Moving to a new country is tough. Now, imagine that, when you touch down after more than 13 hours in transit, it’s 10 pm at night. The meal you’re about to ravenously eat is the last one you’ll have until 6:30pm the next evening. This pattern will repeat itself day after day. You will not … More Eid Mubarak! My First Ramadan
What’s going on: Given the number of stylish iftar and sohour pics I stumbled upon this Ramadan, I expected to see plenty of beautiful Eid al-fitr photos of elegant kaftans and abayas galore. Yet there were barely any posts on Eid! Whether it’s because a huge number of the celebs I follow are actually Christian; … More Nogomi Fashion #11: Ramadan and Eid Styles
what’s happening: the Holy month of Ramadan does not mean that there’s a lack of stylish ladies around: au contraire. Between sohours, iftars and other events the fashionistas of the Middle East were kept busy one-upping each other. One star-studded event was singer (and recent Murex D’or winner) Shatha Hassoun’s sohour at the Sofitel Hotel … More Nogomi Fashions #10: Ramadan Styles Part 1
First of all, a very happy Ramadan (Ramadan Kareem) to the Muslim ummah! Ramadan is a very special time, one of contemplation, community, charity, celebration and, most of all, faith. It’s a time of sacrifice and solidarity, peace and perseverance; a time to ask forgiveness for one’s sins. In honor of the start of Ramadan, … More Ramadan Kareem! A look at Mosques Around the World
Now that Ramadan 2013 and Eid al-Fitr have concluded, let’s take a look at a high’s and low’s round-up of what went down. High’s Although my husband and I didn’t celebrate Eid al-Fitr together, we had an iftar dinner during the last week of Ramadan along with a friend of mine who is a Muslim … More Eid al-Fitr 2013: More than Just Fun and Fanoos
It’s the happiest and, one could argue, the worst of times for the world’s Muslim population. Although the holy month of Ramadan is filled with joy and celebration (and empathy!) Muslims also have to suffer through fasting during a brutal summer month. Of course, most Muslim’s wouldn’t use the word suffer, since it is supposed … More Get Ready, Set, Fast! Ramadan!
Religious holidays are interesting to me. As an American who grew up in a non-religious household, the traditional Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter were little more than days where my family got together and ate dinner and exchanged gifts; in other words, there really was no religious connotation attached to the day. Indeed, for … More Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr in America