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More Than 2 Million Muslims Begin Yearly Hajj Pilgrimage

MECCA, Saudi Arabia — More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers. Muslims believe the haj...
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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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Will the Gaza Events Further Polarize the Middle East?

By moving the U.S. embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, the United States has added complexity to a situation that was already chaotic. Washington’s move will not change the reality on the ground, as 62 Palestinians have been killed over the last few days. G...
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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...
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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 Muslim month of fasting. Why is Ramadan Called Ramadan...

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 ...