Ramadan explained by a practicing Muslim

Oula Ghannoum is a Lebanese-Australian Muslim who has happy memories of Ramadan evening festivities during her childhood in Tripoli.  Oula kindly provides an introduction to the religious and cultural significance of Ramadan for the interest of non-Muslim listeners and shares insights about how Ramadan is observed. This includes a description of prayer rituals at mosques and street food fairs and about Sawm (fasting) and Zakat (charitable giving).

You can listen to this conversation using the audio player above or subscribe to the podcast for free via iTunes or Spotify or Stitcher (or search for “Wide Open Air Exchange” on your preferred podcast platform).

This conversation was first broadcast on the radio by 2SER 107.3FM

The theme music is derived from ‘Tuesday Morning’ by The Pogues written by Spider Stacy.

Image is by Nick Newsom via Shutterstock is of Ramadan in Lebanon.

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