“This took place last Friday before the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, our condolences to the victimes and their families.”
Under the extreme heat and political climate,Muslim celebrated Ramadan this week, we went to Marina Grill north east to see How Muslim celebrate Ramadan under the Tent, we talked to a diverse group who were breaking their fast.
Notes from America
Holidiversity: Ramadan dinner with the inspection team
Thursday of this week, it is for the first time and for a long time Christians and Muslims across the globe will have one thing in common, celebrating the birth of their consecutive prophets. Molad Elnabi (birth of the prophet ) is celebrated by Muslims at the same day as Christmas for Christians. With all the turmoil around the world and poisonous relationships between the two biggest monolithic religion, it is a welcoming news.
This religious coincidence wasn’t the first time Muslims and Christians celebrate their holidays together. A few years ago Christmas came during Muslims celebrate of the holy month of Ramadan. As a Muslim American who has been married to an American woman for 20 years, I wanted to celebrate Ramadan and Christmas at the same time. Wow, I thought to myself, what an occasion: our two religious celebrations combined into one magic evening in my house, an evening of transformation that would symbolize our great, diverse life in America. A Ramadan-Christmas dinner would bring a real meaning to our two rich cultures. Continue reading Holidiversity: Ramadan dinner with the inspection team→
Notes from America: Ramadan – a personal reflection
By Ahmed Tharwat
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began last week. This fasting month is observed by millions of Muslims around the world, unless you are in China, where anti-fasting cops resort to force feeding observing Muslims in public. The number of hours that Muslims must fast will vary based on where they live. In a country in the northern hemisphere, like Denmark, there is a whopping 22 hours of fasting time. I fear there will be some very angry Muslims over there. However, in the southern hemisphere, Argentina has the shortest fasting day with only 10 hours. In my own state, Minnesota, there are 17 hours to endure and summer temperatures often reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit (about 32 C). This would make even Representative Michelle Bachman (R/MN)—who is known for her anti-Muslim sentiment–feel for Muslims.