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Celebrating Ramadan

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San Francisco, CA

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Muslims around the world began their observance of Ramadan this year on May 27. Our curated collection brings together interviews, stories, and discussions to commemorate Islam's holiest month.

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English


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'Curious George' Learns How American-Muslims Celebrate Ramadan

5/24/2017
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Curious George has celebrated Christmas, welcomed Easter and marked the eight days of Hanukkah. And now, the iconic little monkey is curious about another world faith: Islam.

Duration: 00:05:00


Saudi Muslims Mix Tradition With Shopping In Ramadan Celebration

6/30/2015
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Saudi Muslims are turning the holy month of Ramadan into a display of consumerism and commerce. It is traditionally a month of fasting and prayer that began with the first Muslim community, Mecca. (NPR, 6/18/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Koran by Heart

7/7/2014
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Every year during Ramadan, hundreds of Muslim children from seventy countries make their way to Egypt to take part in a prestigious Koran-reciting competition. Director Greg Barker chronicled the journey of three 10-year-old competitors in his new HBO documentary "Koran by Heart," and joins us to share more about the International Holy Koran Competition. (Soundcheck, WNYC, 7/28/2011)

Duration: 00:05:00


Indonesian Ramadan

7/2/2014
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In the Javanese town of Solo many Muslims are choosing to break their fast at a church. (Checkpoint, RNZ, 9/22/2008)

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Muslim Refugees In Greece Make Do Without Mosque

6/30/2014
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Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Athens find themselves in the only major EU capital without a formal mosque. Muslims are celebrating Ramadan at a time when xenophobia in Greece is on the rise. (Weekend Edition, NPR, 7/29/2014)

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Soccer helps community during Ramadan

6/28/2014
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(ABC AM, 10/10/2007)

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Breaking Fast

6/23/2014
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For Muslims all over the world, Ramadan is a month of fasting between sun up and sun down. There are rituals in Ramadan surrounding food, family and community. RN’s First Bite is welcomed into the Edwars' home, a West Sumatran family. (RN First Bite, RN Australia, 8/3/2013)

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Interpreting, Observing Ramadan

6/23/2014
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The Beauty Shop women discuss the meaning of Ramadan, and the new Gallup poll that says Muslims are more optimistic than any other religious group in America. (Tell Me More, NPR, 8/3/2011)

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Failed Ramadan Greetings from Lucknow to Lahore

6/23/2014
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Islam's holy month of Ramadan has begun this week. It is a time to strengthen the bonds in the community and throughout the world. But reporter Deepak Singh is finding it difficult to call his friend in Pakistan to send him greetings from India. (The World, PRI, 7/22/2013)

Duration: 00:05:00


Muslims Use Cultural Immersion To Mark Ramadan

6/23/2014
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Aman Ali has traveled to a different New York City mosque each night to break his Ramadan fast, and says he now has a better understanding of the diversity in New York's Muslim population. (Tell Me More, NPR, 8/18/2009)

Duration: 00:05:00


A Ramadan Roadtrip Around The U.S.

6/23/2014
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Two men are spending Ramadan in 30 different mosques in 30 different states for all 30 days of the month of fasting. They're traveling 13,000 miles, from Alaska to New York City, and are speaking with us today from South Carolina, where they're a little more than halfway through their trip. (The Takeaway, WNYC, 8/18/2011)

Duration: 00:05:00


Sneaking A Bite During Ramadan's Long, Hot Days

6/23/2014
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The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has fallen on the longest and hottest days of the year, which means up to 15 hours of fasting in soaring temperatures. This seems to have increased the number of Muslims who aren't fully observing the fast, and may be sneaking a bite or a drink -though no one wants to say so on the record. (Word of Mouth, NHPR, 10/15/2011)

Duration: 00:05:00


When Does Ramadan Start?

6/23/2014
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How to work out when Ramadan falls. (What is the Stars?, RTE, 7/16/2012)

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High School Football And Ramadan

6/23/2014
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Football practice is a grueling rite of passage for many high school boys, but for some Muslim students, thirst and hunger are added to the physical exertion if they decide to fast during the holy month of Ramadan. (Morning Edition, NPR, 9/18/2009)

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