Just mention the word “Ramadan” and Muslims around the world light up. There is a feeling of excitement and anticipation. People just can’t wait until it arrives. For some, there is actually a countdown to the first day. Try explaining this eagerness to an average non-Muslim and they feel totally bewildered. They stare in disbelief when a Muslim describes the incredible peace and strength they derive from not eating or drinking for an entire day. They cringe at the thought of waking up before the crack of dawn to eat a meal and standing in prayer for an hour every night for a month. It’s just beyond their comprehension.
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— Haleh Banani (via wapeii)