Day 17 - Reuben Jackson: “Support in Those Beginning Years”
Revealing Ramadan: 30 Days, 30 Voices [mp3, 3:58]
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
On this 17th day of Ramadan, Reuben Jackson, an African-American man who was raised Southern Baptist and converted, or “reverted” as he says, to Islam in May 2001. He immersed himself in Islam’s sacred texts and memorized prayers by Yusef Islam (formerly Cat Stevens). His Ramadan reflection tells about the support he received early on from friends at his local mosque in Arlington, Virginia to trainers at his gym.
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