They’re Fasting Too but They’re Expected To Prepare Feasts Every Single Day for a Month
It took being placed in my mom’s shoes for me to realise that women and men don't have the same hunky-dory Ramadan experience.
All the Best Ways to Break Your Ramadan Fast
“Iftar is nostalgic. Your whole diet changes and suddenly you’re not interested in burgers and fried chicken, you just want food that reminds you of home.”
Inside the ‘Big Gay Iftar’ Creating a Safe Space for LGBTQ+ Muslims
With many queer Muslims estranged from their families because of their sexuality, London’s yearly Big Gay Iftar welcomes all to break the Ramadan fast.
'I Found Home': Celebrating Ramadan at an Iftar for Queer Muslims
The iftar sought to provide a welcoming space for queer Muslims who often face homophobia in traditional Muslim spaces and Islamophobia in conventional queer spaces.
Trump Skips Ramadan Feast, Breaking 20-Year White House Tradition
The first White House iftar took place in 1805.
Meet the Chef Behind the UK's First Ramadan Cookbook
Lina Saad wrote Ramadan Express to provide inspiration for Muslims breaking their fast during the religious period. But she hopes that her Lebanese-inspired recipes will be enjoyed by non-Muslim readers, too.
What It’s Like to Work in a Restaurant and Fast During Ramadan
For Muslims restaurant workers observing the religious fast, being surrounded by delicious food is a challenge. “It’s the smell of biryani that makes it tough,” says Umar Farooq Mirza of Glasgow’s Yadgar restaurant.
How to Eat in an Egyptian Prison
Surviving an Egyptian prison is never easy, especially when you have to endure the summer heat during Ramadan. Smuggling food, bartering for ice with bribable guards, and exchanging pot-smoke-filled balloons is just the start.
Cairo's Streets Become Charity Restaurants During Ramadan
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Egyptians across the country offer free iftar meals to the underprivileged, and everyone else who wishes to join, in the form of discordant clusters of dinner...
SodaStream Fired Palestinian Workers Over a Ramadan Meal Dispute
As tensions escalated in the West Bank, the Israeli company fired a large group of Palestinian workers that complained about a Ramadan meal.
Breaking the Ramadan Fast in Malaysia
For non-Muslims, dealing with Ramadan in a predominantly Islamic country isn't easy. But forgoing food during the day often gives way to a family feast when the sun goes down—especially in Malaysia, where fried fish, mee goreng, and chicken.
The Night the Free Syrian Army Made Me Dinner
They dared us to try fasting, so that we could have a genuine Iftar experience. Being weak-willed people who can’t go without liquids when it’s 100-plus degrees outside, we failed miserably. I didn’t want to be the first to admit this though, because...