Our Ramadan Challenges: More Responsibility, Greater Capability

While women may have more responsibilities in the sacred month, they also have more strength, writes Alayna Ahmad. The sacred month of Ramadan does not prescribe specific roles for men and women. Both are required to fast and make up any missed days. However, in general, Ramadan appears to be more challenging for women, especially those … Read more

Back to basics: the Five Pillars of Islam

Afia R Fitriati sums up the five pillars that make up the foundation of being a Muslim. Every activity of a Muslim can – and should – be an act of worship to God. There are five obligatory duties, also known as the five pillars of Islam, that are required of every Muslim as a framework … Read more

Muslim players to compete in World Cup during Ramadan

This year’s World Cup tournament will coincide with Ramadan – how will Muslim players handle it? By Beta Nisa. With Ramadan fast approaching, Muslims all over the world are preparing themselves – including Muslim football players who are competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. For that reason most football lineup optimizers – as shown here … Read more

5 Tips For a Healthy Sahur

The importance of sahur is well known, but the morning scramble can sometimes make for a less-than-ideal meal. Maryam Yusofsuggests five tips to make yours a balanced one. I’m not a morning person. Although I love Ramadan, I must admit that I’m not always excited to wake up for sahur and eat during the wee hours … Read more

6 habits to avoid during Ramadan

During this month of trial, be extra cautious of how you take care of your body. By Shea Rasol. So you hope you’ll lose a couple of kilos because of fasting this Ramadan? Think again. If you had and still have these habits, chances are you won’t lose that nagging kilos you’ve been wanting to shed. … Read more

8 common reactions to Ramadan fasting by our non-Muslim friends

From supportive and inquisitive to insensitive and even ninja, living in a multi-racial country brings out memorable moments from our friends of all faiths. Shea Rasol shares one cool video interpretation. No matter where we live in the world, we all have non-Muslim neighbors. So when a celebration comes round for a particular race or religion, it … Read more

Fitness and fasting: Making exercise during Ramadan work for you

It’s a dilemma faced by many Muslims every year. Omar Shahid breaks down how you can both fast and exercise. Going to the gym on an empty stomach, without any water and slightly sleep-deprived during the long summer days of July may seem a little loony. Yet all across the world, many Muslims choose to do this. On … Read more