This Saturday, more than 1 billion people around the world will be recognizing this Islamic holy month through prayer and dawn-to-dusk fasting – a spiritual discipline of prayer and reflection. The annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which are the foundations of Muslim life. This issue provides an opportunity to learn about Ramadan and features alumni recounting their experiences.
Muslim alumna Sabaa Tahir's latest novel, “All My Rage,” was released March 1 and marks the author’s first foray into young adult contemporary literature. Learn more about her journey in this Daily Bruin Q&A.
For many Muslims, celebrating Ramadan has felt far from normal for the past couple of years. From the religious holiday’s importance to their experiences fasting, explore how Muslim Bruins are observing Ramadan — and how the pandemic has affected their typical celebrations.