Fasting and religion

Different religions approach abstinence around food and water differently. Here‘s a chart that explains how some major faith groups fast — or not. My own fundamentalist Christianity encouraged us to fast, but only under certain circumstances and only if we wanted to. As Muslims everywhere prepare for their holy month of Ramadan, I will be …

What’s the big deal about a hijab?

A Saudi Arabia athlete is scheduled to participate in the Olympic event of judo on Friday, but she wears a hijab, a head scarf and a traditional form of Muslim dress, and officials say Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, who was born and raised in the U.S., cannot wear her head scarf during competition. Her …