China bans Ramadan fasting in Xinjiang

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open. Most Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month, which began on Thursday, but China’s ruling Communist party is officially atheist[…]

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Three strengths that Ramadan develops in you

Though it is constantly repeated by Muslims all over the world in many occasions, its impact on the life of Muslims is at best very minor indeed. This is due to the weakness of our will, the feebleness of our resolve, and the lack of proper training and practice. What[…]

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Primary school bans pupils from fasting

A primary school trust has banned Muslim pupils from fasting during Ramadan, claiming the tradition can be harmful to the health of young children. Barclay Primary School in Leyton, east London, issued a letter to parents informing them that it would not allow children attending school to fast in order to[…]

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How to fast safely if you’re diabetic

Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan by abstaining from food, drink and oral medications from dawn to dusk. Although the Qur’an specifically exempts people with a medical condition from the duty of fasting, many diabetics still choose to fast. According to the EPIDIAR Study Group: A Population-based Study of[…]

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Benefits of Dhul-Hijjah Days

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him and his father) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” The people asked, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?”[…]

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