Ramadan 101 for non-Muslims


Shaza Loutfi

Ramadan Mubarak!

Not sure where to begin with this whole Muslim fasting thing? Here’s everything you need to know about the Muslim month of Ramadan:

1. Ramadan is a MONTH (Not a holiday). It is a literal month in the Islamic calendar; the 9th month.

2. Ramadan is NOT at the same time every year. This is because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, and this shifts the timing of the months. Every year, Ramadan is about 10 days earlier.

3. This is why the moon sighting is such a big deal to Muslims. It marks the beginning of the month!

4. Fasting is the 4th pillar of the Islamic faith (the 5 pillars include: the shahada, the 5 daily prayers, charity, fasting, and the pilgrimage)

5. A fast is from dawn to sunset. We do NOT starve ourselves for 30 days; we just abstain from the…

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Is the on-duty doctor exempted from Jumu`ah Prayer? `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz


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Fatwa no. 2630


All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family and Companions.


The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ examined the question submitted to His Eminence the Chairman of the Permanent Committee by His Excellency the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, which was referred to the Committee from the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars under no. 2/2699, dated. 23/8/1399 A.H. Following is its text:

 A letter was sent to the Ministry by Al-Muwasah clinic in Al-Dammam,

(Part No. 8; Page No. 191)

saying: The clinic should be working for twenty-four hours, which requires arranging a shift schedule for the doctors. Is it permissible for those doctors to leave the clinic on Friday to offer Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer?

The doctor on duty is the only person responsible for work at the clinic. He…

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How to write a great blog


Cristian Mihai

First, I’d like to say that there is no how-to guide or recipe for writing a brilliant post. That being said, I’d also like to point out the fact that some posts seem to perform better than others. Lists and guides usually receive more comments and likes than “normal” blogs.

So this is not a how to guide. We’re just going to talk about the major components of a blog post.

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