Does the first experience of Ramadan begin the same for everyone? It all depends on the time and where this all takes place. Consider the time to be during the year 1955 or early 1956, and the place was Oakland when I experienced my first month of fasting. I don’t remember for sure just what time of year it was since time has elapsed.
The ordinary calendars said nothing about when Ramadan should begin. There was very little printed … [Read More...]
At the start of Ramadan, believers abstain from sustenance from dusk until dawn to heighten their spiritual and physical awareness. As the fast is broken in the evening, it's about having a healthy relationship with, and savoring, the food you take part in and giving thanks to God. What the Ramadan fast isn't is a reason to over eat which can be both physically and emotionally draining.
During Ramadan, many individuals have a tendency to … [Read More...]
The gathering of diverse religious organizations, political groups and passionate non-denominational individuals that came together June 18th and 19th, 2012 in protest of solitary confinement is just the kind of community involvement that the American Ramadan website and its powerful Muslim documentary is all about. Tens of thousands of Americans of all faiths came together to fast in protest of this unjust practice in their hopes to bring it to … [Read More...]
Throughout the blessed month of Ramadan, all over the world Muslims fast during the daylight hours, considering Ramadan and fasting as a time for self sacrifice, generosity, spiritual reflection and devotion. During this time of spiritual re-birth and fasting, the mainstay of Ramadan, fasting Muslims can experience a lack of energy and other health issues if it isn't carried out properly.
By following the link below and watching the video, … [Read More...]