A local mosque invited non-Muslims to fast any day of Ramadan and join them that night to eat with them. For each person doing this, they would donate $100 to the Center for Refugee Services.
We fasted on Friday and headed to the mosque Friday night. They answered all of our questions, let us observe their prayers twice, took us on a tour of the mosque, and fed us a delicious dinner.
It was a great experience and hopefully will make things more clear in the boys’ minds when we study Islam and the Arabian peninsula the fifth week of school next year.
Getting to know others who are “different” is what will change the future. So often those who look different on the surface are really more like us than we ever imagined.