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Muslims Around The World Share What Eid al-Fitr Means To Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living

Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a holy day that comes at the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is a day of merriment and thanksgiving marked...

20 Women Who Slayed The Fashion Game On Eid-al-Fitr

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Style

Just gorgeous!

Beautiful Photos Of Eid-al-Fitr From Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living

These photos are stunning.

12 Times Eid Was So Great You Wanted To Cry Happy Tears

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living

Food! Food! Food!

My Growing Family Has Changed My Eid Traditions

Safiyya Vankalwala | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Safiyya Vankalwala

I will miss Ramadan, but I am also ready to say goodbye until next year. The gifts for the kids are packed, henna on my hands has been applied, the house will get decorated today, and brunch food is in preparation mode. We are ready for Eid. Eid Mubarak/Happy Eid to everyone!

How Ramadan Can Get Lonely

Safiyya Vankalwala | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Living
Safiyya Vankalwala

I look forward to Eid, but as Eid approaches, I start to miss Ramadan. Many of my Muslim friends share the same bittersweet feeling. I am not sure if I would feel the same bittersweet feeling if I was observing Ramadan on my own, or at least not to the same extent. A partner in crime is a must.

Following Hajra in Mecca: Islam's Matriarchal Roots

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

At Hajj, we Muslims must walk 7 times between the hills of Safa and Marwa and at some point many touch the water from the well of Zam-Zam. Why? Because only in following the footsteps of Hajra do Muslims complete the Hajj. Who was Hajra? She was the founder of Mecca. Yes -- a woman founded Mecca. Islam has a matriarch. And not only was she a woman. She was a slave.

What Is Eid-al-Adha All About?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living

Eid-al-Adha, one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar, takes place Oct. 4. But what is this holiday all about? Translated from A...

How Muslims Around The World Celebrate Eid

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living

Eid Al-Fitr is one of the most celebrated occasions in the Islamic calendar, and after a month of fasting, Muslims around the world have a good reason...

Harassing Women in Egypt? Prepare to Get Sprayed

VICE | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada

Despite worldwide publicity and campaigning, the approach to actually solving the sexual harassment epidemic in Egypt has sadly been a pretty apathetic one, with police giving less than a gram of shit about the situation, leaving street perverts to grope away until their hands are content. It's perhaps no surprise that anti-harassment groups in Cairo have gone vigilante, taking what's left of the law into their own hands and patrolling the streets to fight the harassment epidemic themselves. I spoke to Muhammad Taimoor, leader and founder of the campaign, about their controversial tactics during the festival.