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Rockford-area Muslim families prepare for Ramadan

Rockford-area Muslim families prepare for Ramadan

Muslims fast for many reasons, including becoming more self-disciplined and spiritually stronger. Through fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam, they also build fellowship with other Muslims. Aisha Shaikh's earliest Ramadan memory is one of thankfulness. She remembers her first fast, around the age of 10. It lasted just a few hours, but she recalls the joy she felt when she broke the...

Muslims, part of American mix for long time

Muslims, part of American mix for long time

While the Muslims have witnessed a rising tide of Islamophobia in the United States during a presidential election year, a leading US publication carried out a feature about a nearly 100-year-old mosque in the state of North Dakota to underline that Muslims had been part of the American mix for a long time. While the Muslims have witnessed a rising tide of Islamophobia in the United States...

Volunteers Work to Feed Struggling Families for Ramadan

Volunteers Work to Feed Struggling Families for Ramadan

Project Ramadan Buffalo started building and collecting donations for the food baskets at the Tops Market on Amherst in Buffalo. In Islam, Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, soul searching and prayer. It starts next week, and Muslim families spend the month from sunrise to sunset fasting. A Buffalo group is helping put food on the table for struggling Muslim families ahead of Ramadan. On...