A Note About Ramadan

June 19, 2017

A note from the SFUO President on Ramadan:

Hello everyone,

My name is Hadi Wess, I am the President of the SFUO, and I am writing to tell you about Ramadan. We are nearing the end of Ramadan, which is a holy month when many Muslims fast until night-time.

Ramadan is 30 long and challenging days that are full of blessings and rewards. The last 10 days of Ramadan are known for being the most rewarding; after you’ve spent 20 days on such a regimented fast, you become accustomed to spending a lot of time on personal reflection.

Ramadan is reminder for us to think of those who are hungry, thirsty, cold, ill, and less fortunate. It’s a lesson to teach us that it’s never too late to forgive, reform, or do better. Ramadan heals our hearts from hatred, malice, grudge, jealousy, and envy.

During the month of Ramadan, I have committed to finishing the month as a better person than I was when the crescent moon drifted into sight.

To all of my Muslim and non-Muslim family and friends, I hope that you take the time during this occasion to think about the distinction between right and wrong. I hope that you take the reflect, learn, forgive, heal, and connect with your mind and body. May you all experience happiness, love, warmth, and peace.

Ramadan Kareem and Mubarak to everyone!