30 Days of Ramadan Quiz
Learn Thirty Facts About Ramadan - in Quizzes
It was prior to 2001, when Muslims were scarcely newsworthy, that I began my inquiry into the faith.
Today we live in a different time, when today's programs and papers promulgate the acquisition of a mostly falsities about the religion and its adherents.
Had I tried to learn about Ramadan and about Islam in general from the public sphere, I would have amassed a real hodgepodge of bits of truth and falsity, mostly the latter.
Drama drives the news and entertainment shows. Sadly, it's often easier and more interesting to absorb the daily doses without filtering them through the tastebuds of truth.
One can learn any manner of misinformation from the nightly news,. When rumor or misnomer is repeated often enough, it begins to read like fact. I appreciate each instance of neutral and factual presentation about Muslims and about Islam. My intention is dispel some rumors about Ramadan practices.
Calligraphy reads: "God, there is no god but He, the Lord of His prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the Lord of all that has been created".
My Watercolor - The Path
The Kaaba - Heart of the Meccan Mosque
photo credit: Kaaba
image credit: Uyrly75
Slivered Moon Marks Ramadan Start
image credit:Ahmed Rabea
Iftar Inside a Mosque
image credit: balavenise
Illustration of The Moon's Phases
This lovely illustration by al-Biruni, who lived from 973-1048CE, is from the Persian tombe Kitab al-Tafhim. It charts the varying phases the moon goes through each month. The text is written in Arabic. image credit: al Biruni
All About Islam - written in western voice
- Why Islam
Islam simplified, with questions and answers. Search box and categories.
Insightful Personal Reflections on Ramadan
I value entrance into another person's practice, especially when he shares his learning along with the meanings of his discoveries.
Share Ramadan Blessings
Lovely recognition of your friends' or families' observance of Ramadan.
Contemporary Western Scholar
Profound presentations of the value of a well examined life.