Ramadan is nearly here and this year, Melibee will be sharing some guest blog posts with you over the 30 days of Ramadan. Our guest bloggers are very diverse and will share reflections on Ramadan and Islam.
In 2010, I had the pleasure to meet Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq from the 30 mosques project. My experience meeting them at mosque in North Carolina is one of my most fond memories of crossing cultures – and I didn’t even have to leave the state! Through that experience, I learned a lot about faith, community, spirit and stereotypes. As an educator, it challenged me to use the Melibee blog platform to share educational tools about one of the most misunderstood faith communities in our country.
To kick off the series, here is a link to my personal reflections of that transformational day at the mosque in North Carolina back in 2010.
This is the first interview I did with Aman and Bassam during their first 30 mosques project, which took place outside the mosque.
And here is Aman and Bassam’s 2012 project – sharing others’ Ramadan stories! I’m sure this will be a great resource for educators too: