|Early math-savvy Muslims, under Islam, built India's magnificent Taj Mahal.|
|Ramadan Kareem (“Have a generous Ramadan”) and Nakba (“Catastrophe”) in Palestine!|
|We put our hope in peace, God-willing.|
The month-long observance -- which starts on either May 15 or May 16 this year -- will see Muslims fasting from sunrise-to-sunset, reciting verses from the Quran, and attending prayer sessions.
When is Ramadan?
|Muslim males in prayer caps kneeling in a mosque doing obligatory prayers free of female contamination due to their ritual impurity (Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images).|
|Favorite Muslim Reza Aslan|
|Killing animals for Allah All-Merciful?|
|Great butterfly-bee Muslim Muhammed Ali|
Muslims believe that during this period, the gates of heaven are open and the gates of hell are closed.
|Breaking fast at iftar, UAE (Francois Nel)|
The pre-dawn meal is called the suhoor, while the fast is broken at dusk with the iftar, starting with a few sips of clean water and some sweet dates.
No sex, please
|Our favorite faux-Muslim, Mia Khalifa. ;)|
Muslims believe that following these practices during Ramadan will lead to self-purification, self-control, and bring them closer to Allah. More
|Enough already! Stop fighting, dear clerics.|