Tag Archives: Ramzan

Ramadan series: Water

Since Islamic religious observances are based on an unadjusted lunar calendar therefore we get to experience Ramadan all seasons of the year. Every year Ramadan moves forward in the Gregorian calendar by about 10-12 days. So in about 30 years … Continue reading

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Ramadan series: Rooh Afza

For millions of Muslims of South Asia, Ramadan is not complete without Rooh Afza. A red-colored drink in its unique bottle design that hasn’t changed since I was little has been the choice of the first sip of millions of … Continue reading

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Ramadan series: Ramadan vs. Ramzan

Firsts of all, Ramadan vs. Ramzan debate is not the same as Allah Hafiz vs. Khuda Hafiz debate. If anything, usage of the word Ramadan shows the move of Muslims of India from Urdu towards English. First time I saw … Continue reading

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Ramadan series: Time

Muslims should always know the importance of time. The five time daily prayers need to be performed during specific time throughout the day and if one doesn’t manage his/her time properly then a prayer can be easily missed. You get … Continue reading

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Ramadan series: New Muslims

In a way we all are new Muslims whether born in a Muslim family or to a non-Muslim one. At one point of time in our life we had to decide that we will continue to be a Muslim and … Continue reading

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Ramadan series: Lunch

It’s lunch time and my company has served Sushi for its employees but the worst part is that my office mate decided to eat his lunch at his desk. Ramadan is more than just missing lunch but I am amazed … Continue reading

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Ramadan series: Hijrah

Migration or hijrah is given special importance in Islam. It is no accident that Islamic calendar begins with important migration of Muslims from Makkah to Madinah. Muslims were persecuted in their home town Makkah leaving them no choice but to … Continue reading

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Ramadan series: Ummah

On day 6 of Ramadan, I decided to go the local masjid for iftar to feel the community. Outside the annual Hajj, American masaajid are the best place to feel the diversity of the ummah. Iftar was simple with milk … Continue reading

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Ramadan series: disability

It was a very beautiful day this Friday. Sun was out and temperature was just perfect. In a good mood I was walking towards the masjid for the Juma prayers. I noticed a guy in a wheelchair in front of … Continue reading

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Ramadan series: work

As I sat in a two-hour long all employees meeting at my work today, I had to fight the boredom of watching a long presentation of slides after slides. But being bored was not the biggest thing on my mind, … Continue reading

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