Single female Texan in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22478/all en Ramadan moon sighted in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/120721/ramadan-moon-sighted-pakistan KARACHI — It's official, the crescent moon was sighted in Pakistan last night. Ramadan began today, and the usually congested streets of the city are now virtually empty in the late afternoon.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/120721/ramadan-moon-sighted-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Single female Texan in Pakistan World Religion Pakistan Sat, 21 Jul 2012 12:40:00 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5712900 at http://www.globalpost.com Ramadan: A history of the holy month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/120724/ramadan-history-the-holy-month Millions of Muslims around the world are currently observing Ramadan, a holy month in the Islamic calendar marked by worshippers abstaining from food or drink between sunup and sundown. But why is Ramadan so important for Muslims? And what exactly is the purpose of a fast?<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/120724/ramadan-history-the-holy-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Single female Texan in Pakistan World Religion Pakistan Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:27:00 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5713148 at http://www.globalpost.com