Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, began on June 28. Muslims around the world abstain from food, drink and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. Ramadan is also a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship.
The International Ramadan Photography Competition (IRPC) is a visual celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, which displays the many ways Muslims celebrate Ramadan around the world. The fourth annual competition has three categories: Spiritual, Culture and Architecture, which invites viewers to submit photos that 'Capture the spirit of Ramadan.'
Ali Mir, better known as DJ Halal, is looking to make his broadcast return with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign this week to bring his popular show, "In the Mix with DJ Halal" back online after hiatus.
Few books about religious history generate as much publicity as Reza Aslan’s Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. An immediate bestseller, it kindled a wildfire of controversy after Fox news host Lauren Green questioned why a Muslim would write a book about Jesus.
Shameel Arafin (b.1975) is a freelance photographer based in New York City. Over the last two years, his photojournalism has revolved around the culture of resistance in America, specifically with regard to documenting the erosion of civil liberties.
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