Soapbox Cincinnati »» Keeping the faith: Getting ready for Ramadan in Clifton

27 07 2011

Check out my article about the Clifton Mosque as they prepare to observe Ramadan in Cincinnati.

The online magazine was emailed to subscribers yesterday soon after it was published on the Web. You can also find it here.

Here’s a little sneak peak:


Apart from her colorful hijabs, or head scarves, Ramadan is the most visible expression of Amina Darwish’s Muslim faith. The chemical engineering graduate student at the University of Cincinnati can’t wait for the season of fasting and feasting, which she calls a sort of “spiritual bootcamp,” to begin August 1.
When she talks about the holiday, she becomes even more animated and her large brown eyes widen with enthusiasm. “I am sad when (Ramadan) is ending and I miss it until the next year when it comes, because it’s just so beautiful,” says Darwish…


Read more here!




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