Posts tagged "July"

My Ramadan Jihad

In the Name of God, the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord At the beginning of Ramadan, I shared with everyone my internal dialogue about having to fast the long (and frequently hot) days of July. Now that Ramadan is almost over, I must admit that…it has indeed been a struggle. Fasting, to remind everyone,... Read more »

An Internal Dialogue About Ramadan in July

In the Name of the Infinitely Good and Compassionate Beloved Lord July 9 marks the first day of Ramadan. This is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and Muslims must forgo food and drink (yes, even water) during the daylight hours. Because the Islamic sacred calendar is lunar, Ramadan will fall during the summer... Read more »

Patheos: I Fast for Him, and Him Alone

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved This was published on Patheos.  For the past six months, at least, I have felt a growing sense of dread. That dread has grown more acute as July 20 came and went. That is because, on July 20, the month of Ramadan started. So now... Read more »