Ah yes, once again Ramadan is upon us. I would encourage everyone to attend at least one Ramadan service in their life, preferably with a Muslim friend (or two) who can explain what is going on and why.
Growing up Muslim in the Memphis area wasn’t always easy, especially during the month of Ramadan, but it was a rich and fulfilling experience.
When you practice a faith that your friends, classmates and sometimes even your teachers are largely unfamiliar with, it can create some funny moments.
One day at Riverdale Elementary, a close friend asked me why I was absent on the previous day, which happened to be Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
I explained, and he responded: “So, wait … Muslims are not Christian?”