Ramadan

Man and woman sitting on couch with Ramadan decorations (Courtesy of Salman Azam)

Muslim Americans observe Ramadan at home

The new coronavirus pandemic has caused American Muslims to keep their traditional Ramadan observances close to home. See how they are coping.
People wearing masks carrying boxes to cars (© Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

American Muslims fight COVID-19 with Ramadan’s spirit of giving

U.S. Muslims are helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic. See how the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is motivating their contributions.
Family eating at table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Uyghurs in America celebrate Ramadan

In America, Uyghur Muslims celebrate Ramadan and observe Islamic traditions. However, in Xinjiang, China, these practices are illegal.
Kazi Mannan in restaurant kitchen stirring big pot (© Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Restaurant owner feeds the homeless, hosts iftars

The Sakina Halal Grill serves everyone who walks through the door, even if they can’t pay. During Ramadan, its owner also hosts iftars for the homeless.
Close-up view of box of various pastries (Shatila)

Visit this oasis in Michigan for America’s ‘best baklava’

Riad Shatila never forgot the delicious pastries of his youth in Lebanon. Today the late Michigan baker's family still sells what's been called America's best baklava.
Naan pizza on white plate with tomatoes and spices around it (© American Halal Company)

A home for halal products in U.S. frozen foods aisles

A socially responsible halal food company launched by a Pakistani-born Muslim American has found success in the frozen food aisles of American supermarkets.
People distributing toys (Mary Knox Merrill/The Christian Science Monitor/Getty)

How American Muslims give back during Ramadan

Muslims typically make a special effort to increase their charitable activities throughout Ramadan. Learn about what some American Muslims are doing.
Date palm tree with clusters of fruit (Shutterstock)

The ‘perfect’ Ramadan food … grown in the USA

Muslims traditionally break their fast with a bowl of dates. If you're observing Ramadan in the U.S., it's a good bet those dates come from California.
Family sitting at table eating (© AP Images)

President Trump’s Ramadan message

President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offer their best wishes to Muslims around the world upon the start of Ramadan.