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Ramadan and the Tradition of Fasting


We've reached the halfway point of the holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims around the world abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sundown. This hour we'll take a closer look at the tradition of fasting, and examine why almost all faiths have feast days and fast days, and how going without food affects the mind and body.


  • Shakeel Muhammad, Outreach Director, Noor Islamic Cultural Center
  • Tom Ferguson, Dean and Professor at Bexley Hall (Episcopal) Seminar
  • Richard J. Bloomer, Chair of Department of Health and Sports Sciences- University of Memphis