Ramadan: Time For Contemplation
"Oh you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those who came before you that you may keep your duty to your Lord." (Holy Qur'an, 2:185)
Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar calendar during which Muslims fast. Lasting for the entire month, Muslims abstain from a number of things, particularly eating, from dawn till dusk.
Ramadan offers an opportunity to gauge one's adherence to religious principles and contemplate over one's goals and conduct.
We wish our Muslim readers an enlightening and empowering Ramadan.
I've never been in a Muslim country during Ramadan, but I heard it's fun. In the U.S., all restaurants remain open and the daily grind continues at the same pace. So, I'm excited to observe the differences here, during the month of fasting, where the population is predominantly Muslim.