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  • Day 7- ISOC Qiyam’ed Out

    (post up pictures later…sorry) If you notice how social media is a bit dead right now, then you are observing the post-Qiyam syndrome. Last night the Islamic Society of Orange County aka Garden Grove Masjid (aka Muzzamils house), along with Muslim American Society hosted the first “All Masjid Qiyam Program” and the masjid was off… Read more

  • Day 6- Sharing Ramadan With Your Neighbors

    In homes and mosques across Orange County, Muslim Americans are celebrating a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset in celebration of Ramadan. …and so reads the July 30, 2011 article in the OC Register regarding the beginning of Ramadan.  My colleague at CAIR Los Angeles worked hard to get community members, identify story leads and pitch a story… Read more

  • Day 5- A Community That Eats Together

    In Tirmidhi, Zaid ibn Khalid Juhni reported that the Prophet SAW said “He who provides for the breaking of the fast of another person earns the same merit as the one who was observing the fast, diminishing in any way the reward of the latter.  In the Muwatta of Imam Malik it is narrated that he heard that… Read more

  • Day 4- Boy Watch Your Tongue

     “You know that m-BLEEP. He can’t BLEEP, BLEEP, BLEEEEEEEEP”- you ever been in one of those conversations?  Yeh, I admit, I get angry and I use curse words.  My vocabularly is pretty decent so I should be able to exchange out those words for things like “poopy fart” or “smacktacular” or “cool beans”.  The thing… Read more

  • Day 3- All You Need is a Lil’bit o’Spirutuality

    Ramadan is all about spirituality.  Getting your spiritual connection on.  Dialing up the good Lord and checking in.  But, why on God’s green Earth would you treat Ramadan like it was some circus.  Like you got a date on your social calender all 30 days of Ramadan.  I understand what being popular means, it’s not… Read more

  • Day 2- Iftari’ed Out

    That feeling you get where you eat to much food, that was me today.  I stood next to a group of older men whose digestive process included burping while we prayed the late night prayer.  The late night prayer- or Taraweeh- are these extra prayers that Muslims pray during the month of Ramadan.  Ramadan, as a Muslim… Read more

  • Day 1- Fasting Without a Choice

    Today was the first day of Ramadan.  I am always surprised by how quick Ramadan comes, and goes.  But this particular year- most probably the next four or five years- Ramadan will be difficult.  Todays fast was approximately 14 hours.  Fasting for Muslims requires forgoing food and water through out the day from sunrise to sunset.  While… Read more

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