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30 Days of Ramadan, Days 6-11: Something’s Gotta Give (cough, cough)

This is still the 30 Days of Ramadan Blog, but we’re going to have to loop in entries 6-11 all in this one because I was so, terribly, ugly, not-nice sick. I mean completely-not-functioning kind of sick. Normally I get over these pesky periodic flus in two to three days … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 5: A Personal Reflection on Mercy

Can you believe how quickly Ramadan is passing?  It seems like we barely absorb the lessons of the first 10 days before going into the second. A quick briefing of what this means: The 30 Days of Ramadan are divided into three stages per 10 days. The first 10 days … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 4: Ramadan Brain

Y’all, Ramadan Brain is real. We are just four days in and I am lethargic and forgetful. Today, for instance, I forgot my supplies and computer charger at home – which meant I was utterly useless for half the day. Even writing this post has my brain trying to trudge … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 3: Honoring the Memory of Brave Americans

On Memorial Day we honor those who gave their lives for us to live in a safer, better nation. They put us, people whom they never met, ahead of their own lives. I thank them for their service, their lives, their selflessness, their courage, and their belief in this country. … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 2: Safe Spaces for Converts

In the 2014 30 Days of Ramadan blog I hit on this topic but I feel it’s one that should constantly get revisited.  What are we doing for our convert brothers and sisters? Too often this narrative has been repeated: Someone has found themselves called to Islam They reach out … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 1: Schedule Tight, Niyyah Strong

Once again the blessed month of Ramadan is upon us, and once again the prep for the month doesn’t ever seem to be enough; at least, that’s where I find myself, again, every year. To start, I knew that the first night of Taraweeh was near. I knew I should … Continue reading

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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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