Canada Ramadan

Eid Greetings Soaked With Bloodshed And Bombs

Tahir Gora | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Tahir Gora

Today, Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid and sharing Eid greetings. But those greetings are not flying too far this time. They are heavily soaked with the weekend bombing in Iraq that caused more than 250 lives. Saudi Arabia got struck by three suicide attacks two days before Eid.

Muslim Group Gives $250,000 Eid Gift To Rebuild Fort McMurray Homes

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living

The first home rebuilt will go to a single mother of two.

Syrian Refugee Girl Nails It: Canadians Say Thank You Too Much

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada

"My teacher, she gave me book to read, I gave it back and she said thank you.''

Why Muslims Around The World Are Fasting For Ramadan

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

The month of Ramadan has just begun for over a billion Muslims around the world; thirty days of fasting from sunrise to sunset. While it may sound harsh to some, as Muslims there is so much beauty in Ramadan and what it represents. When Muslims fast (in our case for almost 18 hours) it invigorates your other senses in many ways.

How To Keep Your Energy Up During Ramadan

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Living

This is one time where you'll actually want to fill up on water.

This Ramadan, Let's Call For An End To The Global Refugee Crisis

Islamic Relief Canada | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Impact
Islamic Relief Canada

The holy month of Ramadan is upon us. This is a time when Muslims all around the world abstain from all food, drink and sexual pleasure during daylight hours. It is also a time when Muslims remember those less fortunate around the world by giving a portion of their wealth to charitable causes. Every Ramadan, here at Islamic Relief Canada, we pick a global issue that we campaign and fundraise on, and this month we're calling for more action towards ending the global refugee crisis.

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!

Eid Reminds Us to Reflect and Reconnect

Meghan Rose MacIver | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Rose MacIver

It's the end of the holy month of Ramadan here in Turkey and as a western yoga teacher living in Istanbul, I'm usually just happy to watch locals celebrate the holiday of Eid around me. But something gave way this year, and I had an opportunity to reflect on my old experiences.

My Growing Family Has Changed My Eid Traditions

Safiyya Vankalwala | Posted 07.16.2016 | 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 07.13.2016 | 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.

Ramadan Changes What Food Means to Me

Safiyya Vankalwala | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living
Safiyya Vankalwala

Fasting itself does not help those less fortunate. However, the person fasting has a heightened awareness of how it feels to be hungry and therefore how those less fortunate feel being hungry every day. Knowing is one thing, but experiencing is completely different.

Egypt's Inability to End Female Genital Mutilation Is Shameful

Jenn Gearey | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Jenn Gearey

While Egypt was considered a role model for civilization once upon a time, its inability to put a stop against barbaric acts of FGM is painful. The human rights violations where infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, and women, are having their vaginas sliced, because the notion of a woman experiencing sexual pleasure is distasteful, are not dwindling.

My Struggle to Dress Appropriately During Ramadan

Safiyya Vankalwala | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living
Safiyya Vankalwala

The one aspect I constantly struggle with every Ramadan is my clothing choice. I feel that if I am fasting, I should dress closer in accordance with the Muslim dress code. But is my ultimate goal that one day I will leave Ramadan dressing more conservatively for the rest of the year? I am not sure, but maybe.

How I Let My 6-Year-Old Fast During Ramadan

Safiyya Vankalwala | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Safiyya Vankalwala

Six years ago, I could not imagine the day my son would go into grade 1, let along imagine my son asking me if he can fast. Last week, he said to me: "I want to fast with you and dad. Please, please, please!" I was silent at first, not knowing how to tell him that there is no way I am letting him fast 17 hours.

As a Diabetic, Here's How I'll Try to Fast for 19 Hours

Tania Budhwani | Posted 06.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tania Budhwani

Traditionally, Muslims are not allowed to eat throughout the day while they fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Although individuals with illnesses are usually exempt from fasting, I try my best to do what I can. It's an interesting struggle to keep the balance between fulfilling my religious responsibilities and keeping my health in check. The criticism is endless, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! My doctors have advised me against fasting numerous times, but I think it should be a personal choice.

16 Universal Struggles Of Muslims Who Fast During Ramadan

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living

Please forgive your Muslim friends if they fall asleep in the middle of a conversation this month.

Make A New Muslim Friend This Ramadan

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches on June 18, 2015, Muslim families across the country will be gathering together in the evenings for iftar, the...

10 Challenges I'll Face Every day During Ramadan

Safiyya Vankalwala | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living
Safiyya Vankalwala

Ramadan is scheduled to commence later this week and I am not looking forward to it. The Islamic calendar is lunar based, so Ramadan shifts by approximately 10 days every year. Fasting during the winter months is easy with dawn being so late and sunset being so early. Fasting during the summer months is brutal -- dawn is currently at 3:45 a.m. and sunset is at 9 p.m.

When Does Ramadan Start?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living

Muslims all over the world are preparing for the start of Ramadan, a month-long period of fasting and reflection. Beginning, on June 18, 2015, foll...

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living

With the end of Ramadan comes Eid al-Fitr, a celebration in which Muslims engage in prayer, give to charity and enjoy feasts in the homes of friends 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...

WATCH: What Really Happens To Your Body When You Fast

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Living

Every year millions of Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset, as part of the holy month of Ramadan. Fasting during Ramadan goes bac...

Fasting For Ramadan? Here Are 5 Ways To Stay Healthy

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living

During Ramadan, practicing Muslims change their eating habits dramatically. Questioned by Relaxnews, nutritionist Charlotte Debeugny provided her reco...

The 21 Best Halal Restaurants In The GTA

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Living

While eating halal can be a challenge in some Canadian cities where the Muslim population is small, the only challenge Muslims in the Greater Toronto ...

Using sweet dates to break the fast transcends the many different Ramadan traditions

CP | Michele Kayal, The Associated Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living

During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Sameer Sarmast leaves the house each day with his wallet, his keys and... dates."I'll carry a little sandwich...