Archive for September, 2009
This piece is all in good fun. For a slightly more serious look at how Muslims around the world observe Ramadan, check out my piece at Travel + Leisure.
Inside My Hungry Head
On Saturday, August 22, Muslims across the U.S. stopped eating.
That’s the day we began celebrating the month of Ramadan. For 30 days we fast from dawn to sunset, participate in special prayers, and perform acts of charity, with the goal of increasing our spirituality as well as commiserating with those less fortunate than us and appreciating what we have.
But what’s it really like to abstain from eating, drinking, swearing, smoking, sex, and popsicle-slurping for 15 hours a day in 90-degree weather?