Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and Muslims worldwide abstain from food, water, and sexual relations from dawn till sunset every day for the entire month.
Fasting to Muslims is more than abstaining from food; it is also about practicing self-control.
Ramadan reminds Muslims of the struggles of those who are less fortunate and face hunger due to lack of resources. Ramadan is also a time of sharing and increased charity, intense self-reflection, prayers, and spiritual rejuvenation. Our program director Sophia Said gives a gift of dates, a staple food for Muslims in Ramadan, to Helen Porter at the advent of Ramadan.