A leader at a Hilliard mosque called on Muslims, Christians, Jews and Hindus gathered there on Thursday to join their hearts in prayer for the victims of hate crimes, especially the "senseless and speechless" tragedy in Orlando. Imran Malik, chairman of the board at Noor Islamic Community Center, called for the prayer to begin the mosque's annual interfaith iftar, the meal that Muslims partake in to break each day's fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
he Noor Islamic Cultural Center will host an interfaith iftar at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.An iftar is an evening meal that Muslims partake in during the holy month of Ramadan, when they are tasked with fasting from food and drink from sunrise to sunset.
North Sider Cynthia Cox Ubaldo, 52, became known worldwide last year when a video clip went viral showing her hugging an anti-Muslim protester outside Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Hilliard.She is one of several Muslim women to be featured at Dispatch.com during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during daylight hours and focus more fervently on their faith.Ubaldo, a native of Reynoldsburg, was a Christian before she became Muslim in 2014, and wearing a headscarf has brought some challenges, including avoidance and unkind comments from strangers, discrimination...
The ice cream shops were open all night when Nimet Alpay and her children visited her native home of Turkey during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.In a country that’s more than 99 percent Muslim, breaking each day’s fast at sundown is a community event. Families flock to parks, passengers on subway cars share whatever they have to eat with strangers, and ice cream and coffee shops are open at night.
At Ramadan, Muslim migrants in Europe dream of family and comfort food(Reuters, June 7, 2016)As Ramadan began in Germany on Monday, Syrian asylum seeker Khairallah Swaid said he would pray for a reunion with his wife, who is stranded at a camp in Greece, and crave his mother’s makloubeh, a meat and rice dish served during the fasting month.
Muslims observing the month of Ramadan give up eating and drinking during daylight hours every day for 30 days. And when Ramadan falls in the long days of summer, many give up half their sleep as well.