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The Man Who Made My First Ramadan Different

The Man Who Made My First Ramadan Different

The story of an Algerian man who made a big difference in the first Ramadan of Ustadh Usama Canon. It happened 20 years ago but Brother Canonstill remembers it with gratefulness and appreciation. Be that person during Ramadan who reaches out to someone in this month, that would be otherwise breaking their fast alone, whether …

10 Tips for Getting Through Your First Ramadan

10 Tips for Getting Through Your First Ramadan

Nothing beats that first sip of water or that first date when you’re breaking your fast. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and an obligation to all Muslims not excused by things like pregnancy, breastfeeding, illness, or other chronic health conditions. For those fasting for the first …

Remembrances of My First Ramadan

Remembrances of My First Ramadan

I recall being very lonely during my first Ramadan. As a new convert, I woke up for sahur (meal before fasting) and ate it alone, broke my fast alone and prayed Tarawih Prayer alone. I was a university graduate student and I lived alone…

My First Ramadan - Jeremy's Story - About Islam

My First Ramadan - Jeremy's Story

Jeremy converted to Islam just before he married his wife. His first Ramadan is as a newly wed and although it is not easy for them, they are managing it together! 8 Tips to Make Your First Ramadan a Ramadan to Remember

My First Ramadan Wasn't What I Expected

My First Ramadan Wasn't What I Expected

How can I describe my feelings, my state of my mind during the first two weeks? I felt light, but deeply rooted in myself and in the world; a lightness and openness for the things that lay ahead of me that I have never felt like that before. Devotion to the present…

My Best Ramadan Memories in America 1

My Best Ramadan Memories in America

I converted in Ramadan and I was determined to start my life as a Muslim as best as I could. I was excited for the challenge of fasting. As a Catholic during lent, I had abstained from snacks and only ate a small lunch during the day. So I figured giving…

Get Ready For Your First Ramadan! - About Islam

Get Ready For Your First Ramadan!

Is it your very first Ramadan? Are you feeling a little anxious or nervous? Here are some tips to help you prepare for your first Ramadan! Ramadan Mubarak! Ready for Your First Ramadan? 9 Things to Focus on

Ready for Your First Ramadan? 9 Things to Focus on

Ready for Your First Ramadan? 9 Things to Focus on

Once you have disciplined your body to fast, notice how you feel spiritually when you are in the middle of a fast compared to how you feel when you are stuffed after a meal. You will start to recognize a stark difference between the two states. When our…



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