Ramadan is usually a reverred period for Muslim faithfuls to spend time reflecting, praying fervently and reconnecting with family. As is customary, Ramadan also serves as the Month Of Good for Muslims all around the world. Everyone is expected to add their quota of goodness to an otherwise bleak world. During this period, leading tea […]
On this week’s episode of Interview With, we sat down with the Moon to ask why it refused to appear when everyone expected thereby ruining everyone’s plans for the long weekend.
Lagos Food Bank was established in 2015 making it the first food bank in Nigeria. Since then, the organization has been able to reach 1,500,000 people in 120 underserved communities across Lagos and other neighbouring states, with the help of a network of over 10,000 volunteers. This Ramadan, also known as the month of all […]
Ramadan is a special time for Muslims dedicated to fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. What then does this time mean for some Nigerian women? Bola, 17 Every Muslim no matter their spiritual strength works hard in Ramadan, the vibe is just different. Even though I’m not the strongest spiritually on a regular day, Ramadan makes […]
Ramadan is officially over and with it comes Eid Fitr 2020. This year’s Ramadan has been weird and that’s putting it mildly. For many Muslims, Eid Fitr is usually a glorious celebration where you get to bond with family and friends and generally chill. With Miss Rona around, there isn’t going to be any of […]
Ramadan is a big deal for Muslims. It’s an exciting time when it starts, but also, it’s also exciting when it draws to an end. If you’re fasting and lowkey counting down to the last day of Ramadan, this post is for you. When you try to act unbothered but you really can’t wait for […]
With the shutdown of the holy city and the uncertainty of this year’s Ramadan, we spoke to three Muslim health workers. They tell us about juggling Ramadan with working on the frontline. A Special Kind Of Ramadan. Aminat (Nurse) Ramadan hasn’t been very hard. The only difference is that I don’t get to eat what […]
For many people, Ramadan is the month of new beginning and fresh starts. A chance to get it right one more time. Going along with that premise, I spoke to people who are currently looking for fresh starts during Ramadan. Here’s what they had to say: Umar/25. “I hope that this Ramadan helps me with […]
This is based on a true-life story. Names, characters, and incidents are not the products of the author’s imagination. This is definitely not fiction. And any resemblance to actual persons, living or dying, or actual events is real. In Ramadan, when you wake up and you realize you missed Sahur, “Oh shit” shouldn’t be the first thing […]
“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. Today’s subject is Imam Nojeem Jimoh. He tells us how he’s navigating Ramadan […]
Ramadan is going to be interesting this year for many reasons. With social distancing and the whole staying at home thing, it’s going to be a long ride. People have complained about how their faith can’t thrive in isolation. Inspired by a Twitter user, I found a thread of podcasts that can make Ramadan a […]
Dread it, run from it, Ramadan arrives – My Alfa, circa 2000. If you grew up in a Muslim home, chances are that at one point or the other, you have been scared silly of Ramadan. Mostly because you were unsure if you could give up (some) pleasure for asceticism. Afterall, Shaitan is singing locked […]
Hassen, our Hero.
When you wake up late and miss Sahur.
We are full of food and wide smiles.
“Come and do Sallah for us?”
Let the countdown to Eid begin!
So when is the ram one?
Charitable giving is one of the five pillars of Islam, and in the month of Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to share some of the blessings they have received with people who are less fortunate. However, the practice of giving charitably to those in need should not be exclusive to just the season of Ramadan or […]
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