Originally published in the Hudson Hub-Times
A few weeks ago, I and more than a billion Muslims started fasting for the month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, adult Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. The main purpose is to gain God consciousness and sincerity in our faith. However, as the days of Ramadan have passed, I continue to gain empathy for those for whom food is a luxury. It is now even more difficult for me to imagine that millions of people go to sleep hungry every single day. Yet, that is an irrefutable fact.
Although the world hunger problem is daunting, the world is capable of solving it and it must be solved. Ramadan is a great opportunity to understand the importance and urgency of dealing with this issue.