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Day 9: Finally, #RamadanFast Gets a Little Easier

What is Ramadan? The short version is, Ramadan is about fasting and spiritual growth. And it occurs in the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. What's more, it lasts 29 or 30 days, depending on when...
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Day 7: When Will I Lose Weight on #RamadanFast?

What is Ramadan? The short version is, Ramadan is about fasting and spiritual growth. And it occurs in the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. What's more, it lasts 29 or 30 days, depending on when the new crescent moon is visible. You can learn m...
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What Is Ramadan? Why Do Muslims Fast?

Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Musli...

Is Sharia Law a Threat to You and Your Family?

What is Sharia Law? Many Muslims don't even know. And then there are the radio talk-show hosts and politicians who also don't know but fan the winds of hate and fear anyway. To find out what Shari Law ...