Monday, 20 June 2016

Determination - Sabba Khan

This is the thirteenth post in the Interfaith Ramadan 2016 series. Articles written by contributors from diverse faiths and none will published every day throughout the month of Ramadan. 

Ramadan 2016 is the longest and most challenging Ramadan in the lunar calendar's 33 year cycle.
I admire all my Muslim brothers and sisters who keep to their fasts whist holding down full-time jobs and taking care of their families.

However, there are those hidden voices within the community that just don't have the "steadfastness of faith".

Like me.

What do we do other than feel guilty and ashamed?
Yet somehow in not participating, I feel truer to myself.


This is an ode to all those who keep fast,
those who once did but now do not,
those who drink those gulps of water in secret,
those occasionals that do it when they can muster the strength,
and maybe even those who aspire to one day be able to keep a full fast.

I show you what Ramadan has given me.

Sabba Khan is a spatial designer by day and artist by night. Her work is an exploration of first world city life as a second generation Pakistani Muslim migrant. She explores themes of belonging, memory and identity in hopes to bring unity and inclusion to sometimes tormented narratives.
You can find her on Twitter and see more of her artwork on Facebook

Previous Post:
A Muslim Easter Bunny for Jewish Children? - Jillian Pikora

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  1. Are there any Muslims in Antarctica right now? I believe the fast is quite short over there.

  2. Mashallah. Beautiful. Ramadan Mubarak

  3. Mashallah. Beautiful.

  4. This is so beautiful, creative, and thoughtful. :-) The "you can do it" image is my favorite!


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