Lessons from Islam
Rev. JoAnn Barrett discusses what she learned while fasting for Ramadan.
My recent trip to Turkey was my first experience in a predominately Muslim country. I mentioned how I was moved by the spirituality I experienced on that trip. My return was just three weeks before the celebration of the holy month of Ramadan.
I felt called to join my Muslim friends and observe the fast. I have had experience before with different types of religious fasts, so I was not expecting anything difficult.
My thoughts went back to my first morning in Turkey when the call to prayer rang out at 4:30 a.m. I instinctively arose and said prayers for all my loved ones, family, friends, and those in need. However, that first morning, something else happened. I am not actually sure what it was, but I knew that God's word would be revealed to all of us, as we are ready. This fast would be preparing myself for this revelation. In fact, it was during the month of Ramadan that the Koran was revealed.More on a professing Christian "reverend" honoring the imposter god "Allah" at "Half Hollow Hills Patch"