Tag: Ramadan & Fasting

For Western leaders, Ramadan is a time to reassure the world of Islam

AT LEAST since 1805, Western heads of government have been making delicate judgments over how exactly to signal their respect for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. On December 9th of that year, Thomas Jefferson changed the time of a White House dinner from the usual 3.30 pm to “precisely at sunset”. The shift was made to accommodate the religious obligations of a guest from Tunis who was playing an important role in… ..more: economist.com

Gun fired outside east London mosque during Ramadan prayers

Police tapeThe Metropolitan police have launched an investigation after a shot was fired outside a London mosque during prayers for Ramadan. Police said there were no injuries, and they believe the shot came from a blank-firing handgun, and significantly, they were not treating it as a terrorist incident. The single shot was fired outside a mosque in Ilford in east London at 10.45pm….MORE: THE Guardian

Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challenge

Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challengeLloyd, a British Christian, will be covering her head for the entire duration of the holy month this year in solidarity with Muslim women who face discrimination for wearing the hijab.

“I feel very strongly about this,” said Lloyd, the youngest participant of the 30-day Ramadan hijab challenge, a yearly initiative by the non-profit World Hijab Day (WHD) organisation, inviting women of all faiths to wear the headscarf for a month….more:  .aljazeera