Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ramadan and Fasting in America

The Documentary American Ramadan is a bold and exciting new look at the American Muslim experience, produced and masterfully captured by first time director Naeem Randhawa. “American Ramadan” explores and reveals the holiest of rituals, shared by the Abrahamic traditions, but practiced by more – the act of Fasting for Faith.

The intimate and personal stories of the five families are complemented with scholars from the three Abrahamic faiths. Scholars like Rabbi Robert Haas from Temple Shalom, Dr. Robert Hunt, Dr. Jamal Badawi, Dr. Muazzamul Sidiqque and Dr. Mahmoud Khan are featured in it. All of these scholars bring to light the common thread of Fasting and spiritual yearning between Jews, Muslims, Christians, and other Faiths.

An introspective view of how Muslims in America cope with their religious and cultural traditions, while balancing the western way of life, “American Ramadan” is required viewing for anyone that is an observer of humanity. This documentary does more than build bridges; it exemplifies the plight of everyone who is seeking faith and a higher spiritual understanding.

Watch the ten minutes long tralier of the the documentary here.
Here is another five minute version of the trailer.

References
:: Official website of American Ramadan - the documentary.
:: AmericanMuslims.info
:: We are American Muslims: A short video presentation of (CAIR) Council on American-Islamic Relations
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