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    RAMADAN IN AMERICA!

    Tweet​   How Do you Survive Ramadan in  America ​ This week, on may 6th, Millions of Muslims around the world started observing the holy  month of Ramadan.  Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar, that honors the time when god revealed to Prophet Muhammed through Angel Gabriel, the first verses of Quran.   Ramadan is a festive month for Muslims , 30 days of Christmas. Where Muslims  enjoy special traditions and immersed themselves in all night celebration. However, in the political climate of Islamophobic culture , and the rhetoric of  demonizing Muslims and criminalizing Islam.  In America, Muslim faith and practices are questioned and under the spotlight. .  Observing…

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    HOLIDIVERISTY: MY RAMADAN-CHRISTMAS DINNER!

    Tweet Notes from America  With all the turmoil around the world and poisonous relationships between the two biggest monolithic religion, it is a welcoming news. Muslims and Christians celebrate their holidays together.  Christmas is celebrated during Muslims holy month of Ramadan. As a Muslim American who has been married to an American woman for 20 years, I wanted to celebrate Ramadan and Christmas at the same time.  Wow, I thought to myself, what an occasion: our two religious celebrations combined into one magic evening in my house, an evening of transformation that would symbolize our great, diverse life in America. A Ramadan-Christmas dinner would bring a real meaning to our two…

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    Eid Celebration … Christmas without the shopping

    TweetEid Eladha (feast of scarifies) commemorating the saving of Abraham son’ Ishmael by the lamb (let us not get picky on which son). As in Christmas when christens hunt for the right tree to bring home. Moslems started their Eid celebration by going hunting for the right lamb to bring home to scarify.Here in Minnesota, WE DO THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. my daughter and I START Eid BY rushing to the early Morning Prayer.IN the segregated prayer room, she is always perplexed BY THE unexplained gender separation. After the brief chanting of god’s greatness … “Allah Akbar, Allah Akber … We BEGIN the Eid prayer, AND the Imam IN HIS…

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