Despite having acquired some 21st-century trappings, Eid al-Fitr’s mix of religion and revelry is centuries old.
The ban on eating and drinking in public in some Muslim countries is wrong. Piety cannot and must not be imposed by law.
As a disabled person, there is no shame in admitting that you can’t fast. I will not lie or hide it to satisfy people’s prejudices
Competing myths have emerged around the Raba’a protest camp. But it was neither a terrorist den nor a gathering of freedom and democracy lovers.
Many Muslims believe that fasting is good for their health, but is science on their side?
Even for a non-believing Egyptian, Ramadan in Jerusalem – where the three Abrahamic faiths coincide and oft collide – is a fascinating experience.
Ramadan is when Muslims fast and feast, but the holy month has something to offer those of other faiths, or none.
If you don’t fast during Ramadan in Egypt, lie about it; hide it. Otherwise, you might land in jail.
It’s Ramadan, but the Egyptian police continue to practise brutality and torture. This year, they should set a better example.
Police in Egypt are using Ramadan to target secularists. The government must do more to protect individual liberty.