Loadshedding in Ramadan: The struggle is real

As working Muslims struggle to make it home for iftar due to the earlier onset of Maghrib in winter, this year has been a greater challenge with the added burden of load-shedding. Power cuts in South Africa have become the day-to-day norm for many households, and for the most part,[…]

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What you did wrong at the White House Iftar

OPINION by Sami Kishawi – Were you so hungry that you spent time, money, and energy to make the trip to Washington, D.C., and navigate your way through streets and sidewalks caked with the bloody footsteps of soulless lobbyists and politicians just to break bread with a man whose signature[…]

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Obama hosts annual Iftar at White House

US President Barack Obama has said Americans stand united in rejecting the targeting of any religious group as he opened the White House to Muslim Americans for a traditional Iftar dinner during the holy month of Ramadan. The annual Iftar was attended by eminent Muslim Americans and member of the[…]

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Muslim charities prep for cold Ramadan

With four out of 10 households in Cape Town’s poor areas without food at least once a week, it’s almost certain that Ramadan will be an added burden for Muslim families this year. The ever-increasing cost of food means that impoverished Muslims will have less to break their fast, only[…]

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Obama host iftar, defends Israel

Amid wide calls for boycotting the annual event, US President Barack Obama has hosted a White House iftar to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, using the meal to discuss the crises unfolding in the Mideast. “Even as we celebrate all that we have in common, we know that in[…]

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