Majestic Mosques and Simple Kindness: A Turkish Start to Ramadan

One of the Blue Mosque's minarets, just after fajr prayer

Up until this year, my Ramadans had all been spent in Canada.  While I often hear people around me reminiscing about the festivities and exuberance of Ramadan “back home,” I have come to appreciate the quiet suhoor mornings by myself, and intimate iftars with friends that have become part of my own Ramadan traditions.  But when I was making plans to attend a conference in Turkey in mid-July, I knew that I wanted to stick around to taste at least the first few days of Ramadan there.As it turne … [Read more...]


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