Ramadan comes at uneasy time for local Muslims
A member of Lodi Muslim Mosque prays before the Ramadan prayer begins Wednesday. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is a time for reflection and renewal for more than 1 billion Muslims worldwide. (Mike Graffigna/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2005 10:00 pm
Earlier this week, Muslims throughout the nation cast their gazes to the night sky, spying the first thin crescent of a new moon, the official sign that Ramadan had begun.
They did this knowing what the upcoming month would mean — perspective, renewal and the enormous task of reaching outside themselves to embrace one another in the spirit of Islam.
Friday, October 7, 2005 10:00 pm.