Ramadan

Tesco Sorry After Muslim Worker Refuses To Serve Ham And Wine

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco has rushed to apologise after a Muslim worker refused to serve a customer seeking to buy ham and wine saying he was fasting fo...

The Hardest Question to Answer During Ramadan

Asad Dhunna | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Asad Dhunna

It is fantastic to see a light-hearted approach to things and also that Muslims are sharing this experience with others. It also got me thinking about my very own #RamadanProblems. The hashtag is slightly ironic (and is intended to be) as you're not really supposed to complain during the month.

Ramadan - One-Third Down

Shahzad Sheikh | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Shahzad Sheikh

Here we are again; the toughest, hardest, most blessed, bestest month of the year. Consider it ritual, consider it redemption, consider it habit, consider it a challenge, consider it a marathon - it's the one to dread, the one to embrace...

What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

Personal experiences of hipsters are a far cry from Williamsburg, New York but instead it was like watching pockets of East London being swallowed up by a swarm of skinny jean wearing, flat white drinking locusts. As preened men were dubbed "Metrosexuals" and "scallies" evolved into "Chavs"; in my circle "Indie" became "Hipster".

My Simple Carrot, Pistachio and Raisin Cake

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

This cake idea was inspired by looking at my twitter feed and seeing how many people were preparing for Ramadan this year and the anticipation of Iftar. 'Iftar' which is the meal that is eaten to break fast. Usually starts with a date and some water followed by an array of protein, vegetables, carbohydrates...

This Former Playboy Bunny Converted To Islam - Check Out Her Amazing Transformation

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

A former Playboy bunny has embraced Islam, comparing the transition to "rebirth". Felixia Yeap announced her conversion to her 835,000 followers o...

Has Katie Gone A Step Too Far With Anti-Islamic Tweets?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

By now, we’re all used to Katie Hopkins ranting about celebrities including Lily Allen, Susanna Reid and Gwyneth Paltrow, to name but three, but thi...

Muslim Students & Officials Banned From Ramadan Fasting In Northwest China

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest have been banned from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Statements were posted o...

Muslim Charitable Giving Multiplies in the Holy Month of Fasting

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Muslims in the country are 'Britain's top charity givers', giving an average of almost £371 each a year". Prime Minister David Cameron, in his video message to mark the start of Ramadan 2014, said "Here in Britain, Muslims are our biggest donors - they give more to charity than any other faith group."

Algeria Coach Vahid Halilhodžić Angry At Ramadan Questions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Sport

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodžić angrily refused to reveal which of his players are observing Ramadan ahead of the country's last 16 World Cup tie wi...

Non-Muslim Expats Who 'Disrespect' Ramadan Threatened With Expulsion From Saudi Arabia

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Non-Muslim expatriates are being threatened with expulsion from Saudi Arabia if they eat, smoke or drink in public during the holy month of Ramadan. ...

Faith-Inspired Action - The Essence of Ramadan

Jehangir Malik | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK
Jehangir Malik

We asked a sample of over 5,000 people about their attitudes to Britishness and British values, to religious charities and to Ramadan. The results paint what for me is an unsurprisingly positive picture of Britain's Muslim community, one that I believe much better reflects what we are about than the narrow stereotypes that dominate some sections of the media.

World Cup Players Could Be Affected By Ramadan

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Sport

The stifling Brazil heat has already ensured there will be drink intervals at the World Cup, yet several footballers could also be affected by Ramadan...

Guess What Was Channel 4's Most Complained About Programme?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK

Channel's 4 broadcasting of the Muslim call to prayer during the holy month of Ramadan was the broadcaster's most-complained about programme last year...

Almost Four Years on, One Syrian Family's Painful Testimony on Life as a Refugee in Jordan

Justin Byworth | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Byworth

Three years ago, a group of school-children scrawled political graffiti on a wall in the remote Syrian town of Daraa. Their subsequent arrest and torture was the spark that ignited the civil war now ravaging Syria and devastating the lives of so many of its 22 million people. This civil war is now thought to have spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Christians and Eid

Julian Bond | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

I wondered how UK Christians might respond to Ramadan and Eid. Could British churches follow the lead of the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury in sending greetings to British Muslims? Apart from our most senior religious leaders, who have been trailblazers and pioneers of inter faith encounter, we have not seen such recognition of Muslim festivals. This is a new approach for a different era.

When Ramadan Comes to an End

Asad Dhunna | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Asad Dhunna

Twenty-nine days later. 29 long, hot, hungry days later. The end of Ramadan is here. And with it always comes a range of feelings.

A Very Channel 4 Ramadan...

Lina Prestwood | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lina Prestwood

The atrocity in Woolwich galvanised our belief that it would be wrong to let extremism and violence continue to set the Islamic agenda and claim to be a representative face of Islam; to abandon the season we had planned for many months would be letting down the majority of Muslims in Britain for whom terror and extremism have no place in their faith.

Mankini-Clad Men Pelted With Eggs And Branded Paedophiles

Caters News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK

Two men who went on a sponsored walk wearing comedy mankinis had to be escorted to safety by police - after locals branded them paedophiles and pelted...

WATCH: Muslim Referee Halts Football Match To Break Ramadan Fast (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Sport

A match in Senegal was halted by a Muslim referee as he broke his Ramadan fast. Half-an-hour into Casa Sport and Yeggo's fixture, referee Ousseynou...

Ramadan Spirit: The Best Way to Fortify Morality

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Real-life Muslims have considerable contradictions in practical, day-to-day life: we have a disproportionately high number of Muslims in the prison population that is worrisome; there is a visible, although tiny, number of violent extremists who have been putting Muslims in the docks through their mindless acts. The Ramadan message needs to reach all Muslims.

Gammongate: Hammed Up Story Hiding Bigger Picture

John Sargeant | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK
John Sargeant

Many stories during Ramadan have come to media attention - the serving of pork actually occurred some months ago, but the story broke in the last few days. Bigger issues of children fasting seem to be in the background.

The Secret to Spirituality

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

During the month we (Muslims) train ourselves, train ourselves to have restraint, train ourselves to have patience and steer clear from basic desires. The desire to eat, the desire to drink, the desire to argue back when under attack, the desire to indulge curbing our enthusiasm for all of these things until the set time and realizing that in actuality we are in no need of most of these desires.

Britain Does Ramadan... And Does It Very Well

Julie Siddiqi | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK
Julie Siddiqi

Ramadan does mean that we go without food and drink from dawn to sunset and yes, in this heat and with such long days it is a challenge, no doubt (if I had a pound for each time someone has said to me 'I could do it but not without water' - I'd be a very rich woman!) But it means so much more than that.

A Warning to Muslims This Ramadan

Rima Amin | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

Giving to those less fortunate is an important aspect of Islamic life especially during the holy month of Ramadan. New research hows Muslims give the most to those in need. Such generosity must embraced but also met with awareness of precisely where that money is going.