Day 25 - Miles Davis: “A Father’s Impact”
Revealing Ramadan: 30 Days, 30 Voices [mp3, 5:46]
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
Our 25th voice, Miles Davis, grew up in inner-city Philadelphia and is now a professor at Shenandoah University in Leesburg, Virginia. Through the formative influence of his father, Islam provided the framework to escape the drugs and crime of most of his childhood friends.
One of his first Ramadan celebrations also allowed him to see the many colors of Muslims he worshiped with. And now, decades later, his daughter is teaching him new things about faith during Islam’s holiest month.
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