Wednesday, August 3, 2011
For African-American Muslims, Ramadan Has Special Meaning
VOAVideo: For African-American Muslims, Ramadan Has Special Meaning
As the month of Ramadan begins, many millions of Muslims around the world are joining in a collective fast intended to help purify their souls. But for the more than half a million African-American Muslims, many of whom descend from former slaves, Ramadan has a special meaning -- a link between the African-American experience and the Islamic tradition of spiritual freedom. VOA's Mana Rabiee has more.