Ramadan 1441/2020: Week 1: Not Even Water

Qur’an page with Surah al-Fatiha, from collection of the Aga Khan Museum

Week 1: Not Even Water

This week marks the beginning of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is popularly known as the month of fasting. The Qur’an commands believers to fast during this month (2:185). There are exceptions to this command, such as if one is medically unable, ritually impure, or is travelling an extended distance. There are also considerations on…

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