Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ramadan Journal, Introduction

As Ramadan begins, I will pray a lot and read the Qu'ran.
But I also hope to  spread through writing for Youth Journalism International what Ramadan is truly about – why and how we celebrate it – in an attempt to break the media’s stereotype and possibly create a much needed bridge between the West and Middle East.
In this journal I will explain as much as my knowledge can serve me about The Holy Month and occasionally have pictures of the forms of celebration in Egypt.
Islam is a beautiful religion. And nothing saddens me more than seeing how the media has made it synonymous with extremism and terrorism.
Sometimes I wish I could bring people to meet my family, friends and neighbors to see the kind of people we really are.
The world is in dire need to mend its misconceptions and the right time to do so is now. 

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