Frogs Abstain from Food to Honor Religion

October 17, 2006

Author: Saraileynn Franklin

Source: The Daily Skiff, Texas Christian University

The Muslim Student Association held TCU's [Texas Christian University] first fast-a-thon dinner at Smith Hall on Friday and plans to make this an annual event, said the MSA president.

The dinner was held to recognize the end of Ramadan, which is Oct. 23, said Danielle Richter, the MSA president and a senior entrepreneurial management major.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic year where Muslims fast for 30 days to observe what they believe is the time the Quran was sent from heaven, said Sanober Lateef, a sophomore biology major.

The dinner also aimed to raise at least $1,000 for the West African Relief Fund through donations and to encourage others to fast, Lateef said.