• 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...