| Aug 2, 2011
| 10:22 AM
Ramadan began Monday with special significance for Orange County Muslims, who celebrated the democratic tide washing over Egypt and Tunisia but also expressed concern for those who remain in peril in Syria, Libya and other Middle Eastern dictatorships.
| 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.
And then an enigmatic Muslim poet I know compared it — perfectly — to opera.
| 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...