Ramadan in America, 2002

November 4, 2002

Source: The Wichita Eagle


On November 4, 2002 The Wichita Eagle reported that "Muslims, whose central holy month of Ramadan begins next week, say extra effort often is needed to accommodate faith in the workplace. Like members of other minority faiths in the nation, Muslims sometimes must make an extra effort to practice their faith in the workplace, where well-grounded Christian holidays and customs are more readily accepted. Muslims' devotion will intensify when the holy month of Ramadan begins--most likely on Wednesday. Its official start hinges on when the new moon is sighted, the basis for the Islamic calendar. Muslims will pray more at mosques and abstain from food, drink and sexual relations during the day."