Religion

Enough Faith to Fast?
09/14/2008

Enough Faith to Fast?

The following item of interest is the first selection from a series entitled, “Ramadan Diary.” SUSRIS will present additional parts in the coming days. This article originally appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on October 15, 2004 and is reprinted here with permission

Ramadan Diary: A Month of Fast and Feast
09/09/2008

Ramadan Diary: A Month of Fast and Feast

The following item of interest is the second selection from a series entitled, “Ramadan Diary.” SUSRIS will present additional parts in the coming days. This article originally appeared in The Christian Science Monitor and is reprinted here with permission.

Ramadan in Saudi Arabia
09/01/2008

Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Muslims around the world are marking the start of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.

The start of the holiday varies in Muslim communities and countries depending on the sighting of the crescent moon.

The first day of fasting began Monday in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, as well as the United States and the majority of the Middle East. Muslims in Libya marked the start of Ramadan Sunday, and Iran will begin to observe the fasting month Tuesday.

Dialogue for Understanding
07/19/2008

Dialogue for Understanding

The groundbreaking three-day interfaith World Conference of Dialogue which closed yesterday in Madrid appears to have caught international imagination, perhaps in no small part because Saudi Arabia, a conservative state to some, was the prime mover behind the gathering

World Conference on Dialogue
07/19/2008

World Conference on Dialogue

Statement issued by the World Conference on Dialogue, organized by the Makkah-based Muslim World League in Madrid, Spain under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, July 16-18, 2008