I remember the day like it was yesterday. The Islamabad sun, hot and bright, burned down on my mom and I as we walked to the hospital with my first-born – Annie – in a stroller. It was May of 1987 and it was Ramadan, only a couple of days before the huge Eid celebration … Continue reading My Ramadan Baby
I am on the mailing list of a large mosque in the Roxbury area of Boston. While Egypt’s minarets give us a journey through history and Turkey boasts Ottoman style mosques, the mosque in Roxbury is modern. It sits across from Roxbury Community College, its dome and minaret smaller than those in the Muslim world. I’ve … Continue reading A Challenge to Christians During Ramadan
This post is a re-post from two years ago but is just as accurate. Thank you for joining us. Today begins the Holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, is marked by fasting daily from sun up to sun down. As Christians raised in Pakistan our memories of … Continue reading Ramadan 2014- What Growing up in a Muslim Country Taught us About Christianity
Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim friends and readers today. The moon was sighted in Saudi Arabia on the night of August 7 signifying the end to the month-long fast of Ramadan and today brings on festivities throughout the Muslim world. The memories of past Ramadans and Eid celebrations fill my mind and I indulge … Continue reading Ramadan 2013 – Eid Mubarak! عید مُبارک
I am on the mailing list of a large mosque in the Roxbury area of Boston. While Egypt’s minarets give us a journey through history and Turkey boasts Ottoman only, the mosque in Roxbury is modern. It sits across from Roxbury Community College, its dome and minaret smaller than those in the Muslim world. I’ve … Continue reading Ramadan – Engagement or Rejection?
Today marks the first day of Ramadan for Muslims around the world. Ramadan is held during the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and commemorates the time where the Koran was revealed to the prophet Mohammad. Ramadan is a month of fasting and is one of the 5 pillars of Islam, the others being belief … Continue reading A Look at Ramadan from an Outsider
I originally wrote this piece in 2011, during my first year of blogging. I repost it today in celebration of my “Ramadan Baby” turning 30! Date: May 25, 1987 Location: Islamabad, Pakistan Place: Ali Medical Center 24 years ago today at 10 minutes past midnight I gave birth to my second child. It was the … Continue reading An Expat Lady & a Ramadan Baby