19
Aug
09

City Muslims Prepare For Heat-Filled Fast

I was interviewed today by NY1 news channel along with one of my Summer interns, Amina Afreen.   To view the interview in full, please click here

City Muslims Prepare For Heat-Filled Fast

By: Natasha Ghoneim

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New York City’s 800,000 Muslims are bracing for the start of a month-long fast that, for the first time in decades, takes place during one of the hottest months of the year. NY1’s Natasha Ghoneim filed the following report.

On a 90 degree day, most people don’t think twice about sipping from a cool beverage to quench their thirst. But college student Amina Afreen knows the days of reaching for that water or sports drink are dwindling. Like many young Muslims, it’s the first time she’ll fast during a Ramadan that falls in the summer.

“It might seem like torture coming mid-August to mid-September,” said Afreen.

Imam Khalid Latif with the Islamic Center of NYU says it’s been about 15 years since Muslims have endured long, hot days of fasting……to continue reading click here

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My name is Khalid Latif. I work as the Executive Director and Chaplain for the Islamic Center at New York University as well as a Chaplain for the NYPD, New York City Police Department.

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