Memories and the Meaningfulness of Ramadan

As we draw to the end of the month of Ramadan; a period of time considered most holy on the Islamic calendar, we invite two Muslim friends to share their perspectives on what Ramadan and the ensuing festivities of Eid-ul Fitr mean to them. Firstly, we introduce you to Ibu Hani, who is most likely familiar to you as we featured Ibu Hani's inspiring life Continue Reading

How to Make your own Putri Salju Cookies

The Holy Month of Ramadan on the Islamic calendar is a period marked by the Five Pillars of Islam including Faith, Prayer, Charity, Fasting and Pilgrimage to Mecca. The Fasting Pillar refers to abstinence from food, drink smoking, gossip, swearing, sex and other sinful acts from sunrise to sunset. When the sun sets, the evening call to prayer is heard and Continue Reading

In Pictures : Ramadan Preparations in Jakarta

Jakarta prepares for Ramadan

Part of the excitement of living in a different culture than our own, is exploring and understanding the traditions of our adopted country. This weekend in Indonesia (and across the Muslim world) begins the Holy Month of Ramadan, a most significant event on the Islamic calendar. In today's post we share with you a range of images of people in Jakarta Continue Reading