Tag: Slaves

Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition

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Many forget that the first Muslims to celebrate Ramadan in America were African slaves.

his weekend marks the beginning of Ramadan. Nearly one-fourth of the world will observe the annual fast and eight million Muslims in the United States will abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. A gruelling task at any time of the year, Ramadan this year will be especially daunting during the long and hot summer days. ..more:aljazeera.

“O My servants who have transgressed against themselves, Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surah Az-Zumar 39:53)