In U.S. cities where Muslim populations are growing fast, families are pushing to make their holidays part the calendar in schools. Some cities have adopted the idea – but in the nation’s largest school system – New York City – the debate continues. Lily Jamali reports from New York.
Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, began on June 28. Muslims around the world abstain from food, drink and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. Ramadan is also a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship.
The International Ramadan Photography Competition (IRPC) is a visual celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, which displays the many ways Muslims celebrate Ramadan around the world. The fourth annual competition has three categories: Spiritual, Culture and Architecture, which invites viewers to submit photos that 'Capture the spirit of Ramadan.'
ILLUME is a first-of-its-kind, nationally acclaimed, award-winning digital news outlet that promotes cross cultural understanding and connects America's eight million Muslims with the rest of the world.