Post Tagged with: "Ramadan"

Men pray at the Islamic Center of Yonkers ahead of Ramadan. (Photo by Julius Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Observing Ramadan in the Bronx

Bronx, Muslim May 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Members of the Yonkers Islamic Center, the only mosque serving the northwest Bronx, tell The Riverdale Press what the holy month of Ramadan means to them.

Police officers and members of the mosque after the meal (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Ramadan Celebrated with Interfaith Iftars in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish, Muslim, Religion June 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The Forward, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Sheepshead Bites cover iftars in Brooklyn in which Jews and Christians joined Muslims to break the fast during the month of Ramadan.

Sahara Ahmed speaks at the podium while City Comptroller Scott Stringer (far left) listens at the Eid celebration on July 23. (Photo by Rahimon Nasa for Voices of NY)

Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration

Featured Posts, Government, Muslim, New York, Voices' Picks July 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer held an Eid celebration in Queens and honored members of the Muslim community.

Whirling Dervish performing at the Iftar dinner at Temple Emanu-El (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

An Iftar at Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El held its first interfaith iftar dinner to mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims.

Dr. Husam Rimawi, president of the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, at the July 22 press conference (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Denouncing Mosque Attacks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Crime, In the News, Middle Eastern, Muslim July 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm

A coalition of Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders gathered to condemn attacks that occurred in Brooklyn over the weekend, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. (Photo via office of the Queens borough president)

Queens Borough President Honors Voices of NY

In the News, Media, Muslim, Queens July 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz honored Voices of NY for serving as a bridge between mainstream society, immigrant populations and communities of color.

(Photo by Rob Erichsen via Sheepshead Bites)

Temporary Mosque in Former Burger King

Brooklyn, Muslim July 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

While they await completion of an Islamic center on Voorhies Avenue, Muslim worshippers will be praying at the one-time location of a Burger King, Sheepshead Bites reports.

Mosques and Islamic centers see increase in the number of visitors during Ramadan. File photo of Muslims praying at Makki Masjid in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.

Muslim men, mainly Bangladeshis, observed the end of Ramadan, or Eid, in an East New York parking lot. (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via Brooklyn Bureau)

Brooklyn’s Growing Bangladeshi Enclave

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, In the News, South Asian August 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

The City Line area of East New York is fast becoming an enclave of the burgeoning Bangladeshi community, reports the Brooklyn Bureau. The area has undergone a rapid demographic change over the last decade.

Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern, Queens, South Asian August 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Muslims marked the end of Ramadan on Thursday, ahead of a weekend of events.

Musicians from the Turkish Cultural Center serenaded guests upon their arrival, and performed at various points during the Iftar. (Photo by Francesca Norsen Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Fasting Fosters Jewish-Muslim Friendship in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Religion July 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Brooklyn’s Jewish and Turkish Muslim communities use the common religious practice of fasting to build bridges of friendship and understanding, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Are Relations Between NYPD and Muslims on Mend?

Are Relations Between NYPD and Muslims on Mend?

Featured Posts, Government, Opinion, Religion, Voices' Picks July 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Relations between Muslims and the NYPD have been rocky after revelations of the controversial surveillance program emerged. However, as Ramadan begins, a Pakistan Post columnist sees signs that Commissioner Kelly and the department are looking to start anew.

Children at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (Photo by Hadear Kandil)

Essay: Ramadan Prayers for Peace and Solidarity

Culture, Featured Posts, Religion August 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Hadear Kandil, an Egyptian-American born and raised in Manhattan, shares her reflections on a Ramadan tainted by the recent shooting in a Wisconsin Sikh temple.

Anthony Rodríguez is the first Hispanic to play the role of 'El Giglio', an Italian religious festival that takes place in El Barrio. (Via El DIario)

Voices in Focus: On Empty Stomachs, Vendors Cook Through Ramadan

Culture, Immigration, Video August 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Today marks the kick-off of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program. We have a selection of stories on this milestone, as well as a video on how Muslim food vendors fast during Ramadan and a feature on the first Latino to play the lead role in an Italian festival in El Barrio.

Masjid Ar-Rhaman (Photo by Kathleen Horan)

For NYC Cabbies, Ramadan Fasting Means Hungry 12-Hour Shifts

Culture, Religion August 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Since the Islamic holy month of Ramadan started last month, many Muslims in New York City have fasted from sunrise to sunset, including a large portion of the city’s yellow cab drivers, who often work 12-hour shifts with no food, drink or caffeine, WNYC’s Transportation Nation reported.