Muslims

RVA Global: East and West Intersect in Istanbul

RVA Global: East and West Intersect in Istanbul

Stepping off the plane onto Turkish soil felt like being transported to another world. Like hundreds of millions of travellers before me, I had come to see Istanbul, the gateway between Europe and the East. Istanbul, capital of the Ottoman Empire for almost 500 years,...

What is the Islamic Holiday Eid ul Adha?

What is the Islamic Holiday Eid ul Adha?

The second Islamic holiday, Eid-ul-Adha, is right around the corner. Eid-ul-Adha, literally meaning “Feast of the Sacrifice,” commemorates the story of sacrifice by Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) in the Islamic faith. Eid-ul-Adha falls on the 10th day of the last month of...

Celebrating Ramadan in Richmond

Celebrating Ramadan in Richmond

More than 1.7 billion Muslims around the world began to observe Ramadan on May 16, just as they have done every year. The 1,400-year-old practice is a religious month of fasting and prayer and for 30 days, Muslims refrain from eating or drinking anything from sunrise...