This document highlights public health advice during the COVID-19 pandemic for social and religious practices and gatherings during Ramadan that can be applied across different national contexts.
April 20, 2020 · PDF
The impact fasting and religious practices during Ramadan might have on patients, including pregnant or nursing women.
August 1, 2018 · Article
Video presentation on Ramadan and the health implications that providers should know about when working with Muslim patients who are fasting.
June 1, 2017 · Video
This resource addresses three major areas of cultural relevance in end-of-life care: cultural competency in clinical practice; advance directives; and pain management.
August 23, 2012 · Article, PDF
Information about fasting practices, and recommendations for providers caring for diabetic patients during times of fasting. Includes recommendations related to medication management.
January 1, 2010 · Article
A brief article about Islam and domestic violence.
December 7, 2009 · Article
Dietary and medical implications of fasting for followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
August 14, 2009 · Article
Information about the cultural and religious norms associated with death and dying among Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.
August 14, 2009 · Article
This article provides a short historical review about health care in Muslim experience, as well as current general information about Muslim people and their main observances and concerns in the Western health care system.
August 13, 2009 · Article
Dr. Richard Harruff, Chief Medical Examiner, King County (WA State), initiated a series of meetings that explored traditional beliefs and practices about death, suicide, autopsy, organ donation, religion, delivery of news, and burial.
August 11, 2009 · Article
Annual Khmer celebrations are listed in this community calendar resource. Many of these are holidays, but some are not.
August 6, 2009 · PDF
Information about the cultural and religious norms associated with death and dying among Somalis.
April 1, 2008 · Article
To be practiced in the US, the traditional Somali funeral may require building awareness among local service providers and authorities about Somali customs.
April 1, 2008 · Article
Information about Cambodian Buddhist perspectives and funeral practices during times of death.
January 8, 2008 · Article
Information about how diabetes is understood and managed by participants in a diabetes education class at Harborview Medical Center.
February 1, 2006 · Article
Introduction Please first read Death: The Cross Cultural Context – which serves as an introduction for this encounter. Trust Cross […]
June 1, 2002 · Article
Information about typical Somali foods and fasting traditions, influenced by Sunni Muslim practice.
June 1, 2001 · Article
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- BBC - Religions - Islam: Ottoman Empire (1301-1922)
A brief history of the Ottoman Empire.
- Diabetes and Ramadan Practical Guidelines
The International Diabetes Federation and the Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance have collaborated to deliver a comprehensive guide on ensuring optical care for people with diabetes who are fasting during Ramadan.
- Eid ul Fitr - Ramadan
EID-UL-FITR is celebrated on the first day of Shaw'waal, at the completion of Ramadan. Shaw'waal is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar.
- Fatwa Definition in the Islamic Glossary
Brief description of the meaning of Fatwa, from a Muslim representative themselves.
- Five Distinct Schools of Figh, or Islamic Jurispurdence
The Sunnah, Practice and Law
- Five Pillars of Islam
Simple breakdown and explanation of the five pillars of Islam.
- Funeral Rites and Regulations in Islam
This article attempts to provide the reader with a concise compilation of rules and regulations regarding funeral rites in accordance with authentic Islamic teachings.
- Health Care Providers' Handbook on Muslim Patients
An understanding of Islam is essential for all health providers caring for Muslims, to improve care and attendance of patients and to achieve better compliance with medications. This publication, made available by the Islamic Council of Queensland, deals briefly with those aspects of Islam which would affect treatment of social, psychological, welfare and medical problems of Muslims.
- Interfaith Calendar
A listing of primary sacred times for world religions.
- Islamic Ethics of Organ Transplantation and Brain Death
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the most conservative Islamic country, is playing a major role in formulating ethical Islamic jurisprudence views and rules in the rapidly expanding field of organ transplantation, and in implementing these new rules in its proliferating centers. The Islamic O' Sool or fundamentals of Islamic jurisprudence through which the jurists reach their rulings are discussed briefly. The historical background of the Islamic jurists' views on organ transplantation and the recent Fatwas (decrees) are highlighted. The conditions needed for allowing both cadaveric and living donors are discussed.
- Islamic Voice
An Islamic news source in English.
- Recommendations for Management of Diabetes During Ramadan - Update 2010
The purpose of this article is to evaluate new data that has emerged since the publication of the original 2005 article, and refine recommendations.
- Recommendations for Management of Diabetes During Ramadan
Fasting is quite common among Muslims with diabetes. A group of endocrinologists and diabetologists from a number of Muslim and non-Muslim countries proposed this set of recommendations to invite an open dialogue on the topic, offer a set of medical opinions and suggestions, and identify topics of research needed to answer important medical questions regarding fasting during Ramadan.
- The Establishment of the Ethiopian Church
Article explaining the history of the Ethiopian church by Professor Segew Habele Selassie. On the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Faith and Order website.
- The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Faith and Order
Website containing resources pertaining to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
- The Islamic Response to Domestic Violence - The American Muslim
2009 post on The American Muslim website discussing the Islamic response to domestic violence.
- The Sunnah: Practice and Law (shari'ah)
Website providing information about Islamic law and practice.
- Worship in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Article by Professor Sergew Hable Sellassie and Belaynesh Mikael, on the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Faith and Order website.