Ramadan

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          Ramadan Special (Days 10-21): What’s In A Name?

          It’s funny to think that after all this time I NOW get why Muslims are encouraged to learn Allah’s 99 names.  We have a guest in our home, and according to Dagomba tradition, her name for the first week of her life here on earth is “Saanpaga”, which means “Lady guest”. The male equivalent, “Saandoo” …

            Ramadan Special (Days 2-4): Circles of Positivity

            In an authentic Hadith, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said:  “Man is influenced by the faith of his friends. Therefore, be careful of whom you associate with.” One of the distinct features of Ramadan that I have come to love is the feeling of camaraderie, of being one anther’s keeper and of going out of ones way …

              Ramadan Special (Day 1): Beyond Peace

              Ramadan Kareem! The Holy month is here again, and started on August 1 for most of the world. This year’s Ramadan is significant for me in a number of ways. Numero uno, it’s my first Ramadan in 6 years with my entire family in Ghana! And by family I mean nuclear family. Previous Ramadans were …

                Ramadan Special (Days 2-7): Let Go and Let God

                Before I start, just a quick ‘thank you’ to Moi for reminding me that I even intended to share my Ramadan experience/lessons on here. Like you said, God sometimes speaks through people :) Okay, back to the scheduled program. Days two through five of Ramadan have been filled with so many lessons, I’m surprised I …

                    Poetry/Prose – Paralysis: Mannequin on Fashion Ave.

                     Inspired by a condominium of thoughts, and stylistically influenced by my interpretation of Regina Spektor’s “Eet” They call it an outer body experience. And they’re right, that’s exactly what it is. It’s like floating out in the universe, and watching the earth chug along on its axis. Like planning a speech to the very last …

                        Ramadan Special: Islam in Ghana

                        “So-so and so sent you a Ramadan-Mubarak/Ramadan Kareem card! Send one back!” Even facebook heralds the Holy month of Ramadan. In the past, I’ve written about what Ramadan represents to me as an individual and the difference between observing Ramadan here in the U.S. (in college) and back home in Ghana. (You can read a …