Five Things You May Not Know About Ramadan

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins today. For hundreds of millions of Muslims, this means no eating, no drinking (not even water), and no sex during daylight hours. Those are the basic rules most of us know or have heard about Ramadan, but there are some things that you may not know about the holy month. Ramadan also means big business.

In his latest article in Foreign Policy Magazine, Vali Nasr, professor of international politics at Tufts University's Fletcher School and the author of The Rise of Islamic Capitalism: Why the New Muslim Middle Class Is the Key to Defeating Extremism, lists five things you may not have known about Ramadan.


Vali Nasr

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.