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The Shared Science behind Ramadan and Intermittent Fasting – When Two Worlds Collide

Fasting during Ramadan doesn't just benefit us spiritually, but it's a chance for us to detox our bodies too. In the last decade, Ramadan...

The Effects of Fasting on the Brain

Research has shown that fasting improves brain function. A correlation has been found between fasting, improved cognition and the prevention of neuro disorders. In some...

The Essence of Ramadan

Ramadan is a great guest. Whenever an honourable guest comes, we prepare in advance for their arrival by cleaning our homes and ensuring everything...

Ramadan: a Time of Reflection

The purpose of the Islamic shariah, rituals and practices is to create an orderly and disciplined society, where every individual is valued and all...

Ramadan, Digital Detox and the Science behind it.

During Ramadan, we find that the time we normally spend eating is now empty space within our calendars. Our usual routine becomes amiss as...

10 Ramadan children’s books to read to your child

It can be difficult getting young children to grasp the concept of Ramadan. Children are inquisitive creatures, and may need more that just a...

Madina tul-Munawwara: The Blessed City

I am going on a pilgrimage – the Umrah – next week Insha-Allah. First, we will travel to Madina, the amazing city where even...

Why do Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha?

Over the next week, Muslims all around the world will be celebrating Eid Al-Adha. Surrounded by family, food and gifts, what’s not to love? But...

The day of Arafat and its significance

The day of Arafat is the day before the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha. The day has great significance and importance in the Muslim world....

Spiritual experiences and reflections on the Hajj

We are fast approaching the day of Hajj, Monday the 19th of July. It’s a day when the pilgrims gather at the plain of...