Ramadan Prayers at the Local Mosque

All who have celebrated the month of Ramadan are now feasting.  They are also gathering for special prayers at their local mosque.  Even in the United States, a mosque exists in nearly every town.  2106 mosques were counted in 2011. These states had the highest number: New York – 257 California – 246 Texas – 166 Florida – 118 Illinois …

Night of Power!

We are nearing the end of the month of Ramadan when Muslims fast and pray from sunrise to sunset. During these last days, a special “Night of Power” is observed which marks when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Muhammad. Many Muslims pray all night seeking their own revelation from God. They believe that on this powerful …

Ramadan in the USA

Ramadan, a month of daytime fasting, draws attention to our 3rd largest religion.  The Muslim population in the U.S. has increased most dramatically in the 20th century, due to a higher birth rate and the immigration of Arabs and South Asians.  About 72% of American Muslims are 1st or 2nd generation Americans.  2005 saw a great increase in the number …

Who’s Celebrating Ramadan in the USA?

“According to the US Department of State,  the largest ethnic groups of American Muslims are those of South Asian, Arab and African-American descent.”   Note: The US Census Bureau does not survey religious affiliation; these figures result from careful evaluation of estimates from various institutions and organizations.

30 Days of Prayer

Ramadan begins tomorrow.  As the Muslim world prepares for a festive season, we need to make plans to pray!  Go to the website “30-Days of Prayer” for a colorful presentation to pray through the top 100 countries with the highest Muslim populations. “As they seek God, God’s help, and God’s blessing, you can lift them up asking God to meet …

“10 Reasons Why I Pray During Ramadan”

Nell Green, with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, tells why she prays for Muslims during Ramadan: I love my Muslim friends and neighbors. I want God’s best for them. I learn from my Muslim friends and neighbors. I learn the value of community, the value of fasting, the value of regularly coming aside in the middle of a crazy world to pray, …