Ramadan Story Collection

This collection features stories that represent the core values of Ramadan: service, generosity, community, and compassion.

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Valeria Cueva: Living Life With Gratitude

“After 6 months or so after my brain surgery, I felt that I wasn’t happy. I’m proudest of the person I’ve become. I think that I’ve been through some challenges that changed my life and having that life experience is priceless.”

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Mike Jaber: A Gym Changed My Life

“Everything happens for a reason, so stay strong, stay positive and keep moving forward. I promise your life has something better and life changing waiting for you.”

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Roya Naderi: Giving Back Where It Counts

“We have different ways of serving these refugee populations, and it’s working with people on the ground.”

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Gabriel Jermaine Vanlandingham-Dunn: Baby’s Second Ramadan

“Yet, it is important that I try to bring myself to a place where I can share my experiences, in hopes that I can connect with those who might need understanding, a listening ear, and a shoulder/ large beard to cry on.”

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Imtashal Michelle Tariq: The Diverse Melting Pot in Brooklyn

“I feel a strong sense of connection to my diverse neighborhood, and I often find myself identifying more as a girl from Brooklyn than a Muslim. Yet, as I’ve grown up and traveled farther and farther from my home, I’ve come to realize that those two identities are really two sides of the same coin.”

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Moon Khan: I Am Who I Am

“I am a citizen of a country that is not only big in size, wealth, and technological resources, but also the only country on Earth where a lot of universal scriptural values are implemented sincerely and not rhetorically.”

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Tanzina Rahman: Becoming Proud of Who I Am

“My friends and I are all so different and yet similar at the same time. None of are perfect Muslims, but we are Muslims. We put our faith in Allah, and we follow his teachings to the best we can.  I still, and probably always will, make a million mistakes, but I can honestly say that I am proud to be a Muslim.”

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