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Ramadan Library

Ramadan Library

Issue 60 September 2009

A selection of useful Ramadan articles from previous issues: 


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Ramadan around the World - Issue 59 >

How will you welcome Ramadan? Robi Chowdhury, produces a beautiful multi-media slide show of images of Ramadan around the world.

Zakat - The 8 Recipients - Issue 59 >

Ramadan is the traditional time for giving zakat, but who does your money reach?

Repentance a bountiful blessing - Issue 59 >

Imam Suhaib Webb reflects on the blessings of Ramadan.

Cook One Freeze One - Issue 59 >

Save effort and time by preparing twice as much food – some for now, some for later.

Fit for Fasting - Issue 59 >

The long summer days during Ramadan mean that we should all ensure we have a healthy holy month.

To Fast or not to Fast - Issue 59 >

Imam Zaid Shakir advises...

A Date for All Seasons - Issue 48 >

The narrations of the Prophet Muhammad tell us: “If anyone of you is fasting, let him break his fast with dates.

Break-fasting in Ramadan - Issue 48 >

Choose from a healthy range of options for both the pre-dawn meal and the sunset snack, and absorb the benefits and the blessings of this holy month.

How we spend Ramadan - Issue 48 >

In a special feature, we hear the unique stories of how students at Eton College, Muslim prisoners at Wormwood Scrubs in London, and converts from the New Muslims Project in Leicestershire spend their Ramadan.

Ramadan; the best of times, the worst of times- Issue 48 >

Ramadan is, undoubtedly, the best of times and most of us cannot but be touched by the spirit of it; but it is the worst of times in that it exacerbates the inherent conflict between the attainment of spiritual bliss and the barren shallowness of fast-paced urban living.

Reflection in Ramadan - Issue 48 >

Imam Zaid Shakir takes us on a journey of rememberance to reconnect with the authentic spirit of Ramadan.

The Idiots guide to Islamic Finance - Issue 48 >

Zakat: The Basics

Sugar Rush - Issue 36 >

With diabetes being one of the top ten killers of modern times, Noreen A. Kassem takes a serious look at the insulin injected world of today?s sufferers and its effects during this holy month of Ramadan.

Moon Sighting - Issue 13 >

The Islamic calendar is lunar, thus its year is ten or eleven days fewer than the Gregorian year. This means that Muslim months fall in different seasons. For example, Ramadan and Hajj can fall in the summer as well as in the winter.

Prayers in Ramadan - Issue 13 >

Rajnaara Akhtar finds out how people are inspired by additional prayers and seclusion during the holy month.

A Profound Faith Married to a Profound Critical Intelligence  - Issue 13>

The month of Ramadan calls Muslims to their dignity as well as to their responsibilities... 

In Love with the Word - Issue 7

Heralded by Muslim scholars as one of the miracles of the Qur'an, the ease with which it is memorised by young and old is something to marvel at. Who are the memorisers of today? And what doors has the Qur'an opened for them?


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