While it is true that the pace of life move slower, shops open later, and people are on generally different schedules during Ramadan, I would not trade the experience of being here during this month for anything. It has taught me so much more about Morocco, Islam, its people, as well as about myself. It is truly special to have the opportunity to witness a time that is so incredibly important, and unifying. I am thankful it has brought me to a better understanding of Islam and the Moroccan people who so kindly welcome me here.
For most of us, the glow of our computer monitors–whether filled with Netflix scenes, Facebook walls, or Buzzfeed posts–can tempt us to stay stuck in our homes, too enraptured by the content on our screens to step away and be active in the communities around us. Yet in the past week, headlines are showcasing the power of social […]
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