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The Amazing Race of Ramadan: It’s an Inside Job!

Ramadan

Thundering, slamming sounds of doors locking. Roaring noises of steel chains clattering together. Hearts melt as the smiles fill the skies. And the golden gates are opened, filling the universe with the sparkling scents of Heaven. People from all around the world gather together, excited and anxious to be amongst the frontrunners. From every race, …

Expecting & Nursing Mothers in Ramadan: Worship of a Different Kind
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When Emma gave birth to her first child, Ramadan was only a few days away. For the first time, she found out what it was like not to fast during the holy month – for the whole month. She would spend hours in her room adjusting to life with a newborn. Her cycles included nursing, …

Ramadan with Teens (Video)
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This Episode from Muslims and mental health discusses how Muslim teens can prepare and best utilize the month of Ramadan. The guest is Dr. Sawssan Ahmed, a psychology PhD and a professor at a California university.

Ramadan- It’s Time to Renew Marital Love
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When making Ramadan plans, the focus is often on reciting more Qur’an, attending taraweeh, hosting/attending iftar, preparing the kitchen in advance, and even decorating the house for the season. “Improve marriage” rarely tops the list, or even finds a place at the bottom. However, a successful marriage can be your key to Jannah even if …

Why You Should Be Decking the Halls For Ramadan?
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While Muslims in the US enthusiastically pull out their stored Rubbermaid tubs marked “Ramadan/Eid,” packed with strings of paper lanterns, electric lights and glass ornaments bought, others find this “new” tradition to be a questionable innovation or another capitalist trapping. It may seem that converted Muslims have simply transferred their old traditions and newly immigrated …

8 Tips on How to Curtail Your Ramadan Budget
Ramadan budget

Ramadan is the month of blessings. In this month, we make special arrangements on many levels among which is the economic level. Here we provide every house wife with practical tips that would help her control her budget and reduce spending during the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan Fun for Little Muslims
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In Ramadan, we’re abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, all for the sake of Allah. Of course there is more to Ramadan than just that, but that’s the first impression little children get. So Muslims are celebrating the presence of the Holy Month, but not everyone – as yet – is joining …

Ramadan Fun for Little Muslims
Ramadan

In Ramadan, we’re abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, all for the sake of Allah. Of course there is more to Ramadan than just that, but that’s the first impression little children get. So Muslims are celebrating the presence of the Holy Month, but not everyone – as yet – is joining …

Discussing Sex at Home (video)
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In this episode, sister Heather discusses an extremely important issue for Muslim parents; How sex can be discussed within the family? The interviewee is Sr. Nadiah Mohajir, co-founder and executive director of HEART Women & Girls  Project in Chicago. HEART Women & Girls promotes sexual health and sexual violence awareness in faith-based communities by developing culturally-sensitive health education, advocacy, …

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