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Revisiting Humans of Ramadan

Written by Theresa Corbin

Last year, instead of droning on and on about what Ramadan is to me, I decided to let my brothers and sisters chime in. I questioned high and low all who came in my path about all things Ramadan and served up answers in a series called “Humans of Ramadan”.

This week, we revist the series Parts 1- 4

Part 1 Humans of Ramadan

In this part, I asked the tough questions like what is Ramadan? why is Ramadan? where is Ramadan?

Humans of Ramadan
graphic by Kaighla Um Dayo

Andi Monterosso de Ferrera said

Ramadan is the blessed month that the Holy Quran was revealed to our beloved prophet Muhammad (swt). Ramadan is a gift from Allah (swt) to show us that NOTHING is impossible! If we Muslims can forgo food and water (when clearly food and water are permissible to intake) just because Allah said we should for one month, then all other things that are not permissible should be a cinch to avoid!!! It’s training for your heart and soul.!!! I love Ramadan.

Read more from Part 1 humans (here)

Part 2 Humans Who Can’t Fast

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Humans of Ramadan: Humans Who Can’t Fast

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Humans of Ramadan

We all think it. -Are people who are sick or really old required to fast? It seems like an unreasonable request. -Well, it is.

And that is why those who are sick temporarily or chronically; the elderly and weak; women who are pregnant, having post-natal bleeding, nursing, or on their period; and people who are travelling are not required to fast (for some in this list, fasting is not allowed at all because it would be detrimental to their health).

But how do Muslims who cannot fast still take part in the holy month of Ramadan? Do they feel different not fasting? Do they miss it? Are they happy they don’t have to fast? Are they judged by those who do fast? Well, I wrangled up some Humans of Ramadan and asked them these very question and more. Here’s what some humans who can’t fast, had to say:

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