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Fasting For Holy Health: Ramadan and Yom Kippur

Jews and Muslims are the two major religious groups in Western Europe and North America that most noticeably practice fasting. The rules relating to...

Ramadan with two boys and a hungry king

Tariq Ramadan states that: “The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves; the better to...

Ashura in Mainstream Islam

Dr. Mohammed Maarouf is a Professor of Ethnography and Cultural Studies at Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco.  El Jadida, Morocco—Historically, Ashura does not belong to the solar agrarian calendar....