Ramadan in America, 2002

November 23, 2002

Source: Omaha World-Herald

On November 23, 2002 the Omaha World-Herald reported that "this is the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to dusk for an entire month. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This year it started Nov. 6. At sunset, Muslims break their fast - customarily with friends, family members or at the mosque - and resume their regular activities. Naeemah Abdus-Salam says the mosque offers a sense of community. She said it is also good for her children to see that Muslims come from various cultures. The food at the mosque dinners reflect the diversity of Islam. Depending on the day, there is food from the Middle East, Indonesia, Pakistan and from other countries."