Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Interfaith Dialogue with CAIR Philly

Please join me as I liveblog the "Dont 'Iraq' Iran" roundtable discussion at Villanova University. If anyone from the Philadelphia area would like to attend the event and join me in the life feed, please contact me and it can be arranged. I am also looking forward to your comments!

Also, I would love to know of any other interfaith and intercultural events that are happening in your communities!

In Peace!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Opening Doors Beyond Ramadan

I am so delighted that this blog will remain open all year around! I an extremely honored to have had the opportunity to join with a wonderful, diverse and intelligent group of individuals, in celebrating Ramadan this year. I hope to continue engaging with all of you in discussions about Islam and cultural diversity.

I would love to see this blog contribute to the discussion of a new, more equitable, analysis of Islam throughout the world, and establish a more productive and constructive lens through which to approach Islam and Muslim cultures - as opposed to the ahistorical and fossilized conceptions of Islam that is often articulated through the Western lens.

I am particularly interested in new themes arising with an eye to Islamic Feminism, as well as cross-cultural and interfaith feminist dialogue.

Any thoughts?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

End of Ramadan

Today according to the sighting of the moon around various parts of the world, almost all muslims celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan by celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. On behalf of all the bloggers at the Ramadan Kareem Blog I would like to wish all the visitors a very happy Eid.

The Ramadan Kareem blog has previously only been active during the muslim month of Ramadan, giving our visitors a picture of what Ramadan is like around the world, explaining in our own humble opinions the best practices for Ramadan. We have shared stories of our experiences from various parts of the globe and learnt from our fellows what we did not know. We have shared pictures and recipies for Ramadan and in the process made friends who have learnt from us and taught us. We are hoping to continue informing our visitors about Ramadan and Islam through this forum all year round instead of just during the month of Ramadan, we will try to update the blog year round with stories about Islam and informative articles that might be of interest to you. We can also offer you any particular information that you might need about Islam, email us and we will try our best to be of assistance to our reader. Hope to see you all here.

Again wishing all vistors a very happy eid!

Salams / Peace

Eid Announced in Pakistan

The Pakistani government quite literally announced the sighting of the moon at the eleventh hour, people had relaxed and left thier last minute chores and shopping for tomorrow when at around 8pm it was announced that moon had not been sighted and Eid was most likely to be on the 2nd, but at 11pm when the sighting of the moon was announced on TV channels, everyone went scrambling to the markets for shopping. Its 2 am now and the streets and shops are full of people, sweet shops and bakeries are sold out and everyone is out there finishing their last minute shopping.

I wish all the visitors of this blog a very happy Eid from Pakistan, hope your ramadan went well and wish you all the best on Eid.