Memories of a Syrian Ramadan

Flowers adorn the entrance to this house in Damascus — the same ones that give the city its nickname

The month of Ramadan — following, as it does, the lunar calendar — is a wandering month, coming earlier and earlier with each passing year. Ten years ago, before it coincided with spring, it came during the middle of summer. And so it was that my family and I, having spent every summer in Syria, had the pleasure of observing Ramadan in Damascus.

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Farid Alsabeh

Farid Alsabeh

psychology, Islam, philosophy, memoirs