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  • Alia Kate
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Ramadan

September 1st, 2008.

Ramadan has begun, the Islamic month of fasting. Based on the Islamic calendar, the word "Ramadan" literally means the "ninth month." During this time Muslims fast from dawn (fujr) to sunset (maghrib). As the month progresses, the days shorten and the fasting period diminishes ever so slightly, minutes shaved off of each end. On the last day of Ramadan fasting begins at 6:11am and ends at 7:12pm.

Beyond the logistical, technical definition of Ramadan, there is so much more that happens throughout the month of fasting. When asked why I fasted when I lived in Morocco and what the draw was, I had to think a moment before running through stream of consciousness blabber about food- culture- iftours- family- belonging- nature- time- fulfillment- settling- ritual- humor- community-------the list goes on...

  • Alia Kate
  • Morocco

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