November 15, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

College Board to Honor Muslim Holiday by Giving Another Exam Date Option

The College Board will be expanding testing options for the Advanced Placement exam to honor the Muslim holiday Eid-al-Fitr next school year. This comes after local students and community members of Muslim faith expressing their concern of  Eid-al-Fitr coinciding with the date of the Advanced Placement exams — Thursday, May 13, 2021. They say as […]

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June 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ramadan 2016: Muslims Begin Holy Month of Fasting

Millions of Muslims around the world, including those residing in Montgomery County, began observing the holy month of Ramadan on Monday. During the entire month, Muslims fast everyday from sunrise to sunset; this includes refraining from consuming any food or drink (water too). It’s a sacred time for followers of the Islamic faith to reflect their relationship with […]

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November 10, 2015 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 10, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Nov. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Give yourself more time to commute to work or school today. Visibility is reduced and road conditions are slick, according to Montgomery County’s fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. 2. The Montgomery County Board of Education meets today and one of […]

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September 25, 2015 | Aline Barros

Islamic Center of Maryland Celebrates Eid-ul-Adha in Boyds

The Islamic Center of Maryland hosted its annual Eid-ul-Adha celebration at the Maryland SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center in Boyds on Sept. 24. Eid al-Adha, or the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’, is a Muslim holiday commemorated across the world that honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael in obedience to God. It is observed with prayer […]

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