Ramadan Observed



Ramadan girl


There’s a nice little photo essay on the Muslim celebration of the holy month of Ramadan in a place I would not have expected:




Go down the center of the three columns on the page, to the photo (reproduced above) of a pretty young Yemeni woman wearing silver jewelry.  It’s marked “Slideshow” and “Ramadan.”  Click on “Launch Gallery.”


The photographs depict Muslims in various far-flung places observing the traditions connected with this Islamically significant month.  It might, I hope, humanize Islam for those who don’t know any Muslims.


Posted from York, England



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  • Ray Agostini

    I love Ramadan, even though I’m not a Muslim. I have lots of Muslim friends, and that has made all the difference to me. Etched in memory is Muslims crowding around “midnight cafes” in Sydney during Ramadan, celebrating the brotherhood and sisterhood, and the common monotheistic belief in the One True God, who oversees all that was, is, and shall be. This “common denominator” between Islam and Christianity is so often overlooked, in spite of other doctrinal differences. The celebratory binding of souls in reverence to God/Allah, and the ultimate justice and judgement of God, who “will judge all men according to their works, according to the desire of their hearts” (D&C 137:9).