Ramadan

A Christian Ramadan Retreat

Julian Bond | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

On the day I got up as usual, it was still dark, and made breakfast. I prayed the Lord's Prayer - 'give us this day our daily bread!' and asked for strength in fasting as a spiritual exercise. I finished breakfast around 06.30 (discovering later that the fast should began at 05.30, no imam for guidance though I could have researched it better - this was several years ago).

On Eid, Many Muslims Are Cash-Strapped, Thanks to Ruthless Travel Agents

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

In short, any agent who is not registered and cannot provide anything in writing needs to be given a wide berth. Otherwise for many it could mean not just a ruined Eid, but also the trip of a lifetime.

Eid Mubarak! 41 Pictures Of Muslims Celebrating The End Of Ramadan

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid al-Fitr celebrations to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The festivities involve thanksg...

British Muslims Have British Values

Sadiq Khan | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

British Muslims are an extremely enterprising community. They contribute over £31billion to the UK economy every year. Over 100,000 British Muslims are civil servants, doctors, lawyers and accountants. In London alone, small businesses run by Muslims employ over 70,000 people... The majority of people view British Muslims as contributing well to our national way of life. Let us build on and strengthen that. While I'm fasting this weekend - when I'm hungry and thirsty - I will be thinking about what I can do to promote a more positive view of British Muslims - I think we should all do the same.

What Can We Take From the Student Ramadan Experience?

Camillia Khan | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Camillia Khan

"I would describe fasting during university as challenging yet satisfying. As a dental student I see patients day in day out. Most people don't notice I'm fasting as my clinical abilities thankfully remain unaffected besides the odd yawn on a friday afternoon."

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 12.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 05.09.2014 | 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 03.09.2014 | 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 29.08.2014 | 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 27.08.2014 | 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...