Day 28 - Saeed Purcell: “The Last Ten Days”
Revealing Ramadan: 30 Days, 30 Voices [mp3, 6:19]
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
Our 28th voice in this series is a man who converted to Islam more than 15 years ago. Saeed Purcell “passed through” other faiths before becoming a Muslim. The turning point? When he read Malcolm X’s autobiography, which led him to read the Qur’an.
Here, Saeed recollects one of his first Ramadans when he spent the last ten days alone in a mosque praying and fasting and spiritually cleansing himself.
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