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As the holy month of Ramadan continues for Muslims around the world, more than 150 girls and young women gathered this weekend at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami in Miami Gardens for the third annual, all-female Qiyaam Night.  

 

The overnight event focused on bonding, creating sisterhood and exploring spirituality, while emphasizing the main theme of “Living with Purpose.”

 

Tehsin Siddiqui, Dr. Aisha Subhani and Neelam Mahmood were the event’s principal organizers.

 

During Ramadan, refraining from even a bite to eat is a challenge, but what about a month of daylight hours without anything to drink?

"After a long day — especially in summer — of fasting, one becomes more thirsty than hungry," says food blogger Amira Ibrahim. "So when it is time to break your fasting day, everybody rushes to the drinks."

As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast

Jul 25, 2014
Constanza Gallardo / WLRN

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is coming to a close. During Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day -- no food or drink. They break the fast with a meal after sundown called iftar. (See our Unique Eats: Ramadan Edition.)

Unique Eats: Ramadan Edition

Jul 8, 2014
Constanza Gallardo

The Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, beach gatherings and plenty of food -- so last week, much of America feasted on sizzling hotdogs, watermelon and maybe potato salad.

But South Florida's Muslim community celebrated with fresh fruits, exotic cuisine and prayer.

This year, Independence Day fell on the sixth day of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month in which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.