Bowie Ramadan


As students and teachers are beginning to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, they shared about their experience fasting.

Ramadan started on Wednesday, on Mar, 22 and ends on Apr 20, 2023. Muslims fast from dawn ( 5:34) to sunset (8:01) and cannot eat or drink during those hours. After sunset Muslims have until the next sunrise to eat and drink.

Ms, Samira Usman, a Muslim teacher at Bowie explained Ramadan and its importance and the opportunities to be better.

“Ramadan is the month of mercy,” Usman said. “And God sent a revelation to prophet Mohammed, so it’s our opportunity to cleanse our body, also our spirit, and soul and to connect more with our family and to give more and be kinder.” 

Usman talks about her experience fasting while teaching and how it is not different from other days. 

“To me it’s not challenging,” she said. Yes I get tired, but it doesn’t bother me that I’m not eating. But somehow it becomes so easy.”

Jeremiah Siguenza, a senior, talks about fasting during Ramadan for the first time to support his Muslim friends.

“My favorite thing about Ramadan is the discipline,” Siguenza said.

Baba Baba, a junior Muslim student at Bowie talks about the benefits of fasting.

“The benefits of fasting are getting closer to God and getting stronger mentally physically and spiritually, and it makes you feel better at the end of the day,” Baba said.After fasting the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate another holiday called Eid al-Fitr.  Muslims gather with family and friends to exchange gifts, share food, and pray together to celebrate the end of Ramadan.