Letter on Ramadan

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Originally published in Twin Cities Daily Planet

 

Muslims all across the US are observing the month of fast or Ramadhan these days. Muslims fast from sunrise till sunset and completely abstain from food and drink. Besides abstaining from food, Muslims are also required to abstain from confrontations and creating disorder while also keeping away from intimate acts. As a result of the self control that a Muslim develops during this month, he is also expected to develop empathy for the needy and poor while increasing his charitable contributions. Due to this reason, the month of fast is considered to be the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

 

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Abdul Naseer
Abdul Naseer

Dr. Abdul Naseer Malmi Kakkada is postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Maryland - College Park. He works in the area of theoretical biophysics conducting research into topics such as protein folding and adaptation mechanism in bacteria. Prior to moving to the DC area he lived in Minnesota where he published in various local and state newspapers, as he is passionate about writing on topics related to faith & society.

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