Palestinian Fears Mount as Ramadan Again Holds Threats of Israeli Violence

As Muslims around the world decorate their cities, towns, and neighborhoods for the Ramadan holiday, in Palestine grief is everywhere. Parents, siblings, family members, and neighbors mourn the latest casualties of Israeli violence.

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JERUSALEM – As I write these words, the Mufti of Jerusalem has just announced that the holy month of Ramadan will begin on April 2, 2022. I want to wish all of my Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world, Ramadan Karim. Sadly, as Muslims around the world decorate their cities, towns, and neighborhoods for the holiday, in Palestine grief

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First Official Cases of Coronavirus and Deadly Flooding Mark Ramadan in Yemen

Health officials tell MintPress that flooding has impeded coronavirus prevention measures in a country already devastated from five years of Saudi bombing that has left 70 percent of its health facilities destroyed.

ADEN, YEMEN -- In northern Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition has so far offered little reprieve to civilians during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Several regions — including Marib, al-Jawf, Beydha, and Sadaa, — have been under almost constant aerial bombardment and the continued violence is not the only thing making the lives of civilians in

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Ramadan in Yemen: World Food Programme Aid Rots as Millions Grapple With Hunger

“We have no other choice, we sift the weevil out of the flour and use it to make breakfast,” 32-year-old Aisha, a mother of three told MintPress. Expired boxes and cans of World Food Programme tuna and biscuits lined her shelves.


SANA'A, YEMEN -- Carrying a rosary in one hand and keying in items on a cash register with the other, Abd al-Karim al-Atimi stands in his small shop on Airport Street in Yemen’s capital city of Sana`a. His customers rarely pay in cash, instead relying on an honor system in which items are marked down to be repaid in later installments. “Sadly, just

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Beyond Fasting: What We Can All Learn From Ramadan

It’s a holiday intended for introspection and community, something Muslims and non-Muslims alike can benefit from.

Makkah Ali and Ikhlas Saleem, co-hosts of the Identity Politics podcast, use Ramadan as a time to control physical impulses, such a backbiting or anger, and renew their spirituality. (Photo: Sakeenah Saleem)

The Muslim holiday of Ramadan begins this week, and the first thing that many non-Muslims envision is a month of fasting under blazing desert suns. Ramadan isn’t as simple as that, even for Muslims who practice the holiday in the West. Muslims who observe Ramadan in majority non-Muslim countries face unique challenges. While many Muslims live in

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The Power of Hate – In Loving Memory Of Nabra Hassanen

Thousands have signed a petition calling on state and federal officials to investigate the 17-year-old’s death as a hate crime. But the case, like others before, highlights how challenging it is to apply that label and the narrow criteria it needs to meet.

17 year-old Nabra Hassanen. (Photo: Facebook)

FAIRFAX, Va - Social engineering has brought us the current political and social climate that we see today.  It has legitimized and validated people who harbored cultural biases. Nabra had three strikes against her, she was black, Muslim, and a female, all three components put her at increased risk of social ostracization and potential

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Israel Cuts Water Supplies To West Bank During Ramadan

Tens of thousands of Palestinians are left without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month.

Palestinians displaced by Israeli strikes wait to get water from portable tanks near a makeshift encampment behind Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (Joe Catron)

A Ramadan during a hot summer month is complicated for Muslims anywhere in the world, but moreso in the occupied West Bank, as the Israeli state-owned water company has been cutting water supplies to major areas of Palestinian territory since before Ramadan, and are picking up the pace. Tens of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank now have

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