Category: Ramadan

Don’t call us haters

This past Eid, the recurring problem of spurious moon sighting reports emanating from Saudi Arabia and Muslim institutions overseas declaring ‘Eid’ the following day on the basis of them reared its head yet again....

No moon in Iquique, Chile

Just going through the moon sighting reports on this page (it may still be giving virus warnings when you try to load it; it doesn’t affect me as I use Linux) and one negative...

Photos from Eid in the Square

Last Saturday, I attended the Eid in the Square, Trafalgar Square in London to be precise. I caught only the last half of it, which meant two different “nasheed” groups and one guy who...

Getting sanctimonious about early moon sightings

This year, as usual, there was a controversy over what day was Eid al-Fitr, with the majority celebrating it on either Tuesday or Wednesday, with some countries waiting until Thursday and some Nigerians having...

Ramadan diet poses health risk

From the South African Independent: Poor dietary and lifestyle habits during Ramadan pose grave health risks to fasting Muslims, local doctors and dieticians have warned. Night-time binge eating and consuming too much sugar and...

Ramadan timetable mystery

With the fasting moving back to the very beginning of autumn and the first couple of days fasting being the most difficult they’ve been since, well, whenever they were last in April, I have...

What comes of starting Ramadan too early …

OK, OK, so some people may have less sympathetic assessments of this excuse for a poem at Muslim Wake Up: Ramadan is an annoying guest who comes too often and stays too long (“Him...

Wednesday Ramadan

Given the flood of “major” mosques which have declared that Ramadan is tomorrow on the basis of dubious “sightings” in Saudi Arabia, I’ve collated a list of places where people are starting on Wednesday....