I wanted to ask Muslims who fasted for Ramadan what the experience was like–because I had no idea and I assumed many of our radio listeners also didn’t know. That’s despite the fact that southeast Michigan is home to a rich variety of Arabic cultures, people, religions, and customs.
Spending time with everyone at the Islamic Center of Detroit was one of my favorite reporting experiences ever. It was fun and joyful and eye-opening and educational. I felt as if I were hanging out with a bunch of my cousins. And when I was in the kitchen with the cooks, it felt as if I were with my aunts and grandmas who were engaged in some serious home-cooking. That’s even though we didn’t speak the same languages and we grew up in different countries.
This story changed me.
It woke-up my desire to broaden myself, meet people outside of my social circles, get global, and travel the world.
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