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Hindu Chef Feeds 60,000 People in Ramadan

DUBAI – An Indian Hindu chef, Bobby Kapoor, dedicates his time during the holy month of fasting each year to prepare and provide iftar meals to people less fortunate in Dubai, the UAE. “By the time Ramadan draws to an end this year, approximately 60,000 laborers will have had a hot meal, drink, and dessert,” …

US Teen Wins World’s Most Prestigious Qur’an Contest

MINNEAPOLIS — An American Muslim student from South Minneapolis has won the world’s largest and most prestigious Qur’an memorization competition. “All Minnesotans should be proud of the accomplishments of Burhan, who represented our state and our nation at this International Quran Competition,” said Jaylani Hussein, Executive Director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on …

40 Expats Convert to Islam During Mass Ramadan Iftar

DUBAI – A Ramadan iftar has become a turning point in the lives of around 40 expatriates in Dubai They all took Shahada (testimony of faith) during the event organized by the Dubai Islamic Information Center (IIC) at Dar Al Ber Society auditorium on Wednesday. “I was a Christian in search of truth. I would …

Though Non-Muslim This British Expat Has Not Missed Ramadan for 20 Years

Though Non-Muslim, This British Expat Has Not Missed Ramadan for 20 Years

DUBAI – Long-term British expatriate Nick Watson has been living in the Emirates for 20 years and so far, he hasn’t missed one Ramadan. “While living in the UK, my exposure to Ramadan was limited, though I was familiar with the basic concept of the Muslim tradition. My perception of the month of fasting has …

Non-Muslim Woman Fasts Ramadan, Feels Blessed With Miracles

DUBAI – Over the past decade, Indian non-Muslim woman Sarbani Ghoshal has been fasting every Ramadan, saying she is blessed with miracles during the holy month. “My children really love this month. They wait for iftar time. Ramadan brings a lot of peace and togetherness in my life,” Sarbani told Khaleej Times on Thursday. Sarbani …

For 20 Years, This Expat Has Been Giving Free Iftar to Workers

DUBAI – Over the past two decades, Indian expat Sathyapalan P. has been handing out thousands of free iftar meals to workers, reflecting the true spirit of Ramadan as a month of giving. “Everyone has to sacrifice something to help someone else,” Sathyapalan told Khaleej TImes. “My message is to love all and serve all, …

Youth Volunteers to Distribute 32,000 Free Suhoor Meals

DUBAI – About 700 volunteers are planning to distribute free suhoor meals during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, filling the gap as many entities are already distributing iftar meals. “The Youth Council chose to distribute suhoor meals because there are already many entities distributing iftar meals. Nobody is addressing this need [for suhoor] meals …

Ramadan Sharing Fridges Expand to Serve More This Year

DUBAI – Three years ago, when Australian expat Sumayyah Sayed put a fridge stocked with free food and water on her front porch in Ramadan, it was certainly beyond her imagination that this would turn into a big giant community project. Today, more than 27,000 have joined the campaign to help the poor during the …

Atheist Finds Islam

Atheist Finds Islam Through Fasting Ramadan

I started to fast in Ramadan even though I wasn’t a Muslim and I found it very pleasing in many ways, quite challenging in others, but very pleasing. I enjoyed the fast, I enjoyed especially the few moments before the Adhan of Al-Maghrib (sunset prayer).



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