Explainer: The what, why & how of Ramadan


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On behalf of non-Muslims, Matt peppers John with questions about Ramadan, including:

  • Why Ramadan is the best time to hang out with Muslims even if they're "hunger and angry" by moonrise.
  • Is it appropriate to say, "Happy Ramadan?"
  • Why does Ramadan seem to move around the calendar?
  • What is iftar?
  • What's the big deal bout dates and why is the fruit is an iftar tradition?
  • What might a Muslim feel by the end of Ramadan?
  • And, lastly, does a Christian participate in something "theologically Islamic" if they attend an iftar?

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