30 Rules of Fasting

Every year people stand on top of their roofs with great determination and an unsettling concern. Their heads are facing the the night sky, their eyes scan the clouds the way an eagle scans for an eel in the ripples of rivers. They are looking for the new moon. Hungry for one glimpse of it,… Continue reading 30 Rules of Fasting

Fundamentals of Fasting

Today marks the first day of Ramadan, the holiest month for the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world. In a sense, Ramadan is the month of spiritual rehabilitation through constant patience and prayer. Patience is bestowed in every action committed, from the suhoor (pre dawn breakfast) to the last rak'ah of taraweeh (prayer). This month… Continue reading Fundamentals of Fasting