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...]
America is a place of diversity, at least that's what they say. There are many unique cultures living in the states and each of them has their own special traditions and values, their ethnicity, their favorite foods and attire, and their religions. Doesn't it sound wonderful to live in a tolerant society, a colorful melting pot of individuals, all living together in harmony? Well, it would be wonderful if it was true but it's not, even if the … [Read More...]
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...]
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...]