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Islamic New Year 2014 | The Prophet and Kaaba

24/10/2014

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Robin Appleby Dubai 2014 New Years' Eve Fireworks Yet another amazing display, but now a record breaker!

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:52 p.m. DST, 24 October 2014 This year, the new Islamic New Year fell on October 24. The date will mark the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina in year 622. He led his followers over 200 miles across barren desert to escape persecution. […]

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Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

13/07/2014

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Airplane at Sunset, Prague Airport, Czech Republic, Photo by Jaromír Chalabala

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]

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LOVE is……..

14/02/2014

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Keys of the Heart - Explored, Photo by dlco4

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 02:10 a.m. DST, 14 February 2014 I pray that LOVE is understood by the lover’s eternal heart’s beloved, no matter the speciality of the lover’s craftsmanship. Everyday, we present to each other locked packages, specialized by their beholders. Mine comes in a medium sized, cold metal box. […]

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Ethiopian Christmas Jan 7, 2014 | Melkam Gena!

04/01/2014

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Ethiopian Cross, Photo by Ted Bobosh

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 20:00 p.m. DST, 04 January 2014 ADDIS ABBA, Ethiopia – Towards the end of each year, Jews, Muslims, and Christians begin to prepare for their holiday seasons. During the last week of November until the beginning of the New Year on the Gregorian calendar, Christian families across the world prepare […]

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President Obama Hosts Ramadan Iftar Dinner

10/08/2012

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White House Ramadan Iftar Dinner, President George W. Bush, Photo by Jason Reed (Reuters)

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:22 PM EDT, 10 August 2012 Tonight President Barak Obama is hosting his fourth Iftar dinner at the White House to honor Muslims celebrating Ramadan. It is a tradition begun under President Bill Clinton and maintained by President George Bush during his eight-year presidency. The dinner will be presented in […]

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