My favorite public radio program/podcast about religion, Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett is currently running an amazing series on Ramadan titled “Revealing Ramadan.” Throughout the Muslim holy month the series is featuring Muslims from around the world giving brief (five-minute) accounts of their experience of Ramadan.
Revealing Ramadan is a daily, limited-run audio series featuring the voices of Muslims from Madrid to Dallas sharing their stories and encounters about the meaning of Ramadan and how they incorporate those experiences into their personal faith journeys. Each day of Ramadan we at Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett will release a new story, beginning on August 21st, 2009, which will later be broadcast on public radio.
The first ten days have been a wonderful look into another faith for me as well as a look into a spiritual practice that is not regularly, if ever, part of my religious life: fasting. I was especially struck by the narrative of the man who finds other ways to celebrate the month because abstaining from food is not healthy for him due to diabetes.