It’s that time of year again, when we fast, count our blessings, and pray a little more each day. I always appreciate Ramadan because it brings me back to my roots, back to religion, back to God…
I especially love spending Ramadan in Tripoli, because there is no other place on earth where I feel the spirit of the season as much as I do in this town, among my family and friends. Though it’s a little tougher this year, with the massive heat wave and all, the faith I have is ever enduring. Hamdella!
Throughout this blessed month, apart from the personal goals I’ve set for myself, there are two local initiatives that are keeping me inspired, and I’d like to share them with you:
Like last Ramadan, We LoveTripoli is going to be organizing weekly Shoot As You Walk events, starting next Saturday 28th of July 2012. It’s a wonderful opportunity to take my camera out again and revision night photography and Ramadan in the old souks. It’s also the gathering and the spirit of togetherness that I’m looking forward to as well!
And also like last Ramadan, I’ve become hooked to watching the Ramadan Web Series, Be7ke, which “is a series-based free-talk initiative that seeks to present the voices, concerns, ideas, and stories of a number of speakers. It is an independent project meant to inspire the youth who find themselves struggling against a tidal wave of stereotypes and misrepresentations… Three-minute episodes are released online every day throughout the month of Ramadan, featuring speakers who aspire to inspire…” To access these episodes, tune in to http://www.youtube.com/Be7ke
Ramadan Kareem to all, May God bless this month for us all… :-)