Nafs Hack: Sustainable Fasting Assalamu alaikum. I’m comedian Said Durrah, and this is your Nafs Hack. Today, I want to talk to you about the difference between what I call sustainable fasting and silly fasting. Sustainable fasting, if you’re able to fast, is what you’re supposed to do—you know, no food, no water and so forth—but silly fasting is the people that want to go to extremes. Don’t be that person. That’s the person who tells you, “Oh, I just got an internship at this bakery. It’s going to be great for Ramadan. It’s really going to test me. It’s really going to push me to my extremes.” Why would…
Islamic Relief USA is delivering food packages to 30 countries in the world this Ramadan. We wanted to capture what Ramadan feels like in each of those countries, so we talked to 30 people living in the United States about their experiences fasting there. Follow along with us this month as we explore Ramadan through their memories.