| Aug 1, 2012
| 7:36 PM
The other night I struggled to come up with a simple way to describe the magnitude of "taraweh" — the extra prayers performed nightly during Ramadan.
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Do you know how Christmas is supposed to be about faith?
That's what Ramadan is supposed to be about too — God.
But like Christmastime, Ramadan, for some, becomes a time for lavish dinner parties and uncontrollable spending.
For producers and...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Something's been keeping me up at night.
I haven't had much beauty sleep in the last eight nights, and I'm not due for much more until the end of Ramadan, which is — sadly — on Saturday.
I've been up in search of "Laylat ul-Qadr," the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:00 PM
I'm a hypocrite.
I'm a Muslim who drinks alcohol — except during the month of Ramadan, of course.
There. I said it. I am a hypocrite.
Alcohol is forbidden in Islam.
There are those Muslims, however, including me, who argue that alcohol is not...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Ramadan starts Thursday night (insert multiple happy faces here).
You would think that because I will be refraining from eating and drinking for about 15 hours a day for the next month, I would be dreading the arrival of Islam's holiest month.