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    • vegasphotog

      I don't know very much about the Muslim faith but I have several friends and customers that practice their faith and I have total respect for Islam based on the actions and general zen these folks transmit. So, in the spirit of Christian holidays dominating everything, wishing my friends Ramadan Kareem to my Muslim friends for the next month is appropriate. (tiny disclaimer....it is sort of fun being relatively new to cake and being able to create the first topic names...lol)

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      Yes, happy Ramadan! Once upon a time I was a geophysicist in the oil industry and we had to operate in almost every country in the world, including all predominantly Muslim countries. I was very motivated to understand the faith and I read various books, including the Koran.

      The reading that was most fascinating to me was of the Crusades, where the books written from Christian historians was nothing like the books written by Muslim historians. Unfortunately, I couldn't read many of the Muslim books because they didn't have English translations, but the ones that did were utterly fascinating.

      I came to believe that, like Christianity, there are so many different Muslim sects, there is no way to understand them all. But what I do know is that the Muslims who happen to be our co-workers and friends, are wonderful.

    • wx

      Post answers the question I had today, which was whether happy Ramadan was an appropriate greeting. I guess it is.

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      I actually had the same question, wxwax. So I asked Google, who deferred to TIME, who said:

      How do you wish someone a Happy Ramadan?

      You can exchange Ramadan greetings by saying “Ramadan Kareem,” which translates into “Have a generous Ramadan,” or “Ramadan Mubarak,” which roughly translates into “Happy Ramadan.”

    You've been invited!