August 1 is the holy month of Ramadan
) celebrated in the Muslim Community. Once again this year two young Muslim, Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq, are going on the road to visit
30 mosques in thirty days in 30 states..
This is the third year they have done this. I have enjoyed following them each year. The first year they visited 30 mosques in 30 days in the New York City area. The next year they went on their road trip across the continental US to visit 30 mosques in 30 states. This year they are even more ambitious. They are including the states of Alaska and Hawaii. Not only will they be meeting with members of the wide variety of mosques and sharing the evening breaking of the fast , they will be speaking at venues in the cities. I look foreword to following along and learning more about the diversity of Islam in America.
I invite readers to follow along by visiting their blog. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Muslims and Islam. I assure you it will be a lot different that the jaundice hostile views we read about in the news media.
In the left hand margin of the blog
you can link to some interesting entries in the previous year's web log. This will give you a taste of what this year's offering will be. I particularly enjoyed the visit to the oldest exiting mosque in the US in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the site of the first mosque in the US, in rural North Dakota. The styles and locations of mosques is often a surprise.
you will find a map of the cities to be visited this year.
"May the spirit of Ramadan
illuminate the world and show us
the way to peace and harmony."