetes and Ramadaan International Alliance in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation has released the “New Guidelines on Diabetes Management during Ramadaan”. The guidelines were presented this week by Professor Mahomed Omar. The guidelines[…]

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How to stay healthy during Ramadan

Muslims began observing the holy month of Ramadan Monday with the first sighting of the new moon. For most Muslims, Ramadan is taking place this year from June 6 to July 5. During this period, Muslims are supposed to eat just two meals a day. One is called suhoor, which[…]

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15th Sha’baan, a night of mercy

“Fasting is like a seed being planted in Rajab, in Sha’baan it is being watered, and in Ramadan we pick the fruits.” [Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali] As Muslims the world over prepare for the sacred month of Ramadan, the auspicious night of 15 Sha’baan, also known as Laylatul Nisfi min Sha’ban,[…]

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Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

Arak, daru, sharaab, alcohol. The names may vary by language, but the essence is the same. Depending on which side of fence you sit, these words may conjure up the romance of a Hafiz poem or the sternness of a lecture at the mosque condemning their evils. Some in Muslim[…]

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