Sunday, October 01, 2006

still muslim like me

Last year I wrote an entry called muslim like me about non-Muslims selectively practing some aspect of Islam (either fasting in Ramadan or wearing hijab) as a way to express political/ social/ spiritual solidarity with Muslims. (Unfortunately, the link to the Scarves for Solidarity story has expired.)

A good discussion of this phenomenon recently appeared over at the Woman of Color blog in an entry called Ramadan, solidarity, critiques and the internet.

And in Michigan, the Arab American NOWAR Committee is co-ordinating several solidarity fasts throughout the month of Ramadan. For more information (especially if you want to participate) check here.


Nomadluv said...

Salaams again,

Muslim Student Association(MSA) also has a program every year called Fast-a-thon, where we get non-muslims to fast for a day ...and offer iftar.

Abdul-Halim V. said...

Wa salaam,

Yes, I had mentioned Fast-a-thon in the original "muslim like me" post from last year. I"ve participated in Fast-a-thon before and it seems like a good program.