Peaches Prattlings

{June 17, 2015}   Ramadan Mubarak

“Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.” –Tariq Ramadan

Tonight begins the celebration of Ramadan, the fast for 29-30 days, based on the sightings of the crescent moon. The fast symbolizes the commemoration of the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad.

This takes an amazing amount of commitment and faith, to fast from sun up to sun down, but it also is a chance to reconnect with your faith, maybe even your beliefs, to center yourself.

I know there are people I have crossed paths with who celebrate Ramadan, but on this project, I have become friends with two people who celebrate, SF and HH. HH and I have become good friends and have learned a lot about each other and from each other.

As Ramadan is starting tonight, we have spoken many times about it, but last night was more in depth, I learned so much from her. We talked about being away from home and family during Ramadan, what it’s like to fast from sun up to sun down, especially when the days are so long. The challenges of having to fast while at work, while everyone else around you is eating, especially when you know there are snacks everywhere. Thank you for sharing that and so much more.

To everyone who is beginning their celebration of Ramadan, I wish you Ramadan Mubarak.


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