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Ramadan 2021: What you need to know about the Islamic holy month

The Islamic holy month Ramadan begins the evening of April 12 in the U.S. Here is what you need to know about the holy Islamic celebration. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is believed that the holy scripture, the Quran, was given to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad during this time.
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With focus on prayer and spirituality, Muslims observe Ramadan in year two of the pandemic

Sameer Sarmast and his family follow the “fried food diet” during Ramadan, breaking their fast at sunset with pakoras, veggie fritters and keema or minced beef samosas. For the Bergen County, New Jersey family, the monthlong holiday is a time to disconnect from the daily routine, bond spiritually with Allah, strengthen community relationships and eat good food.
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In Ramadan, fasting is followed by feasting — and traditional dishes

Ramadan is the ninth and most sacred month in the Muslim calendar, a time of reflection, piety and charity for Muslims (even for those who are not particularly religious) when they fast from sunrise to sunset without even a drop of water going through their lips. It is said that the prophet Muhammad first received the Quran during Ramadan — and it is the only month mentioned in the Holy Book.
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Government weighing stricter measures during Ramadan

Turkey’s government is weighing options, including a shutdown, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the face of a surge in daily coronavirus cases that have recently climbed to record highs. Officials are discussing possible measures to be taken during Ramadan, which is set to begin on April 13,...
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Middle Eastern flatbreads star in Ramadan dishes and beyond

This past week, we visited author Anissa Helou in her London kitchen as she prepared for Ramadan to begin. In her story, she details two dishes that are traditional for breaking the fast during the holiday. Tharid, an Arabian stew of lamb and vegetables is served atop torn flatbread called regag, absorbs all the flavorful broth from the meat and vegetables. And fatteh is the Lebanese iteration of tharid that she makes with toasted pita and chicken. It gets a generous blanket of yogurt and a crown of pine nuts on top. Both dishes utilize toasted flatbread as their base, and if you’re buying some to make either dish, here are more uses for any leftovers beyond the Ramadan feast foods.
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Recipes for Ramadan: quick and easy Moroccan harira soup from Jane Jeffes

Ood has a special place in Ramadan. Over the years I’ve been a guest at many “iftar” dinners, breaking the daily Ramadan fast with Muslim friends and colleagues. Sharing food, culture and conversation has forged real friendships, increased my understanding and love for the diversity of cultures and histories that make up modern Australia, and added a host of new recipes to my repertoire. In homes around the country, people are retracing traditions from all four corners of the globe – and creating new ones.