In June, Bustle is partnering with Muslim Girl to highlight the voices of millennial Muslim women as they observe the holy month of Ramadan. Read on as they share stories of how they personally observe this holiday, and why this year's Ramadan is especially significant.
Ramadan is a spiritual and festive time of the year for Muslims around the world. For a month we fast from sunrise to sunset, we pray, we read from the Quran, and we strive to deepen our connection between ourselves and our faith.
Ramadan is also a time to engage with the community, connect with friends, perform good deeds and selfless acts, and remember those around us who need more than they have, while we have more than we need. This month also gives us a chance to create, celebrate, and carry on cultural and religious traditions.
Whether it’s donating food to those in need, making paper lanterns and “Ramadan Mubarak!” signs with children, or getting together with the campus Muslim Student Association for a potluck dinner, Ramadan is a time for gathering together and sharing. In this month, we share wisdom from the Qur’an and our holy texts, but we also share our time, our skills, our sisterhood, and our love of Froyo.
Here are some of the many ways the women of MuslimGirl.com worship and spread love to our communities throughout the month.