I'll Fast With You
Ramadan - a Month to be Shared.
The shared community experience of Ramadan is arguably the greatest spectacle of religious worship in the world. Shared at both a local and global level, the atmosphere is charged and our consciousness refocused. Families come together to break their fasts and to spend time. Communities come together to share a meal and pray.
But for many converts to Islam, the experience can be challenging, confusing and lonely.
Without Muslim family or friends to share this month the community buzz
and the many events taking place are easily missed. Without support,
fasting can become spiritually stressful where the challenges of coping
with hunger are coupled with possible feelings of isolation that new
religious practices might bring. This month, help a convert or someone
new to Islam stay connected and feel supported.
Australia has found that converts most successfully settle into a
healthy understanding and practice of Islam when they are supported and
have key mentors within the community to help and guide them. As a
result, we have developed a special campaign for Ramadan. We run and
support a number of events throughout Ramadan to keep people connected
and to help share the buzz of the special month.