During Ramadan, 30 Mosques In 30 Days

September 16, 2009

Author: Solange De Santis

Source: Religion News Service


How many spiritual pilgrimages also include food reviews?

During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, New Yorkers Aman Ali, 24, and Bassam Tariq, 22, are breaking the 12-hour daily fasts at iftar dinners and prayer services at a different mosque each evening.

Their blog, “30 Mosques in 30 Days” (http://30mosques.tumblr.com), includes cell-phone photos of plates of rice and fried catfish, but Ali and Tariq said they are making discoveries about New York’s Muslim communities—and about themselves—that go deeper than a bowl of soup.

On Monday (Sept. 14), as the duo visited Masjid Khalifah in Brooklyn, they said the “30 Mosques” project wasn’t planned and slowly took on a life of its own after Ramadan started on Aug. 21.