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30 Days of Ramadan: Forgive me

We’ve talked about Ramadan as the month of improvement, the month of patience, and the month of a few other attributes. What we haven’t addressed yet is Ramadan as a month of forgiveness, so let’s do that. If you have ever needed anyone’s forgiveness, you know this is not an … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan: Day 21, a personal reflection on Gaza

When I was a senior in high school I participated in a 24-hour dance marathon to raise money for Israel. Eager for something both spiritual and social, I joined the United Synagogue Youth (USY) that year, learning a little bit about Judaism but spending much more time socializing. I considered … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 20: Down to the last 10

The last 10 days of Ramadan are upon us, which means the world is a-stirring. Masjids are now holding Tahajjud Salah at 2:30 a.m. and flocks of people are attending. Laylat-ul-Qadr – the Night of Power – is on one of these days (we will go more in depth about … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, getting caught up: Don’t shop till you drop

(Note: During the busy days of Ramadan time sure can get away from you! We’re catching up with some missed posts…) As Ramadan nears its last 10 days, there has been an increase in attendance at local masjids. The number of men and women that remain until the end of … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 14: A personal reflection on the struggle to improve

So far all that has been mentioned in this blog is what’s to come from us: how are we preparing for our future, the habits we’re forming, the people we plan to keep in touch with, etc. The reason we tend to think of the future during Ramadan is because … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 13: Guest blogger shows off – or not

Sobia Siddiqui, our 30 Days of Ramadan blogger, is taking a break for today, so guest blogger (and CAIR-TX Communications Coordinator) Ruth Nasrullah is re-posting something she wrote for the Houston Chronicle several years ago.  Enjoy! I have tended toward laziness with my prayers over the last few months. I … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 12: A global community of fasting Muslims

What I find most interesting about fasting is that it is a very personal, yet an extremely communal activity. Personal: It’s something you do as an act of worship, on your own time with consideration to yourself. If you don’t fast, no one around you can tell unless you give … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 11: Back on track

1/3 of Ramadan is over.  It’s time to stop and self-evaluate. Have we achieved any of our goals? Have we started? Or started and left off? The lull is understandable; as stated in a previous post, a busy Ramadan is not easy. We start the month with enthusiasm and then … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 10: Being committed

It takes commitment. Ramadan takes commitment. In fact, being Muslim in general takes commitment. But that’s the beauty of it. Think about it: in addition to the month of fasting and the holy pilgrimage, Muslims pray five times a day and they abstain daily from alcohol, drugs, and other “indulgences” … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, day 9: The Disney version :)

I believe I have had my fair share of epiphanies this Ramadan and at this time in the month I can’t say which is the most earth shattering. So instead of focusing on ‘the most’ this or ‘the most’ that, I’m going to focus on the epiphany at hand – … Continue reading

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