(RNS) In keeping with tradition, Muslims of Kuala Lumpur break the Ramadan fast with a community meal, known as "iftar," and evening prayers known as Tarawih.
(RNS) ISIS discourages the notion that only piety, prayer, and worship are important during Ramadan, insisting that armed jihad is a sacred duty during that holy month.
Eid celebrations break the Ramadan fast, and begin the 10th month on the Islamic lunar calendar at the sight of the new moon.
(RNS) As more Muslims enter public service sectors, Americans are more accepting of them.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) While selfies are hardly new, Palestinians have embraced the phenomenon during the holy month of Ramadan as a way of showing their presence at Islam's third holiest site.
(RNS) Searching for a recitation from a female "qariah" or reciter, Jerusha Lamptey, assistant professor of Islam and ministry at Union Theological Seminary, found none.
A spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, condemned the event as "an open provocation to the Islamic faith."
(RNS) More companies are making efforts to accommodate the religious needs of their Muslim workers. But some businesses are going the extra mile to host events that celebrate the monthlong fast.
(RNS) Ramadan begins on the longest day of the year, but for some Muslims living in Northern Europe and Canada, it's even longer. A British Muslim scholar says those Muslims don't have to suffer.
JAKARTA (Reuters) Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population.
(RNS) China’s appalling religious freedom record underscores the obvious: Little has changed since Beijing shamed itself before the world 25 years ago, massacring its own people for the “crime” of demanding their rights.
JERUSALEM (RNS) This year, instead of sweets, people are drinking black coffee without sugar, a sign of mourning in Palestinian culture. Instead of new clothes, people are sending their alms to Gaza. Instead of going on vacation, people stay home, glued to the TV set.
(RNS) On Tuesday (July 15), a daylong fast among Muslims, Christians and Jews is planned as part of a public effort to show unity in the fight against war and violence in Israel and Gaza.
(RNS) Muslim-Jewish iftars are popping up across the nation, bringing together dozens and sometimes hundreds of people for a celebratory Ramadan meal at which both faiths can forge a deeper interfaith understanding.
Muslims across the country and the world began fasting for Ramadan this past weekend. Ramadan is a month-long Muslim holiday; this year it falls between June 28 to July 28, but ...