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Fasting for spiritual growth l Worship


Last updated 5/16/2018 at Noon

For the majority of Muslims worldwide, the confirmed sighting of a new crescent moon Tuesday evening ushered in the holy month of Ramadan, a 1,400-year-old ritual, a reminder to practice self-restraint, increase one’s spirituality and appreciate God’s countless blessings.

I have never taken fasting as a hardship. It’s a powerful spiritual discipline meant for God alone. For me, it is quite private in some respects as I work each year to heighten my own spirituality. This year, local Muslims in Mukilteo will be fasting for over 16 hours every day.

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